SABIC Sr. Manager, Site Technical Leader in Ottawa, Illinois

Position Title Sr. Manager, Site Technical Leader

Auto Req ID 8862BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area EHSS


Job Purpose & Responsibilities Role:

The Site Technical Leader leads the Ottawa Site Engineering Organization, Process Control Organization, Capital Management & Project Execution Organization, Quality, Contractor Programs and Total Cost Out efforts. This position is a primary contact for various business functions in developing the sites multi-year plan in alignment with the overall Business Strategy. It is also responsible for strategic vision and leadership of significant projects and programs that deliver proactive solutions to improve Environmental Health/Safety/Security (EHS&S), Stability, Quality, Service, and Cost performance. This position will require working closely with the Plant Manager, Unit Managers, Engineers, EHS/PSM Leaders, global peers, and others across the business. The Site Technical leader is also a key stakeholder in setting the strategic direction for the Sites R&D efforts and will interface extensively with the Global Technology Organization and the Global Process Engineering Center of Excellence (COE). As a member of the Plant Leadership Staff, this position is responsible for providing technical guidance to the Plant Manager and other Business Leaders and responding as necessary to meet critical business needs.

Job Description:

Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Site Process Engineering Team, Process Control Team, Project & Construction Management Teams

Lead recruiting efforts and deliver effective leadership and coaching to develop the sites technical talent

Provide leadership in OE efforts. Own Technology Application Management (TAM) and Small Project (SP) rollout for the site.

Work with site leaders to develop the Unit Technology Plans and Site Infrastructure Technology Plans and manage teams to execute to these plans

Own Total Cost Out (TCO) initiative for the site and manage transition into OE methodology

Own the Site Manufacturing Technical Career Path (MTCP) and organize site Principal Engineers in maintaining and advancing MTCP efforts

Assist Site and Global Training Leaders in identifying, acquiring and/or developing and delivering important technical training

Ensures Best Practices are shared across the company

Provides input into the development of the Business Technology Plan

Interfaces with the Process COE on gap analysis to identify future technology opportunities

Serves as the Gatekeeper in assessing value of opportunities from other work processes

Ensure solid technical support for EHS&S goals

Set an example by leading important community and volunteer efforts and encouraging team involvement

Operational Effectiveness Responsibilities:

Facilitates organizational effectiveness by modeling, reinforcing and coaching the elements of the Commitment Model and Critical Organizational Behaviors.

Provides appropriate coaching and mentoring to ensure the work processes are delivering meaningful business results. Swim lane owners should be first point of contact for relevant information.

Demonstrates Commitment Model leadership by empowering the appropriate people to make effective decisions within their areas of responsibility

Ensures the transformation to a work process centric organization is achieved and sustained.

Leaders consistently articulate, demonstrate and reinforce the following behaviors; operating from a mutual purpose, acting with good intent, creating success for others, open advocacy, active listening, authentic inquiry, listening to understand, reflecting on meaning, and alignment that advances the game.

Leaders assist employees in removing real or perceived barriers to implementation and/or use of the work processes.

Based upon an understanding of the work processes and designed roles, leaders assign roles to personnel with the required competencies, provide training for required knowledge and skills, clarify responsibilities, allocate resources, measure performance and provide feedback.

Leaders consistently require and ensure that work is performed using all elements of the work processes as designed and consistently coach to close behavior-related performance gaps

Leaders make information available, charter & use cross-functional teams, and engage in conversation with people about their use of shared learning to create an environment in which employees value and implement shared learnings.

Leaders create an environment in which commitment to identify and resolve the true root causes of performance gaps authentically pervades the organization.

Leaders create an environment in which commitment to a "resolve it myself first" mind-set authentically pervades the organization.

Leaders authentically embrace and use conversation in a challenge process to eliminate low-value work and to manage rather than avoid risk.

Demonstrates Commitment Model leadership by empowering the appropriate people to make effective decisions within their areas of responsibility.

Requirements Requirements:

BS/MS degree in chemical engineering (other disciplines considered but in depth understanding of unit operations, process equipment and technology essential)

Minimum of 10 years experience in a chemical industry

Understanding of business drivers and economics to make decisions on competing opportunities

Effective communications, interpersonal, organizational, and matrix skills at all levels (operations, maintenance, engineering, management, cost and quality leaders)

Leadership experience with demonstrated ability to inspire, guide, and encourage others

Demonstrated results oriented focus and track record for delivering on commitments

Familiar with Capital Planning Process demonstrated project management skills

Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM)

Eligibility Requirements:

You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.

You must be 18 years or older

You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Desired Skill Ability to inspire and guide others toward identifying and achieving vision and goals; provides purpose and direction.

Ability to give encouragement, guidance and direction to others to improve performance.

In depth understanding of unit operations, process equipment and technology.

Ability to modify interpersonal style, to use listening and feedback skills to build understanding, and effectively manage conflict.

Ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy; ability to provide people the information to perform their assigned roles by spoken word.

Ability to provide employees the written information necessary to do their job correctly; ability to make relevant information known in a responsive and effective way.

Country United States of America

City Ottawa

State/Province Illinois (IL)


Weve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a persons race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

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