DuPont Construction Engineer in Orange, Texas

Construction Engineer (Job Number: 191496W-32)


Within the planning and execution of large capital projects, the incumbent has the primary accountability to ensure that construction of a new facility meets the business goals and requirements in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), quality, schedule and cost. The Construction Manager(CM) has the overall accountability for the management and administration of typically outsourced construction management and construction contracts. The Construction Manager also applies functional knowledge and leadership skills to achieve the project goals.

The Construction Manager typically interacts with the EPCm (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) Contractor and Construction Contractor's field staff. The CM ensures that the plans for managing Safety, Quality, Schedule and Cost on the Construction site are implemented and controlled. The CM works closely with Contract Management and Project Controls for managing the labor contracts in terms of administration, progress monitoring and control, management of changes, additions and claims. The CM is responsible for the final acceptance of the mechanical completion of the work as dictated by the Client, DuPont standards and other legally binding authorities.

Examples of goals:

Zero safety incidents on the construction site.

Ensure DuPont Construction quality standards are met and an operable and effective project is delivered to the business client.

Meet project construction schedule and cost targets.

Global & Functional Competencies:


In a typically complex environment of multiple contract arrangements and cultural diversities, the candidate must be able to translate the vision, mission and goals of a project into management plans that are effectively implemented. The ability of leading by example, particularly the DuPont Safety culture, through inspiration and team/workgroup support, is a critical interaction in addition to other essential attributes.

Interpersonal Effectiveness:

The candidate must be able to communicate well with stakeholders of different levels and functions, both internally as well as externally. Must be able to build successful relationships, to develop and support divergent thinking while maintaining strong focus on driving to results. Strong negotiation skills, integrity and a highly professional attitude in interactions with all partners are a must.


The candidate must continuously demonstrate a high level of accountability and take actions that keep things moving forward. Must be able to challenge the status quo, to set stretch goals and remove barriers.

Responsible Care:

Champion the Drive-To-Zero safety culture on all projects. Lead development and implementation of Construction Safety Management Plans. Drive continuous improvements to meet or exceed safety expectations and goals.

Value Creation:

Must be able and willing to take proper risk, identify and eliminate non-value adding activities, simplify complex processes and integrate activities. Skills in developing and managing large labor contracts, specifically with regard to claim avoidance and cost control are a must.

Technical Capabilities:

The candidate must be able to take leadership in providing, implementing and pursuing constructability concepts. Must have the ability to interact effectively on the global, regional and local construction market and with Subject Matter Experts of diverse functions. Manage inputs from technical experts and provide comprehensive solutions. Manage large scale logistics.


Education/Certification Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline. Six Sigma Black Belt or GBPL certification preferred. At least 7 years of practical experience in engineering, construction management or construction roles of chemical plants/projects. Similar areas of expertise are Maintenance or Turnaround Manager roles.

Job information and working conditions:

The candidate must have a sound understanding of the Construction Management(CM) discipline. Experience in Construction, Maintenance or Engineering is preferred.

Due to the global demand, the candidate must be prepared on short notice to take an international assignment on one of the Mega projects, in the role of the Construction Manager and Owner's Representative, in an environment of outsourced engineering and construction contracts. As a project steering team member of a large project (> 1.0 MM field man-hours), CM interacts with process design, detailed design teams during the planning stages of a project, during the execution stage and takes a leadership role in the management and administration of the construction management and construction contracts.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Orange

Organization: Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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