CDI Engineering Solutions is seeking a Project Manager to work in at our Team site in Geismar, LA.  This is a 2-year assignment.

JOB SUMMARY: Project Manager organizes and coordinates mechanical, technical, and operation resources, materials, and activities according to project schedules and plans to achieve the project goals and objectives.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Become familiar with Client's project engineering standards, project controls, safety requirements, and reliability expectations
  • Become familiar with Client’s pre-project and post-project schedule process (Gate system)
  • Develop project management plan
  • Work with Owner’s Representative(s) to develop resource plan for staffing various project positions and identify resources to staff all project positions
  • Develop project staffing and de-staffing profiles
  • Work with project team to develop project work plans and schedules
  • Prepare and maintain action plans and follow-ups
  • Review production trends and recommend improvements
  • Assist project team with effectively applying methodology and enforcing project standards
  • Assist project team with staying current with regulations, industry standards, and other applicable technologies
  • Review and give feedback on construction contractor’s safety and quality control plans
  • Review and give feedback on construction contractor’s constructability plans
  • Prepare weekly/monthly project progress and expenditure reports, and initiating corrective actions
  • Work with Owner’s Representative and site to obtain support for various activities involving land usage, storage sites, temporary office and work spaces, right-of-way in and around the facility, etc.
  • Assist project team to confirm project documents are complete, current, and stored per project document control plan
  • Monitor construction contractor performance and provide timely/routine feedback
  • Arrange and facilitate routine project team progress meetings
  • Provide routine project updates and forecasts on safety, cost, and schedule to project management team executives
  • Review, track, and progress change orders based on project’s change order process
  • Determine the need for any additional SMEs to assist the project team as required
  • Work with Owner’s Representative to develop start-up plans, to review and progress punch-lists
  • Work with project team to develop de-staffing and demobilization plans based on project schedules and plans
  • Follow the project’s handover and close-out procedures at the end of the project
  • Work with the project team to transfer project documentation to Owner’s Representative
  • Confirm contracts and vendor payments are completed
  • Perform a final project walk-through with the Owner’s Representative

Job Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Safety Champion – a personal example of excellent safety performance, mindset, and commitment
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or technical field from a 4-year college or university
  • Degree or certification in Project Management a plus
  • 10+ years’ experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Served as Project Manager on at least two project in petrochemical sites over $100M
  • Extended knowledge of various mechanical skills: pipe fitting, welding, boiler making, steel erection, electrical, rotating equipment, instrumentation, non-destructive testing/examination, heavy lift planning, etc.
  • Extended knowledge of various construction techniques and best practices
  • Proficient in reading mechanical drawings, blueprints, isometrics, P&IDs
  • Ability to understand field changes and red-line drawings
  • Ability to adapt and manage multiple priorities
  • Proven ability to effective coordinate various mechanical, operations, technical, and contract resources according to schedule and plan
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Project and Primavera scheduling tools
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledgeable of petrochemical industry MOC and PSSR process and procedures


  • Demonstrate the belief that all accidents are preventable by including safety planning into all project activities
  • Demonstrate understanding of and ensures compliance of all safety standards, work practices, work permit requirements, and various safety systems
  • Trained to access field areas to perform work observation
  • Trained in Breathing air and respirator 
  • Trained in use of standard PPE (hard hat, gloves, eye, and hearing protection)
  • Trained to access scaffolds and ladders using fall protection PPE
  • Be involved and facilitate safety meetings
  • Assist with development of safety team goals, activities, recognition, etc.
  • Understand and comply with Client’s Drug and Alcohol Policy


CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer.



Type: Contract

Reference ID: 4978