NewMarket Services

Project Engineering Specialist

Location US-TX-Pasadena


Manage budget and schedule for capital projects to ensure project deliverables and expectations are met. Accountable for all engineering and construction activities for assigned projects.


  • Complete Capital Appropriation Requests to get projects approved.
  • Work with Process Design Engineer to develop scope of work and get approval.
  • Ensures that Safety is the project’s number 1 priority and that the project safety plan is developed and communicated.
  • Works with site HSSE lead to obtain necessary permitting and ensure all PHA action items are addressed during the project cycle.
  • Manage and obtain estimates during the various phases of the project cycle.
  • Develop milestone engineering and construction schedules for the project.
  • Reports on project status via monthly written reports.
  • Reviews and approves requests for change orders and submits them to the Project Leadership Team.
  • Establishes the SAP Work Breakdown Structure for the project for effective project cost flow, management, and final asset settlement.
  • Issues and approves Requisitions for purchase of materials and labor services for all capital projects
  • Works with the Project Leadership Team to establish a project management of change procedure for the project and sees that it is strictly adhered to after project approval.
  • Works with Plant Operations and Maintenance to ensure projects deliver on all aspects of cost, schedule, safety, and quality.
  • Develops and maintains professional working relationships with key project stakeholders, process design engineering, plant functions, discipline leads, business leads, finance, and purchasing.
  • Closes out finished projects in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in petrochemical plant



  • Great Communication skills - both oral and written are needed
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.



  • Advanced engineering degree.

Working at Afton


Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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