Dow Chemical Civil / Structural Lead Engineer in Freeport, Texas

Engineering Solutions has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a Civil/Structural Design Engineer in Freeport, Texas. This role is predominately responsible for civil/structural design (i.e., Structural Steel, Concrete Foundations, Piling, Pipe Supports, etc). The successful candidate will function mainly as a lead engineer on small to intermediate sized projects at a variety of plans in Texas Operations. He/She will supervise designers to develop and assemble contract packages in accordance with the project schedule. The successful candidate will be expected to quickly learn and effectively apply the Dow design tools, work processes, standards, and best practices. The candidate is also expected to serve as a leader of the discipline driving productivity and performance improvements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects and work well in a team environment, with good communication skills

  • Assist with the Scope development during Front End Loading/Project Definition Phase

  • Develop Civil Design & Construction Packages.

  • Create all required project documentation, including Civil Drawings, Demolition Photo Documents, Civil Appendix (job instructions).

  • Working knowledge of Discipline standards and practices, such as EMETL (Electronic Most Effective Technology Library) Specifications and Details

  • Provide overall responsibility for Code compliance and Structural Steel connection approval

  • Work independently and or lead projects utilizing multiple Civil Designers, interfacing with manufacturing or maintenance personnel, other engineering disciplines, vendors, and suppliers as needed

  • Create electronic drawings to scale indicating coordinates, dimensions, material specifications, and other standard information

  • Archive and retrieve drawings using archive tools.

  • Plot drawings and organize packages according to package standards before delivering to client.

  • Support Civil Construction activities with clarification and/or technical support

  • Support of Plant Operations and Maintenance as needed

  • Optimize resources and allocation

  • Monitor discipline performance and identify gap closure plans

  • Drive performance improvements for the discipline

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 - 10 years civil/structural engineering experience is required on capital/expense projects

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel, including other detail design disciplines and personnel from diverse cultures.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral in English) and interpersonal skills

  • Strong team player

  • Experience in managing priorities and timelines simultaneously

  • Must be able to do field work in an operating chemical plant, take field measurements, climb stairs and ladders.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of tools including Microsoft Word / Excel / Power Point / Project Scheduling tool is required

  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively to meet Project milestones

  • Self starter with high initiative, effective oral, written and electronic communication skills

  • An understanding of design package standards is required

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, or Energy industry preferred.

  • Proficient use of Civil Engineering Design tools preferred.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is required

NOTE: This position does offer relocation benefits

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Civil / Structural Lead Engineer



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