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Vice President, Construction and Engineering

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


Vice President of Construction and Engineering


The VP of Construction and Engineering oversees, directs, and leads all functions of the Lubrizol Construction Department. This includes the structural, electrical, instrumentation, insulation, and mechanical disciplines. Additionally, the VP of Construction and Engineering oversees new facility construction and expansions on a global scale while maintaining facility excellence, driving key business initiatives, and meeting budget goal forecasts.


Summary of Responsibilities: 

The VP of Construction and Engineering is responsible for facilitating the overall execution of capital projects across Lubrizol. Responsible to the overall execution of projects, working with the production facilities to allocate resources and planning to complete the jobs safely and on schedule. This position is also responsible to the execution of new project construction globally. 


Manage a geographic diverse group of engineers and project managers. Integrate new technologies, lessons learned from previous projects, current regulations, and best practices in safety into new projects.


Primary activities include: 

  • Oversees the department to ensure workflow is properly assigned and completed to meet business needs.
  • Maintains budgetary expectations and accurately forecasts need based on facility needs.
  • Working with local leadership and key stakeholders, creates a list of key initiatives to be completed in the coming years and accurately forecasts for work and project completion.
  • Reports out key findings with local leadership and key stakeholders.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience in construction project management of projects exceeding $150M in hard costs to include small, medium, and large capital projects. Experience with global construction projects required. 
  • Must have the ability to travel globally up to 30% - 40% of the time.
  • Must have people management/leadership experience. 
  • Knowledge of a variety of mechanical systems, including proper maintenance protocols.
  • Ability to read architectural and engineering drawings and knowledge of CAD design software.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, public speaking, facilitation, and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly independent, capable of making decisions in a dyn­­amic environment.
  • Ability to implement innovative solutions to complex problems through technology, partnerships and leveraging of resources.
  • Ability to assess a wide array of issues and translate into clear and concise plans and/or reports.
  • Project management experience with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced security environment, where confidentiality is critical.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional Engineer with license in good standing and active in United States or Country of Residence


Considered a plus: 

  • Firm understanding of fire safety systems a plus.

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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