Project Operations Lead
Linde Ince

East Chicago, Indiana

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About Linde:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit

Job Overview:

This position serves as the primary liaison between the capital project team and operations / respected LGUS region. The operations department participation in the planning and execution of capital projects is essential to ensure that the project team properly considers low life-cycle cost in designing new facilities relative to safety, reliability, ease of operation, efficiency, and maintainability. The Project Operations Lead (POL) works with operations representatives and respected LGUS regions to ensure that their concerns are addressed by the project team.

The POL participates in the initial proposal and planning phases of the project estimate and is authorized to speak on behalf of operations on all matters that are within the project. The POL is responsible for communicating to operations management the status of the project and any unusual project scope issues or work process problems.

As a member of the project team, the POL serves in an advisory, consulting, and coordinating role throughout definition, design, construction, checkout, and startup phases of project. This includes, but is not limited to, the project execution plan review, process design review, P&ID review, design package review, Initial Performance Evaluation (IPE) plan review and approval, participation in project team meetings, and any other special project meetings. This also includes on-site inspections and startup liaison, as needed, to ensure that operations' intent is incorporated into the project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in project HAZID during FEL-2.
  • In conjunction with the region and other key stakeholders, develops the OPEX budget for the project, including a staffing plan and training plan.
  • Develop project commercialization plan and track completion
  • Coordinate the review of the spare parts lists with project management, equipment engineering, and operations management and maintenance personnel.
  • Participate in any project specific HAZOP and FAT activities.
  • Participate in Linde all CSS and SIS reviews and signoffs for projects.
  • Coordinate plant start up assistance as required.
  • Coordinate plant pre startup training plan.
  • Ensure that all required Process Safety Information is delivered prior to start up and lead the Pre-Start Up Safety Inspections at ~95% of completion. Finally, the POL will lead the PSSR process
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Interface with Engineering, Project Execution, and Operations teams.
  • Interact with customers as required.
  • Keep affected members of operations informed of key developments in project

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in an industrial plant environment including production, distribution, safety, and/or plant maintenance required, ASU experience preferred.
  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management standards and procedures governing safe operation of EPA/RMP and PSM-covered facilities.
  • Plant Operations experience is preferred.
  • During POL phase, requires approximately 20% domestic travel.

At Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.

We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.

Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

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