Cabot Corporation

  • Capital Projects Manager

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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Cabot Barry has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Capital Projects Manager. The successful candidate will plan, develop and execute capital projects to meet scope, cost and schedule, and ensure suitability for purpose whilst meeting safety standards and completing agreed deliverables. The successful candidate will achieve Cabot’s capital investment objectives through process ownership and partnering with process stakeholders displaying drive and enthusiasm with a continuous improvement mindset and results driven, as well as assuring and increasing safety and comfort to employees.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Promote safety as the number one priority. Provide leadership to encourage a safety first environment at all times, and take actions which demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to health, safety including process safety and the environment. Ensure compliance with UK legislative and site SH&E requirements
    • Leads projects through all phases of Cabot Capital Management system (6 phase methodology). This will include writing scopes & objectives, basic design, approval, detailed design, control & operating philosophy, construction, commissioning and start up for projects from £5K to £1m in size.
    • Identifies, appoints and manages contractor resources as necessary to execute projects effectively such as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) partners, civil / construction trades etc.
    • Take ownership for the site Capital Projects Long Range Business plan and ensure meets the organization demands and long term goals. 
    • Communicate project status and highlight critical path activities in a timely manner to the project sponsors. This will include monthly reporting on project costs, cost forecasting and reporting of project metrics.
    • Manage project handover by incorporating the project into the site systems including, technical library information JDE records, instrument data base etc.
    • Take ownership for the Safety, Environment and Process Safety Management processes when executing a project (Environmental compliance, ECA’S, PS, DSR, PSSR, HAZOP, SIL, ATEX, PUWER etc).
    • Acts as a business partner with process stakeholders to provide guidance in the evaluation of business opportunities.  Increases the overall effectiveness of stakeholders in the capital process through ongoing coaching and training.
    • Ensures that all areas of construction and contract facilities are maintained in a neat and orderly fashion.
    • Potential to manage a small team of project engineers.
    • Take responsibility for any other reasonable duties as required.




    • High level of computer literacy, and PC applications
    • Excellent project management skills and appropriate tools and techniques
    • Excellent Chemical Process & Equipment design & operation knowledge
    • Good Process Safety Management knowledge
    • Good commercial awareness.


    Behavioral / Managerial

    • Demonstrated ability to set quality standards and influence direct and indirectly managed individuals and teams
    • Enthusiastic, flexible and driven


    • BEng Degree – Engineering, (Chemical or Mechanical or Chemical Environment)
    • Experience in chemical or related industry, with specific experience of project management and expertise in particular discipline
    • Site supervision in a construction environment, able to demonstrate high standards of SH&E performance and compliance especially by contractors.




    About Cabot

    Cabot is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites. Cabot are a successful global manufacturer who prides ourselves on delivering in all the markets that we serve, best particularly in safety, quality and innovation; employee, customer and community satisfaction; and shareholder return. We strive for excellence in everything we do, through: Highly motivated employees, a values-based organization, surpassing customers' needs and earning their admiration, expanding our use of our core technologies.


    The Barry site is part of the Fumed Metal Oxide Business within the Performance Chemicals Segment of Cabot Corporation, and has an ‘over-the-fence’ relationship with Dow Corning who is both a key supplier and customer. As a Capital Projects Manager you would be joining a successful team and play an integral part of providing leadership to long range capital investment programs to the site in an operational plant. A generous remuneration & benefits package is available to the right candidate.


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