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DuPont Capital Project Team Leader in Richmond, Virginia

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

We are hiring a Capital Project Team Leader to join our Spruance, VA Site.

The Project Team Leader (PTL) is the single point of accountability for the end-to-end project process necessary for a Capital Project to deliver on business objectives. Clearly sets overall Project Leadership Team direction and expectations. The PTL provides the primary interface between the Project Leadership Team and the Business and leads all necessary communication forums.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads cross functional project teams often consisting of contract engineering to meet business objectives.

  • Accountable for generating and implementing appropriate project execution strategy for design, procurement and construction while ensuring each project’s execution strategy is “sanitized” to suit the specific needs of each project with the goal being to provide a competitive and lean approach with an expedient execution timeline.

  • Engages the project steering team as needed to ensure alignment with business, address any needs or concerns, make strategic project decisions, and provide status updates throughout execution of projects.

  • Provides leadership for an effective and cohesive team by ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly understood.

  • Ensures applicable project deliverable are accomplished in a quality manner and leads the project gatekeeping reviews.

  • Leads the team in identifying non-cap alternatives or lower capital options.

  • Ensures excellence in adherence to Process Safety Management (PSM), Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) excellence, Mechanical Integrity, and Quality Assurance (MIQA) requirements, export controls and trade secrets principles, and other core value standards, processes, and procedures.

  • Facilitates economic evaluations, prepares funding requests, forecasts capital and non-cap expenditures and asset write-offs, and ensures necessary financial reporting and accounting is performed.

  • Champions the “no change” concept and ensures only changes consistent with the business and project objectives are approved.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Project Quality Plans, including auditing work processes and deliverables for compliance, and for meeting agreed upon project quality requirements and expectations.

  • Work with business and technical leadership to identify and comply with any US Export Control and Trade Secret/Intellectual Property/Security requirements for the project.

  • Primary DuPont interface with the Full-Service Design Contractors (FSDC) during Front-End Loading (FEL) and Design/Procurement of assigned capital projects.

  • Engage with the sites to support the preparation of all documents needed by the FSDC to launch their efforts to complete FEL and execute production design and procurement.

  • Champion productivity improvement strategies including High Value Engineering (HVE), Global Competitive Sourcing (GCS) and LEAN Construction Methodologies, etc.

  • Drive full integration of project team to develop deliverables in the most cost effective and efficient way.

  • Execute projects at Spruance site and across North America sites.

  • Travel expectation of 25 to 30%.


  • Required: 4-year B.S. in engineering (Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical preferred).

  • Required: At least 5 years of experience leading capital projects greater than $500,000 and including experience leading capital projects greater than $5,000,000.

  • Required: Experience working with full-service design contractors.

  • Desired: Prior experience improving performance and capability and demonstrated courage (need to challenge the status quo).

Capabilities Required for this Role (Knowledge Skills & Abilities)

  • Learning agility - A personal drive to learn, pivot when necessary, and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our company in the face of a changing world and customer base.

  • Business judgement - Awareness, understanding, and navigation of our business to enable improvement or development of solutions in your role that improve our business and our customers’ experience.

  • Functional skills - The specific skills and experiences needed to deliver and accelerate in your current role and throughout your career. Knowledge of best-in-class capital work processes and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A deep understanding of capital project estimating processes.

  • Organizational skills - Having and using the knowledge of our organization’s systems, procedures, and culture to identify issues and/or opportunities and act on them in a way that meets the needs of customers and magnifies your impact.

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