• Safety / Health / Environment / Operations Integrity: Responsible for risk management planning, stewardship and communication to facilitate compliance to risk management processes; responsible for ad-hoc risk screening and consulted on risk assessments within their area; support for incidents, investigations and follow-up; support for development of critical and non-critical process procedure; responsible for screening process engineering MOCs and task completion for management of change.
  • Reliability: Accountable for quality inputs into Equipment Strategy and Operating Envelope development; responsible for structured troubleshooting approach and engaging other engineering resources during unit upsets or outages; responsible for the development of event specific technical work plans and compliance to turnaround process technical functional milestones.
  • Operating Plan: Accountable for identification of significant operational deviations from long range refinery/technical strategy (i.e. long term degradation of catalyst, increasing pressure drop, etc.); Support to applications engineer in development of advanced control deployment, performance and sustainment.
  • Margin Improvement / Projects: Responsible for technical feasibility of catalyst selection, catalyst changeout planning, and vessel verification practices/quality standards; responsible for delivering molecule management system activities including leadership, runplan, process monitoring, and advanced applications. Supports refinery on strategic and long term studies and improvements.
  • People: Responsible for leadership and oversight of junior engineer tactical plan delivery; responsible for feedback, development, and mentorship to technical functions in their area.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in one or more of the following refining technologies: Crude Distillation, Fluid Coking, Alkylation, Reforming, Hydroprocessing, Hydrocracking, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Light Ends Distillation
  • Willingness to provide off-hours support of abnormal and non-routine operation
  • Ability to physically enter process vessels (towers, drums, reactors) for internal process inspections during equipment maintenance

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Proven leadership capabilities with strong management, communication and team working skills, through a combination of formal training and experience
  • Effective analytical problem solving capabilities and a proven reputation to set high standards
  • Engaging/timely field presence, provides coaching, and supports all members of their team
  • Demonstrated experience with identification of unit improvement ideas (reliability, feedstock envelope, etc) and development/implementation of technology improvement projects or initiatives
  • Experience with development of process operating envelopes and change management reviews
  • Participation in equipment strategy, HAZOP, and safety relief review studies
  • Experience with unit turnaround / maintenance downtimes and shutdown/start-up technical support
  • Prior Chemical Engineering experience in a petrochemical manufacturing facility
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience