Manufacturing Pasadena Refinery Senior Process Engineer (PSG 22-23, FL 3-4, 2)

Houston, Texas
20 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of ERP - Manufacturing Pasadena Refinery Senior Process Engineer (PSG 22-23, FL 3-4, 2) located in Houston , Texas through 7/1/19 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#402088

This position is relied upon for technical expertise to support strategic plans and projects for refinery utilization, optimization, and process safety improvements. This project portion of this position will focus on evaluation and process design for projects. The role will also assist in troubleshooting of more complex unit and refinery system issues along with mentoring less experienced engineers on problem solving. This position will report to the technical organization.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop design basis and front-end engineering for minor and major capital projects. Examples include long term capital project vision planning, conceptual project development, technology selection, and detailed engineering. Serve as project manager for early phase project work as required.
• Lead or participate in facility process improvement studies. Evaluate changes on refinery and individual unit operations. Perform economic evaluations for options. Carry out various studies to improve plant safety (PHA, LOPA), reliability, and economics.
• Prepare process design basis and specifications for revamps and new projects (e.g. hydraulic studies/heat and material balances, sizing of equipment). Utilize process simulators for evaluation of unit performance and design changes.
• Serve as Chevron representative for projects in Engineering Contractors offices
• Develop procedures and support for commissioning of new facilities.
• Facilitate agreements on operating philosophies and control strategies on plant units.
• Facilitate / lead incident investigations
• Mentor less experienced process engineers in use of tools, trouble-shooting, process monitoring, and providing recommendations to Operations for optimization and safe and reliable operation.
• Provide support for unit turnarounds.
• Support unit Process Engineers with technical support for day to day operations for more complex opportunities
• Work with the Process Technology Business Improvement Network (BIN) for assigned technologies in order to facilitate conducting Best Practice Audits, training, routine process monitoring reviews, and development and roll-out of BIN and Process Engineering Center of Focus (PECoF) initiatives.
• Lead or coordinate refinery performance studies such as Solomon study
• Provide assistance to HES team for changes to governmental regulation and determine their effect on the refinery;

Required Qualifications
• A Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
• A minimum of 10 years of related process engineering experience supporting a refinery/petrochemical plant/oil and gas processing
• Experience in process design
• Advanced understanding of how equipment functions in the field and overall plant operation
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong ability to work with cross functional teams, able to communicate technical ideas to a wide range of groups within the refinery.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience supporting refinery process units
• Experience leading or supporting phase gated capital projects process

1. Technical:
• 10 - 12 years' experience supporting unit operations/projects in a refinery or petrochemical plant.
• Completed at least two assignments in area of expertise (typically 18 to 24 mos. in duration)
• Interest in continued technical development
• Demonstrated practical application of the CHE fundamentals of mass transfer/distillation, heat transfer, fluid dynamics and kinetics
• Experience participating in studies such as PHA, IPR/ROI, LOPA, AOA, etc.
2. Communications
• Recognized as possessing strong communication skills, technically competent, being proactive and delivering results
• Influence the decision of a team through dialogue and presentation of data
• Proven ability to interact and effectively communicate
• Communicate a clear vision and strategic direction to stakeholders
3. Leadership Behaviors/We Lead:
• Leads by example. Confident role model behavior in support of teamwork, customer-focus, IIF culture and diversity
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross functional teams to deliver high quality results.
• Capable of managing strong relationships and partnerships with Refinery Personnel including Operations Business Unit Management, Strategic Planning, IMPACT (Turnaround Planning Team), Reliability, Technical and Capital Projects Organization.
• Facilitates alignment with objectives, performance driven, leads by example and inspires others.
4. Planning & Organization:
• Works with a sense of urgency on schedule driven tasks and balances focus and efforts between short and long- term objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives and/or tasks simultaneously, set goals, and meet commitments.
• Self-motivated, takes initiative and exhibits strong ownership of assigned work
Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:
Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.
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