The Project Engineer will be responsible for:
- Conducts engineering assignments for the Engineering Department, working independently and acting as resource and lead position for less experienced personnel.
- Defines Projects by determining project objectives, selecting technical strategies and providing technical assistance to the business unit(s)
- Plans Projects by writing specifications, developing schedules and budgets, and identifying and developing process design of additions and improvement to existing processes
- Implements Projects by monitoring performance, taking corrective actions, providing feedback to project team such as generating, monitoring, and updating operating procedures and reporting weekly/monthly, and negotiating for materials, supplies and services
- Completes Projects by delivering output, wrapping-up administrative details, evaluating the project in its entirety
- Analyzes the economics of each project where appropriate; calculates ROI for proposed projects
- Acts as a mentor to other engineers
- Tracks performance measures and recommends parameters
- Uses past knowledge and experience to ensure safe, environmentally secure, and efficient operations
- Provides documentation and operating analysis for management
- Supports and optimize refinery or pipeline/terminal operations with troubleshooting skills
- Designs chemical or other plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
- Designs pipeline/terminal or other equipment and devise processes for crude and refined product movements via pipeline, terminals and/or tankage
- Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
- Designs, plans layout, and oversees personnel engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment for carrying out chemical processes on a commercial scale
- Provides mechanical, civil, and structural review for all new, existing, and revamped equipment and facilities to ensure consistency with applicable design standards such as API, ASME, NFPA, ANSI, OSHA, etc.
- Starts up assistance for existing as well as new facilities
- Performs economic analyses and fill ROI and AFE reports for capital upgrades
- Determines most effective arrangement of operations, such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, oxidation, hydrogenation, and polymerization
- Develops and implement processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner
- Investigates and resolve work-in-process problems.
- Recommends and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
- Reviews proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
- May be responsible for the supervision of personnel as well as contractors.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:
We put health and safety first; We care about the environment. All employees are expected to work safely every day and be safety & environmental leaders.
This includes active participation in the following:
- Stops and/or reports any unsafe work or conditions
- Follows safety & environmental policies and procedures
- Supports safety & environmental goals and initiatives
- Participates in safety & environmental meetings, training, emergency drills and hazard recognition programs
- Reports all accidents, injuries and near misses, and participates in associated investigations
- Participates in industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and behavior based safety programs
Office and plant based with up to 20% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, and out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, wet and/or oil contaminated conditions, at both below grade and elevated positions, and working in confined spaces. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions.
Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceiving color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required. Job conditions may require twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping.