The purpose of this position is to provide expert technical support and assurance to operating units in the electrical engineering discipline at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery. The position is part of the Electrical Engineering Department within the Engineering Technical Assurance organization.
Port Arthur is a very large petrochemical complex. There is a wide variety of electrical equipment of varying ages and design. The successful candidate will be challenged and recognized for their ability to perform in this environment.
Key challenges of this position include understanding the proper application of electrical equipment for power, control, and SCADA systems. This includes the ability to articulate issues to facility operations, business managers, project managers and procurement. This requires being able to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
The electrical engineer will interface with other Port Arthur electrical engineers and inspectors as well as other discipline teams, project organizations, operations, contractors, and management. Interface with other discipline engineers from other locations may be required.
The electrical engineer must be a credible spokesperson, capable of delivering recommendations with clarity and conviction. Safety, reliability and operability over complex electrical equipment must be achieved. The electrical engineer must be efficient at prioritization and use of resources.
Also required is business acumen including the capacity to understand and develop budgets, business operational priorities, and project proposals.
Develop electrical safety, protection and safeguarding philosophies.
Provide advice, leadership, auditing and design control of electrical activities in assigned areas.
Conducts and/or leads failure analysis and causal investigation of electrical failures or incidents.
Authorizes plant changes within the electrical discipline and contributes to, reviews, and approves electrical content of plant changes by other disciplines.
Authorizes electrical installations by the Projects Group.
Provides leadership and training for other electrical personnel including Inspectors and Electricians.
Leads and/or champions electrical equipment upgrade and replacement planning.
Manages the turnaround electrical plan and work list, and oversees implementation of electrical work during turnarounds.
Work collaboratively and seamlessly with production teams and other organization stakeholders.
Develop and implement long-range plans for electrical infrastructure needs
Experience and Qualifications Required:
Academic knowledge of Electrical Power Engineering at a minimum level of Bachelor of Science (BSEE)
At least 1-5 years relevant petro-chemical industrial experience (or equivalent) covering all aspects of design and engineering in the electrical discipline, preferably in a refinery or large industrial facility.
Maintenance or operations experience, preferably in chemical and/or petroleum refineries.
Experience in troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving complex electrical problems.
Utilization of problem solving techniques to resolve design & engineering issues.
Experience with design, specification, and procuring of electrical equipment and systems
Competence in application of industry standards and practices to all aspects of electrical power distribution and process electrical installations
Competent with application and understanding of relevant standards including IEEE, API, NEMA, NFPA, and NEC.
Proven Safety-by-Design experience in the petroleum refining industries, particularly as it relates to arc flash hazard mitigation and hazardous area classification.
Experience with risk assessment processes and the ability to identify threats, communicate potential impact, and build a strong case for action to mitigate the threat cost effectively
Knowledge of high voltage substation and high voltage transmission design and operation
Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline team environment consisting of Engineering, Projects, Maintenance, and Operations in order to manage the execution of the detailed electrical engineering design work and troubleshooting.
Excellent English language skills (verbal and written), documentation skills, and confidence to provide firm direction to Motiva and contractor staff
Desirable knowledge, skills, abilities related to the role which may include soft skills, but these will not remove candidates from hiring manager consideration if they are not present in the resume.
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