Experienced Instrument Designs Engineer Chevron United States
Location: El Segundo, CA California, US
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Experienced Instrument Engineer located in El Segundo, California through November 30th , 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 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, including biofuels and geothermal energy. To learn more, Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Experienced Instrument Engineer located in El Segundo, California through November 30th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
The Chevron Instrument Engineer will be a member of El Segundo Refinery Plant Support Designs Engineering team, providing instrument designs support. The engineer will report to the Lead Instrument designs engineer and will be assigned to one of the operating business units within the Refinery to provide support as outlined in Key Job Responsibilities.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
• Provide instrument designs support for routine daily operation of process units.
• Prepare instrumentation work scopes, cost estimates, schedules, material specs, sketches, construction work packages, and other required documentation.
• Troubleshoot instrumentation problems & issues, develop alternatives, and propose & implement solutions for long-term reliability.
• Answer technical inquiries, make technical recommendations, improve design tools, & develop design procedures and provide training.
• Manage, design & execute instrument related capital projects.
• Document & manage information related to instrumentation systems & equipment.
• Ensure all work is performed in accordance with applicable Environmental, Health, Safety, & Building codes as required by Federal, State, Local, & Refinery regulations.
• TECHNICAL: Strong knowledge of field instrumentation & controls including sensors, transmitters, final elements, process control systems, communication protocols and wiring methods. Specify, purchase, install, commission & troubleshoot field instrumentation. Design instrument loops including selection & sizing of flow meters, control valves and other field instrumentation. Read, understand & develop drawings including P&IDs, schematics and connection diagrams. Evaluate & select suppliers for specific instrumentation applications.
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Lead & manage overall design & construction of projects including management of project team to best utilize resources. Use estimating tools & cost control measures to budget & monitor approved funds. Assemble work packages to ensure safe execution of construction work. Monitor projects & workloads to meet deadlines & schedules.
• COMMUNICATION: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Listen & properly regard input from all team members & stakeholders. Communicate technical ideas to a wide range of groups. Facilitate meetings.
• TEAMWORK: Interface effectively with Operators, Mechanics, Vendors, Contractors, Management & other groups to meet business objectives. Foster cooperation & collaboration among individuals in a work group. Help teams resolve conflicts constructively.
• COMPUTER SKILLS: Use Microsoft Office programs to efficiently & effectively convey information. Use engineering software to perform design calculations including design of flow meters & control valves.
• INITIATIVE: Handle multiple activities simultaneously. Balance day-to-day support issues with longer term projects. Identify potential opportunities & work them to completion. Set priorities & execute work with minimal direct supervision.
• Bachelor of Science in engineering related discipline is preferred; however, 15+ years of industry experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• 5+ years of instrument engineering experience is required.
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Proven strong knowledge of field instrumentation & controls including sensors, transmitters, final elements, process control systems, communication protocols and wiring methods.
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and engineering software to perform design calculations including design of flow meters & control valves.
• An understanding of refinery processes & equipment and the interaction between refinery units is preferred.