This position oversees the design, maintenance, improvement, expansion and construction of equipment, systems, and capital projects at an assigned terminal.
Essential Job Functions
- Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SH&E principles and values; champions safety as necessary
- Researches, designs, assembles, and sends RFP, and oversees various assigned engineering projects and portions of projects; commissions and carries out start-up activities for new capital and expansion projects
- Helps provide research, plans, and designs for systems and capital projects, assists in directing and coordinating activities involved in operations applications, installation and repair of mechanical, electrical and/or environmental projects and systems
- Contributes to the design of other systems, instrumentation, controls, robots, engines, machines, etc. used in operational systems; assists with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development; investigates new/alternate technologies for plant maintenance or maintenance systems; researches and incorporates 'best practices' into all technical aspects of projects
- Specifies, procures and expedites equipment and materials; assists in ensuring allocation of necessary resources
- Develops, monitors, coordinates and controls annual expenses and capital budgets for technical projects
- Develops scope, cost estimate, and schedule for assigned projects; executes assigned projects; performs construction management and coordinates project contractor activities with Operations and Maintenance
- Supports terminals on customer needs for tank or facility specialization costs; assists sales and terminal personnel in assessing customer project scope
- Procures all work associated with contractors, consultants, etc.; qualifies contractors; contracts and coordinates with outside engineering sources for cost estimates or services; assists in developing and using guidelines designed to qualify contractors
- Develops and maintains plant equipment files, databases, technical drawings and other project related information; assists in maintaining terminal preventative maintenance records; ensures maintenance performed as scheduled; verifies documentation; recommends improvements as necessary
- Ensures meeting of environmental permitting requirements for new projects; assists environmental department with project management and drawings
- Trains regularly on all Federal, state and local environmental regulations, requirements and guidelines including, but not limited to, RCRA requirements; follows and adheres to all guidelines, regulations, and requirements
- Consults with locations on asset maintenance, facility design and preventative maintenance
- Communicates in a timely and accurate fashion with Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Health and Environmental, vendors, contractors, consultants and Managers
- Develops project-related training requirements for Maintenance and Operations personnel
- Leads safety efforts necessary for all department activity; assists with and performs tank inspections
- Prepares and delivers technical support presentations
- Assumes the delegated authority of the Project Engineering Manager in his or her absence as required
- Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position
- Minimum of 5 - 7 years engineering experience at a petroleum, chemical or similar industry plant; terminal experience preferred
- Project management and/or experience with construction projects; experience budgeting and planning projects
- In depth understanding of terminal equipment including utility systems, tankage, pumps, and docks; experience with coatings used in industrial applications
- Experience researching best chemical plant practices in safety, health, and environmental areas for engineering and construction
- Ability to read, develop, and interpret engineering, construction and other technical specs, drawings, schematics, plans, and similar documents; ability to read and understand complex government regulations and translate/incorporate these requirements into terminal construction, engineering and maintenance plans
- Ability to translate technical plans into easy-to-understand laymen's terms and communicate such translations in clear terminology
- Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, MS Project, various email and internet programs and applications; computer-based design experience preferred
- Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written; Spanish language skills helpful; listening skills; experience creating and delivering presentations
- Experience working with Federal, state and local environmental regulations including RCRA
- 4 year college degree in Engineering or similar technical field
- Advanced degree in technical or business field preferred
- Professional engineer certification desired
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to outside elements. Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 0° in the winter months. There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous. The employee may enter confined spaces and work in elevated environments. Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location. General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. All environments are safe with appropriate PPE
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear. The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50' in height. The employee
may be required to enter confined spaces. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.
It is Vopak's policy to employ and administer employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of Vietnam Era and in accordance with federal and state civil rights laws.