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I&E Reliability Engineer at Experis

I&E Reliability Engineer

Experis La Porte, TX Full-Time
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Will participate in all aspects of capital projects, from Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) or Front End Loading (FEL) through Detailed Design through Start-Up & Commissioning. Projects execution and sustainability support includes the development of documentation to deliver stage reviews and preventive maintenance requirements to deliver a robust life cycle. Additional responsibilities is to identify reliability improvement opportunities, lead small electrical projects, perform root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and provide technical support in completing repairs to electrical distribution systems in support of the Operations department and Maintenance Department.


Accountability 1: FEL Engineering

  • Working with Operations, Maintenance and Capital teams to understand the opportunity and desired outcome Investigating and verifying options associated with project scope
  • Assessing project assumptions
  • Leading and/or participating in FEL 1 and 2 activities associated with development of a Design Basis that accomplishes the best solution
  • Providing power electrical engineering support to projects led by other engineers in the BMC and EIP Capital Projects Portfolio
  • Evaluating project solutions to determine impact on current operations
  • Support and actively participate in hazard and risk assessments resolving electrical safety issues.
  • Reviewing engineered design packages developed by outside engineering contractors to ensure project objectives and practices and standards are met
  • Developing Inspection and Test Plans for new equipment
  • Review or conduct electrical load studies and arc flash studies
  • Sizing new cables, conduits, and electrical equipment
  • Review and provide comments on engineering design packages (issued for approval and construction packages) issued by engineering and capital projects team
  • Ensure the technical integrity of projects, including compliance with the project scope, job specifications, accepted good engineering practices, and meeting customer requirements
  • Team member of FAT and SAT which may be performed at manufacturer or vendor site
  • Coordinate auditing of documentation and compliance testing (e.g. preventive maintenance)
  • Assess changes by: supporting MOC's, verifying all pertinent documentation changes (e.g. procedures, narratives, PM's) are accurately defined/documented and supporting training (if required)
  • Review, update, create Engineering Design Standards as assigned

Accountability 2: Project Management

  • Leading the stage gate project execution process by completing stage gate reviews to obtain management approvals for FEL 1 and 2
  • Overseeing and interfacing with external engineering firms to develop detailed engineering packages for field implementation
  • Provide technical direction to contractor staff to ensure compliance with procedures/practices, codes and standards, and delivery of the project goals
  • Coordinating work with construction planners to implement the established scope of projects
  • Controlling project cost by ensuring engineering design and materials procured align with project scope and specifications
  • Minimizing scope changes but facilitating the approval and implementation of scope changes when required
  • Facilitating project care, custody, and turnover of new installations to operations and providing support for commissioning activities
  • Capturing, communicating, and applying lessons learned and best practices on projects
  • Ensuring proper financial and document control close out of capital projects
  • Promote safety leadership and deliver injury-free projects

Accountability 3: Electrical Maintenance Support

  • Participating in various internal audits (20P, PSM, Insurance, ESTF, etc)
  • Developing scope of work packages to execute select maintenance activities
  • Troubleshooting operational and maintenance issues as requested
  • Perform RCFA following detailed design and troubleshooting guidelines, using investigating techniques for system failures
  • Implementing MOC's
  • Support Electrical Reliability Resource Team Leader in providing maintenance life cycle of installed electrical distribution equipment

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in an electrical or power engineering position, capital projects experience preferred
  • Petrochemical experience in maintenance/reliability role a plus
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) a plus

Most Important Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong electrical power engineering skills with knowledge of capital project methodology. Reliability and maintenance a plus.
  • Experience and understanding of electrical one-lines, breaker control schematics, motor control schematics, protection schemes, and Industry Standards (NEC, NFPA, API, etc.)
  • Experience with 480 V, 2300 V, 4160 V, and 12.47 KV systems with 138/69 KV systems experience being a plus.
  • Design and program micro-processor relays - Multilin and SEL
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and their associated application programming a plus

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