Maintenance Planning and Execution (MP&E) Planning Engineer
Chevron Global Power Company - Houston, TX

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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.

Chevron Global Power Company is accepting online applications for the position of Maintenance Planning & Execution (MP&E) Planning Engineer located in Houston, TX through February 21, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

This position will work within the Chevron Global Power Maintenance Planning and Execution (MP&E) team at the Power Support Center (PSC). The PSC mission is to assist Chevron power generation facilities in sustaining world class performance in direct support of facility producing objectives. This position will be part of the Power Services team that executes core functions integral to power generation equipment performance and equipment integrity. These core functions include major turbine outage inspection planning and execution, turbine-generator/HRSG and balance of plant performance monitoring and troubleshooting, operations support and recommendations, engineering analysis, margin analysis, power system business plan development, and modification & upgrades project management. The MP&E Planning Engineer will primarily work from a base office in Houston.

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Contributes to planning and completion of GPG initiatives, and proposes solutions to meet customer business objectives
  • Participate in the planning and execution of outages at remote sites which may require travel, although infrequent, for up to two weeks at a time away from the home office
  • Flexible with their working hours so as to accommodate communications with remote sites in very different time zones on occasion
  • Shares specific knowledge and experience throughout Chevron
  • Leads conference calls and sometimes works with translators
  • Deals with both fast paced outages and troubleshoots evolutions as well as long term planning and improvement projects

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Equivalent Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience working closely with the maintenance planning, major inspection planning, operations and performance monitoring and analysis of gas turbine power plants; including Power system strategies, power volumetrics and integration of significant power equipment operations and maintenance activities with other facility operations schedules
  • Engineering and/or O&M experience on gas and steam turbine based power generation equipment
  • General understanding of all major equipment and operational/maintenance requirements of Power Generation and distribution systems
  • Ability to deal with both fast paced outages and troubleshooting evolutions as well as long term planning and improvement projects
  • Travel approximately 30% domestically and internationally to assist power sites with the planning and execution of these programs

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced turbine engineering experience in both planning and maintenance
  • OEM Engineering Service experience is highly desirable
  • Prior operations, maintenance, engineering, or technician experience with Cogen, combined cycle, or simple cycle large frame gas turbines is preferred
  • Experience with GE Frame 6, 7 and/or 9 turbines
  • Experience with Microsoft Access or other database programs, advanced Excel functions, Premavera and/or Microsoft Projects and PowerPoint
  • Experience with repair of turbine parts and parts tracking

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. *LI-CB1

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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