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Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) is accepting online applications for the position of Planning Engineer - Alternative Fuels, Vehicles and Energy Sustainability located in Richmond, CA through April 10, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
At Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC), our mission is to deliver leading–edge technology solutions and a full spectrum of services to all of Chevron's global enterprises, as well as to research and develop new ideas and tools needed for the future. ETC is committed to developing those differentiating technologies which provide Chevron with a competitive advantage. We work to boost productivity and reduce business risk.
Through innovation and the Human energy™ of more than 1,700 researchers, scientists, engineers, technical experts and support personnel, we solve the technical challenges of finding and producing new energy reserves safely and economically, while protecting the environment and supporting those communities in which we operate.
As a member of the Process Planning team, the Planning Engineer will be responsible for:
- Leading, developing, and supporting tools, models and work processes that are used in decision making in OpCos, ETC and the Corporation. This can include linear and non-linear optimization programs, decision analysis models, system performance models, spreadsheets, analytical reports, and metrics. This also includes remote and on-site review of tool use and work process effectiveness to identify best practices and gap areas.
- Securing, maintaining and delivering information used in decision making such as cost effectiveness comparisons of fuels and vehicles, energy efficiency, life-cycle analyses of alternative energy, energy storage, and emissions data.
- Working in conjunction with OpCos, ETC, the Corporation and others to implement improvements, identify and pursue areas of benefits and provide work processes, tool support and training.
- Conducting planning projects and studies on behalf of OpCos, ETC, the Corporation and others. These studies can utilize planned or actual data to highlight fundamental technical and economic driving forces and how they relate to Chevron objectives.
- Conducting technical and economic due diligence activities to reduce risks in making key decisions.
- Identifying and advocating key new process and energy technologies that add value for Chevron. Partnering with customers to incorporate those technologies into their business plans.
- Providing training in tools, models, work processes and sources of information. Assist in the development of training and work process documentation. Providing mentoring for other personnel as necessary.
In addition to the general position details above, the Planning Engineer – Alternative Fuels, Vehicles and Energy Sustainability responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Providing technical and economic due diligence for energy efficiency, alternative energy, energy conservation, and other decisions made by Chevron operating companies and groups:
Leading projects that evaluate and further develop innovative new technologies for potential use in Chevron:
- Validate technical information from potential vendors and other sources for accuracy using computer models and engineering analysis
- Based on thorough technical and economic analysis, recommend the optimum and most cost effective paths forward for selection of new technologies
- Conceptualize, develop and evaluate innovative new ideas
Developing key tools and models for analysis:
- Gather, evaluate, and high grade data on innovations such as nanotechnology, thermoelectric devices, waste heat recovery and other new concepts leading to more efficient use of energy
- Apply business background and experience to help assure sound business and financial decisions
- Present recommendations to key decision-makers and help guide implementation of the recommendations
Teaching and mentoring other employees:
- Based on detailed technical knowledge, develop models that simulate performance of innovative new technologies:
- Develop economic analysis and optimization models that provide key tools for supporting decision and risk analysis
Work may include travel up to 25% of the time.
- Teach critical classes such as economic analysis
- Provide technical and other guidance to other Chevron employees
- Master's degree in Science or Engineering.
- A minimum of 2 years of operational experience - either direct work experience or through technical service.
- Experience with using and building tools, processes and models.
- Experience in life-cycle analysis, economic comparisons of energy sources, refinery/upstream project development, and modeling
This is a Safety Sensitive position.
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.
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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