Plant Engineering & Reliability Team Leader - Sweeny Refinery
Phillips 66 - Sweeny, TX

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Company Overview:
Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company, with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and Chemicals businesses. The company's R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with 7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity. Phillips 66’s Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual chemicals processing capacity across its product lines.

Responsibilities may include:
The Plant Engineering & Reliability Team Leader will lead the design team and the refinery’s central reliability team. The design team is responsible for producing engineering packages as required for the fabrication and installation of various small expense projects in support of Operations and Maintenance. The central reliability team manages the refinery’s mechanical integrity processes for fixed, rotating, and electrical equipment and instrumentation. The successful candidate will have strong engineering skills, project & design experience and a working knowledge of equipment reliability best practices, preferably from a large refining or petrochemical facility.

Provide and demonstrate personal safety leadership, championing safe work performance.

Drive company core values, including ethics, safety environmental leadership and valuing all people.

Interface with the Maintenance and Operations teams to ensure all engineering requests and work scope items are properly developed and prioritized.

Provide overall guidance and drive accountability for all required MOC elements related to design team activities and projects: Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazard Reviews (PHRs) and Pre Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSRs).

Ensure compliance with applicable engineering standards and plant policies; lead the effort to keep Engineering, Reliability and Mechanical Integrity standards evergreen.

Manage the engineering document vault and the overall documentation effort for all refinery equipment.

Champion specific reliability improvement efforts to ensure they are implemented and sustained.

Interface with the Maintenance and Operations teams to effectively identify the equipment “Bad Actors” and work together to improve reliability and minimize cost and LPO.

Stay abreast of advancing reliability technologies; evaluate & select new technologies for implementation where they are supported by a strong business case.

Share and implement Best Practices with other P66 sites.

Keep direct reports well informed on plant and business information.

Oversee career development for all team members.

Ensure that all team members receive appropriate technical training to be successful in their positions.


Legally authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in engineering field

5+ years experience in design and engineering activities and/or reliability engineering in a plant role

Broad knowledge of refinery processes and equipment

Successful track record in meeting safety, environmental, technical and cost objectives

A proven self-starter, able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with a wide range of personnel, ability to interact and work in a team environment, and is well organized

Basic knowledge of the REP’s and engineering standards

Must have strong team-building skills with ability to build teams across organizational lines

Establishes priorities and develops critical tasks

Has courage to surface and resolve conflicts in a timely manner

Previous supervisory experience

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of

January 30, 2013


Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an equal opportunity employer




Job Level


Team Leader/Supervisor

Primary Location






Line of Business


Refining, Marketing, Supply, & Transportation

Job Posting


Jan 9, 2013, 5:30:28 PM

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