Electrical Engineer - Refinery Rehabilitation - Ecuador
WorleyParsons Group - Bellaire, TX

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Job Description:
Perform the duties of lead electrical engineer,
supervising the activities of multiple electrical
engineers on various tasks in support of the
WorleyParsons Esmeraldas refinery Improve project. Tasks
are design change packages for various plant systems,
which are developed on the plant site.
  • Department Operations - Encourage project team
knowledge of and compliance with department
guidelines and company procedures. Identify
department issues and forward to department
management team. Support ongoing operation of
Electrical department sub-groups. Attempt to resolve
inter-discipline, vendor, and client issues before
elevating to department management team.
Review/forward expense claims to department
  • Department communications - Attend/participate in
periodic department meetings. Identify branch
risk/liability concerns and forward to department
management. May prepare and present technical
subject matter for project when required. Present
solutions to management team to mitigate exposure.
  • Health, safety, and environmental - Support health,
safety, and environmental (HSE) programs. Facilitate
atmosphere of concern for HSE issues.
  • Business development support - Encourage
maintenance of latest career information on employee
resumes. Support Business Development (BD) proposal
efforts, as required. Maintain client contact.
  • New Employee Orientation - Identify required
employee skills/competencies. Support new employee
orientation activities. Facilitate atmosphere where
new employees first impressions are positive.
  • Employee allocation program - Authorize employee
timesheet submissions for project chargeable hours.
May attend/participate in department resource
allocation meeting. Approve project team vacation
requests. Ensure project team vacation coverage and
workarounds. Support employee reallocation and
unplanned employee absence activities.
  • Employee development program - Mentor and
facilitate mentorship of department employees.
Participate in and facilitate external training,
internal engineering design systems
(EDS)/engineering applications (EA) training, and
internal department training.
  • Employee performance management program - Forward
employee/team achievements and employee performance
issues. Participate in performance reviews.
Participate in employee/team recognition activities.
  • Employee reductions - Assist in determining
employment issues and market pressures. Assist in
identifying chronic or systemic employee concerns.
Assist in conducting planned reductions or
facilitate unplanned employee reductions.
  • Quality assurance/ quality control program -
Encourage project team knowledge of and compliance
with department quality assurance and quality
control guidelines. Create/forward project quality
plans. Plan/participate in technical audits. Support
CAD checking and incorporation of comments. Support
engineering/design technical checking and
incorporation of comments.
  • Project Scope/Cost/ Time Management - Establish the
project scope, cost, and time requirements with the
client, and maintain the engineering scope control
documents, engineering cost estimates, and
engineering project schedule. Determine the project
scope battery limits with the local utility, other
consulting companies, and equipment vendors and
provide information and back check the construction
cost estimate and construction schedule. Maintain a
record of client preferred design options, client
preferred equipment configurations and scope
changes. Advise and direct the team regarding the
project scope/cost/time management requirements and
facilitate meeting expectations. Obtain client
approval of deliverables.
  • Project Quality Management - Create project quality
plan, monitor project quality assurance and quality
control activities, and recommend quality
improvements. Advise and direct the team regarding
the project quality management requirements and
facilitate meeting expectations.
  • Project Risk Management - Participate in project
risk assessment process, identify ongoing risks,
develop workaround plans and manage ongoing risks.
  • Project Communication Management - Execute
inter-discipline reviews of deliverables, distribute
deliverables, send originals/copies to central
filing, handle electronic files with the client, and
dispose of unretained documents.
  • Project Human Resource Management - Mentor and
provide technical guidance to lower level engineers
on project. Identify skills requirements, recommend
training as required.
  • Project Procurement Management - Assess supplier
capabilities and make recommendations to client,
respond to supplier questions, complete bid
tabulation and make recommendation to client, and
handle supplier change requests.
  • Engineering Calculations/ Analyses/ Studies -
Advise and direct the project team in the creation
of engineering calculations, analyses, and studies.
  • Technical Deviations/ Design Decisions - Advise and
direct the project team in the creation of technical
deviations and design decisions.

Job Requirements:
  • BS or MS in related field or applicable discipline,
typically an engineering degree; or equivalent
experience if allowed by law. Generally 10+ years of
related work experience including supervisory
experience are typically required; relevant
professional registration preferred.
  • Supervisor role has full responsibility for
assignment of work and performance. Typically
supervises professional or exempt personnel that may
be in multiple, but similar function roles.
Proficient with engineering software applications.
  • Computer proficiency required; Strong analytical
and problem solving skills. Accuracy and attention
to detail important. Ability to meet deadlines and
manage priorities somewhat important. The ability to
prepare, present and/or supervise the development of
complex program proposals and reports to senior
level management and customers is critical.
Responsible for establishing project estimates and
oversight of project budgets. Strong organizational
skills as well as the ability to effectively
communicate in English and take a leadership role
over the group for which they have supervisory
  • Commitment to customer service and ability to
assist others in applying knowledge and
understanding in solving functional problems within
area of expertise. Ability to maintain confidential
information critical.
  • Generally characterized as a "Supervising" with
ability to discover issues and recommend solutions
to business problems uncovered during course of
performing assignments. Has less independent
contributor responsibilities and more supervisory
responsibilities. Provides oversight, expertise and
guidance to less experienced individuals.
  • Typically will regularly interface with
departmental staff and upper management, and
frequently with outside customers.
  • General attributes required of all WorleyParsons
employees involved in leadership include: Zero Harm,
Action Orientation, Building Effective Business
Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing
with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust,
and Leadership Skills including Strategic Ability,
Managing Vision & Purpose, Command Skills, and
Global Business Knowledge.
  • Willingness to travel or to accept field
assignments preferred.
  • Willingness to engage in professional associations
  • Ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Refinery or Petrochemical experience required
  • Bilingual Spanish highly highly preferred
  • Ability to work in Ecuador for one to 2 years is

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