Louisiana, United States of America
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What’s the role –
The overall mission of the Electrical Engineering Team is to deliver world class asset care strategies for the Site electrical equipment to ensure integrity, safety, and reliability at a competitive cost.
The Senior Electrical Engineer – Projects and Run & Maintain is primarily responsible for (1) the electrical engineering support of local capital projects at Shell Geismar site, (2) providing electrical technical support for assigned unit (run & maintain) and (3) electrical engineering support for the Electrical Heat Tracing Master Plan. Electrical Engineering support of local capital projects includes collaborating with different teams to adhere to the Geismar Capital Projects Process. The Senior Electrical Engineer – Projects / Run & Maintain is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable operations, acts as the first level technical resource to electrical inspectors and specialists to assist in the resolution of problems and development of solutions and coordinates support with other technical groups, projects group, and Operations. The position also requires implementing, continuous review / revision, and management updates of the Electric Heat Tracing Master Plan.
The Senior Electrical Engineer – Projects / Run & Maintain shall be proactive in creating and maintaining an appropriate level of communications with Shell Chemical - Geismar Site organizations to ensure proper support is provided for EET capital projects, assigned unit(s), and Electric Heat Tracing Master Plan.
Three main roles and accountabilities
Local Capital Projects electrical engineer for projects that have large electrical scope, innovation, digitalization, EET driven projects (major electrical equipment replacements, substation replacements, or as in agreement with line manager)
Run & Maintain electrical engineering technical support for assigned unit(s)
Geismar site electrical engineering support for Electric Heat Tracing Master Plan
Local Capital Projects Electrical Engineer
Provide electrical engineering support per the Geismar site Capital Project Process for projects with large electrical scope (as assigned by the Staff Electrical Engineer) and other projects as assigned
For EET electrical equipment replacement, new installs: submit MTOs, write TACTICs, obtain project approvals, work with Project Manager through the Geismar site Capital Project Process for project approval, design, execution, and construction.
Provide TA3 approvals as needed on local capital projects and MOCs. Consult with Electrical Engineering Manager (TA2) as needed for approvals and alignment.
Project support includes:
MTO input, TACTIC writing
MOC PEC and responsibilities
Scope Finalization Review
Field Walks – pre-construction, during construction, post-construction, as needed
SOME Package reviews
IFA and IFC Package reviews
FAT, as required
Project Field support
Technical / equipment data and assurance
Release acceptance / PSSR / Release Acceptance
Electrical Project related action items
Run & Maintain Electrical Engineering Support
Provide technical support for assigned unit(s)
Calibrate with unit electrical inspector / specialist in resolving problems and developing solutions
Coordinate support with other technical/engineering disciplines and Operations
Submit items for annual unit budgets for electrical R&M budget
Determines repetitive, problem electrical issues to be entered and scored as MTOs. Write TACTICs and proceed through the Capital Projects Process.
Provide technical support for electrical outages and troubleshooting. Write investigation reports and one pager as required. Ensure electrical investigation data is properly documented and gathered.
Perform SmartM/PTM monitoring, trending; eTAP modeling and updates for unit(s) assigned.
Provide Turnaround support – scope, review, field support as required.
Develop, integrate, plan, execute and drive electrical strategies / tactics for assigned unit
Support MOC process for unit(s) assigned as a PEC, technical reviewer/approver, TA3 as required, Hazard Assessment Leader for Electrical Discipline MOCs, PSSR Leader for Electrical Discipline MOCs, and completing action items as required.
Review electrical switching procedures to ensure quality and accurate details
Support local capital projects for electrical discipline technical assurance from assess through start up and commissioning. Provide TA3 approvals as required. Ensure to follow the Geismar Capital Projects Process. Capital Project support is on as needed basis depending on capital projects in the funnel and availability of Electrical discipline support.
Perform assessments and conduct training for I&E Technicians
Ensure electrical drawings are up to date as are site electrical procedures
Mentor electrical engineers and graduate engineers, as well as interns. Collaborate with Inspectors/Specialist lead for mentoring opportunities with inspectors / specialists.
Perform periodic assessments and QA on site electrical vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers. Provide feedback to team, site electrical engineering manager, and C&P.
Ensure projects and MOCs meet applicable Geismar procedures specifications, Shell DEPs, NEC, NFPA 70E, OSHA standards and other standards as defined by the project design (On an as needed basis)
Electric Heat Tracing Master Plan and Projects Electrical Engineering Support
Geismar site electrical engineering support for Electric Heat Tracing projects
Collaborate with Reliability, Run and Maintain engineers and inspectors, Staff Electrical Engineer, and Specialist – EHT for concise, comprehensive, and evergreen Electric Heat Tracing Master Plan
Incorporate electric tracing load into electrical master plan with Staff Electrical Engineer
Ensure Geismar electrical equipment preferences are incorporated. Any possible deviations to be discussed and reviewed with EET.
Assurance on the behalf of the Geismar EET
Meet frequently with the Staff Electrical Engineer, Specialist – EHT, and Supervisor – EET for alignment
Review and incorporate new technologies and into the site Innovations / Data Analytics Strategy
Collaborate with EET, Engineering Firm engineers, other discipline engineers on project scope, design, installation, and commissioning
Ensure projects meet applicable Geismar procedures specifications, Shell DEPs, NEC, NFPA 70E, OSHA standards and other standards as defined by the project design
Maintain and keep up to date required training
Site specific training
Workday Learning required training
As required by the electrical team, which includes, but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, Shell Geismar capital project process
Dimensions/Scope (statistical information that helps illustrate the scale of the job):
Annual budget which the position directly controls or influences: None
Numbers of staff for whom the position is directly accountable: Current level - 0
Key Challenges (specify in statements key challenges associated with the job):
Actively develops working relationships with other sites (within Geismar and Shell) electrical engineers, other discipline engineers, and departments.
Works across departmental lines, influences without authority to drive continuous improvement
Role model / Mentor to other Electrical Engineers, SGP Electrical Engineers, Electrical Inspectors / Specialists
Work within a team setting to support site electrical issues. Demonstrate and respect the team environment in technical meetings. Respect, maintain, and support department values.
Leader in Safety. Lead by example and demonstrate company safety processes.
Additional Roles & Responsibilities
Technical Approver for MOCs within the electrical discipline as required
Revise, modify, create electrical procedures and drawings as required
Perform routine electrical safety audits, BRAVOs, and PSOs throughout the site
Assist run and maintain inspectors and engineers in outages, electrical incidents as required
Technical Resource for EET and site
Shell Downstream TA3, Electrical Engineering
Skills & Requirements
What we need from you –
Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited university
10 or more years’ experience as an Electrical Engineer in the Petrochemical Industry
Electrical run and maintain (preventative maintenance) and capital project experience
Knowledge of how a Refinery and Chemical facility operates
Good written and oral communication skills - ability to present complex information in a way that can be understood by a range of audiences.
Ability to look beyond day-to-day matters to identify solutions to medium- and long-term electrical issues
eTAP / electrical system modeling
Shell Geismar applicable procedures
Key Competencies Required
Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills
Ability to multi-task
A leader in personal, electrical, and process safety
Understanding of the MOC process and HSSE initiatives
High level of commitment to Diversity, Inclusiveness, and employee development
Knowledge of Electrical Equipment standards (Shell and Industry)
Customer Relation Skills
Hazardous Areas and Explosion Proof Equipment
Electrical System Design and Modification
Electrical System Studies
Electrical System and Control
Electrical Equipment Selection
Electrical Construction and Commissioning
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Must have excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
Must have the ability to coach and be coached.
Recognizes need for effective collaboration to achieve outcomes
Desire to perform and deliver work to a high level of professionalism and thoroughness
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