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Engineering Manager

Company: Kern Oil & Refining Co.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Engineering Manager
The Engineering Manager leads a multi-discipline Engineering department and is responsible for the overall utilization of resources to provide efficient, economic, and high-quality engineering services, ensuring refinery projects are designed, constructed, and commissioned for safe and reliable operation to meet the company's business objectives. This includes alignment with the company's values, regulatory programs, and industry standards. Key responsibilities include preparing/tracking project budgets and schedules, leading and developing the team, and collaborating in a team environment across the organization.
The Engineering Manager reports to the Senior Vice President - Operations.

Essential Job Functions:
Maintain a good understanding of industry standards, regulations, and codes including API, NFPA, ASME, OSHA, and local, state & federal regulations.
Develop, manage and oversee Engineering projects. Ensure projects are properly managed by project engineers or project coordinators, meet design objectives, and are properly planned, budgeted, scheduled, forecasted, constructed, and commissioned. Minimize costs and disruption to refinery operations caused by Engineering Project activity.
Collaborate with Process Engineering team and Maintenance Engineering team to ensure proper planning, scheduling of labor and equipment, budgeting, and engineering coverage of catalyst activities for refinery turn-arounds.
Prepare and oversee budgets, scopes of work, request for quotations, and secure estimates and cost quotes as needed. Oversee and assist in the development of Appropriations for Expenditures (AFEs) for engineering projects and studies.
Drive continuous improvement through the use of established performance metrics (project budgets, schedule compliance, planning accuracy, etc.)
In conjunction with the Employee Development Department, prepare and execute employee development and training plans for engineering department personnel. Oversee departmental career paths and succession planning. Identify department staffing needs and execute hiring plans, promotions, and corrective actions when appropriate.
Ensure department engagement throughout all elements of Process Safety Management including unit operating manuals, MOC development, PSSR implementation, PHA reviews, and timely completion of recommendations.
Manage processes to maintain accurate equipment drawings, project files, and inspection records.
Collaborate with the Mechanical Integrity Group, Refinery Equipment Inspector, and Maintenance Department to maintain the accuracy and effectiveness of the mechanical integrity program.
Ensure the proper oversight of catalyst inventory and purchasing. Provide monthly reporting of catalyst inventories to the organization.
Prepare and submit a monthly report. Participate and assist in progress reports and reviews. Hold project meetings with management.
Prepare and submit the refinery capital budget for the upcoming year.
Responsible for general oversight of refinery draftsmen, piping designer, project coordinator, project engineers, and outside contract engineers.
Interface across the entire organization as relates to Engineering. Ensure the Engineering department is supporting other departments by fulfilling drawing requests, data analysis, equipment data requests, inspections, and project support.
Communicate both written and verbal across the entire organization and with equipment manufacturers, contractors, and vendors.
Arrange for and manage, appropriate third-party contract engineering support, as needed.
All other reasonable duties, as assigned.
Work extended hours, including nights and weekends, in a process operations environment and during periods of inclement weather. Access areas of the refinery using stairs and/or ladders to inspect process and mechanical equipment. Respond to upset conditions during off-hours.

Essential Qualifications / Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
Ability to handle multiple priorities and remain focused and organized.
Ability to effectively delegate responsibility and manage the work activities of others.
Minimum of 10 years of experience with refinery process applications or closely related fields.
Possess strong knowledge of refinery process equipment.
Supervisory experience required with demonstrated ability to manage, lead and motivate.
Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant.
Proficient project coordination and management skills are required.
Demonstrated advanced communication, interpersonal, technical, and organizational skills.
Ability to interact well with internal and external contacts required.
Must have excellent computer skills as demonstrated by the ability to compile and present information and data utilizing Microsoft Office.
Ability to learn other job-specific applications as required.
Position and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted with work authorization. Those who require sponsorship now or in the future are not eligible for hire.

Keywords: Kern Oil & Refining Co., Los Angeles , Engineering Manager, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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