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Chevron Corporation Designs Engineer in El Segundo, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Designs Engineer position through May 5th, 2021 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time Zone)

The Design Engineer plays a key role supporting the Refinery’s mission to operate safely, reliably, predictably, and without incident at the lowest sustainable cost. This involves taking a lead role in understanding and evaluating plant performance, working closely with Operations and Maintenance to establish priorities for the work, and following thru with proactive design and execution of work packages and projects.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide engineering support for routine daily operation of process units within the refinery. Support requires collaboration and interpersonal skills necessary to work with operations, maintenance, and technical functions within the global refining system.

  • Spend time in the field working with operations and other technical teams to scope/troubleshoot mechanical problems and issues in process plants, develop alternatives, and propose and implement solutions for long term reliability considering the total cost of ownership.

  • Develop and manage engineering work orders for projects ranging from repairing a valve to replacing large complex equipment or pressure vessels.

  • Develop purchase specifications for engineered mechanical equipment that insures the equipment meets company and industry standards and manage the technical requirements for procuring the equipment.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of unit turnarounds, both planned and unplanned.

  • Answer technical inquiries, make technical recommendations, provide equipment and system troubleshooting, improve designs engineering tools, and develop designs engineering procedures.

  • Carry out various studies to improve plant safety, reliability, throughput and economics.

  • Provide engineering analysis and evaluation of minor capital projects. In some instances, responsible for design, management and execution of minor capital projects.

  • Be a role model for the Chevron way and Chevron’s safety culture.

  • Technical mentoring of less experienced design engineers.

  • Some travel is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or 15+ years of relevant industry engineering experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 3+ years of Refinery or Process Plant Engineering experience.

  • Experience with industry standards such as API, ASME, ASTM, NBIC

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of estimating and cost control tools

  • 5+ years of Refinery or Process Plant Engineering experience.

  • Self-motivated and can work with minimum supervision

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Intermediate understanding of refinery/chemical processes/equipment and understanding of the interaction between refinery units is desired.

  • Project Management experience

  • Ability to use complex tools to perform engineering analysis

  • Experience with Chevron Corporate Engineering Standards

  • Experience with developing and initiating work process improvements

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

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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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.