Phillips 66 Principal Engineer - Liberal, KS in Liberal, Kansas
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The Principal Engineer provides technical support to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operation of pipelines, plants and field assets. Assumes responsibility for process simulation modeling, scope, design, equipment specification, cost estimates, bidding, installation, and management of small projects. Performs trouble shooting and failure analysis and develops recommendations to improve equipment and performance. Works closely with multiple stakeholders including Operations, EHS and Commercial.
Responsiblities to include:
Monitors plant and gathering system performance, compressor performance and sizing and control systems performance as well as proposes changes to reduce processing upsets, improve reliability, improve efficiencies, increase production and reduce costs
Serves as a technical expert for troubleshooting system process problems and operations issues working with all levels of personnel such as operators, mechanics, supervisors, managers, right-of-way (ROW) landmen, attorneys, environmental professionals, etc.
Leads technical and economic evaluation, performance testing, design and construction of new facilities/ equipment or upgrading existing facilities/ equipment while supporting safety and environmental risk management objectives
Builds and maintains various process simulations for plant and compressor stations
Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures and provides advice ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness and performance are met in processes
Provides technical support for the Process Safety Management (PSM) of the plant and compressor stations and develops recommendations to reduce process safety risks
Anticipates business or regulatory challenges and recommends process, product or service improvements
Engages in scoping, design, cost estimates, bidding, contractor selection, installation and management of complex projects with the mastery to interpret plans, drawings and specifications
Participates in incident investigations, various kinds of meetings, training and commercial support
Assists in maintaining project records and ensures compliance with government regulations and contracts
Plans, organizes and coordinates projects as well as trains, advises and directs lower-level Engineers
Performs other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
A minimum of 12 years related experience is required; oil and gas industry experience preferred
Proficient process simulation skills on Promax and VMG/Symmetry or other similar software packages
Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations such as DOT 192/195, OSHA 1910.119 and industry standards and practices such as ASTM, API, NACE, ASME, NFPA, DOT, etc.
Knowledge of facility design practices including compression and separation, fluid flow, piping design, foundation design, structural design, instrument and electrical systems, distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), SCADA design, process control basics and safety systems
Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) including Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Pre-Start-up Safety Review (PSSR), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Proven leadership skills and ability to influence at a local level and across a broad organization
Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
This job operates in both an office and plant/field environment.
Primarily operates in a professional office environment and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines, etc. Noise level is typically low. Frequently in a stationary, sitting position for prolonged periods of time. Regularly moves about inside the office to complete tasks, attend meetings or to access the copy machine or file cabinets. Periodically pulls/pushes doors open to move around the office. Occasionally may lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
Occasionally visits/works in the field at pump and meter stations, plant facilities, and warehouses. Required to wear PPE, depending on local and company safety policies. Occasionally works on some equipment if qualifications are met. Occasionally exerts pulling force of 130 pounds. Frequently may lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds. Occasionally may climb A-frame ladders.
Occasional travel will be required
Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.
Learn more about Phillips 66 and watch our video "Trying New Things" by visiting phillips66.com/about.
Phillips 66's Midstream business is a safe, reliable and trusted logistics provider for the movement and storage of liquid or gas energy via pipelines or terminals. We are an industry leader in logistics and operate or manage more than 22,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil from oil fields to refineries and finished products from refineries to storage terminals. We operate 39 terminals that supply finished products to consumer gas stations, as well as crude oil and NGL storage terminals and NGL fractionation facilities. We also provide the connectivity between the various Phillips 66 business units.
At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:
Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus
8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance
Cash Balance Account pension
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP
Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services
Learn more about Phillips 66 Total Rewards at hr.phillips66.com/.
To be considered
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 June 6, 2023.
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 EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Requisition ID: 57311
Location: Kansas - Liberal
Job Field: Engineering
Division : Midstream Operations
Technical Req : No