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Senior Electrical Engineer
Wilmington, CA  Posted: 4/29/2020


Our client is a major refinery in the Los Angeles area serving the fuel transportation and aviation fuel needs of the western United States. Operates an integrated network of strategic assets that creates and sells refined petroleum products, from feedstock acquisition to wholesale, commercial and retail sales outlets.
They're looking for a Sr. Electrical Engineer to Provide Electrical Engineering and Maintenance leadership, technical expertise, and business perspective in all areas pertaining to plant electrical systems to ensure safe, environmentally sound, and profitable operation.
  • Provides technical assistance to the refinery on routine daily electrical issues, including providing troubleshooting assistance to the Electricians, making recommendations to the refinery on field repairs, interpretation of Electrical data gathered during Preventative Maintenance Work orders, and consultations with Design Engineering on electrical design packages.
  • Provides technical expertise of refinery equipment, including power distribution systems, motor controls, switchgear, UPS systems, and substations.
  • Assists Operations and Maintenance Departments during Electrical System Disturbances.
  • Creates and updates electrical drawings such as one-line diagrams, motor and breaker schematics, panel schedules, and other related drawings as needed.
  • Prepares and submits Management of Change (MOC) documentation related to electrical systems and projects and champion the change process through to Pre-Startup Safety Review, Startup of the change and Closeout of the MOC.
  • Develops and stewards electrical system reliability improvement opportunities, including participation in development and execution of a strategy to improve plant electrical reliability.  This strategy involves capital improvement, preventive maintenance, repair strategies, etc.
  • Contributes to cost estimate of projects and major maintenance work.
    Updates and maintains E-TAP electrical system model as electrical system additions and changes occur.
  • Prepares Refinery short circuit studies, load flow studies, arc flash studies, and motor starting studies as needed.
  • Prepares high voltage switching procedures.  Coordinates and oversees the execution of these procedures by Maintenance personnel.
  • Proposes amendments to Electrical Safety Policy as necessary to address latest codes and technology.
  • Determines hazardous area classifications and oversee application of appropriate equipment.
  • Manages power requests (permanent and temporary) and coordinates with the other proposed projects or ones in progress. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Provides functional and final checkouts of new and modified Electrical System Installations.
  • Oversees adherence to city and county regulations including special equipment approvals (U.L. or equal) and building permits.
  • Directs and advises the application of Company standards in electrical design, equipment specification, construction, and testing.
  • Serves as co-ESARN representative for in monthly phone meetings and yearly face to face meetings.
  • Participates in incident investigations utilizing the Cause Map Method and assists in generating incident reports or failure analyses for incidents involving electrical system disturbances and electrical equipment failures.
  • Provides technical interface with the local power utility company.
This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.
  • Bachelor’s or higher level degree in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • 5 years of electrical engineering experience in an industrial plant required.
  • Experience in electrical distribution up to 34.5kV, industrial cogeneration above 10MV, large project execution both engineering and field construction, protective relay coordination, application and testing, and hazardous area classification preferred.
  • Experience in refining or petrochemical environment preferred.
All successful candidates must be eligible to obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential). 
Our Client offers a comprehensive benefits package for qualified employees
PTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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