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Job Description


A leading Downstream Refining and Petrochemical company is currently seeking a Civil/Structural Engineer with a strong focus in downstream derivatives type projects for a long-term contract opportunity in Houston and Port Arthur, TX.


- Responsible for Project Delivery plan development and execution for projects assigned.

- Responsible for flawless start up and operation of civil/structural equipment.

- Integrate input from Project Premises and other disciplines to develop Basis of Design for civil/structural equipment.

- Responsible to deliver civil/structural equipment designs that:

- Comply with the clients Standards and obtain derogations where appropriate,

- Are safe and clean to operate. This includes personal safety, process safety, and environmental.

- Are operable and maintainable, and

- Have acceptable life cycle cost and deliver a design consistent with business and project premises.

- Responsible for technical requirements in purchase orders and minimization of purchase order addendums.

- Apply best practices in civil/structural equipment design, maintenance, and operation.

- Participate or facilitate project design reviews to ensure safe operation and design of equipment and related changes, apply engineering technology to improve safety and environmental related issues

- Provide civil/structural equipment technical assurance support to Process Engineering, Process Safety, Project Engineering and other technical groups in the development and implementation of projects.

- Coordinate field and shop performance tests on civil/structural equipment/installations as requested/required

- Works with design resources to achieve designs that are cost effective and technically sound so that all projects are designed efficiently, cost effectively, and have operability against the project premises.

- Works closely with subcontract engineers and/or designers to coordinate their activities and to ensure the subcontractor's work is checked and meets the company’s standards and quality requirements.

- Documents and maintains all communication that impacts technical decisions.

- Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment, technical material suppliers, and technical service providers.


- 6+ years of professional Civil/Structural experience preferably supporting Chemicals/Refining operations and/or projects.

- Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering

- Preferred Technical skills:

- Geotechnical engineering(soils)

- Civil Construction QA

- Storage tank foundations

- Roads, Bridges, Trestles and RR Tracks

- Pipe racks and equipment supports

- Scaffolding and shoring

- Secondary containment (dikes, berms, firewalls

- Experience in Civil/Structural equipment selection and bid tab evaluation

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