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Operations Optimization Engineer - Dallas, TX


Dallas, TX, US, 75251

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Job Summary

The Operations Optimization Engineer will support DKL Operations by troubleshooting operational issues across DKL’s facilities, optimizing the operation of existing facilities, providing engineering support and monitoring for the company’s leak detection systems, and will provide input to the development of projects for new Greenfield assets and major brownfield facility upgrades and expansions associated with the Company’s hazardous liquids midstream pipelines, terminals, facilities, trucking stations, and loading racks.


  • Enforce and maintain company safety policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, and for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public.
  • Carry out hydraulic modelling in support of short-term operations optimization activities, and forward-looking models for bottleneck identification in support of project development.
  • In collaboration with discipline SMEs and Operations personnel in DKLs control center and in the field, support in troubleshooting operational issues.
  • Develop system optimization workflows to maximize on-pipe barrels, minimize chemical injection, and minimize power usage across DKL’s facilities.
  • Support development and tuning of Leak Detection Systems using Emerson’s Pipeline Manager package, starting from data collection to configuration, testing, and supporting the product in the production environment.
  • Developing and tuning RTTM and Mass balance Leak Detection Systems using AVEVA PIM package, starting from data collection to configuration, testing, and supporting the product in the production environment.
  • Work closely with the Operations Control Center and the SCADA department in maintaining the connectivity between the LDS and SCADA supplied data.
  • Assist Pipeline Control and Operations when needed and provide after-hours support in order to verify alarms/alerts within the leak detection model
  • Define and monitor leak detection system KPIs
  • Plan and execute tests such as physical leak draws and software based tests.
  • Develop, promote and maintain positive working relationships with consultants, vendors, suppliers, contractors, and all departments within the company.
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers.
  • Provide analytics and other information and feedback to management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Culture Fit & Alignment to Delek's Core Values

  • Consistently adhere to Delek’s policies and procedures and be a positive example for others by demonstrating the Company’s core values of Safety, Integrity, Commitment, Passion for Wining and Excellence, Maximizing Value, and Growth Oriented.

Organizational Impact

  • Make decisions and/or take action based on logical assumptions derived from factual information gathered; seek out information from established policies and procedures and/or knowledge experts; seek input from others.


Minimum Required Education

  • College graduate with a four-year Bachelor’s engineering degree from an ABET-accredited program.
  • 6-10+ years’ progressive experience of hazardous liquids midstream pipeline industry experience is preferred, or 10+ years of refining, petrochemical, gas midstream, or upstream oil & gas experience required
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in an operation support role with an emphasis on optimization.
  • Extensive flow assurance, hydraulics and leak detection system experience including the use of software packages such as Emerson Pipeline Studio, Aspentech HYSYS, and Emerson Pipeline Manager.
  • Deep knowledge of API and related industry standards and best practices
  • Experience in the use and configuration of OSIsoft PI to develop tools and dashboards.
  • Willing to attend and participate industry-sponsored conferences, seminars, training, and summits.
  • Working knowledge of PHMSA regulations, DOT Part 195, TX Railroad Commission, ASME B31.3 and B31.4 design standards, and API Recommended Practices
  • Overnight travel to company locations and facilities for meetings, training, special projects, emergency planning, or information gathering will be required.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC card
  • Must be willing to submit to DOT random drug & alcohol screening


  • Master’s Degree in an ABET-Engineering program
  • 10-12 years’ progressive experience of hazardous liquids midstream pipeline industry experience.
  • A Professional Engineering Licensure is desirable




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

Welcome to Delek US Holdings







Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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