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Sr Process Engineer, Conceptual Engineering - El Dorado, AR


El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

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.

The Senior Process Engineer, Conceptual Engineering shall support the Asset on all Conceptual Engineering matters in developing concepts for projects to mitigate the identified risks and threats for a reliable safe operation and shall provide technical assurance for developed concept.  Work with PMO leadership to ensure movement of projects into execution in a timely manner.


Safety, Health & Environmental

  • Comply with applicable safety instructions and other Company and legislative procedures.
  • Be a visible driver and role model of the “Incident Free” and “Just Culture” mindsets.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of safe work processes, operating procedures and guidelines to ensure process safety, operational safety and plant integrity.

Planning & Direction

  • Work in accordance with prioritization provided by the Asset Risk register and 3-year plan for project development.


Work Activities - General Duties

  • Contribute to decision making including development of practices, processes and procedures.
  • Ensure that in all matters safety, economical and technical assessments are made, due diligence is observed and initiative taken to secure the best economical results.
  • Ensure that all information, both written and spoken, obtained in the course of the work is handled with confidentiality.
  • Ensure that the work is carried out in a professional manner and in compliance with applicable contracts, Company policies, values and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Actively monitor work progress such that risks and problem areas are identified, reported and solutions identified.
  • Plan and execute assigned projects and tasks.
  • Bring forward suggestions for improvements in time and cost within the areas of responsibility.
  • Identify areas of technical innovation that can improve Company safety, profitability or reliability.
  • Maintain a sound understanding and knowledge of current versions of applicable codes, standards and design guidelines.


Work Activities – Conceptual Engineering

  • Take ownership of and drive resolution of bigger-picture strategic and operational issues affecting multiple installations, through cross-departmental coordination as necessary.
  • Support Conceptual Engineering role as the Delek focal point during Phase 1 to 2A of future Projects in alignment with the site 3-Year plan.
  • Conduct economic and technical analyses in support of identifying the competitive scope for the problem statement the project should address.
  • Act as primary technical interface with steering Committee and PMO as required.
  • Perform functional governance of performance and technology trials conducted at laboratory and pilot-plant scale.
  • Establish and manage a professional relationship with vendors, research institutes and technology suppliers to ensure provision of deliverables, services and professional expertise in due time.
  • Scope out, tender, manage and assure conceptual engineering studies conducted by third parties.
  • Review conceptual design-related drawings and other technical documents to ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards, and best industry practice.
  • Contribute to early screening and business case generation of opportunities and threats raised by the Asset risk assessments.
  • Use and support maintain philosophies, procedures, guidelines and tools to support the Conceptual Engineering group’s areas of operation.
  • Maintain a good understanding and knowledge of process simulation and calculation programs, with particular emphasis on working with production forecasts.
  • Participate in safety workshops (HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, etc.) and task/operational risk assessments as required.
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Participate in multidiscipline and interdepartmental workshops and task forces.

Work Activities – Support other Departments

  • Provide technical analysis and guidance to Production Optimisation group to support Maximum Production Potential initiative.
  • Provide direction and advice on conceptual engineering best practice to asset workstreams as required.
  • Provide assurance of conceptual design activities performed by other asset teams and Contract Engineering teams.
  • Liaise with site Project Managers to ensure that projects under execution remain aligned with long-term technical strategies for the asset.


  • Proactively take responsibility for self-progression by keeping abreast with latest developments, knowledge and innovations in relevant field of expertise.

Knowledge / Technical Skills

  • Recognized as a specialist in process engineering having a good knowledge and understanding of process engineering design in Refinery applications.
  • Good awareness of contributions of other engineering disciplines to front-end engineering activities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of conceptual process equipment sizing and rating calculations essential, together with strong awareness of general, bigger-picture conceptual issues (e.g. field architecture, facility topsides layout design, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of industry standards and Delek EPs applicable to process and conceptual engineering.
  • Ability to work independently and to direct the work of others, with guidance only in the most complex situations.
  • Team player showing individual initiative, responsibility and integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Good general computer skills, familiar with standard Process Engineering software packages.

Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:
At least 5 years of related experience. Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Master's or MBA degree typically preferred.

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • 4-Year Degree in Chemical or Process Engineering from a recognized university


  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant oil and gas industry experience, preferably with a combination of operating, consulting & design background.
  • Exposure to all stages of the downstream project life cycle and exposure to operating facilities is essential.
  • Proven experience leading multi-disciplinary front-end teams a strong advantage.
  • Proven experience in managing engineering contractors an advantage.

Organizational Leveling:
Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines. Solves complex problems. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for on-going activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for those with less experience. Level at which career may stabilize for many years or until retirement.

Technical Skills:

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

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. 

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