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Director of Turnarounds

Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: TX:Dallas, TX - Texas, US, 75251

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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.

Position Summary:

The Delek US Corporate Director of Turnarounds in the Refining group is responsible for managing the company’s turnaround project teams at Big Spring, El Dorado, Krotz Springs and Big Spring with an 5-year spend of $200-250mm. Following the Delek Turnaround Planning & Execution Process (TPEP), this position leads a team of 4-6 direct reports through all turnaround activities starting as early as 36 months in advance of turnaround through execution and post-execution activities.  The Corporate Director of Turnarounds establishes and leads the turnaround teams at each site and directly supervises the Turnaround Managers and Turnaround Subject Matter Experts.  This position reports directly to the Vice President of Turnarounds.


Desired Functional Knowledge:

Highly experienced in leading major capital projects or turnarounds in petrochemical or refinery facilities.  Experienced in the application of project and turnaround controls principles and techniques to the problems of planning, cost estimating, cost engineering, program and project management, scheduling, performance measurement, execution & constructability and change control. 


Primary Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Coach Refinery Leadership Teams (RLT) and T/A Steering Teams through active participation as a member for Delek US turnarounds
  • Develop the strategy for the turnaround group based on overall portfolio performance, feedback from company and business leadership, and growth objectives.  Relate the strategy to long-range planning objectives with plant, business, and company leadership and convert strategy to tactile objectives that team uses to execute the strategy
  • Provide support, guidance and assurance to Delek US Refineries for all shutdowns, turnarounds and outages
  • Ensure organization is capable of executing the strategy and project planning and execution by ensuring the right teams of people, appropriate coaching, training and development, face-to-face Turnaround Leadership Best Practice Meetings (quarterly leadership meetings)
  • Institutionalize developments and evolution of TPEP Standard and Turnaround Best Practices from innovations in industry and lessons learned
  • Ensure turnaround projects have appropriate assurances for readiness, alignment, predictability, and efficient use of resources
  • Maintain contact with Industry turnaround experts for sharing of best practices
  • Actively participate in and, at times, facilitate Turnaround Leadership and Operations Leadership Best Practice Meetings (quarterly leadership meetings)
  • Facilitate turnaround tools such as framing, risk reviews, scope challenges, lessons learned, etc.
  • Train RLT and Steering team on TPEP Standard and Turnaround Best Practices


Critical Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead with a record of proactive accomplishment
  • Unwavering focus and commitment to safely planning and execution of turnaround/project work
  • Expertise and experience in turnaround and project planning, execution and controls principles
  • Effective and tactful communication skills with manufacturing site leadership and corporate leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions, problem-solve and analyze
  • Experience negotiating with and managing contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute long term strategic plans
  • Ability to properly size and organization to support a project based on size and complexity
  • Able to set priorities based on business needs and organizational goals
  • Perform assessment and develop actionable work plans that drive accountability and ownership


Leadership Criteria:

  • Firm belief in the value of people, diverse Teams and their development
  • A demonstrated history of leadership behaviors (e.g. meeting expectations while handling multiple critical tasks) with minimal supervision required
  • Lead continuous improvement across the entire organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to serve a broad range of company business leaders, project teams, and our contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to work from a position of credible influence based on quality assurance knowledge versus a position of authority
  • Creates an inclusive work environment that promotes individual thoughts and encourages ownership

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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Manager, Engineer, Refinery, Quality Assurance, Management, Engineering, Retail, Energy, Technology

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