Manager Electrical Engineering

11 - 15 years experience  •  Energy / Oil & Gas

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17
Wilmington, DE
11 - 15 years experience
Energy / Oil & Gas
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17



Responsible for the management and direction of the Electrical Reliability Engineers and Electrical Specialists. Focus of this group is to improve and ensure the reliability of the electrical power distribution systems, and the strategic implementation of power distribution system changes in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability.

  • Provides technical and managerial leadership for the Electrical Engineering Department. Motivates employees toward goals of electrical system safety and reliability. Coordinates the daily activities of the Electrical Engineering Department. Oversees implementation of tools used to evaluate and prioritize departmental assignments. Supervises staff as required to provide technical support for Operations and Maintenance.
  • Establishes and maintain a good working relationship with local utility company to include routine communications and long range planning to improve power supply reliability. Maintains monthly communications either directly or by delegating to other engineering staff in the electrical reliability group. Maintains minutes of said meetings for distribution to appropriate refinery personnel.
  • Manages the Electrical Engineering and Specialist staff to optimize the technical support.
  • Supervises Engineering and Specialist support on all electrical power distribution equipment for capital projects. This support includes equipment specification and installation in accordance with Valero, NEC and IEEE guidelines to assure long-term reliability and asset optimization.
  • Supervises Engineering and Specialist support for turnaround activities on all major and/or critical electrical systems, which includes developing inspection and repair recommendations, generating detailed workscopes and cost estimates, contracting and supervising external resources, and coordinating internal resources as required to complete the specified workscope within the allotted time frame.
  • Supervises the Engineering and Specialist staff as required to resolve electrical equipment reliability issues as identified by the “Bad Actors” list. This may require the use of formal Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methods and cross-functional teams. 
  • Supervises the Engineering and Specialists staff as required to identify, define and implement projects designed to improve power distribution and electrical equipment reliability and performance plant wide.
  • Supervises staff in the development of maintenance standards for power distribution and electrical equipment and any associated training. Utilizes the staff to provide required operator training on high, medium, and low voltage electrical equipment.
  • Provides assistance with the preparation of the capital and expense budgets. Provides reports as necessary for budget and monthly activities. Promotes the environmental and safety goals of Valero.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of ten years industrial electrical power systems related experience with exposure and responsibilities in maintenance/engineering areas required.
  • Minimum of five years experience in direct management of personnel preferred.
  • Computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook software required.
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred.


About Valero 

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero's brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.

Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team.



About the Wilmington Refinery


The Valero Wilmington Refinery was commissioned in 1969 and has had three major expansions to become a fully integrated refinery and several upgrades to meet clean-fuel standards. The Wilmington refinery processes a blend of California and foreign crude oil, as well as unfinished feedstocks from local and foreign sources. Given its coking and desulfurizing capabilities, it is particularly well-suited to process lower-cost heavy, high-sulfur crude oils and feedstocks. The refinery also produces 15 percent of the asphalt supply in southern California. Refined products are distributed from the Wilmington refinery through a network of third-party pipelines and terminals in southern California, Nevada and Arizona, and then on to wholesale and retail customers.


Valero will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.



Job: Engineering

Primary Location:US-CA-Wilmington

Job Posting Nov 2, 2017, 8:11:19 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing 


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