Process Engineering Lead

California Resources   •  

Tupman, CA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 101 days ago

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 California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) is a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company and the largest oil and natural gas producer in California on a gross-operated basis.  We operate our world-class resource base exclusively within the State of California, applying complementary and integrated infrastructure to gather, process and market our production.  Using advanced technology, CRC’s workforce of approximately 4,000 employees and contractors focuses   The CRC Facilities Engineering & Construction Team is seeking to fill the position of Process Engineering Lead based in Tupman, CA.   Responsibilities  Lead functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and sets direction for the process engineering team across the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Basin
  • Develops and implements vision to continually improve the quality and lower the cost of operations
  • Directs the team and actively participates in technical troubleshooting of process related facilities issues
  • Drives the new project origination process and provides guidance to the projects team through kickoff meetings and design reviews
  • Keeps Facilities Engineering & Construction Manager as well as other stake holders advised of performance, issues, improvements & changes.
  • Develop efficient workflows for ensuring all stake holders are engaged, aligned and executing required tasks
  • Assists with manpower/resource planning
  • Requests the employment of expert consultants when deemed necessary
  • Track performance indicators for each function and resolve deviations quickly
  • Lead technical advancement within each functional area
  • Understands field wide capacities, bottlenecks, and project needs
  • Participate in MOCs with a focus on process review
  • Lead facilities strategy and input to Life of Field Plans
  • Develop & mentor engineering and technical staff
  • Lead small to medium projects
  • Requires minor business travel, that on rare occasions could include extended stays (1-2 months)
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance for process related items 


 Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Ten plus (10+) years of similar experience, in a related field of Process Engineering with preference for experience in Upstream, Midstream, or Downstream operations in the oil and gas industry or in utilities industry.
  • knowledgeable of gas processing plants and compression facilities, water treatment technologies as they relate to produced water treatment, heavy oil facility design, steam generation, equilibrium staged separations; heat exchange; pumping and compression flow behavior, piping and pipeline design, piping codes, standards and material specifications and process control basics
  • Analytical capability as required in collecting, reviewing, assessing and interpreting customer’s data and process requirements and developing responsive design specifications and parameters
  • Proficiency in the use of word-processing, database, spreadsheet, electronic simulation software applications such as Hysys, PROII, or Hysys, Hydraulic Modelling Software such as Pipephase, PipeSim, or GAP, and drawing software such as Autocad
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, including safety considerations in engineering design, recommendations, and operability
  • Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and in the time required
  • Demonstrated ability to work within multidiscipline team environment
  • Understanding of industry standards ASME, API, ANSI etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences within the business.
  • Proficiency in hydraulic analysis, equipment sizing/design, and system design.
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn applicable technical and economic analysis software.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license & a clean DMV record 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering License
  • Working knowledge of corrosion engineering principles.
  • Ability to represent the company’s interests with vendors and contract technical staff.
  • Understanding current California regulatory requirements as they relate to Oil and Gas projects.