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CMS Engineer

CMS Engineer

  • Location United States - Indiana - Whiting
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141240BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

As the Chemical Management & Services (CMS) process engineer, you will work closely with the site’s CMS partner, Baker Hughes, to ensure the performance of each chemical injection application meets established key performance indicators and to drive asset team ownership of their specific applications. The CMS engineer will also be the contractor accountability manager (CAM) for the onsite Baker Hughes team, including management of the team’s overall performance to ensure it is meeting bp’s safety standards and business requirements. The role will also have the opportunity to gain a complete view of the refinery operations from start to finish due to the expansive list of chemical applications used as the crude comes in, the products are shipped out, and the several applications in between that keep each unit running reliably.

The CMS engineer may also be asked to qualify for an operating unit(s) as both a learning opportunity and to provide some backfill for process engineers that normally support day to day unit operations.

This role supports safe refinery operations and enhancing profitability by delivering in the following key accountability areas:

  • Process and Personal Safety Management
  • Unit Operations Support
  • Unit and system monitoring
  • Unit and system optimization (primarily with respect to chemical usage)
  • Grow capability

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide bp leadership and guidance to the CMS relationship and be the single point of contact for any CMS related issues.
  • Handle CMS vendor performance and expectations
  • Raise awareness of threats related to CMS (budget impacts, material availability, etc)
  • Identify and champion cost, performance, and efficiency opportunities
  • Increase the process engineering team and asset team understanding, engagement and ownership of the CMS applications in their area.
  • Coordinate the CMS budget and site’s Variable Expense Budget (VEB) for all chemicals annually
  • Participate in the CIF with the intention of leading and sharing and engage Solutions resources in site CMS UHM.

Process and Personal Safety Management:

  • Ensure the CMS vendor is safety focused in all activities, and they have the required support from bp to perform each task safely.
  • Participate by providing technical feedback to process related MOC (Management of Change) reviews
  • Proactively identify process and personal safety risks on site and share takeaways

Unit Operations Support:

  • Drive communication between CMS vendor and bp across the organization
  • Assist Operations in solving CMS related issues.
  • Support environmentally compliant operation and work to achieve goal of no damage to the environment
  • Support CMS project activities as needed.
  • Solicit periodic feedback from Operations Leadership on how CMS is being managed/delivered.

Unit and System Monitoring:

  • Work with unit process engineers and operations to ensure that UHM is incorporating key variables that are being monitored/controlled by CMS contractor.
  • Proactively identify availability concerns and work solutions to help achieve availability targets
  • Monitor energy use and support the energy efficiency improvements plan (with Energy Engineer) for the unit

Unit and System Optimization:

  • Ensure that chemical usage is being managed accordingly.
  • Look for optimization opportunities with new chemistries that may be more efficient.

Turnaround Support:

  • Provide guidance into TAR scope for system upgrades/repairs for chemical injection systems. Generate the process scope for turnaround along with appropriate justification based on unit performance

Grow Capability:

  • Deliver personal capability – accountable for growing professionally and mentoring those with less experience.
  • Deliver technical learning – accountable for ensuring technical knowledge is captured, maintained, easily retrievable, and shared appropriately
  • Network with site manufacturing technical representatives, commercial, projects organizations, technology networks, and other BP sites sharing and bringing applied information on short-term tactical and central initiatives, programs, and projects to Whiting related to CMS.
  • Provide back-fill coverage for other unit engineers as needed
  • Support intern and recruiting program as needed, including supervision and developing / leading projects

Essential Education

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related degree

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of plant experience in technical, engineering, operations, maintenance
  • Direct experience with desktop computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in direct process engineering support for a process unit
  • Solid understanding of unit operations
  • Solid understanding of process equipment
  • Desire to develop digital capabilities to enhance CMS program monitoring and reporting tools.

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