BP Americas, Inc. Electrical Engineer in Whiting, Indiana
Whiting Clean Energy (WCE) is a 525MW combined cycle cogeneration facility. The facility consists of two GE 7FA gas turbine generators with accompanying heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine generator, a demineralization water treatment unit and associated balance of plant equipment. The facility can produce 525MW of electricity for sale into the wholesale power market and 1.1MMlb/hr of high-pressure steam (1300 psig) for export to the Whiting Refinery.
The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of electrical engineering and maintenance work at WCE. This role provides engineering support to the maintenance and operations teams and interfaces with several resources including the maintenance supervisor, engineers, specialists, craftsmen, and contractor personnel to support daily maintenance activities and strategy driven improvement projects. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for developing short and long range plans for electrical equipment that support the HSSE, availability and financial goals of the site. He or she accomplishes this through preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and project upgrades.
United States - Indiana - Whiting
Is this a part time position?:
Key electrical engineering technical authority for the site
Directs critical activities requiring electrical knowledge and expertise
Provides daily technical support to instrument and electrical technicians
Assists in planning and execution of turnaround (TAR) electrical activities
Provides technical input in determining priority and scope of equipment repairs
Leads root cause analysis for failure investigations for incidents related to electrical equipment
Analyzes equipment monitoring data and develops appropriate response to reliability issues
Reviews engineering projects and improvements to ensure compliance with company and industry standards
Completes engineering design and documentation for site improvement, TAR, and modification projects
Assists in developing and maintaining plant electrical engineering standards and electrical safety standards
Develops and manages reliability projects for electrical systems
Develops testing plans for critical electrical equipment and works with the maintenance supervisor in execution of the testing plans
Prepares engineering datasheets & documents and material/equipment specifications
Reviews supplier data, witnesses shop tests, and develops material requisitions as needed
Directs the efforts of design engineering and construction contractors
Maintains the site’s electrical one-line diagrams
Maintains the site’s electrical area classification drawings
Maintains the site’s electrical process models (short-circuit and load flow)
Interfaces with the electrical transmission operator (NIPSCO) as needed to coordinate maintenance outages to maintain grid reliability
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
Desirable criteria and qualifications:
For information regarding competency needs for this profile, please see the competency spreadsheet on the WCE Sharepoint.
As a Safety & Production Critical position, incumbent maintains process safety critical requirements as outlined in WBU’s Competency Assurance Process, WBU-LD-GU-00001.
Computer proficiency in standard desktop and electrical engineering software
Proficient in application of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards to include NEC, NFPA, and API
Experience with power distribution engineering, including substations, relay coordination, and short circuit studies
Technical knowledge of electrical and power system engineering calculations, construction methods, and materials
Experience with electrical equipment design, specification, installation, repair & maintenance (including generators, transformers, motors, variable frequency drives and other electrical equipment)
Experience with 480V thru 138 kV systems
Experience with distributed control systems, instrumentation and controls and basic analyzers
Experience with instrument and control equipment design, specification, installation, repair & maintenance
Experience with various types of control valves
Technical knowledge of instrument and control system engineering calculations, construction methods, and materials
Experience with PLC and Safety Instrumented Systems
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future
The BP Whiting Refinery is located on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in the communities of Whiting, East Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Whiting Refinery is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system, and the 6th largest refinery in the United States. Operations began in 1889, prior to the advent of the automobile.
Today, BP is investing several billion dollars in Northwest Indiana to modernize its Whiting Refinery for the processing of heavier crudes. The modernization is essential to the long-term viability of the refinery, and includes well over a billion dollars in environmental improvements. BP Whiting Refinery employs thousands of full-time employees and contractors. The Whiting Refinery Modernization Project is employing thousands of additional contractors. The modernization project will provide for greater energy security in the Midwest, as conventional supplies of the lighter crudes diminish, and are replaced by heavier crudes.
As we progress with the project, the health, safety and security of our employees, and of those who come into contact with our operations and products, remains our highest priority. Our policy is that no job is worth doing, unless it is done safely, while protecting our shared natural environment.
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United States - Indiana
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Essential experience and job requirements:
A minimum of 5 years industrial (refining, petrochemical, power plant, water plant or manufacturing) experience
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