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Job Title
Electrical Engineer
Lake Charles, LA
Min Salary
Max Salary
Bonus 7-10%, 401K matching, excellent benefits, relocation assistance
Job Description

*Minimum 3 years - but would consider up to 20 years' experience
* Experience with reliability of electrical equipment (switchyards, MCCs ranging from 480v to 230kv)
* Experience designing electrical projects including VFDs, UPS, transformer protection
* Prioritizing projects...high risk, most critical
* Some instrumentation & controls experience
* Would prefer...PLC programming exp, high power voltage exp, and NFPA70 E
* EE degree required (BS EE, not Electrical Technology, etc) 

Recommend and implement step change improvements in all aspects of safety, cost and operational equipment efficiency.    This engineer will identify solutions to resolve the gaps between the business plan and the demonstrated performance as a source of improvement projects.  The engineer will manage some dedicated electrical and instrument projects with responsibility for the estimation, design, procurement, and construction with internal and external resources.
• Develop solutions to resolve findings from PHA, Root Cause Analysis, Technical Integrity and Operational Excellence audits, etc.  Responsible for integration of safety, operation, reliability and maintenance needs into projects
• Investigate reliability issues and implement improvements to achieve the site's reliability targets.
• Developing scope for energy assessment projects to reduce variable costs. 
• Provide electrical and instrument engineering support for plant improvements from concept through installation.
• Interface with maintenance and operations to develop project scope and budgetary estimates to prioritize and develop funding request with project engineering.  Supports the Technical Manager in the preparation of capital budgets.
• Manage dedicated plant E&I expense projects.  Secure resources within the dimension of the project and maintain accurate accounting for the various phases in accordance with Lyondellbasell accounting disciplines.  Accountable for declared targets of costs and schedule for dedicated projects.  Transfer of complete project to the Operations & Maintenance organization.
• Review PLC programming logic when designer as site representative during the detailed engineering design phase.  General understanding of PLC programming.
• Interface with the DCS Engineer and Fail Safe Controller systems.  Work with the DCS Engineer for point assignments.
• Ability to problem solve/trouble shoot electrical and instrument situations.  Work with instrument technicians during installation to provide troubleshooting support.  Interface with vendors for major capital projects to support equipment selection.
• Apply layer of protection analysis and SIS concepts and interface with maintenance for PM optimization.  Identification of critical equipment and instrumentation and supports maintenance in the optimization of the mechanical integrity program including PM/PDM programs.
• Interface with the Global Project Engineering Group during the design and installation of major capital projects for integration into the site's systems.
• Responsible for ensuring that projects design complies with codes & standards.
• Support a culture where teamwork and close cooperation of all business activities working towards LyondellBasell company values and goals is the highest priority.  Support a culture in which employee health, safety, environmental stewardship and high reliability are the top priorities.
• Liaises with vendors and third party equipment experts to resolve reliability and performance issues.
• Uses continuous learning in order to achieve better reliability at lower costs.  Responsible for acquisition and sharing of best practices from inside and outside the plant through Knowledge Management, participates in relevant communities and interfaces with LBI organizations to implement best practices and engineering standards.
Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
• 3+ years of manufacturing experience.
• Project Management experience a plus
• Familiarity with electrical engineering standards
• Understanding of applicable laws, guidelines, principles and codes 
• Skill in collaborative problem-solving and trouble shooting 
• Ability to work with third party suppliers 
• Organizational and planning skills including ability to set priorities
• Technical and analytic skill to identify opportunities for cost savings
• Demonstrated electrical and/or instrument engineering skills and capabilities
• PLC Programming a plus