The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Logistics Project Engineer opportunity, you will have:
- A bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business.
- Solid relevant experience in the petroleum or chemical industry; relevant experience may include project management, engineering, petroleum terminal management and other like positions.
- Knowledge of and experience in safe handling practices of hazardous liquids.
- Knowledge of equipment used in liquid product measurement and control.
- Knowledge of API measurement standards.
- General knowledge of federal and state safety and compliance rules and regulations regarding terminal and pipeline operations.
- Demonstrated math skills.
- Strong mechanical savvy.
- Proficiency with MS Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
- A valid driver's license and the ability to meet company insurability requirements.
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or the ability to become credentialed quickly.
- Proven interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to influence others and promote teamwork among various stakeholders.
- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple activities and priorities.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate at various levels within the organization.
The RoleYou will report to the Senior Project Engineer and also work with closely with the Senior Vice President in charge of logistics. As a key member of the logistics team, you'll be responsible for tracking and coordinating major maintenance and capital projects at our pipeline and terminal facilities. You'll works closely with senior leadership to ensure critical projects move forward on schedule and in a safe and cost effective manner. In addition, you'll play a strategic role by identifying profit improvement and other business opportunities across our statewide distribution system.
Projects will be diverse and you'll be involved in just about all phases. A typical project will last 6 to 12 months, from idea to completion, although timelines can vary. Here are two examples of projects:
- We recently completed construction of a jet fuel storage tank on Kauai, which involved both in-house and third-party resources.
- You'll probably take point on a project to replace piping at one of our piers; if you have the right background, we hope to handle most of this project in-house.
- Develop project ideas to improve the profitability, competitive position or asset integrity of Par Hawaii's pipeline and terminal assets across the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Molokai.
- Serve as the central coordinator for a portfolio of major maintenance and capital projects ranging from $8-12 million annually. You'll work with the SVP to drive the project portfolio by interfacing with project managers and tracking and reporting on project status.
- Develop project scope of work, cost estimates, economic feasibility and decision support packages for leadership.
- Serve as the project manager for a subset of Par Hawaii's logistics projects; this will include working with internal and external engineering resources to design projects, shepherding projects through permitting, bidding out projects and overseeing project execution.
- Lead monthly project reviews for the logistics group leadership team.
- Work closely with procurement and accounting to ensure sound financial management during project execution.
- Proactively search for optimization opportunities and implementation of best practices across the logistics system, and be ready to cross-train in other positions in the logistics group.
- Serve as "utility player" and provide position relief/vacation support for key roles within the logistics organization as directed.
What's in It for YouProfessional development
Even if you have extensive experience in this industry, the diversity of the role means that you're bound to learn new things. You'll also interact with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, including facility managers, procurement staff, safety specialists, executives, vendors and others.
If your passion is hands-on project engineering, this position can be fulfilling over a long career. If you have management aspirations, this role is a great training ground. You'll be involved in just about all our facilities, learn all our operations, and demonstrate your ability to deliver results.
Working at Par Pacific is different. Because Par is a smaller energy company, employees have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business and to influence decisions. People truly have amazing careers at Par because they are exposed to all areas of the company and are connected to many of the industry experts.
There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- an unorthodox niche player in the energy space that drives operations from production to delivery. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid vacation plus paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more.
Opportunistic growth strategy
At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies.
Pictured: At the heart of the logistics network is our refinery in Kapolei, which is the largest in the state.
Keys to SuccessIn many ways, you will serve as a "hub" for an array of contacts. You can expect to get input from multiple sources, and you'll need to be able to capture ideas and follow through on them. You probably already know that project stakeholders can have strong opinions and different agendas. That's where your leadership and influencing skills will come in.
The role also involves handling a great many details across diverse projects. You'll need to leverage your organizational talents to identify and manage priorities, deliverables and deadlines. Focus and an even-keeled approach will be important. At the same time, you should have a grasp of the bigger picture and how the details come together to support business goals.
In addition, in order to be an outstanding Logistics Project Engineer, you will:
- Establish expectations and deadlines, and hold stakeholders accountable
- Step in as necessary to help remove roadblocks and resolve issues
- Be as comfortable interacting with construction crews as you are presenting to executives
- Be mindful of safety at all times (we have an excellent safety record)
- Achieve goals independently but also contribute as a team player
- Ensure open lines of communication among project stakeholder
- Remain flexible and adaptable as priorities change