Project Engineer
Motiva Enterprises LLC

Port Arthur, Texas

Posted in Oil and Gas


Job Info


At Motiva Enterprise LLC., our key asset is our people. We have over 2,500 dedicated employees who allow us to fulfill our purpose - to be the safest and most profitable downstream company in the Americas. We own and operate North America's largest refinery, based in Port Arthur, TX, headquartered in Houston, TX, along with Terminals and Pipelines across the Southeast Coast.

Position Overview:

The Project Engineer will manage the planning activities and resources of multiple capital projects ranging in size from $50M to $10MM to capture specific business objectives. Using project management, leadership and strategic skills, you will develop scopes, project execution plans and coordinate cost estimates, budgets and schedules with project controls. You will manage all resources available to meet all project milestones and execute projects from conception to start up, including during turnarounds and at shutdowns. Under the guidance of a senior manager, you will have authority to formulate and execute budgets and will be responsible for cost and schedule performance of projects.

While technical expertise and ability to execute projects are essential, equally important is the willingness to work day-to-day issues with Safety, Environmental, Construction, Production and Maintenance in a collaborative manner. We are looking for someone who can anticipate and challenge situations, use critical thinking to develop economic analyses and marginal evaluations, solve problems, remove roadblocks, and make sound recommendations.

Experience and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience managing capital projects in a petrochemical, refining or heavy industrial manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Project Management experience working in a phased project process
  • Effective managerial capability
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with Process Safety Management - Management of Change

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Physical Requirements:
  • Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing of stairs and ladders
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, heeled boots and hearing protection)

We reserve the right to amend or withdraw Motiva jobs at any time, including prior to the closing date. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or grade.

Applicants for regular U.S. positions must be authorized to work in the United States for Motiva Enterprises LLC without the need for sponsorship of an immigration authorization or visa (for example, TN, H-1B, or other employment-based immigration authorization or visa).

Motiva participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.



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