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Senior Engineer


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees are empowered to make a difference?

Job title

IE Reliability Engineer


$98,893 - $123,616


Chocolate Bayou Works (CBW)

Alvin, Texas

Organizational context and job purpose

The Chocolate Bayou Works site is located in Southeastern Texas about 40 miles South of Houston and consists of two Olefin units that produce approximately 3bn pounds/year of ethylene, 2 Polypropylene units that produce approximately 800m pounds/ year of polypropylene,  storage and transfer facilities at Stratton Ridge.  The Site also provides knowledge sharing support and functional guidance through relationships with the PE / PP facilities at Battleground and the Hobbs gas processing facility in New Mexico, with the headquarters located in League City, TX. 

How the Role Fits In:

The INEOS Chocolate Bayou Site has a position open for an IE Reliability Engineer.  This position is responsible to maintain and improve the safety and reliability of the electrical distribution equipment and instrumentation throughout the site.  The IE Engineer will be a technical resource to maintenance and engineering, contribute to a safe working environment and be engaged with daily issues, compliance, project support, and the long term reliability strategy.

This role reports directly to the Electrical Reliability Team Leader

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Accountability 1:  SHE Stewardship

  • The position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles.  Additionally, this position has a special responsibility to cascade the understanding of these principles throughout their work groups.
  • Leads by example and ensures work group is in compliance with CBW SHE policies and procedures.
  • Leads the work group’s efforts in promoting and demonstrating safe behaviors through personal and team participation in SHE activities including incident investigations, HAZOP's, audits, observations, housekeeping and in reviewing team and others' safety incidents and near misses.

Accountability 2: Strategic Duties

  • Assist the site I&E maintenance team as an engineering resource.
  • Lead and /or serve on root cause failure analysis and incident investigation teams.
  • Develop detailed work scopes for engineered projects.
  • Develop maintenance work procedures and preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of NEC, NESC, NFPA 70B, and NFPA 70E.
  • Working knowledge of power system analysis and protective relays.
  • Investigate instrument failures and issue recommendations to eliminate further occurrences.
  • Participate in Process Safety Management process.
  • Provide engineering support for SIS implementation projects, TARs, and capital projects.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance for unusual or persistent I&E problems.
  • Apply site I&E engineering technical procedures and national standards.
  • Work with operations, engineering, and technicians to identify and prioritize reliability improvement.
  • Read instrumentation loop sheets, P&ID drawings, one and three-line drawings.
  • Read function block, ladder logic, and responsible for PLC program and narrative changes.
  • Size and select instruments and control valves.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicate daily with operations and maintenance persons in the field.
  • Be available off hours to support significant maintenance events.

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years’ of experience in chemical, refining or industrial manufacturing.
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills, drive, sense of urgency and problem-solving abilities will be critical for the success of this individual and are required.
  • The successful candidate must possess the skills of a change agent and have demonstrated success in implementing engineering processes and procedures.

Job Requirements:

The preferred candidate would have these skills:


  • Experience with SKM power tool software is a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot motor controls through 4160 volts.
  • Size conduits, cables for motors, MCCs, feeders, etc.
  • Work with outside vendors on coordination, load flow, arc flash and other studies related to the plant electrical system.


  • Experience with Triconex PLCs is a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation loops from field to DCS systems.
  • Design and program control and interlock systems.
  • Size and select instruments and control valves.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.