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Project Engineer in Concord, CA at Roberts Companies

Date Posted: 2/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Roberts has an immediate opening for a Project Engineer with a mechanical background for our Bay Area Refinery client.  The Project Engineer will provide technical support to operations and maintenance in designing, maintaining and operating equipment and facilities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  

This position is responsible for designing, engineering and overseeing the installation of projects in accordance with code, regulatory and company standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support to operations to ensure the safe continued running of the facility.
  • Managing numerous (>20) projects/activities, meeting all deadlines
  • Developing all mechanical design work for minor to intermediate size projects
  • Developing cost estimates and business justification for improvement projects as well as their own recommendations
  • Specifying, procuring and installing replacement piping, pumps, instrumentation, mechanical parts, etc.
  • Reviewing proposed mechanical designs, by others, to ensure adequacy and code/company standard compliance
  • Providing oversight to construction and turnaround activities
  • Ensuring repairs and changes are in accordance with MOC and MI processes

Job Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 5 or more years of experience working in the engineering field with familiarity with established regulations and practices
  • 5 or more years of experience in a refinery/petrochemical/industrial operating environment
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Must be able to read/interpret technical materials/drawings in English
  • Must be able and willing, with or without reasonable accommodation to perform/comply with all of the following: 
  • This position requires a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) be obtained to gain access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels.  Visit the TSA website for more information.)
  • Must be willing and able to work extended hours (as needed) including weekends, holidays, and on shift.
    • Work in enclosed/confined spaces
    • Work safety near large, hot, high-speed machinery
    • Climb and work safety at elevated heights
    • Work around chemicals, acids, and bases
    • Work with/around hydrocarbons under high pressure and/or heat
    • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection, hard hat, etc.
    • Be clean shaven of facial hair each day (to ensure proper respirator utilization)
    • Work in/outdoors in a variety of weather conditions


  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective team member
  • SAP experience
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to secure technical information from vendors and other company resources
  • Possess demonstrated abilities in self-motivation and problem-solving