Electrical Engineer

CF Industries
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Nov 08, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.

Engineering and Engineering Services

Job Summary:

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for a wide range of assigned activities which include scope definition for capital projects, execution of routine design and engineering to address problems and improve site operation, providing technical support to the I&E Maintenance Department, and providing support to Operations personnel. Work should be completed independently utilizing internal and external resources, including a contract E&I designer staff, to provide solutions meeting stakeholder needs and consistent with departmental and site philosophy.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:
  • Instrument and Electrical Equipment Reliability
  • Support Operations and Maintenance teams in troubleshooting, commissioning, testing, performing diagnostics, and/or overseeing repairs to instrument and electrical equipment.
  • Specify, provide guidance, and/ or work directly with electrical relays, switchgear, motor control centers, power panels, transformers, and other electrical distribution equipment on systems from 120 V to 34.5 KV
  • Understand electrical system coordination and make changes to electrical relays to improve overall system reliability and safety.
  • Review, analyze, and update electrical power studies as needed for project or code change requirements.
  • Specify, provide guidance, and/ or work directly with various instrumentation, including but not limited to analyzers, transmitters, flow meters, level switches, transducers, and gas detectors.
  • Understand and modify DCS and PLC logic.
  • Develop and implement electrical or instrument designs that meet plant specifications, standards, requirements, and design codes.
  • Ensure electrical and instrumentation designs are technically correct and implemented in a manner that is compliant with all laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Work within a team environment that includes other engineering disciplines and designers to troubleshoot field issues or implement projects of various sizes.
  • Participate on internal teams to perform safety reviews, develop root cause analysis, or develop technical specifications for both site and corporate initiatives.
  • Manage Instrument and Electrical Documentation
  • Support the Engineering Department's responsibility for maintaining drawings, specifications, logic diagrams, and other equipment and system documentation.
  • Ability to understand and markup drawings for revisions to loop drawings, motor schematics, P&IDs, technical specifications, and individual equipment specification sheets
  • Develop project packages that include scope descriptions, project related drawings, equipment data sheets, and various other scope documentation to submit for bid or construction
  • Utilize and provide guidance to both in-house and external designers to document jobs for estimating, bidding, or construction
  • Ensure documentation is generated in a timely fashion according to individual task, project, or turnaround schedule.
  • Ensure that all project documentation is updated to reflect as-built installations.
  • Capital Projects and Special Projects
  • Work with stakeholders to identify improvements needed to E&I infrastructure to improve site safety and/or reliability and work toward obtaining approval to execute.
  • Support Project Engineering by defining the detailed project scopes for all stages of projects including initial concept, cost estimates, funding requests and execution of capital projects.
  • Ensure third party engineering contractors E&I work is compliant with code, will function correctly and reliably, is properly documented, has no constructability issues, and meets CF internal expectations.
  • Maintain open and ongoing communication with operations, process engineering, project engineering, maintenance, and supervision on status and progress of work on assigned projects.
  • Serve as the project lead or work within a team to develop project scopes, designs, estimates, funding requests, construction packages, and / or final documentation of projects
  • Participate in or lead engineering design reviews for assigned projects, to ensure modifications to plant systems maintain safety, reliability, and operability expectations.
  • Personnel Supervision and Personal Development
  • Maintain / develop technical expertise in related areas (e.g., electrical power systems, control systems, safety instrumented systems).
  • Execute work with contract in-house design team, develop their capabilities, and provide feedback to supervision on design team performance.
  • Stay up to date on electrical and instrument codes and standards.
  • Identify, facilitate, and / or attend in-house and external training to improve personal and/or team knowledge
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety
  • Participate in HAZOP and LOPA studies as requested.
  • Address Incident Investigation and HAZOP action items on schedule.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of Safety Instrumented Functions if determined to be needed to reduce operational risk.
  • Actively practice environmental, health, and safety activities associated with individualized job functions.
  • Function as the CF Representative for certain contractors on-site, emphasizing compliance with site EHS policies and expectations.
  • Continually evaluate ways to improve site safety.
  • Participate in or lead safety presentations, field walks, and other EHS initiatives

Candidates whose resumes will be considered will have:
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited educational institution is required. Electrical engineering is preferred.
  • At least 5 y ears of experience in an E&I engineering role in the petrochemical/chemical industry is required. 10+ years is preferred.
  • Experience executing E&I capital projects is required.
  • Experience with both power distribution, instrumentation, and controls is preferred.
  • Maintenance and/ or direct field experience working in an operating plant environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with electrical distribution systems from 120 Volts to 34.5KV which should include the following:
  • Power system design
  • Understanding of high and low voltage switchgear and motor control centers
  • Power relay coordination
  • Electrical system studies that look at incident energy, short circuit, and load flow
  • Grounding studies
  • Experience reading, understanding, and making markups to electrical drawings.
  • Demonstrated experience with instrument systems which should include the following:
  • Analyzers, pressure transmitters, flow meter, level indications, and transducer installations
  • Understanding of DCS and PLC systems
  • Development and modifications to instrument specifications
  • Reading, understanding, and modifying P&IDs and PFDs.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment and working with employees of all levels.
  • Experience with ETAP, SAP, and PI is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) required. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with personnel of all backgrounds.
  • Must have or be able to acquire Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC).
  • The ability to prove drug and alcohol free at random or for cause.
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs and lift 25 lbs.
  • Have a valid drivers license and ability to drive vehicles within the plant boundaries.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.
  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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