Company: Chevron
Skills: Business Development, Refinery Specialist
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: San Ramon, California, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Date: August 12, 2019

Location: San Ramon, CA


*** Please note this role may be base out of Richmond CA, El Segundo CA, Pascagoula MS, Salt Lake City, UT or Pasadena TX. ***

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Refinery Business Manager located in San Ramon, CA California / United States through August 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

The Refinery Business Manager is responsible for management of all business associated with the designated operating area. This includes safe and reliable operation, development and implementation of the Operations and Division business plans, and integration of business unit operations with other business units within the Refinery. This role requires active engagement in career development for Business Unit employees. This role is on the Refinery Leadership Team and supports the development and implementation of the Refinery Business Plan. This key role requires a strong leader with proven operations experience.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

• Responsible for the overall performance of the designated Operating Area.

• Manages the assets in the assigned plants and facilities to operate with excellence.

• Establishes performance metrics and monitors progress in the division in concert with refinery goals.

• Effectively stewards systems within the area to achieve an incident and injury-free workplace with leading asset reliability. Prevent spills and environmental incidents. Ensures integration of environmental and Process Safety Management compliance issues with daily activities.

• Assumes overall responsibility for the development of all division employees. Partners with internal Learning & Development department on training and development.

• Defines obstacles to operating with excellence and utilizes resources both within and outside the division to remove these obstacles.

• Gives strategic direction, deploys resources and coordinates relationships with the Area Management/Asset Team to ensure the refinery is fully optimized and operating to plan. Partners with Technical groups to underpin longer term planning and troubleshooting capability.

• Assists in coordinating response to major upsets and emergencies in order to minimize any adverse effects to personnel, community, environment and equipment.

• Utilizes the Unit Reliability Improvement Program (URIP) model and expectations to build an enhanced reliability culture. Champions URB process and manages threats and vulnerabilities well.

• Effectively manages operating procedures to ensure they are of a high standard and rigorously adhered to.

• Leads the Area Management/Asset Team in setting priorities and alignment with the Maintenance and Reliability team. Manages resources to ensure area integrity is maintained and statutory/legislative requirements are fully met.

• Establishes and manages division capital and expense budgets. Manages the operational resources to support the implementation of the capex program. Works in concert with other functional groups and operating divisions to make the best business decisions for the refinery. Serves in a decision-making capacity as appropriate on refinery projects and initiatives.

• Offers guidance and maintains awareness of issues dealing with the future operation of the Refinery and assigned division; e.g. capital projects, shutdown preparation, overall budget development, feed/product economics, Best Practice development, long-range planning/optimization, emerging technologies, other refinery wide issues, records management, and Information Systems.

• Champions the Turnarounds process to ensure it is followed to effectively plan and execute shutdown activities.

• Champions the process to manage changes to facilities, operations, products or the organization.

• Conducts individual reviews of performance, identifies areas for improvement and supports implementation of personal development plans.

• Maintains strategic manpower plans to ensure the required number of people and skills are available when required to support the business needs. Link these with succession planning and technical career ladder activities.

• Provide resources and direction to support operator initial and refresher training.

Required Qualifications:



  • Minimum 10 years of experience in refinery or complex facility
  • Significant Operations line management experience
  • Willingness to relocate to various Chevron locations both within the US and internationally


Preferred Qualifications:




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Demonstrated results in leading an organization to improve performance, proficiency with change management
  • Process or Designs Engineering experience
  • Additional relevant experience including Maintenance, Reliability, and/or Planning. This experience should result in demonstrated understanding of Turnarounds, Routine Work Control, URIP, business planning, supply chain economics, risk management, decision making and sound technical understanding of refinery processes.
  • Employee Relations experience - including policy administration, personnel policy deployment, employee development, performance management
  • Project experience - including decision-authority roles and leading complex projects that achieved the intended results on schedule, budget and performance as designed
  • Budget development and cost management


Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland


Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




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