Company: Chevron
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position through Feb 27th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CT).

This position will work within Chevron Pipeline & Power- Power Services Group within the Gas Turbine Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics team in Houston, TX. The Power Services Group mission is to assist Chevron Gas Turbine operators in sustaining world-class performance in direct support of facility producing objectives. This position will be part of the Gas Turbine technical support team that is responsible for maintaining and developing performance analytics and diagnostics tools for equipment performance, integrity, reliability, and efficiency.

Typically, the Gas Turbine systems include heavy-duty frame, aero-derivative, or light industrial gas turbines as well as steam turbine generators, Heat Recovery Steam Generators and associated balance of plant equipment. These facilities typically operate in simple cycle, cogeneration or combined cycle configuration.

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

  • Remote gas turbine-generator/HRSG and balance of plant performance monitoring and diagnostics with SmartSignal, OSI Pi and other tools in support of the Chevron worldwide Gas Turbine fleet.
  • Job will include building, tuning, and monitoring of SmartSignal models.
  • Job will include support of Pi AF models.
  • Job will include the development of new performance and diagnostic tools for Gas Turbine applications.
  • PI Visualization development using PI Visions & Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Understanding of Root Cause Analysis of gas turbines and all support equipment and reliability tracking methods using ORAP/ GADDS.
  • Giving work direction to others or lead a small team of company and business partners.
  • Understanding of gas turbine standard maintenance procedures, Predictive Maintenance programs, and Condition Based Maintenance Programs for gas turbine power plants.
  • Ability to become an integrated member of the remote monitoring central support team and communicate monitoring issues via email, telephone, and WebEx meetings during the day and sometimes at night to support the gas turbine fleet worldwide.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and setting his/her own priorities and schedules.
  • Share specific knowledge and experience throughout Chevron.
  • Distributes technical data and communicates across the enterprise.
  • Traveling up to 25% of the time to domestic as well as international locations.


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years demonstrated experience working closely with Engineering and Operations on gas turbine and performance monitoring and analysis of gas turbine operating facilities.
  • Understanding of trending, Predictive Maintenance programs and Condition Based Maintenance Programs for Gas Turbines.
  • General understanding of all major equipment and operational/maintenance requirements of Gas Turbines and associated equipment.
  • Experience with predictive analytics software platforms, as well asOSI PI Process Book, PI AF, and PI visions software, or equivalent historian and visualization software's.
  • The candidate must have technical capabilities to work with performance monitoring tools/software and able to perform analysis of gas turbines operating in both power generation and mechanical drive applications.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in process safety activities including MOCs, PHAs, SOA, AOAs, RCM, etc. Dedicated to building and maintaining process safety data including BFDs, PFDs, P&IDs, Control Philosophies, etc.
  • High school diploma.


Preferred qualifications:




  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Civil Engineering
  • Experience with SmartSignal, Microsoft SharePoint, MathCad and Data Link as well as advanced Excel functions.
  • Experience with plant cycle modeling
  • Prior operations, maintenance, engineering, or technician experience with Cogen, combined cycle, or simple cycle large frame or Aero derivative gas turbines.
  • Generator and electrical generation and distribution system equipment experience.
  • Specific GE MKV or MKVI control system experience
  • Other power generation controls experience will also be considered.
  • Must be able to work effectively on a multidiscipline team with varying levels of experience.
  • Requires proven technical leadership and project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly convey complex concepts and recommendations to internal stakeholders both written and orally.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, coach, and mentor other engineers, as well as work closely with operations and maintenance staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving an incident and injury-free environment.
  • Must be able to coordinate and direct multidisciplinary groups to execute work on schedule and budget while maintaining quality of work.


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, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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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. 


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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.


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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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