Project Engineering Supervisor

HollyFrontier Corporation
Full time Full day
El Dorado, KS

Basic Function

Manages all local capital projects $25K - $5MM for a total $20 -30MM/Yr to improve plant profitability, safety, and reliability. Manages and supervises eight to ten Project Engineers.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Facilitates development of the site’s annual capital budget

  • Oversees implementation of phased gated project initiation and development process.

  • Collaborate with reliability and process engineers on the development of multi-year capital plans.

  • Performs quality reviews for all engineering deliverables to ensure constructability, maintainability, operability, and compliance with all safety and regulatory requirements

  • Decides on and manages actions necessary for the safe and reliable operation of projects and the refinery within approved budget limits, and recommends capital improvement projects for the continued growth and profitability of the facility

  • Coordinates all outside engineering/consultants

  • Oversees all schedules and budgets for each project

  • Coordinates and manages all requests for internal support

  • Provides management with regular updates regarding completion of milestones and significant accomplishments and communicates progress and problems in a timely manner

  • Ensures important equipment documentation and drawings are received, properly recorded, and stored for future reference

  • Organizes a project team for each project ensuring proper representation from key department and makes task assignments as necessary

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their superior, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.


A minimum of 10 years project management is required.


Design experience, refinery experience, and past supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.


A Master's of Engineering or equivalent experience is preferred.

Required Skills

Ability to solve day-to-day problems on projects as well as find and develop solutions for long range viability of projects at the refinery, and work and lead in a collaboratively team environment. Advanced project engineering skills and training. Ability to develop and implement a project budget and stay on time and on budget. Intermediate computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and database. Self-starter. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication. Advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.


Strong mechanical design background is preferred. Primavera Project Scheduling software experience is strongly preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Supervises eight to ten engineers and manages outside engineering employees and any other human resources needed to accomplish the project.

Work Conditions

Office and field based with up to 10% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, out-of-doors environment, and driver based environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, loud noises and vibrations. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs, pushing and/or pulling up to 50lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceiving color differences, wearing personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid state driver's license and proof of insurance required. Job conditions may require standing and walking.

Our One HFC Culture:

Our one HFC Culture focuses on four key values of safety, integrity, teamwork and ownership. They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization. Safety is first. We care about our people and work tirelessly to make sure they return home safely, every day. Everything we do is done with integrity. We encourage growth and exciting possibilities by championing a culture of teamwork and ownership

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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