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Process Projects Engineer

HF Sinclair

HF Sinclair

Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Basic Function

Conducts engineering duties for an assigned Engineering discipline and functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts.

Job Duties

  • For FEL-1 phase this role will need to own the Framing Workshop, develop the basic data (flow rates, compositions, intermediate & final product specifications, pressure, temperatures, etc.), work with E&S to ensure appropriate economics and complete the other identified deliverables necessary for the project to proceed into FEL-2 phase
  • Prepare mark ups of PFDs and P&IDs
  • Develop the process scope of work to be performed by the engineering firms for the various stage gates.  Ensure scope is properly covered in engineering contractor plan.
  • Is responsible for managing the integrated technical team to deliver the final process design. Ensures the process design team provides the necessary data to finalize documentation as defined by the DCAF.  Examples of PIPE deliverables include:
    • Assess phase deliverable package
    • Basis for Design
    • Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balance
    • Line lists
    • Necessary equipment process data sheets
    • Preliminary and final safeguarding studies
    • Process Hazard Analysis/LOPA and required resolutions
    • Flare impacts
  • Leads and facilitates resolution of key investigations related to process design.


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


A minimum of three years of progressive work experience in a specific engineering discipline. An understanding of basic refinery processes and the elements of process safety is required for Process Safety Engineering discipline. 



Professional Engineer registration is encouraged. Refinery or petrochemical industry experience preferred. Some or all of FCC, CCR, Alky, Sulfur unit, Delayed Coking and hydrotreating experience is preferred for Chemical discipline depending on assignment.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related Engineering discipline is required.

Required Skills

Ability to manage a project is essential. Working knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and processes is essential. Ability to communicate effectively with others, strong verbal communication skills, advanced level of reading and writing, ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations. Advanced ability to work effectively with multiple groups throughout the refinery. Strong spreadsheet and word processing applications knowledge; strong interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills; ability to provide training to multiple groups on a variety of applicable assigned discipline topics. Knowledge of various process hazard analysis and root cause analysis methodologies is required for Process Safety Engineering discipline.



Working knowledge of and experience with engineering software is preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for the supervision of personnel as well as contractors.

Work Conditions

Office and plant based with up to 10% travel required. Subject to varying weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures, including outdoors.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceiving color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are 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 making precise hand and finger movements, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as permitted.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% 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, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair 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.


Salary Range:  The salary range includes the minimum and maximum base salary values.  A candidate's offer can vary depending on differentiating factors, including but not limited to education, training, or experience.

This position has a salary minimum of $71,400.00 and maximum of $156,000.00.