Senior Engineering Director, Plant Design & Execution - #1701858


Date: 1 week ago
City: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $250,000 - $300,000 per year
Contract type: Full time
Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Engineering Director to lead and oversee all key aspects of engineering, quality and Asset Data Management for plant design, execution and operations. This includes the overall coordination with Twelve’s functions, leadership and managing/ overseeing the performance of our Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractors teams.

We are looking for candidates who are eager to contribute their expertise in leading design and engineering efforts to support cost-effective gas-to-Liquid projects, with particular emphasis on Jet Fuel projects. This role will manage a team of engineers and will lead the design and engineering efforts through the project lifecycle; this will span various engineering disciplines (process, civil, mechanical, structural, piping, electrical, control systems, etc). The position is accountable for the quality assurance and the overall Asset Data Management of multiple projects. The person in this role be a critical cross functional partner coordinating the involvement of Twelve’s engineering team, internal sponsors (such as technology development, manufacturing, business development teams), project managers, and external partners (such as Independent Engineers, Equipment Suppliers, Engineering Firms (EPCs), Construction Contractors and Utilities companies).

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting conceptual engineering activities, selecting appropriate technologies, optimizing process systems & designs all the way to assisted operations. It’s a plus to have a good understanding of Sustainable Air Fuels businesses/ design and the various licensors, technology players and their applicability for various business solutions.

This is a hybrid position reporting to our Bay Area facilities in Berkeley, CA and Alameda, CA.

What You Will Do

  • Translate strategy into a direction and work plan for the project team. Enable capital efficient delivery and lowest lifecycle costs of assets with technical integrity to meet project business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain project KPIs and provide transparent and accurate stewardship of project status to appropriate levels of Twelve leadership.
  • Establish the technical baseline and requirements for the projects such as: engineering deliverables, technical standards, specifications, class of plant, design criteria, procedures, guidelines and process safety requirements.
  • Develop and determine the adequate level of engineering scope in an increasingly complex business environment for the Engineering, Quality and Asset Data Management Plans for the project at each stage. Balance addressing Industry Governance Model practices while identifying new opportunities to create value.
  • Demonstrate sound decision-making and identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains throughout the project lifecycle. Implement best practices and lessons learned from previous projects to drive continuous improvement and optimize project outcomes.
  • Champion our Safety culture and demonstrate your proven ability to model purposeful and visible world-class safety leadership. Ensure process safety requirements & activities are implemented and executed at the appropriate project stages.
  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize impact on the plant. Regularly assess plant engineering risks and implement appropriate risk management measures to ensure plant engineering success.
  • Plan, staff and lead engineering and technical personnel to meet project mandate throughout the entire project lifecycle, i.e. scoping, design development, detail engineering and field engineering
  • Demonstrate your strong communication skills and the ability to work with dynamic and diverse and multicultural groups to facilitate the delivery of the scope of facilities.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including EPC firms, clients, contractors, and regulatory authorities. Ensure effective communication with stakeholders throughout the plant life cycle, addressing concerns and resolving issues in a timely manner.
  • Measure, manage, monitor and report engineering and quality performance by engineering contractors, fabricators, constructors and business partners. Prepare required progress reports and dashboards to provide project status updates to all internal and external Stakeholders.

Who You Are

  • 20+ years of experience in complex projects (i.e.,upgraders, refineries, naphtha, syngas plants, jetfuel) , and has worked in EP or EPC service providers, construction companies, and as the Owner/ Owner representative.
  • Experience in developing and executing comprehensive execution plans with very complex interdependencies, including defining objectives, milestones, and timelines while integrating multiple parties (EPC contractors, licensors and plant operations).
  • Business acumen and ability to foresee interdependencies on a complex project or on a portfolio throughout multiple project life cycles (engineering, procurement, modularization, construction, commissioning and start-up)
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to work with dynamic and diverse and multicultural groups to facilitate the delivery of the scope of facilities.
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience in multi-disciplined environments and risk management strategies�� (e.g. Civil, Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Piping, etc.), and scope of facilities (i.e., Fischer Tropsch/ Syngas/ Methanol/ Ethanol Plants, Utilities’ Plants (i.e., Water Treatment Plants, Boiler Feed Water, Flare, Air Supply Units, Instrument and Plant Air, DCS/ SIS, Control Room, Cogen, etc)
  • Experience in early stage development on diverse projects, varying in size, front-end development of scope and complexity. Being able to anticipate what will be required in each project development stage and overall life cycle as well as applying industry standards and Industry codes & regulations
  • Strong knowledge of construction processes of hydrocarbon plants.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level.

United States Wage Range: $250,000 - $300,000

Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

Want to work with us but don't see a current opening that fits your background? Submit a general application for Future Opportunities or email us at [email protected].

Potential Twelve Candidates, please be aware of potential recruiting scams. Twelve will never ask you for payment or your payment information in order to pursue a career here. If anyone has requested such a payment or payment information in relation to a Twelve position or if you believe that someone outside Twelve has impersonated a Twelve recruiter or employee, please contact [email protected]. Thank you and be safe!
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