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Senior Electrical Engineer

NuStar L.P.

San Antonio, TX
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  • Instrumentation and Measurement
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Job Title:Senior Electrical Engineer


Job Description:Requirements:

Job Description

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be expected to manage all electrical and instrumentation aspects of a capital project. This includes developing and or managing the development of the conceptual and final design engineering packages, specifying and selecting all equipment and material for design and installation of the electrical, controls, communication, and instrumentation systems. This will also include preparing bid packages and the selection contractors of execution of the project.

•Work with/for NuStar project managers, NuStar operations, NuStar maintenance, contract engineering firms, customers, contractors, vendors, and inspectors during the various project phases. Must communicate and interact effectively with other company/contract disciplines to execute projects successfully.

•Work with local utility representatives to design new and upgrade existing electrical services.•Define and ensure the project complies with required codes, safety standards, specifications, work scope and construction drawings.•Manage multiple projects simultaneously within a managed budget and execution schedule also perform cost tracking and status reporting for assigned projects.•Remain on location during critical commissioning activities for the duration of the startup activities or as needed.•Evaluate, properly apply and provide training for vendor’s products.

•Assist in the development and maintenance of Instrument and Electrical Engineering specifications and standards.


•Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.•PE is preferred.•Minimum 5 years of electrical/instrumentation/controls (EIC) engineering and project management experience in a terminal/pipeline/petrochemical/offshore engineering environment. With an emphasis on instrumentation and controls.•Knowledge of motor controls, starters, and variable frequency drives through 5kV.•Familiarity with and knowledge to apply NEC and API 500 guidelines with an emphasis on hazardous (classified) locations (Class 1).•Understanding of control systems, including PLC, network and HMI systems. Engineer will be required to approve and oversee design and installation of these control systems.•Oversee development of Piping and Instrument Diagrams, construction drawings, one-line diagrams, cable schedules, PLC panel layout drawings, loop diagrams, ISA data sheets, etcetera.•Selection of instrumentation including pressure, temperature, flow, level, and metering. •Beneficial Experience (but not required): PLC programming ideally with Allen Bradley PLC's; Omni Flow computers; HMI's such as Wonderware, RSView and GE Intellution; V-Sat and networking design and implementation; networks; and Electrical power distribution (12.47-34.5kV).•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills capable of taking initiative and making decisions.•Excellent PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft products including Word, Project, Outlook, and Excel.•Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail with the ability to proof work for accuracy, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently to meet appropriate deadlines are required.•Work independently with little supervision, and effectively in a team environment and independently.•Will be required to travel approximately 40%.


It takes great employees to make a great company and NuStar has the best employees in the world. The company has recruited and retained an outstanding workforce because NuStar is a great place to work. In fact, the company has made FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for seven consecutive years.

In addition to that honor, NuStar has been named the No. 1 best large company to work for in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine and was named a top employer through local media competitions in San Antonio, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, and the Coastal Bend region of Texas. This recognition is particularly noteworthy considering that these honors are based primarily on confidential employee surveys.

NuStar is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. When a higher level position exists candidates with greater qualifications may be considered for the position.

Jobid: nustar-R0000088

Company:NuStar L.P.

Location:San Antonio, TX, 78284, USA

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