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Tesoro Companies Inc. | Denver, Colorado
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 54781

Exempt Status: Exempt

Grade: 9

Relocation Approved: Yes

Primarily responsible for the design, development, and implementation of projects for gas processing, gathering systems and compression for assigned assets. Serves as technical resource/expert for troubleshooting and problem-solving. Responsible for the evaluation and implementation of projects to optimize the gas-gathering and compression with a strong focus on safety and environmental ramifications.

  • Ensures that projects are designed and constructed in accordance with the company’s engineering guidelines and specifications, industry codes and standards, and regulatory agency requirements to meet necessary functionality and performance requirements.
  • Troubleshoots operational issues by working with all levels of personnel including operators, mechanics, supervisors, managers, etc. and devising new and innovative approaches to solve problems.
  • Generates ideas for projects to optimize the gas-gathering and compression operations. Performs economic evaluation and cost estimating for projects.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation (such as Authorization For Expenditure documentation, cost estimates, and construction turnover packages) for assigned projects. Conducts and/or participates in field optimization and feasibility studies as well as expansion studies.
  • Designs specifications including rotating equipment sizing analyses and fluid flow calculations. Uses technical software (Hysys, WinFlow, ProMax) to simulate gathering systems and processes.
  • Participates in and complies with the Process Safety Management program.

  • Works with company SME’s to maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable DOT, OSHA, EPA, other environmental/safety regulations and company processes and procedures.Implements appropriate provisions into maintenance procedures in order to assure compliance. Ensures area of responsibility is compliant with safety, environmental and other company guidelines, policies, etc.


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in engineering required.


  • Minimum 5 years engineering experience in oil & gas industry required.


  • Knowledge of: natural gas processing & compression equipment, gas/liquid separation equipment, fluid flow, piping design, piping codes, standards, and material specifications, and process control basics.
  • Skill in: Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office products; excellent analytical skills. Experience with HYSYS (or similar process modeling software) and WinFlow (or similar pipeline modeling software) are preferred.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || Denver || Colorado || United States (US) || SF:LI-AS-1 || |Logistics || 80202 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

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