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Phillips 66 Electrical Engineer - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.


The Electrical Engineer - Wood River Refinery is a sole contributor that works closely with multi-discipline teams on multiple projects. They are a proven problem solver that provides technical expertise, engineering design services, project prioritization and support to production units in a large refinery, laboratories, shops, and office buildings. The electrical engineer works with maintenance and construction supervisors and electricians to safely install, operate, and maintain electrical power distribution systems.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Directing and advising the application of company standards in electrical design, equipment specifications, construction and equipment commissioning

  • Providing technical support to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the refinery electrical distribution and utilization systems

  • Conducting system analysis studies (load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, relay coordination, motor starting, arc flash) and work to correct deficiencies using the latest version of SKM Power Tools electrical engineering analysis software

  • Overseeing application and interpretation of National Electric Code and other applicable codes and standards (e.g., NFPA 70E, applicable sections of OSHA 1910, API, and IEEE)

  • Performing electrical engineering calculations as required for design work and checking the work of designers

  • Managing protective relays settings and making recommendations to improve reliability

  • Reviewing equipment specifications and drawings for projects pertaining to equipment location, single line, area classification, and schematic drawing

  • Recommending vendors for purchase of equipment and providing technical review of bids

  • Contributing to cost estimates for projects and major maintenance

  • Participating in long-range planning for maintenance and equipment replacement

  • Managing power requirements and coordinating with other projects in progress

  • Consulting on electrical system expansion to provide capacity, growth, reliability, maintainability, and expandability, which will include interfacing with the electric utility provider

  • Overseeing adherence to city and county regulations including special equipment approvals (UL) and building permits

  • Active participation in technical networks; developing/implementing best practices

  • Train personnel on electrical safety, operating and maintaining electrical equipment, and engineering best practices

  • Lead or participate in root cause analysis of equipment failures and incident investigations

  • Develop and maintain electrical safe work practices, electrical procedures, and electrical engineering standards and specifications

  • Perform audits on people, equipment, and systems for compliance to policies and procedures

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 3 or more years of direct electrical engineering design, electrical maintenance, and/or electrical operations experience in the petrochemical industry or similar large facilities


  • 5 or more years of direct electrical engineering design, electrical maintenance, and/or electrical operations experience in the petrochemical industry or similar large facilities

  • Licensed professional engineer

  • 3 or more years of experience in power distributions systems for voltage levels up to 34.5 kV

  • Direct experience with petrochemical processing and/or Process Safety Management (PSM) facilities

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 29, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 54458

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No