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Director, Technical Services

Date: Oct 13, 2017

Location: Denver, CO, US

Company: Tesoro Companies Inc.

Requisition ID: 58441


Responsible, under general direction of VP, Mid-Con Gathering & Processing, to provide leadership, direction and strategies for engineering and other technical resources typically encompassing process engineering, control systems, project engineering and reliability analysis/support. Key role in managing process safety improvement, capital planning and development and shut down planning.


  • Actively participates, as member of the leadership team, in development of Gathering & Processing’s strategic and operational plans. Establishes department-specific objectives aligning with Logistics’ targets for safety, regulatory compliance, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Asset Optimization. Leads initiatives to capitalize on opportunities to improve profitability through asset optimization (consistent performance and improved utilization). Works with Operations personnel to effectively resolve technical issues.
  • Identify and Manage Risks. Supports Operations to identify, mitigate and manage risks associated with technical aspects of operating Gathering and Processing assets through the Process Hazard Assessment (PHA) process.
  • Project Execution. Ensures that projects executed by the Technical Services group are delivered safely, on time and on budget while following applicable standards and project methodology
  • Continuous Improvement. Directs technical assessment of new technologies to continually improve the safety, compliance and profitability of Operations.
  • Operations Support. Leads the Technical Services group to provide outstanding customer service to the Operations groups on a daily basis in process and controls engineering.
  • Manages Technical Services budget. Exercises financial stewardship to control expenditures. May have joint fiscal accountability with other Logistics Gathering & Processing departments for turnarounds and capital projects.
  • Manages staff. Ensures personnel are resourced and trained to successfully perform engineering activities. Initiates selection, promotion and corrective actions when appropriate; accountable for fair and uniform application of human resources policies. Oversees career paths and succession planning.


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or other relevant technical discipline required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ engineering experience with at least 5 years’ supervisory/management experience in progressively responsible positions required.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Denver || Colorado || United States (US) || SF:LI-JC-1 || |Logistics; Other Corporate Functions || 80202 ||

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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