Process Engineering Technology Manager - Alternative Fuels/Renewable Diesel


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171419 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit OGC Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.  

This position focuses on the client technical sales support, front-end design technical and economic evaluations, and detailed engineering execution support in the markets which seek to produce various fuels from renewable feedstocks, such as renewable diesel (RD), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), e-Methanol and more. The candidate must be experienced with diesel hydrotreating, and the process units for the pretreatment of feedstocks and associated utilities requirements.  They must be comfortable supporting process technologies outside of their base expertise, and evaluation of new technologies.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 

Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemicals team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities.


This position is based out of our Energy Corridor office in Houston, Texas. Opportunities for flexible work are available. 


•    Serves as technical resource and point of contact for external and internal customers.
•    Manages several different assignments simultaneously. Effective time and resource management.
•    Analysis and application of techniques/technologies (known and new) to improve business results, which includes technical risk evaluations.
•    Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines, or internal customers to clearly convey work progress and plans.
•    Clearly conveys concepts verbally, during presentations, and in well-constructed, concise written documents.
•    Works collaboratively across all disciplines and departments, to progress complex issues, consistent with client and company goals.
•    Develops the technical abilities of engineers during the execution of projects; Provides guidance, leadership, and training.
•    Generates creative design solution strategies that optimize project capital or operating costs, equipment reliability, or project schedule. Possesses critical analytical skills and adept at effective decision-making.
•    Serve as Kiewit representative in external industry organizations and technical committees.
•    Contributes to the development of project pursuits by, for instance, supporting technical client interaction, rapid self-directed development of the Process man-hour estimating, report generation, etc.
•    Support of Project Management and Discipline Leads in the development and delivery of engineering deliverables during projects or proposals, with little to no supervision. Process Engineering scope expertise is a focus. Engineering scope includes all EPC phases, from conceptual engineering, through front-end and detailed engineering, and including field support of startup and performance testing efforts.  Examples of engineering deliverables: Design Basis documents (BEDD, Process Design Basis, Major Unit Design Basis), philosophy documents (e.g., Sparing; Isolation; Winterization; etc), process simulations, material balances, Process Flow Diagrams, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, critical equipment design criteria specification and preliminary sizing.
•    Performs complex calculations with applicable standards with little to no supervision. In addition, support of the Process Lead in execution of engineering calculations such as complex hydraulics, over-pressure load calculations, dynamic depressurization analyses, etc.
•    Leads the identification of changes to the scope of work during project execution.
•    Key engineering document reviews as needed for the project.  For instance: Design Bases, H&MB, PFDs, Layout / Plot Plans, P&IDs, HAZOP participation, vendor technical document review, etc.
•    Commitment to safety, ethics, and integrity.


•    Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
•    15 years minimum relevant experience in refining and/or petrochemical industries.
•    Experience in technical sales support, front-end design, detailed design, and field support of projects producing Renewable Diesel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Gasification, Syngas generation, Hydrogen, Ammonia, and/or derivatives.
•    Experience leading and developing a process engineering design team.
•    Proficient in the use of process simulators, such as HYSYS, Pro II and ProMax.
•    Clear interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills at all levels, both internally and externally.
•    Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred.
•    Travel < 10% expected.



Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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