Operations Advisor

Texas - United States - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Other

Brunel is seeking experienced refinery operations advisors for contract positions (renewable for 3-5 years) on a major chemical derivatives production facility within the Gulf Coast area. Positions are based in Downtown Houston, with regular travel to site (up to 50%). You’ve spent the last 10 years building up your knowledge of process operations as a supervisor on chemical processing. Now it’s time to share that expertise and take your career to the next level, managing the specialist teams on this significant project.

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Mackenzie Perry, Account manager

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About this role

As Operations Advisor, you’ll be the primary contact for design and field operating issues on this major chemical derivatives production plant. Your experience makes you the subject matter expert for catalytic cracking processes involving benzene, toluene, xylene isomers and other petroleum fractions.


  • Available as a source of Subject Matter Expertise, reviewing process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID)
  • Defining the Plant and Equipment Isolation procedures
  • Drafting and refining the operations philosophy and behaviors
  • Using 3D modelling for unit familiarization and to identify risks and potential solutions within and across production units
  • Working with multidisciplinary departments to ensure delivery of high capacity and high performance functional field operations
  • Reviewing recordables and lessons learned database to understand and mitigate risk at every step

Operations need to run safely, as well as high capacity. This is where you’ll be setting up the team – supporting shift-based operating personnel on the ground, selecting and training new team members, and ensuring knowledge is kept up to date at all times.
And you’ll be leading and operating with safety at the heart of everything you do. You’ll be involved in developing the HSE philosophy for the plant, building on the foundations already in place.

About you


  • 10-15 years of refinery experience (at least 5 years of managing shift-based personnel)
  • Experience of HAZOP training (and related safety certifications)
  • Understanding and knowledge of Environmental Permitting requirements for design

Your Skills:

  • Able to assess operating personnel, identify and execute training as needed, ensuring safe operating at all times
  • Able to understand 3D rendering software in order to identify potential issues in the field
  • Able to gather information from all relevant disciplines, able to influence and persuade others in improving design and execution
  • Able to make critical, time-sensitive decisions to resolve issues that will impact daily operations
  • Team-oriented, with excellent communication and a strong safety record

the Operations Advisor are fundamental to the ongoing success of our client’s projects and we are looking for multiple applicants. Successful candidates will become valuable and highly rewarded members of the team. Take the first step by applying today to learn more.

What we offer

Why work through Brunel? We start with competitive rates, a comprehensive benefits package and a 401k. With Brunel you will gain experience and expertise, building on your skills and developing your career further. Let us get you going so you can get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services. Join us today.


  • Vacancy number: PUB217480
  • Location: Texas
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Other
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Friday, August 2, 2019
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Mackenzie Perry

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Houston


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