Share this Job
Apply now

Apply for Job

Title:  Risk Engineer III

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Artesia, NM, US, 88210 Tulsa, OK, US, 74107 Dallas, TX, US, 75201 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Basic Function

Holly Energy Partners is seeking a Risk Engineer.  The location for this position is open to Artesia, NM, Tulsa, OK, Salt Lake City, UT or Dallas, TX.  The Risk Engineer will be responsible for continued development and advancement of HEP’s Risk Analysis and Risk Management programs. Provides technical and engineering support to HEP’s Risk Management program. Involved in creating and/or enhancing existing processes and developing and driving a consistent approach to Risk Analysis and Risk Management.

Job Duties

  • Develops detailed risk evaluation reports that communicate the risk characteristics, the overall condition of the risk, the measures in place in the organization to mitigate risks, and recommended measures implemented to manage risk
  • Applies engineering risk assessment principles toward integrated, data-driven, and quantified safety, Integrity and reliability assessments
  • In-depth understanding of project management and development lifecycle requirements through design, construction, and maintenance of Pipeline Systems
  • Analyzes risk (for probability and consequences) using qualitative and quantitative methods and identify Risk reduction opportunities
  • In-depth knowledge of risk assessment principles, concepts, processes and procedures
  • Researches field events and building predictive models, analysis methods and other statistical tools
  • Evaluates technology and leading efforts to integrate internal and external data sources, improve efficiencies, and establish meaningful KPI’s
  • Contributes to continuous improvement in both the products and engineering processes used for data collection, data management, analysis and reporting
  • Produces regular detailed reporting, implementing and/or optimizing presentations to clearly explain the performance of current risk management strategies, and suggest improvements to business processes and procedures
  • Provides training on company Risk Analysis and Risk Management processes and procedures
  • Provides input to new construction and acquisition/divestiture due diligence efforts
  • Stay current with pipeline regulations, industry standards, and Risk assessment methods
  • Ensures technical documentation is created as appropriate

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their superior, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.



A minimum of eight years’ experience in the oil and gas industry is required, preferably within the Mid-stream pipeline operating industry. Demonstrated analytical capability in previous positions. Applies engineering risk assessment principles toward integrated, data-driven, and quantified safety, Integrity and reliability assessments.


Experience in regulatory and inspection requirements associated with Pipelines, pipeline facilities including terminal assets and pump stations and tanks. Experience should include aspects of design, construction, repairs, inspection, and operations of Liquid and Gas pipeline systems. Experience in the use of Risk Analysis models/applications and data management systems. Hands-on experience in defining, implementing and auditing enterprise-wide Risk management systems

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Management Information Systems, Science, Mathematics, Business or experience in lieu of degree preferable in mathematics or statistics.


Required Skills

Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, manage systems/processes, and develop integrated, creative solutions to pipeline risks impacting integrity, reliability and/or compliance. Working knowledge of Federal and State pipeline regulations including Integrity Management regulations. Ability to effectively manage priorities while working with various types of people. Self-motivated and self-directed individual with good communication and computer skills. Strong technical, interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills to interact with both internal and external stakeholders, locally and across the organization. Effective problem solver and troubleshooter; analytical and abstract thinker. Ability to engage technical disciplines and communicate potential risks and influence business practices. Strong Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office products. Ability to evaluate system requirements and ensure subsystem designs fulfill the functional, performance, safety and regulatory needs. Ability to effectively work independently or in a team environment, use evaluation techniques, process information and guide technical solutions, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Effective problem solver and troubleshooter; analytical and abstract thinker. Strong technical and analytical skills. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both verbal and written communication. Good spreadsheet, database and word processing applications knowledge; advanced interpersonal, time-management, organizational, project planning and management skills; demonstrated competency in the execution of multiple projects. Working knowledge of design, construction and operation of hydrocarbon facilities. Advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.


Thorough knowledge of: CFR 49 §195 and 192. Experience with reliability modeling, testing and prediction. Understanding and ability to utilize data analysis and data management applications. Skilled in SQL querying and scripting. 

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Responsible for supervising Risk/Integrity Specialists. Supervise external consulting, engineering and systems development resources. May lead the work of others as needed.

Work Conditions

Office and field based with travel up to 30% of the time by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, out-of-doors environment and driver based environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, and tanks and rotating equipment. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions. The role will require travel to Company locations and regional offices to obtain SME input, communicate risk analysis results and identify potential risk reduction opportunities.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at standard company insurance rates is essential, valid state driver’s license and proof of insurance required, perceiving color differences, and wearing personal protective equipment (beards no permitted). Job conditions may require lifting and/or carrying up to 50lbs, and climbing up to 200ft.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

Apply now

Apply for Job