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Title:  Leak Detection Engineer

Date:  May 31, 2023

Tulsa, OK, US, 74107

Basic Function

Holly Energy Partners is seeking a Leak Detection Engineer.  The Leak Detection Engineer conducts engineering assignments for the Engineering Department and functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing moderately complex engineering concepts.

Job Duties

  • Configures, implements and maintains the leak detection software models for pipeline leak detection
  • Troubleshoot and support pipeline hydraulic operations
  • Works with Operations Control and Pipeline Integrity to determine critical assets and prioritization
  • Strong knowledge in fluid dynamics and mechanics.
  • Understanding of pipeline instrumentation.
  • Monitor and tune the software leak detection models
  • Ensure the leak detection and rupture detection systems meet all applicable regulations
  • Design and maintain a dashboard with KPIs on the leak detection system performance
  • Work with management to implement API 1175
  • Knowledge of a data historian.
  • Performs elementary to complex engineering calculations and data analysis (i.e. mass and energy balances, hydraulic calculations and assessments, SMYS calculations and assessments, conversion calculations and/or plotting pipeline hydraulic gradients)
  • Train Control room personnel on the leak detection system and pipeline hydraulics
  • Gathers, analyzes, interprets, acts upon, and disseminates pertinent data from the SCADA system, pipeline leak detection system and data historians.
  • Review and make recommendations pertaining to proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or more modern software or hardware.
  • Evaluate, hire and supervise contractors as needed
  • Perform additional technical work as required by assignment and/or manager
  • Accept after hour calls.
  • Provide Engineering Oversite on Leak Detection Projects

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


A minimum of 2 years of progressive work experience in engineering discipline. Emphasis on Pipeline Hydraulics and Operations


Registration as a Professional Engineer preferred. SCADA or leak detection, experience with pipeline models and leak detection systems and software and control system (OaSys), programming experience and data analytics is preferred.

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required.

Required Skills

Intermediate knowledge of commonly used engineering concepts and ability to apply this knowledge analytically. Ability to coordinate all phases of a project

Working knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with engineering software is preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May be responsible for supervising contractors depending on assignment. 

Work Conditions

Pipeline Control Room environment based with up to 10% travel required. Subject to varying weather conditions and required to work in all temperatures, including outdoors.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, climbing up to 200 ft, perceive color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential (inability to maintain standard insurance rates is grounds for dismissal), valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required. Depending on location must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive medical physical examination. Job conditions may require twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as permitted.

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: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma