CDI Engineering Solutions is seeking a E&I Engineer to work for our Team site in Geismar, LA. This is a direct hire position.

JOB SUMMARY:  Support the Engineering Department at the Geismar Terminal location.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assist in the managing of the technical documentation of the facility including the transfer of all project and design documentation and drawings from engineering / construction companies.
  • Serve as project manager and/or design engineer on capital projects.  Responsibilities include cost estimating, equipment selection and specification (electrical, instrumentation, and industrial control systems), contract bidding, field oversight, start-up and commissioning.
  • Provide engineering support at various aspects of servicing, repair and maintenance of the facility including its comprehensive Distributed Control System.
  • Make recommendations for future expansion projects with reference to adequacy, operability, safety, maintainability, etc.
  • Review and recommend modifications and changes in the facility’s equipment and / or procedures and coordinate the process of change.  Participate in “Root Cause Analysis Studies” and / or “HAZOP Studies” where appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of Quality Programs, the Risk Management Program and the Process Safety Management Program.
  • Represent the terminal with outside agencies and customers as needed.
  • Drive a company vehicle.
  • Perform these functions and responsibilities not only at Geismar, but other client locations as needed.    
  • Ability to work in the outside elements.
  • Ability to make decision in a variable environment.
  • The large scale of the operation and extensive layout of the facility require that the labor force have good physical fitness, including but not limited to the ability to walk through uneven terrain and to climb stairs and ladders. Furthermore, because the facility and adjoining facilities handle hazardous material, the labor force must be able to evacuate quickly from any location of the facility without assistance in an emergency.
  • Must be able to work in confined space, over water and not be afraid of heights.
  • Ability to wear and use a respirator.
  • Willingness to work at unusual hours as necessary.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.  

Job Qualifications & Skills:

  • Develop plans and cost estimates for new projects and modifications
  • Support operations and maintenance with technical support and problem solving
  • Full participation in and compliance with all of client safety related programs
  • Effective communication and teamwork

Education/degree and Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university in Electrical or Instrument Engineering.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communication in the English language.
  • Several years of experience in chemical or petro-chemical industry maintenance and design.

Not required, but preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced level of computer literacy.
  • Programming experience: DCS (Foxboro I/A), PLC, and HMI.
  • A Professional Engineering License for the State of Louisiana.
  • Management or supervisory experience.
  • Professional safety training.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Type: Contract

Reference ID: 5047