Date:  Jul 7, 2024

Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4540

Title:  Project Designer

Reporting to the Project Engineer Superintendent, you will be responsible for a variety of drafting, designing, research and coordination of field work.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Drawing piping isometrics issued for construction using CADWorx.
  • Job walks, field measurements.
  • Compiling bills of materials.
  • Drawing structural steel and concrete foundation designs using AutoCAD
  • Climbing ladders, going up into pipe racks, wearing fall protection.
  • This position requires organization and communication skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and production requirements.
  • Must maintain a valid TWIC (Transportation Worker’s Identification Credentials)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Performs other duties as required and needed

The Opportunity 

  • Project Designer at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Opportunity to learn and apply engineering principals and methods
    • Delivers operational excellence by planning, organizing and owning work assignments from start to finish



To meet the qualifications for employment, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. All successful candidates must be eligible to obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential). Please review eligibility criteria at Qualifications for the Project Designer opportunity: 


  • High School diploma or GED, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, structural or civil engineering preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of design experience in refining or manufacturing required
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office suite programs including Word, Excel, and Access required
  • Proficient in Auto CAD, minimum of 3 years of experience required
  • Minimum 2 years CADWorx experience preferred

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique Culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, Location, Location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the Kapolei (Campbell Industrial Park). Located on the southwest side of O’ahu, Kapolei, named for the volcanic cone Pu’u of Kapolei, is colloquially known as the “second city”.  It is a vibrant, affluent city that is growing rapidly and is within a few miles from beautiful beaches, camp sites and adventure parks.


Opportunistic Growth Strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent Compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Hiring Range:

The hiring range for this position is $95,300 to $119,000 plus non-discretionary bonus.  The candidate selected for this position will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications.



Full-time employees (and their families) are offered medical (with prescription coverage), dental, vision, voluntary critical illness, accident, life/AD&D insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Employee Assistance Program.  Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan and are able to purchase company stock at discounted prices through the Employee Stock Purchase Program.  


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful Project Designer you will: 


  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Effectively communicate with the team and ask questions 
  • Be proactive
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls  


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems, and 31 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii

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