Job Title

Director, Renewable Diesel Operations



Reports To

Vice President, Renewables

Primary Job Location

Houston, TX. Expect 20-30% travel.

Job Overview

The Director, Renewable Diesel Operations holds a pivotal role in our company, tasked with ensuring efficient, safe and profitable production of renewable diesel. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of refinery operations, renewable diesel production processes, and a strong leadership background.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Technical Support:
    • Provide technical support and expertise to renewable diesel operations, troubleshooting optimization-related issues and implementing corrective actions.
    • Develop and maintain documentation related to optimization models, methodologies, and best practices.
  2. Setting Site Competitiveness Multi-Year Targets:
    • Define, communicate, and monitor ambitious multi-year targets for site competitiveness in collaboration with site leadership teams.
    • Utilize data-driven insights and benchmarking against industry standards to set realistic yet challenging performance goals.
  3. Growth Project Investments
    • Identify projects that increase net margin at the facility through analysis of refinery constraints, margin analysis and capital evaluation
    • Work across functions (engineering, operations, commercial) to develop business plans for capital project execution
  4. Performance Analysis and Reporting:
    • Implement robust performance analysis methodologies to track and report on key performance indicators.
    • Regularly communicate progress, challenges, and opportunities to senior management, fostering transparency and accountability.


  • BS Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or Related Sciences
  • Refining Experience (10 + years); prior background working in refining
    • Minimum 2 years working in Renewable Diesel Operations
  • Writes clearly and precisely; speaks tactfully and convincingly; listens well; shares work related information freely.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change, in management systems and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm, confident, and decisive in emergency or crisis situations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Our Focus

Entara will manage and operate critical energy infrastructure, supporting energy security in the regions we operate

Proven and profitable track record of acquiring, optimizing and reducing carbon intensity of refineries

Acquiring refining assets in supportive regulative jurisdictions

Best-in-class commercial and operational team focused on delivering operational performance