PRIMARY PURPOSETo supervise the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of compressor stations, transmission pipelines, and storage facilities. Insure facilities are operated and maintained in accordance with Company Standards and Regulatory Agency requirements.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Manage all PHMSA and other regulatory agency requirements and be prepared to assist during any inspections or audits of assigned facilities. Monitor and implement company procedures, standards, and best practices. Responsible for safety program, environmental compliance, governmental compliance, employee training and development, facility security, technical support and personnel functions.
Ensure compliance with Operator Qualification (OQ) Program. Provide leadership and technical guidance to compressor and pipeline personnel, and oversee the planning and direction of activities at multiple locations within the area. Create, manage, plan and forecast the Capital and O&M Budgets for the area of responsibility.
Participate in the development of O&M procedures, site specific procedures, project scopes, and work plans. Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns. Responsible for overseeing operation and maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, pumps, vessels, pipelines, compressors, auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, valves, seals, and other related equipment.
Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities and other functions performed by third parties on company property or in company right-of-way areas in order to protect company interests. Responsible for cash flow management, cost monitoring and control. Supervise operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds.
Prioritize job tasks and develop work schedules to efficiently utilize manpower resources. Perform Project Management tasks including AFE project preparation, scheduling, monitoring projects costs, and project completion reports. Conduct performance evaluations of direct reports.
Develop short- and long-range plans, goals and objectives for compressor stations, pipeline, and storage operations. Provide support to project management and business development, as needed. Organize work for timely completion.
Complete all applicable documentation and recordkeeping. Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements. Work with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism including but not limited to other employees, all levels of management, vendors and customers.
Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills, and listen carefully. Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of job performance. Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
Respond to emergency situations at any hour of the day or night. Carry a company-provided communication device (cell phone/pager) and respond during working hours, and non-working hours as required (e.g., willing and able to support projects 24 hours per day in case of emergencies). May be required to work non-traditional hours. Will require some out-of-town nights and weekend travel, as needed. Other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION High school diploma or equivalent is required EXPERIENCE/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE Minimum five (5) years working experience in compressor stations, gas storage facilities, and pipeline systems in the natural gas industry. Employee supervisory and asset management skills.
Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high and low pressure piping systems. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & ABILITIES Good computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software). Good math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage crews at multiple locations and multiple tasks on a daily basis.
Solid communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to lead towards operational excellence. Strong customer focus in dealing with engineering, field operations, and other internal and external groups.
Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision. Must be comfortable working with remote supervision. Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s) Prioritize and adhere to established work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
Ability to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision. PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & ABILITIES (above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position) Associate level or Undergraduate Degree in a technical field, additional technical education/training is a plus. Experience developing and managing expense and capital budgets.
Experience specific to supervising crews with pipeline, compressor station, and storage facilities highly desirable. Knowledge of natural gas engineering and operating procedures is helpful. Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams useful.
Knowledge of company policies, procedures and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements. Knowledge of DOT Part 192 is a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must be able to withstand extreme conditions; will work outside in all environmental conditions.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and 50 pounds from floor to waist, with or without reasonable accommodations. WORKING CONDITIONS Required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working hours, and non-working hours as needed. Travel is required and anticipated as up to 10% on average and may occasionally include out-of-town nights and weekend travel.
The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed (if an external candidate). SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY This is a supervisory position. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.