Quality Inspector, Pipeline Safety Specialist

National Grid New Hartford , NY 13413

Posted Yesterday

Job Purpose:

Perform quality assurance and pipeline safety management field assessments of company and contractor personnel to ensure construction and maintenance activities are performed in accordance with all applicable Federal and State code requirements, work methods, policies and procedures. Ensure field personnel are operator qualified (OQ), as well as, can demonstrate job knowledge and competencies of the work task being performed.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Through field observations and quality assessments, collect, sort, and examine data in order to support the safe and reliable delivery of gas service to customers.

  • Identify deficiencies and overall pipeline safety performance trends or patterns which may adversely impact the quality and safety of operations.

  • Provide recommendations and assist in implementation of corrective actions in order to improve the quality and safety of gas operations performance.

  • Provide "on-the-job-training" and mentoring of crew personnel as needed.

  • Participate on Incident Analysis teams (IA's) to determine root cause and identify sustainable corrective actions.

  • Provide routine performance updates at Safety Briefs to help field operations personnel increase focus on areas of pipeline safety management.

  • Research and review gas procedures and regulatory requirements to determine scenarios that might impact the company.

  • Review historical records and metrics so as to identify risk or trends of non-compliance.

  • Perform periodic quality field assessments and records reviews of the company's mandated programs to ensure pipeline safety.

  • Field inspection and record review process will apply to Damage Prevention, Corrosion Control and Gas Leakage Survey/Patrol initially with the potential for expanded responsibility and QA/QC job duties related to all Gas Maintain and Construction, CMS and I&R functions and tasks.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements for Band F:

Band F employees are expected to have the knowledge and experience listed below.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering discipline (or a related technical discipline) is desired or 1 years of related work experience.

  • Strong knowledge of work and safety rules, work methods, standard operating procedures and regulations is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, as are excellent observation and documentation abilities and a high degree of personal integrity.

  • Self-motivated, confident, efficient, decisive and committed to a strong and consistent quality assurance program.

  • Working knowledge of personal computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is desired.

  • Proficient in Company data information systems (CRIS, MAXIMO, STORMS, MWORK, and GIS) is desired.

  • Cross-regional travel for the performance of departmental duties is required and will encompass a minimum of 25% of the Specialist's annual duties.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements for Band E:

In addition to Band F requirements listed above, Band E employees are expected to have the knowledge and experience listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering discipline (or a related technical discipline) is desired or 3 years of related work experience.

  • Expert within their field. Extensive and significant knowledge of one field of work or broad technical depth in multiple related fields sufficient to lead programs or projects.

  • Knowledge of relevant Industry practice and regulations.

  • Knowledge of developments in regulation.

  • Specialized quality-related certification in Tap Root methodologies for project analysis and incident investigation analysis is recognized.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet time date driven mandates

  • Familiar with Company Operator Qualification program

Capability Requirements of Band F:

  • Identifies basic relationships between sources of data such as cause and effect or if-then relationships.

  • Uses direct persuasion to influence others using data, logic or a solid business case.

  • Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems promptly.

  • Reviews work for accuracy and assure that all details are complete.

Capability Requirements of Band E:

  • The ability to analyses data to see multiple relationships to identify several likely causes or consequences of a situation.

  • Sees patterns or trends in data or situations, notices when something is similar to a past situation.

  • Establishes the facts by asking probing questions and challenging initial responses from different sources.

  • Uses direct persuasion to influence other using basic data, logic or a solid business case.

Job Dimensions:

Employees: Oversees 0 employees


This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

The selected candidate will move laterally at their current band and market reference point and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position. This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g.; analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g.; analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst). The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path during the annual salary planning process.

National Grid is anequal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent,knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a cultureof inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superiorperformance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud tobe an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women,individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Gridteam.

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