|Date Posted||September 19, 2022|
Mining / Oil / Gas
Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 157 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products. Kinder Morgan is committed to being a good corporate citizen and conducting ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner. We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on integrity management and maintenance programs to operate our assets safely and to protect the public, our employees, contractors and the environment. Operationally, we continue to perform better than our industry peers relative to environmental, health and safety measures. Primary Purpose:To provide supervision, leadership, and technical support for assigned Measurement Technicians.Work location is located in Malvern, AR; however, alternate work locations of Searcy, AR, Marble Hill, MO or West Monroe, LA within the operating area may be considered. Essential duties and responsibilities:Provide technical and supervisory leadership to area measurement technicians to ensure the safe, accurate and efficient operations of all equipment and facilities.Responsible for leading regulatory compliance, primarily in the areas of pressure regulation and over-pressure protection, while also acting as a company representative during PHMSA inspections.Maintain accurate gas measurement facilities while monitoring data and alarms to minimize lost and unaccounted (L&U) gas.Consult with Technical Services Manager and Corporate support groups on major projects, budget proposals, priorities, gas quality tariff excursions, and L&U issues.Provide leadership in scoping, budgeting, planning, executing, and forecasting projects for the area of responsibility to ensure on time completion within the budget.Develop capital and O&M budgets based on staffing, resource requirements, cost estimates, objectives and goals. Continually manage the budget, forecast expenditures, and provide monthly variance explanations as necessary.Provide support to Engineering and/or Project Management relating to all aspects of interconnect facilities and other field projects including: measurement design, equipment specification, contract review, drawing reviews, and construction management.Provide training to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands. Orient new employees to procedures, policies, location and operation of equipment or assign those duties to appropriate personnel.Assist in the analysis of equipment failures, develop corrective actions, and participate in the root cause failure analysis either by providing direct leadership of the investigation or by lending resources and technical support.Responsibility includes implementing safety programs and initiatives, environmental protection programs, and other division initiatives as assigned.Develop and/or approve management of change (MOC) requests for equipment modifications, additions and/or replacements.Coordinate with various company personnel, contractors, and operations to accomplish various assigned projects.Other related duties as assigned. Position Requirements Education:Bachelor degree is preferred; however, technical degree from an accredited college and/or equivalent work experience are acceptable Experience and Knowledge:A minimum of five (5) years' experience in the field of natural gas measurement is recommended; Prior supervisory experience is a plus.Sufficient knowledge of current AGA and GPA standards and guidelines.Sufficient knowledge and understanding of orifice meters, turbine meters, PD meters, rotary meters, ultrasonic meters, gas chromatography, and odorization.Sufficient knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70, and hazardous area classifications.Understanding of design, construction, and troubleshooting of meter stations.Understanding of occupational hazards and required safety precaution related to assigned duties.Knowledge of electrical and instrumentation control systems, electronic gas measurement (EGM) computers and associated equipment.Knowledge and experience in safe operating and handling of flammable gases and liquids as well as high pressure gas systems.General knowledge of operating and maintenance procedures and practices as well as regulatory and tariff requirements. Certifications, licenses, registrations:Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements.May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties. Competencies, skills, abilities:Strong leadership skills and the ability to remotely supervise a highly technical staff spread out at multiple locations performing multiple tasks on a daily basis.Must be self-motivated and able to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision.Must be able to work with a team, take direction from Manager, adhere to established work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.Ability to manage time effectively (organize, plan, prioritize, execute, and document) and efficiently with minimal supervision.Ability to manage a budget to include tracking committed costs, forecasted costs, and actual spending.Strong customer focus in dealing with internal customers (engineering, operations, and various corporate departments) as well external customers.Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.Ability to read and interpret documents, blueprints, P&IDs, drawings, and other diagrams.Math skills necessary to perform budgeting and engineering calculationsAdequate computer skills (knowledge of MS Office applications is required; Adobe Acrobat, Maximo, SharePoint, and other computer applications are preferred).Solid communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak and understand English. Physical Demands:May have to work outside in all environmental conditions periodically and withstand extreme or adverse weather conditions.May be required to occasionally enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, walkways, trenches, excavated areas, etc.Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional). Working Conditions:Required to carry a company-provided cell phone, and be available to respond during working hours, and non-working hours as needed.Position is subject to 24-hour calls or call-outs, including nights, weekends, and holidays.Must be available for responding to emergency situations 24/7 which includes and may not be limited to being in possession of required equipment and tools, designated forms, policies, procedures, regulations, and manuals.Depending on location and workload, travel will be required and may be up to 25-50% of time on average, and may occasionally include out-of-town nights and weekend travel.Successful completion of background check and drug screen prior to hire as well as continuous participation in the Company DOT drug & alcohol testing program as required. Supervisory Responsibility:Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, disciplinary matters, and conducts performance evaluations. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: 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.