PHMSA Pipeline Compliance Advisor

Location: 

The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380 The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Req ID:  1860

Western Midstream is a master limited partnership formed to own, develop, acquire, and operate midstream assets. We are engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing, and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil; and gathering, transporting, and disposing of produced water for our customers.

We operate or own equity interests in assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas, including approximately 16,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines and over 100 gathering, treating, and processing facilities.

Job Summary:

Western Midstream Partners operates and maintains over 11,000 miles of Natural Gas (Transmission, Gathering, Fuel Gas), 2,000 miles of Hazardous Liquid (Oil, NGL, Condensate), and 1,000 miles of Water throughout the US Onshore Region.  A significant portion of these pipelines are regulated by federal, state, and local jurisdictions, particularly 49 CFR DOT 192 and 195.

 

WES seeks a qualified individual who can support the DOT Corporate Compliance Team as required by 49 CFR 192 & 195 for hazardous gas and liquid pipelines respectively. 

 

This position will be based in The Woodlands TX.

 

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of applicable industry and regulatory codes (DOT, NACE, API, ASME, and ANSI), especially DOT 49 CFR parts 192 and 195 pipeline regulations
  • Working knowledge and experience with pipeline design, operations, and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of DOT Programs including Operator Qualification, Public Awareness, Damage Prevention, Integrity Management, and Control Room Management
  • Experience in pipeline design, onshore pipeline operations, maintenance, and an understanding of defect evaluation and repair
  • Must be able to interface and work effectively with a wide variety of people, both internal and external to Western Midstream Partners including Engineers, Operations, field staff, service contractors, equipment vendors, and external agency personnel
  • Must have strong background in GIS
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills
  • Strong initiative to work efficiently with accurate results
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Valid US Driver’s License

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support  for DOT Corporate Compliance Team and WES Operations during external regulatory agency audits (DOT / PHMSA / State) and other initiatives as necessary
  • Assure compliance with DOT / pipeline safety regulations, provide support when new rules or regulations affect our systems
  • Assist Construction, Engineering, and Operations with 49 CFR 192 and/or 195 documentation and compliance
  • Assist with developing formal responses to external agency regulatory audits
  • Support data gathering/verification effort for annual reporting to PHMSA, NPMS and state utility commissions
  • Assist with updating and maintaining required DOT programs and manuals: Operations and Maintenance, Operator Qualification, Public Awareness, Damage Prevention, Integrity Management, and Control Room Management
  • Provide support to WES Operations on Damage Prevention efforts including participating in required Public Awareness Program activities
  • Participate in internal gap analysis efforts for select Western Midstream pipeline systems as required
  • Work cooperatively with internal counterparts in Regulatory, Operations, Construction, Engineering, etc. to maintain and improve plans, procedures, and manuals
  • Stay engaged in industry events and discussions with vendors to stay current on the evolving technologies, regulations, and industry activities
  • Provide recommendations based on research, audit results, and communication with regional and industry contacts
  • Serve as a resource to WES Operations to address questions regarding DOT regulatory compliance

 

 Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or related technical field is strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with DOT compliance, midstream facilities and pipeline operations preferred
  • Specific in-depth knowledge of individual DOT Programs is preferred
  • Experience with GIS and spatial data
  • Experience with Graphic Design is preferred

 

Certifications / Licenses:

AMPP (NACE) Certification(s) is a plus

 

Travel:
Up to 25%

  

Work Schedule:

This position follows a hybrid schedule working in office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and working remote Wednesday and Friday. Monday-Thursday are 9 hours and Fridays are 4 hours.

 

 

Western Midstream is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating, and promoting applicants and employees.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee's and applicant's disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Western Midstream is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting applicants and employees.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee's and applicant's disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.  

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