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Pipeline Integrity Project Manager

Location: 

The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Req ID:  1199

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 DOT 192 and 195.

 

WES seeks a qualified individual who can manage the Pipeline Integrity Management Program projects for make-ready, assessments, and remediation as required by 49 CFR 192 & 195 for gas and hazardous liquid pipelines respectively. This position is located at Western Midstream’s Corporate Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas as a member of the Asset Integrity Team. This position provides support to the Western Midstream’s Pipeline Integrity Program.

 

Take a lead role in the planning, preparation, coordination and execution of onshore In-Line Inspection, hydrostatic tests, and Pipeline Integrity Management Services projects. Candidate will manage scheduling of make-ready, assessments, repairs, and remediation particularly as it relates to system integrity to meet regulatory requirements.

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in pipeline integrity and/or engineering or in-line inspection (smart pigging) with onshore oil and gas operators or service companies is required
  • Must have strong understanding of federal (DOT 49 CFR 192 and 195) and state (e.g.: Texas, Colorado) pipeline regulations with emphasis on integrity management regulations
  • Experience in pipeline design, onshore pipeline operations, maintenance, and a detailed understanding of defect evaluation and repair
  • Capable of leading pipeline make-ready, assessment, and rehabilitation projects using advanced industry technologies
  • Technical knowledge and experience in pipeline inspection tools, pipeline corrosion, pipeline risk management, and pipeline information analysis
  • Technical knowledge and practical working experience in pipeline operations and maintenance, in-line inspection (ILI) running, integrity assessment methods, and defect assessment and repair methods
  • 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 cross-discipline professionals
  • Knowledge of industry standards such as ASME, API and NACE
  • 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
  • Practical Field experience is preferred

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the efforts with Pipeline Integrity, Engineering, Construction, and Operations Teams to assist in defining project scope, design, and pipeline rehabilitation work
  • Provide scope, schedule, and budget guidance for pipeline integrity work
  • Create cost estimates based on vendor supplied pricing and submit funding requests for appropriate approvals
  • Authorize work to be performed on behalf of Western Midstream by issuing work orders to vendors. Develop project cost tracking mechanisms and supply that cost information for monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting for review by management
  • Benchmark performance using Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Update stakeholders through timely progress reports or notifications of achieving significant project milestones
  • Coordinate with HSE, Regulatory, Engineering and Operations on pipeline integrity efforts
  • Collaborate with Automation, Commercial, Corrosion Prevention, and Field Operations while directing third party vendors and inspection personnel to safely execute pipeline integrity make ready, assessment and rehabilitation projects
  • Provide integrity related engineering design guidance for pipeline projects including material selections, pig trap design, hydrostatic test plan design, and MOP/MAOP calculations
  • Support tool and contractor selection, analyze data, and provide follow up corrective actions for Pipeline Inline Inspections (ILI)
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Fit for Service (FFS) analysis
  • Identify pipeline preventative and mitigative measures, re-assessment interval and re-assessment methods
  • Support regulatory audits (DOT / PHMSA / State) and other initiatives as necessary.
  • Stay engaged in industry events and discussions with vendors to stay current on the evolving technologies, repair methods and industry activities
  • Support other initiatives as necessary

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • Engineering Degree is preferred

 

Certifications / Licenses:

  • API, AMPP (NACE), and PMI certifications are preferred
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred

 

Travel:
Up to 25%

 

Relocation:
Not eligible

 

Work Schedule:
This position will work 9 hours Monday – Thursday and 4 hours on Friday.  The position will rotate weekly between working from home and the office.

 

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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