The Pipeline Engineer is primarily responsible for the design of pipeline construction projects, evaluating potential encroachments on the pipeline, and providing engineering support to the erosion control program. The incumbent will:
1. Comply with DOT and OSHA and OSHA health, safety and environmental requirements and will follow safety philosophy and procedures developed by the Company including: applicable environmental, health and safety rules, procedures and accepted safe work practices, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and safety systems, and the reporting of workplace hazards and injury or illness arising from workplace activities; observes the workplace to identify conditions or behaviors that should be corrected and takes appropriate action.
2. Prepares estimates of costs, materials, and time to complete for new construction projects.
3. Performs field surveys, prepares bid packets, and bidder lists for engineering and construction services needed to complete the project.
4. Evaluates bid responses and recommends the selection of external contractors to complete the project.
5. Coordinates the process for selection material and service vendors.
6. Creates requisitions or purchase orders for materials and services to complete the project and monitors their timely delivery to the construction site.
7. Conducts pre-construction meetings with contractors and governmental agencies to resolve issues prior to the start of a construction project.
8. Provides guidance to the project contractors and inspectors through meeting sand on-site guidance.
9. Develops drain down and refill procedures and communicates the procedure to affected parties.
10. Provides assistance in the scheduling of contractors.
11. Monitors the costs and schedule of a construction project and takes corrective actions to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and under budget.
12. Verifies and approves time sheets, expense reports, and invoices relating to the project.
13. Compiles information and prepares reports regarding the status of projects.
14. Negotiates right-of-way claims with landowners to resolve right-of-way concerns associated with construction projects or erosion on the pipeline.
15. Manages company-wide erosion control program.
16. Provides direct guidance to construction inspectors at job sites.
17. Investigates new technology to assist in more efficient problem-solving solutions.
18. Prepares estimates and authorizations for expenditure for capital and expense projects to define cost boundaries for budgeting and project funding.
Qualifications include a B.S. degree in mechanical, civil, or petroleum engineering is required. Three to five years of prior construction engineering experience is required with a minimum of two years occurring within the pipeline industry. The successful candidate should have pump and pump maintenance experience. The incumbent should have the ability to actively engage in safe behavior and understand and follow the principles and methods related to pipeline and workplace safety as establishes by the Company. The incumbent should have the ability to actively engage in safe behavior and understand and follow the principles and methods related to pipeline and workplace safety as established by the Company. Other qualifications include knowledge of emergency and safety procedures, policies, procedures, equipment operating parameters, and all applicable DOT, EPA, FERC, DHS and OSHA requirements. Manual dexterity is required to operate computer hardware and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software is required to manage, records, and evaluate company information. Good analytical skills are required to evaluate construction plans and design construction plans to modify the pipeline system. Well developed oral presentation skills are required to present and get agreement to construction plans from right of way owners and government agencies and to communicate construction plans to external construction contractors and inspectors. Good written skills are required to draft bid specifications for projects. Interpersonal skills are required to deal with external contractors and third parties. Financial skills are required to manage annual budget of $1 to $3 million dollars in project funds. Frequent internal contacts with management and employees at all levels to coordinate pipeline shutdowns, process invoices and expenses, identify erosion control modifications, draft legal documents and discuss regulatory compliance and right-of-way issues. Frequent external contacts are required with vendors, contract engineers, contract inspectors, property owners, government officials, railroad representatives and third parties to coordinate construction project work. Ability to effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and vendors. Ability to follow corporate policies and the directions of supervisors.
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