Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose of Position
This position performs complex engineering tasks and projects and directs the work of others to provide design, specification, and management of engineering and construction projects and the completion of engineering reports for the engineering department. Responsibilities include applying prescribed methods and standard practices in performing specific engineering assignments.
Engineers will perform traditional tasks including project management, facility design, equipment and material specification, cost estimating, scheduling, alternative analysis, problem solving and performance evaluation/improvement. Engineers will manage projects involving the construction of new facilities, replacement of obsolete facilities, alteration or repair of existing facilities, or the performance of complex operational activities, by managing all, or a portion of the project scope, schedule, and cost. Engineers serve in the capacity of a subject matter expert in the development and maintenance of specifications, standards and procedures. Engineers provide technical assistance to support the integrity and risk management programs and the capital and expense budgeting process.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)
Provides engineering services for the planning, design, operation and maintenance of Kern River’s transmission facilities. Leads project, functional and ad hoc teams to ensure projects are completed within budget, on schedule and provide safe, reliable and efficient facilities.
Represents management in coordination of activities and communication of technical policies and procedures.
Provides project management and technical support for projects or certain phases of projects including schedules, designs, estimates, engineering specifications, policies and procedures, drawings, materials procurement, contracts, cost tracking and project cost projections. Coordinates the development of goals and work plans, defines responsibilities and assigns resources, then assures work performance with respect to project and business objectives. Directs the work of internal/external resources to ensure that quality and quantity of work are met.
Communicates with internal and external business partners to determine needs and measure satisfaction, understand current status, emphasize priorities, and obtain technical advice.
Conducts or contributes to engineering studies and investigations and recommends improvements to engineering processes. Communicates results in oral and written reports. Develops, revises and implements company standards and specifications, policies and procedures.
Provides system optimization recommendations, general troubleshooting of existing facilities and feasibility studies to enhance the system.
Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposals, specifications, codes and regulations, and manuals to determine feasibility of design, fitness for service and/or appropriate application. Verifies that work products conform to applicable codes, standards, specifications and requirements of internal/external business partners.
May participate in emergency response during any pipeline emergency to provide technical expertise in area of proficiency and ensure effective business resumption.
Coaches/mentors employees on technical development, assignments and/or projects in areas of proficiency.
Provides engineering assistance to other departments and performs any additional tasks as requested or assigned.
Performance Expectations (Key Success Factors)
Performs responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy.
Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department and the company.
Maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively fulfill their assigned role; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training.
Maintains sensitive business information and ensures confidentiality.
Attends work on a regular basis and supports the company’s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules and Code of Business Conduct.
Conducts all work in a safe manner.
Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.
A bachelors of science degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical or civil) from an accredited college or university and engineer-in-training (EIT)/fundamentals of engineering (FE) or equivalent certification. Six years of relevant engineering experience with natural gas or petrochemical pipelines and pipeline facilities. Professional engineer (PE) certification is preferred.
Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with various aspects in the development of natural gas pipeline and pipeline facilities-related projects and knowledge of regulatory codes and standards related to natural gas pipelines, including 49 CFR Part 192is preferred.
Project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and/or projects concurrently, including projects or tasks of major scope or complexity.
Proficiency with desktop programs (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Adobe, ArcGIS, database applications etc.). Expert understanding and use of specialized analytical programs, such as stress analysis, hydraulic models, failure analysis and sizing tools preferred.
Valid driver's license and ability to travel to remote locations, including out-of-area travel. After-hours work as needed and routine on-call rotations may also apply.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Kern River Gas Transmission Company