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Pipeline Integrity / In-line Inspection Analyst

Job Details

Hiring Organization Kinder Morgan
Post Name Pipeline Integrity / In-line Inspection Analyst
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77002

Manage administrative and other aspects of the in-line inspection (ILI) tool program including but not limited to:

General Responsibilities

  • Update, and maintain Company in-line inspection-related procedures and technical standards for full compliance with Subpart O and associated processes.
  • Perform all routine and regulatory-driven and established corporate group responsibilities related to in-line inspection as detailed in company in-line inspection-related procedures and standards or as needed.
  • Review ILI vendor-provided data quality assessment feedback and determination of acceptance of the survey.
  • Receive, analyze, and provide feedback on preliminary in-line inspection data and provide project managers with assistance in evaluating data as needed.
  • Receive and analyze ILI vendor-provided final in-line inspection surveys, perform quality control review, identify, and communicate immediate and scheduled response conditions to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in weekly company / ILI service provider conferences, monitor and track commitments, and performance of ILI service providers.
  • Maintain and enforce detailed company customer profiles for all ILI tools with all approved ILI service providers.
  • Complete all action plans and closure reports associated with ILI surveys in compliance with company requirements.
  • Evaluate new ILI survey vendor product offerings such as run comparison services and dent strain assessment services, etc.
  • Develop a schedule of upcoming year surveys and work and present it to the ILI vendor during the annual technology meeting.
  • Document and track the ongoing progress of scheduled ILI surveys, action plans, closure reports, etc. for compliance with company requirements.
  • Document and track overall program success by tracking established ILI vendor performance metrics. Prepare and present a summary of issues during annual technology meetings.
  • Maintain a database of tool performance versus vendor-supplied performance specifications.
  • Establish gaps between ILI-related industry standards, company procedures, and ILI vendor processes.
  • Interact with various company departments including but not limited to Risk Engineering, Engineering Records, Project Management, and field personnel to secure and provide data as necessary.
  • Provide training and technical support for operations personnel including but not limited to regional corrosion personnel and field engineers.
  • Review, edit and provide feedback regarding any proposed procedure or process variance requests.
  • Provide support for other aspects of corrosion and integrity-related programs, processes, and procedures as required.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements

B.S. in Engineering, Science, or related degree. Applicable industry experience and education may be considered equivalent.

Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to proactively perform all essential functions of the position including the Job Responsibilities and Job Requirements listed within this posting.
  • Provide clear, concise, timely, and effective written and verbal communication to all internal and external customers with the discernment to consider the respective roles, knowledge, and interests of each party.
  • Be effective, productive, accountable, motivated, and unified in your focus to achieve the mission, goals, and objectives of the group and the company.
  • Consistent and proactive identification of process and procedure gaps and timely application of continual improvements and lessons learned.
  • Exploring and implementing new ways to automate manual systems
  • Prioritize tasks, goals, and objectives commensurate with their relative importance, discern changes in circumstances that would warrant reprioritization, and adapt accordingly to manage multiple work tasks and changing priorities.
  • Contribute to the identification of near-term goals and long-term strategic objectives aimed at improving in-line inspection systems and processes to assure regulatory compliance, improve program effectiveness and efficiency and contribute to the success of the integrity management program and group mission.
  • Assure quality, accurate and timely completion of all individual and group deliverables including completion of all requirements referenced in related standards, procedures, policies, goals, objectives, and internal and external customer requests.
  • Understand and consistently implement all company technical and administrative policies, processes, procedures, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with logical thought processes including the ability to develop technically sound, practical, and cost-effective solutions that consider implications from multiple perspectives of various stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work independently.
  • Work well in a team environment including interaction and collaboration with management, peers, and relevant stakeholders in an open and positive setting that demonstrates receptiveness to ideas and appropriate flexibility.
  • Receive direction and constructive feedback related to personal and group performance and respond positively by taking ownership and implementing tangible positive changes consistent with the feedback provided.
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong focus on safe work practices and active participation in the safety program.
  • Maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to perform duties outside of core responsibilities as requested.
  • Entry level candidates may be considered

Work Conditions

  • Must be willing and able to work in a corporate environment.
  • Occasional travel to other fields or corporate locations may be required depending on the nature of ongoing work activities.
  • Must be willing and able to carry a cell phone and respond as needed.
  • Extended periods of sitting may be required for administrative duties.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • In-line Inspection Data Analysis Experience (Other related experience will be considered).
  • Knowledge of PHMSA Part 192 regulations with detailed knowledge of Subpart O Pipeline Integrity Regulations.
  • Detailed understanding of various methods of pipeline integrity assessment methods including various types of in-line inspection tools, pressure testing, and direct assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of corrosion as related to the pipeline industry including internal, external, and atmospheric corrosion.
  • Knowledge of general pipeline operations standards, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing methods.
  • Experience evaluating in-line inspection surveys.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Experience with FME or Power PI preferred

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