Director, Engineering
Explorer Pipeline - Tulsa, OK

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Explorer Pipeline

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Position Summary

Responsible for directing the engineering, instrumentation, GIS and drafting functions of the company including the creation of engineering plans and designs to support new construction and maintenance projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following represents the majority of the duties performed by the position, but is not meant to be all inclusive nor prevent other duties from being assigned when necessary.

1. Leads employees to support compliance with DOT and OSHA health, safety, and environmental requirements and exemplifies the safety philosophy and procedures developed by the Company; integrates safe work practices into routine departmental operations and ensures employees are adequately trained to perform their work safely; monitors the workplace and with employees identifies conditions or behaviors that should be corrected to ensure unsafe or unhealthful conditions are avoided; investigates workplace incidents and takes prompt corrective action(s) necessary to ensure the safety and health of employees and prevent recurrence of incidents.

2. Directs and supervises the work of engineering, instrumentation and control, GIS and drafting personnel; determines work priorities and schedules work assignments; interviews and recommends candidates; evaluates, orients, counsels, and trains subordinate personnel; and recommends associated personnel actions.

3. Defines annual objectives for the department, develops the operating plans to achieve the goals including the financial and manpower requirements. Develops departmental programs to comply with organizational program requirements.

4. Evaluates the performance of the department in accomplishing various objectives; prepares reports reflecting specific departmental activities, and initiates corrective action to resolve undesirable variances in performance.

5. Compiles information on capital and maintenance project expenses, and departmental expenses in order to produce the annual budget for the department. Compares variances in actual expenses from budgeted expenses and initiates corrective action to resolve undesirable variances in expenses.

6. Identifies, develops and recommends the revision of internal engineering standards, policies, operating procedures and new programs to meet desired quality and safety standards, improve efficiency, provide staff with clear and concise written guidelines, and comply with federal and state regulations.

7. Creates or supervises the creation of engineering designs and drawings for use in the construction of new pipeline facilities or the maintenance or upgrading of existing facilities.

8. Prepares and revises construction time schedules and diagrams.

9. Designs specifications, which define requirements for equipment, equipment modifications, and maintenance services; develops bid packages, bidder lists, and estimates of expected costs, evaluates bids, and recommends successful bidder or negotiates contracts with vendors for equipment, equipment modifications, and services.

10. Manages engineering process and equipment studies, analyzes project economics and makes recommendations to improve project results, reduce project expenses, and change or modify equipment.

11. Reviews and updates construction and equipment specifications. Maintains records reflecting construction and operating statistics on pumping equipment.

12. Hires construction inspectors and provides general direction to their work at the job site.

13. Reviews and approves vendor invoices, work orders, time sheets, and expense accounts and resolves service or billing problems.

14. Provides technical advice to company personnel on the operation, testing, and maintenance of equipment, the resolution of equipment related problems, the interpretation of regulations, and the response to audits, investigations, lawsuits, and other legal matters.

15. Facilitates the transfer of operations manuals from vendors to the field.

16. Prepares and presents presentations to senior management and the board.

17. Performs emergency preparedness and response duties as defined in the Emergency Response Plan and written procedures for Explorer Pipeline. Duties include executing appropriate procedures to ensure a prompt and effective response to various types of pipeline emergencies, establishing liaison with emergency responders and public officials, and periodically performing and participating in exercises to ensure that emergency response procedures and training are effective.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or the equivalent in experience is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer is preferred.

Ten or more years of prior experience in the design of pipelines, pumping stations, and related facilities and supervision of other engineers and related technical staff is required. Specific experience within the pipeline industry involving an understanding of welding, pipe coating, cathodic protection, pumping equipment, the development of project management skills and an understanding of controlling regulations is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

v Ability to actively engage in safe behaviors and to understand and follow the principles and methods related to pipeline and workplace safety as established by the Company.

v Knowledge of emergency and safety procedures, policies, documentation procedures, equipment operating parameters, and all applicable DOT, FERC, EPA,DHS and OSHA requirements.

v Ability to utilize computer hardware and a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, and VPS (Virtual Pipeline System for Hydraulic modeling) software to manage, record, and evaluate company information.

v Skill in manual dexterity to operate of Micrometers, vibration detectors, dial depth gauges, pit gauges, and ammeters.

v Skill in analysis of the design and construction of new pipeline facilities or maintenance project specifications and the resolution of problems relating to the management of those projects.

v Ability to communicate orally in the negotiation of contracts with vendors and the resolution of problems with field personnel and equipment suppliers.

v Ability to analyze and manage budgets.

v Ability to provide information regarding contract requirements and to resolve problems with vendors and regulators during audits of the pipeline system or specific construction projects.

v Ability to provide effective direction to the engineering department’s staff.

v Skill in written communication to prepare analytical reports and analyses for technical consumption by field personnel and external parties.

v Ability to effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and vendors.

v Ability to follow corporate policies and the directions of supervisors.

v Ability to refrain from causing or contributing to the disruption of the workplace.

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