Senior Corrosion Pipeline Engineer
Kinder Morgan - Houston, TX

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Position Description

This position reports to the Manager-Corrosion Control and will support and provide high level knowledge of all aspects of the corrosion control program. To accomplish this, the successful candidate will:

- Provide an overall direction to the Company’s corrosion control program, ensuring consistent application of Company procedures across all Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline and storage assets.

- Provide a high level of technical expertise and problem-solving to the field-based Corrosion Supervisors and corrosion technicians for complex corrosion control issues such as stray current, remedial actions, AC mitigation, atmospheric and underground coatings, electrical isolation, above-ground surveys such as close-interval survey, DCVG and ACVG, design for specialized or complex cathodic protection systems, and internal corrosion monitoring programs.

- Develop remedial action mitigation plans resulting from in-line inspections, cathodic protection surveys, close interval surveys, and internal corrosion inspections.

- Provide technical support for corrosion control software such as American Innovations PCS/CPDM, data loggers, remote monitoring devices, close interval survey software, company database record management and GIS software. Develop and support procedures and support work-tracking software and other business processes.

- Provide support for the technical problems of operations, project engineering and engineering design.

- Develop scopes and specifications, direct and support complex projects such as close-interval surveys and other field surveys including remedial actions, stray current testing and mitigation, data interpretation and engineering analysis, cathodic protection design, internal corrosion mitigation system design and monitoring including coupons and solid/liquid/gas sampling analyses, and programs for monitoring, assessment and mitigation of complex corrosion mechanisms such as SCC, high-temperature corrosion and microbiological influenced corrosion.

- Direct and support the company corrosion control standards and develop, update and conduct training for corrosion control policies and procedures including O&M procedures, design specifications, construction and coating specifications, direct assessment integrity management procedures, operator qualification task qualifications, and new training course materials.

- Perform corrosion control failure analysis to determine root-cause working in conjunction with company metallurgists and laboratory personnel, and develop remediation plans.

- Support DOT, state and corporate pre-audits and inspections and interface with regulatory agencies.

- Support field operations use of corrosion control contractors such as close-interval survey or groundbed construction providers, act as a liaison with contractors and perform regional and/or company-wide coordination when applicable.

- Assist in developing and reconciling capital and O&M budgets for corrosion control.

- Evaluate and provide specifications for new corrosion control equipment, material, and software.

Position Requirements

- Minimum of BS in an Engineering discipline (preferred) or equivalent experience and education, with at least 10 years of in-depth corrosion control experience and working knowledge of field operations for natural gas pipelines. NACE certification is plus.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Position requires working with various management levels and departments to achieve reliability results. Accomplished public speaking skills in formal situations for large audiences. Must have excellent writing skills with the ability to write concise technical reports, specifications and work instructions.

- This position requires a high level of analytical skills. Familiarity with root cause analysis for problem resolution techniques is a plus. Ability to make informed decisions involving pipeline remediation/repair, pressure reductions, coating systems, budgets, and broad program initiatives for corrosion control.

- Individual must be a self starter and be able to work without direct supervision.

- Should have proven project management skills: must be able to prioritize multiple projects for different internal customers simultaneously, exceptional planning and scheduling abilities, and good communications skills. The position also requires the ability to serve as a project team member and as a leader.

- Must be able to complete tasks and assignments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. The role includes a continual commitment to safety and the environment.

- Possess advanced computer skills, familiar with integrated data development and analysis.

- Have an in-depth knowledge of applicable Federal and State pipeline safety regulations. Familiar with DOT regulations including Title 49 CFR Part 192 and 195 requirements for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Integrity Management Program (IMP).

- Availability for work outside normal hours and for travel will be necessary.

- Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record.

- The job position will be located in the Kinder Morgan Houston downtown offices.

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