Manager, System Integrity

Southern   •  

Virginia Beach, VA

Industry: Energy / Oil & Gas


5 - 7 years

Posted 336 days ago

Manager, System Integrity


Directs, manages, and provides technical leadership for Virginia Natural Gas's (VNG) Transmission Integrity Management Plan (TIMP) and Corrosion departments. Efforts to ensure VNG’s natural gas system is safe, reliable, and in compliance with state and federal operational utility regulations.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

· Establishes and optimizes transmission integrity policies and sets program objectives to maintain compliance with state and federal regulatory system integrity requirements for VNG

· Monitors and anticipates changes in transmission integrity regulatory requirements. Works with key stakeholders to adapt policies and ensures procedures and accountabilities meet regulatory requirements

· Leads the VNG development and execution of the Transmission Integrity Management Program. This includes directing internal line inspection and complex data correlation processes post inspection

· Serves as the technical leader for transmission integrity initiatives and demonstrates proficiency with transmission integrity regulations, industry standards, and internal policy. Ensures transmission integrity management plans meet regulatory current requirements

· Demonstrates a competency with transmission integrity challenges & practices including; pipeline risk assessment methodologies, pipeline integrity assessment methods, and pipeline repair criteria

· Reviews and approves threat assessments, risk rankings, assessment techniques, assessment reports, remediation schedules, required repairs, and required preventative and mitigative actions

· Coordinates regulatory compliance activities with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, including Transmission Integrity Audits in the office and field, integrity assessments, and integrity direct examinations

· Oversees the selection of direct examination sites for various Transmission Integrity Management activities, including In-Line Inspection validation

· Directs the VNG Corrosion Control department to insure optimal system performance and compliance to code. Works with Southern Company Gas representatives for technical guidance as needed to implement industry best practices and emerging technologies to optimize safety, reliability and efficient system operations

· Establish transmission integrity management program and corrosion department budgetary requirements. Execute in alignment with established budgets Directs a highly skilled and effective team that delivers impactful programs and services in highly regulated environment.

· Actively participates in trade association efforts to favorably influence regulatory policy

· Engages with operations to maintain awareness of pending assessments and system implications

Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering

  • 5 years progressive experience in Gas Operations, Engineering, and Management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Company policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pipeline safety policies, procedures, codes and standards

  • Experience in compliance work, corrosion control and pipeline system operations

  • 5 years of supervisory/management experience


  • Masters degree

  • 10 years progressive experience in Gas Operations, Engineering, and Management

  • Demonstrated continuous learning in field(s) related to this job


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with regulators and other stakeholders

  • Ability to interpret and apply federal and state regulations

  • Must work well within short deadlines

  • Analytical problem solving and ability to determine root causes

  • Presentation

  • Facilitation

  • Crisis management

  • MS Office Suite - intermediate proficiency

  • Project management

  • Business process re-engineering

  • Standards development

  • Leadership


  • Experience using compliance tracking systems



  • Professional engineer license

  • NACE certification

    Req ID: GAS2000638