This position is responsible for compliance and pipeline integrity requirements for interstate and intrastate hazardous liquid pipelines and gas transmission pipelines. The Manager, Pipeline Integrity provides technical support to the operations and facilitates the implementation of integrity management programs
What You Will Be Responsible For:
- Develops implements and maintains a comprehensive systematic and fully integrated Pipeline Integrity Program and ensure that the integrity management programs effectively address risk and that metrics are used to continuously monitor performance and identify trends.
- Ensures that the company’s pipeline systems are operated and maintained in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with federal, state and local integrity regulations
- Provides expert consultation to engineering, corrosion and operations groups regarding integrity regulatory requirements and works to ensure that pipeline operations are conducted within the risk profile of the company.
- Develops integrity practices and procedures related to the operation and maintenance of the physical pipelines.
- Interact with all levels of employees to disseminate broad base interdisciplinary knowledge of DCP policies, and regulations.
- Creates, implements, and maintains budget and forecasting for all pipeline integrity activities
- Develops and maintains pipeline related procedures, Required Practices and specifications including, but not limited to, In-Line-Tool Inspection (ILI), hydrostatic testing, Direct Assessment, and general pipeline operations. Ensure adherence to and provide technical direction to implement these procedures.
- Oversees the evaluation of every segment of pipe for the likelihood of susceptibility to each physical threat (including interactive threats) through the analysis of integrity data from various sources such as, construction and operating history, soil test data, coating condition, pipe inspections, in-line inspection data, risk algorithm data, hydrostatic test data, corrosion data, etc.
- Develops ILI scheduling, strength testing, anomaly investigation and corrosion surveys associated with hydrostatic tests.
- Develops and coordinates training programs for Asset personnel in certain pipeline integrity procedures including inspection techniques and repair practices for each of the different threats.
- Leads, develops, and mentors integrity staff. Provides management of staff and resources which provide compliance support and technical expertise to regional pipeline operations personnel regarding pipeline safety regulations.
- Manages, schedules, and provides strategic direction for the integrity compliance assurance (e.g. self-audits) of pipeline assets to ensure pipeline regulatory compliance and proper risk management methods are in place and functioning properly.
- Reviews results of ILI inspection reports, NDT reports, hydrostatic test reports to make decisions and oversee the operation and repair of pipelines. Communicates requirements to asset management (including Vice Presidents, Asset Directors and Supervisors) and works with asset management to develop repair strategies.
- Serves as a liaison with pipeline regulatory agencies and represents DCP during agency interactions, inspections, and enforcement proceedings.
- Develops and reports integrity metrics to upper management. Presents Integrity status, annual analysis and integrity metrics to executive leadership.
- Provides interpretation and impact analysis of proposed regulations and also proposed DCP projects. Works in a collaborative manner to communicate, discuss and receive input from shareholders. Provides strategic plans on how DCP should address proposed regulations. Or communicate risks associated with proposed DCP projects or acquisitions.
- Leverages existing and implements new technologies in data and integrity management applications and processes to improve compliance in terms of Pipeline integrity operations.
- Participate in the Comprehensive Risk Assessment Process and Pipeline Compliance Audits.
- Contribute to the budgeting process and vendor selection as required.
- Engineering degree with 10+ years of experience in compliance and integrity management for gas and liquids pipelines.
- 10+ years of experience in compliance and pipeline integrity management for gas and liquids pipelines.
- Knowledge of DOT Part 192, DOT Part 195, and Texas Integrity Regulation (§8.101), RSTRENG, ANSI/ASME B31G, ASME B31.8S, API 1160, API 5L, ASTM B31.4, ASTM B31.8, API 5CRA, API 5A and NACE Standards.
- Strong knowledge of and/or experience with pipeline integrity testing, metallurgy, pipeline failure mechanisms, and nondestructive testing methods.
- Strong knowledge of pipeline hydrostatic pressure testing, repairs, modifications and rehabilitation.
- Working knowledge of corrosion principles and mitigation.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer skills and Microsoft office software experience is required.
- Must be able to travel to assigned areas to meet job requirements
- Must have a valid driver’s license and will be required to travel at least 25% of the time,
- Ability to successfully work in team environment with a focus on both internal and external customers.
- Incumbent must be able to prepare written communications, present information to other employees, and enter data to various programs.