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Mega Rule Project Manager

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 34173
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Salary: $84050 to $126100 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for implementation, oversite, and continuous improvement of PHMSA regulations associated with the gas transmission mega rule.   This position will partner with Asset Risk managers (DIMP, TIMP) as well as state operation teams. The management of gas flow models will be critical for future growth and reliability investment.  This position is an important link between engineering teams, state operations, financial management and regulatory.

SALARY RANGE:   $84,050 - $126,100 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Director, Asset Risk Management, Engineering & Standards

LOCATION: This position can be located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Council Bluffs, Iowa or Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Responsible for the continued development, implementation, and management of company’s Mega Rule program.
  • Partner with gas operations to implement and align capital investment strategies to follow Mega Rule.
  • Assist and support the other integrity and capital activities within the department.
  • Supervise the implementation and oversee the material verification program to ensure testing and analysis controls are maintained throughout the process.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for the company on matters associated with Mega Rule.
  • Develop the necessary technology and tools to aid in the management of the program.
  • Maintain system metrics that easily convey Mega Rule activities and compliance with PHMSA regulations.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve standardized processes and procedures across the service territory (NGU)


  • Support safety, diversity, and social responsibility goals of the department, business unit, and corporation.
  • Assist in the creation of department budgets and financial tracking activities.
  • Contract and coordinate a multitude of specialized consultants and professionals for program development, implementation, and continuous improvement needs.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of industry related experience required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance or related Science field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 


  • Familiarity with 49 CFR 192. 
  • Prior program management experience is helpful. 
  • Demonstrate good technical, financial and operations knowledge.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Effective presentation, facilitation and training skills.
  • Ability to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Ability to thoroughly document analytical work.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in such an environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present and report analytical material in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Ability and desire to influence and implement ideas into action where there may be obstacles in current setup.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g., 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 84050 to 126100
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Mega Rule Project Manager

Cheyenne, WY, United States