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Pipeline Integrity Coordinator

Location: Frederick, CO, United States
Job ID: 34446
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Salary: $65700 to $98500 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Support the operation, administration, and maintenance of the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP) and the Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) of the respective region.  The job position includes Pipeline Integrity field support, ongoing data integration, and other duties as assigned.

SALARY RANGE: $65,700 - $98,500 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Asset Risk Manager

LOCATION: This position may be located in Frederick or Denver, Colorado.    

  • Relocation financial assistance is available. Amount may vary based on individual circumstances.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the TIMP and DIMP Pipeline Integrity Programs at the respective state level. Use various Integrity platforms such as Asset Suite, GIS, and New Century Software to track, integrate and record integrity activities.
  • Support and review processes related but not limited to: HCA identification, house counts surveys, GPS data collection, inline inspection, pressure testing, direct assessment, and ongoing asset data management.
  • Support data analysis to determine required remediation of integrity assessment technique(s) as required.  Support identification of solutions towards threat mitigation as well as communication and documentation of required actions.
  • Participate in PHMSA and state commission audits.  Provide support and general correspondence as applicable.
  • Participate as a member of the company’s Emergency Response (ERL) system and crisis response on-call program.
  • Support liaison communication and training for the Pipeline Integrity Department through various interactions with field personnel and outside stakeholders.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Maintain professional relationships with vendors and contractors.
  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with operations, IT support team and other business & system owners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of (3) three years of pipeline integrity and/or natural gas utility industry work experience required. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Have a working knowledge of PHMSA regulations, accepted industry practices and methods by attending pipeline and various industry group meetings such as (NACE, PHMSA/DOT, AGA, ASME, MEA, SGA, PRCI and GTI), continued education seminars, conferences and classes.
  • Knowledge of company-specific policies and practices, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Work experience or basic knowledge in the following: Cathodic Protection, GIS, inline inspection, pressure testing, and direct assessment.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues/problems.
  • Ability to organize, schedule and prioritize departmental and individual work tasks to meet various schedules, objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to work within a team, to assist with special projects; and, to focus attention on details and completing projects.
  • Ability to analyze business reporting information and recommend improvements.  Sensible business systems knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
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 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 parental leave, 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: 65700 to 98500
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