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Gas Control Operations Coordinator

Location: Fayetteville, AR, United States
Job ID: 32757
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2020
Salary: $68450 to $102750 annually

Job Description

Apply knowledge of Distribution, Transmission and Storage systems that encompasses all Gas Control operations. Evaluate, standardize and streamline gas control functions and processes. Facilitate PHMSA Gas Control compliance requirements that include annual reviews and reporting documentation. Maintain, communicate and distribute a 12-month rolling maintenance schedule for pipeline operations.

SALARY RANGE:   $68,450 - $102,750 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Control Manager 

LOCATION:  Fayetteville, Arkansas: Combining small-town charm with a thriving business climate, located in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas. Home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville has consistently ranked on Livability.com's Top 100 Best Places to Live lists. 

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  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Attend project and maintenance meetings with the project management, field operations to provide input and track scheduling. Update reporting requirements and distribute to Gas Control, Shipper Services and Gas Supply groups.
  • Develop and maintain training materials and ensure compliance for Operator Qualifications and Control Room Management (CRM).
  • Ensure Operator Qualification (OQ) and training as specified by State and PHMSA requirements.
  • Assist with Control Room Management requirements, documentation and training. Stay current and implement, with guidance of the Gas Control Manager and Supervisors of regulations effecting Gas Control operations and requirements in the following areas:
    • Safety
    • Fatigue management
    • SCADA Alarm Management
    • Point-to-Point verification/testing
    • Records Compliance
    • Change Control Management
    • Audit findings, resolution and evidencing
  • Update and maintain the emergency notification and operational call out lists.
  • Support both internal and external customer inquiries pertaining to Gas Control related activities and provide management with performance feedback and documentation as required.
  • Establish, standardize and support an After Action Review (AAR) document format and process.
  • Effectively prepare and present both written and verbal technical information.
  • Develop and standardize processes between all Gas Control offices.
  • Analyze data daily, weekly and monthly reports to develop efficient methods to save time and costs associated with system operations.
  • Assist in preparation of data requests.
  • Work effectively in an environment of ongoing change with a strong sense of urgency, achieving results that directly impact company objectives.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with field personnel, engineers, pipeline contacts and other departments that work with Gas Control.
  • Stay current on the operation of gas transmission, storage and distribution systems and create gas control procedures, for gas controllers, in order to operate them at the most economical, efficient and reliable way possible.
  • Keep Gas Control Manager, Supervisor, Controllers, Gas Supply informed of any situation that may adversely affect the gas system.
  • Continue to stay proficient in the use of technology.  This includes PC software, radio systems, SCADA system operations and any technology used within the control center.
  • Develop and maintain communication methods in effort to keep employees aware of department activities and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as required.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participation in 24/7 gas control support as needed which includes nights and some weekends, and holidays.  On-call availability for emergency situations required.
  • Flexible schedule as required to support and staff control room.
  • Support the Vision, Mission and Core values of Black Hills Energy.
  • Display teamwork and cooperation with all members of the team and internal/external business groups.
  • Engage in activities and programs that will enhance personal development.
  • Participation in 24/7/365 gas control support as needed which includes nights and some weekends, and holidays.
  • Flexible schedule as required to support and staff control room.
  • Occasional travel required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 + years of gas operations, gas control, or similar experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Knowledge of gas distribution and transmission systems.    
  • College degree preferred in relevant field.
  • Must be Gas Control Operator Qualified.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of gas distribution and transmission systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-directed individual with strong attention to detail and function independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem solving, technical and analytical skills with ability to multi-task
  • Fast learner, able to quickly grasp software systems. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong written and verbal ability to communication critical systems information to internal and external customers.  presentation skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: stoop 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 required to stand and walk. 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 arm and/or leg controls requires 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: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of up to 10% travel (e.g. 2 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 the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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, military leave differential pay, 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.

EOE, Including disability/vets.

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