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VP, Engineering & Risk
  • Job ID: 76
  • Department: Engineering and Risk
  • Work Schedule: Urban
  • Salary Band: Z1
  • Minimum Experience: 10 years
  • Minimum Education: 4-Year Degree
  • Relocation Provided: Yes
  • Closing Date: Sep 19, 2021
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Vice President
  • Location: Anchorage
  • Facility: Corporate Headquarters

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:

Executive-level corporate position supporting the overall reliable, safe, and efficient operation and maintenance of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Responsibilities include oversight and direction of the Engineering & Risk Division as the company’s Chief Engineer. Incumbent manages more than 100 employees with accountability for managing company and contractor spend in excess of $100 million. Beyond division leadership responsibilities, the executive is expected to play a significant company-level executive leadership role relative to developing and executing Alyeska Pipeline’s fundamental business strategy and optimization efforts in a dynamic and competitive industry. Directly reports to the company President.

Accountabilities include:

  • Accomplishment of company performance goals in line with company vision and mission
  • Direction and oversight of division planning and work execution
  • Identifying and executing engineering and business innovation associated with continuous improvement and operational excellence
  • Effectively and expertly reinforcing safe and effective oversight across diverse regulatory programs
  • Maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels including APSC’s executive team, federal and state regulators, industry partners, owner representatives, and public officials
  • Demonstrating and enforcing the highest professional integrity, ethics, and safety discipline
  • Fostering a positive open work environment, efficient systems approach, and disciplined execution of all assigned tasks

The incumbent oversees:


  • Oversees, Modification Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Operations Engineering, Site Engineering, Technical Studies, and Flow Assurance. Provides a broad range of engineering and associated technical support services for the operation, maintenance, and sustainment of TAPS. Provides strategic direction to meet technical and business challenges. leverages technology to meet optimization and operational excellence goals.

 Integrity Management & Risk

  • Oversees mainline, fuel gas line, station, and terminal piping integrity. Prepares the Integrity Management Plan for High Consequence Areas (HCAs) and the Integrity Management Programs, including Gas Line, Pipeline & Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) Facilities Corrosion Monitoring, Mainline Integrity monitoring, Valves, Rivers & Floodplains, Civil Right of Way (ROW) Monitoring, Aboveground Support system and bridges, and Aboveground Storage Tanks. Responsible for oversight of Integrity Management Risk Assessment for HCAs, Civil surveying, and the Engineering Data Management (EDM) system. Manages enterprise Risk, ensuring that management processes are rigorous, well designed and conducted in a fully risk informed, efficient and effective manner.  Provides strategic direction for risk assessment and risk management to enable strong safety, integrity, and environmental performance.

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  To be considered for this position, the applicant must:


  • Demonstrated superior leadership outcomes in the areas of leading self, leading others, and leading an organization
  • Proven ability to drive positive value-added results with continuous improvement
  • Proven ability to create and sustain effective teams across multiple disciplines
  • Exceptional interpersonal, change leadership, and coaching skills
  • Superior risk-informed decision-making ability in complex environments
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of successful, innovative leadership and delivery of performance results in complex operations, projects, maintenance, and engineering activities
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver strong financial outcomes in a complex organization
  • Demonstrated success in managing budgets greater than $50 million
  • Demonstrated success in leading a diverse workforce in a large organization with employees and contractors representing a variety of professional and technical disciplines
  • Knowledge of Alaska-specific energy industry issues/concerns and Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) operation and activities

Education & Years of Experience

  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible management experience with a proven record of accomplishment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in oil & gas industry
  • Proven ability to effectively manage internal/external stakeholder interactions
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and response and the functions associated with an Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Experience working in Alaska/Arctic Environment

 This is an exempt level executive position, assigned to an urban schedule of a 40-hour week or compressed work week 9/80 schedule. Routine travel required.  Relocations benefits may apply.

Position Description:


  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collections for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1/2 inch of hair length necessary). Head hair testing provides an approximate 90-day window of detection that checks for drug use. In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment.
  • It is important to note that APSC does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the hair testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).


  • Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


  • The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below. The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.