Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:
WORK LOCATION: Anchorage
SCHEDULE: This is Anchorage based positions on an urban schedule of a 40-hour week or 9/80-work schedule.
Under general direction of the Integrity Management Manager, the Integrity Engineer - Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management (mainline and fuel gas line integrity management plan) will be accountable for providing technical leadership and support for the In-line Inspection program and other related pipeline integrity management plans. Specific duties and expertise include:
- Planning and executing in-line inspections for the TAPS mainline and fuel gas line at pre-defined intervals to identify significant metal loss or deformations in these pipelines
- Preparation of work scopes and request-for-proposals for ILI tool vendors. Evaluation of ILI tool vendor proposals for technical adequacy and cost effectiveness.
- Detailed planning and co-ordination of ILI tool runs for the mainline and fuel gas line with pump station O&M supervisors, ROW P&CMs, ROW maintenance, hydraulics group, surveyors, and Operations Control Center (OCC) personnel. Field oversight and management of actual ILI runs.
- Identify and evaluate technical options for performing ILI in a high-wax crude oil environment.
- Validation/ qualification of ILI run data (metal loss, deformation, and curvature) in accordance with API and NACE guidelines and recommended practices. Apply Alyeska In-line Inspection procedures to determine any required investigations of anomalies identified by ILI tool run. Maintain competency with current ILI vendor soft wares used for analysis of ILI data
- Interpreting ILI results and using/ maintaining related interpretation software and databases.
- Work with Data Management and Assurance team to maintain archive and working copies of current and previous ILI run datasets and associated soft wares.
- Provide ILI data and analysis to support risk assessments and other technical and business decision making activities in the company
- Provide technical leadership and support for other integrity management programs and plans that leverage ILI data
- Participate in inspections with federal, state, and other regulatory agencies to demonstrate compliance with regulations, codes, requirements, and standards applicable along the TAPS route
- Interpret applicable regulatory requirements and industry standards. Draft government letters regarding area of expertise and provide subject matter expertise across TAPS
- Assist with maintenance of Alyeska Integrity documentation (master specifications, manuals, monitoring criteria and procedure) for pipeline corrosion integrity management
- Maintain/update Integrity Management performance metrics (KPIs) to monitor and communicate program performance and to support annual reporting requirements.
- Prepare and deliver presentations to management describing current ILI program results and challenges
MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline or Physics
- Three (3) years of related experience with pipeline inspection programs
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills; able to conduct technical meetings with other engineers and technicians; able to communicate technical risk evaluations and recommendations to key stakeholders
- A valid State of Alaska Driver’s License is required to support visits to field locations
- Master of Science in Engineering discipline or PhysicsEight (8) years of related work experience in the application of engineering principles for pipeline corrosion integrity management.
- Advanced knowledge and experience performing and/or managing in-line inspection activities, pipeline integrity threats assessments, and engineering analysis of pipeline integrity threats
- Demonstrated proficiency in pipeline corrosion integrity management with applicable NACE certification, or ability to immediately acquire such certification
- Technical problem solving, data management, trend analysis and troubleshooting skills without need of direct supervision
- Working knowledge of applicable federal and Alaska state regulations and industry recommended practices and standards related to pipeline integrity management
- Strong demonstrated interpersonal, collaboration, and leadership skills in a team environment
- Ability to work independently and perform successfully in a team environment
- Excellent verbal and written communication, and documentation skills
This position within IM group is tasked with performing integrity assessments, monitoring and defining mitigations to integrity threats to TAPS as per the requirements in 49 CFR 195 and 49 CFR 192 Subpart I and will ensure that integrity assessments on the mainline and fuel gas line are completed in compliance with the regulatory requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
TAPS SAFETY CULTURE:
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Regulations and compliance
- Interpersonal communication
- Analysis and problem solving
- Expertise in data collection, analysis, and preparation of clear and concise reports
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative/cooperative relationships in the workplace
- Engineering - General
- Job Specific Computer Expertise
- End user of commercial applications for pipeline integrity inspection, monitoring and analysis
- Safety management
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN TESTING:
- Act with Discipline
- Be prepared to work and arrive to work rested. Complete all pre-job planning steps. Complete all training and qualifications. Follow all required processes and procedures and use the right tools for the job. Complete all post-work activities.
- Take a System View
- Assess how a task can impact others, seek input, and make all necessary notifications.
- Make Sound Decision
- Involve the right people at the right time. Identify if conditions change and act accordingly.
- Learn, Improve, Innovate
- No task on TAPS is routine; be alert to emerging risks. Communicate hazards and share lessons learned from past experiences
- Speak Up, Step Up
- Alyeska fully supports the authority of every TAPS worker to speak up, take action, and stop work, regardless of role or responsibility. Participate in developing and implementing solutions.
Employment with Alyeska is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation and, in some cases, a Physical Fitness Test and Medical Exam specific to the role for which you are applying. Alyeska also requires pre-employment urinalysis drug testing for all positions. A positive drug test makes you ineligible for employment with Alyeska and on TAPS.
Please note, Alyeska does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the drug testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION USING E-VERIFY:
- 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. http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify.
- 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. http://www.tsa.gov
ALYESKA PIPELINE SERVICE COMPANY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT VALUES WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.
Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.