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Underground Natural Gas Storage Integrity Engineer

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Location: Merrillville, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00932319

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Job Description

Underground Natural Gas Storage Integrity Engineer

Overview

A single person that will create, manage and track asset management plans and integrity program under the direction of Asset Program Owner. This includes oversite of plan performance and execution on an ongoing basis for all NiSource operating states.  Must assess risks and identify work that optimizes safety, reliability, and affordability for the asset class.

   

Key Activities

  • Provide safety leadership thru asset risk management activities to support the 10 key elements of the organization’s Safety Management System per API RP 1173.
  • Mature and maintain compliance to PHMS 192.12 requirements by applying API 1171 best practices to ensure underground storage integrity and safety.
  • Own and drive storage integrity management program (SIMP) execution and compliance.
  • Own, update, and maintain SIMP procedures.
  • Apply SIMP requirements to manage integrity and risk across the NiSource Underground Natural Gas Storage assets; one (1) depleted hydrocarbon reservoir in Pennsylvania and two (2) aquifer reservoirs in Indiana.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance to field work activities and records related to storage integrity management.
  • Own audit preparation, commission audit interaction, and audit remediation activities and functions.
  • Provide direct support to the Asset Program Owner related to asset risk management activities.
  • Utilize Excel to risk rank asset threats and associated outcomes utilizing work experience, subject matter expert input, industry events, internal events, formal risk assessment, and industry benchmarks.
  • Build concise, informative, and visually pleasing PowerPoint presentations to support Board, Governance, Senior Leadership, and Field Execution Meetings.
  • Guide and oversee engineering and risk consultants to support risk identification and risk reduction program execution.
  • Assist in Root Cause Analysis meetings as a subject matter expert regarding asset threats and risk.
  • Conduct Field Observations of work activities to attain risk informed perspective.
  • Maintain awareness of regulations and compliance requirements as they apply to the asset portfolio in general and to the asset management plan for the specific asset class specifically
  • Actively seek and incorporate feedback from internal stakeholders related to performance and support.
  • Maintenance of service-focused working relationships with Operations partners.
  • Represent Compliance and Technology as a subject matter expert in support of regulatory filings and proceedings at state and federal level.
  • Participate in process to influence regulatory proceedings through industry associations and other opportunities.
  • Build, promote and enhance collaborative relationships with Public Utility Commissions, industry associations, company affiliates and other potential business partners.
  • Assist areas in preparation for Commission audits. Collaborate with Standards and Compliance Leaders, peers and local operations to prepare preventative strategies to eliminate repeat offenses.
  • Key Stakeholder on decisions to update Company O&M policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit periodic mandated reports to external agencies.
  • Align individual objectives with department goals and projects to ensure that corporate needs and objectives are met.
  • Maintain awareness of decision-making impacts to capital and O&M budgets and recommend best cost alternatives to meet budgetary constraints.
  • Attend conventions, conferences, etc., which relate to functions performed by the department.
  • Provide seasoned operations consulting to Field Operations
  • Facilitate and lead annual risk review meetings
  • Provide guidance and direction to peer Integrity Management Engineers
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Representative (SMR) and technical expert to business partners
  • Serve in a leadership role on an interim basis

Required Qualifications for Position

This position will be filled based on the skillset of the candidate and will be filled as one of the below job family titles:

Required for Selection:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering curriculum from a 4 year ABET accredited college or university, or a bachelor’s degree in geology.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to understand data collection requirements.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Skilled in data analysis and ability to interpret data trends, and data driven understanding of risk in the asset class.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred for Selection:

  • Petroleum Engineering degree
  • Underground natural gas storage integrity, operations, and/or engineering knowledge/experience related to depleted hydrocarbon and aquifer reservoirs.
  • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering
  • Engineering in Training (EIT) license
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience working in geographically dispersed company
  • Competency ratings of “High” in areas of: Safety Leadership, Courage, Facilitating Change, Creating a Culture of Trust, Driving a Questioning Mindset, Decision Making, Delegation and Empowerment, Ensuring Accountability, Coaching, and Optimizing Diversity.

Integrity Engineer 1:

  • Less than 2 years related work experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the utility industry
  • Preferred:
    • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills
    • Knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS)
    • Knowledge of Storage Integrity Management Programs
    • Knowledge of 49 PHMSA CFR 192.12 and API 1171
    • Knowledge of industry standards related underground natural gas storage design and operations.
    • Knowledge of asset policies, procedures, and standards
    • Knowledge of technical business applications (e.g. DIS, GIS, WMS, CIS, MAXIMO)

Integrity Engineer 2

  • 2+ years related work experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the utility industry
  • Knowledge of Storage Integrity Management Programs
  • Knowledge of 49 PHMSA CFR 192.12 and API 1171
  • Knowledge of industry standards related underground natural gas storage design and operations.
  • Knowledge of asset policies, procedures, and standards
  • Knowledge of technical business applications (e.g. DIS, GIS, WMS, CIS, MAXIMO)
  • Preferred:
    • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills
    • Knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS)

Integrity Engineer 3

  • 4 + years related work experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the utility industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Storage Integrity Management Programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 49 PHMSA CFR 192.12 and API 1171
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standards related underground natural gas storage design and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of asset policies, procedures, and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical business applications (e.g. DIS, GIS, WMS, CIS, MAXIMO)
  • Preferred:
    • Knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS)

Sr Integrity Engineer

  • 7+ years related work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience over complex programs or projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the utility industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Storage Integrity Management Programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 49 PHMSA CFR 192.12 and API 1171
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standards related underground natural gas storage design and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of asset policies, procedures, and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical business applications (e.g. DIS, GIS, WMS, CIS, MAXIMO)
  • Knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS)

Job Requirements:

  • Hybrid worker based within Indiana or Pennsylvania NiSource service territory (Indiana service territory preferred).
  • Use of computer for 8 hours per day.
  • Less than 10% overnight travel but could change as business needs change.
  • Extended work hours to meet business needs.

The successful candidate will be considered for one of the 4 job titles based off of their experience

  • Integrity Management Engineer
  • Integrity Management Engineer 2
  • Integrity Management Engineer 3
  • Sr. Integrity Management Engineer

This position can be located anywhere within the NIPSCO Gas Service Territory within the state of Indiana but will be required to report to the Royal Center, IN location at least 2 days a month on-site.

Disclaimer

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$73,400.00 - $152,100.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-01-17

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-02-01
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
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