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Pipeline Field Engineer

Kinder Morgan
Updated: Mar 15 2013
Desired Expertise: Pipeline Engineering
Experience: 5+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: D.O.E.
Location: Beaumont, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:

Position Description: Provide technical support in all areas of pipeline systems. The individual will be a technical resource to Field Operations (Divisions 9 and/or 8) primarily in support of pipeline activities and must possess the ability to associate with a wide variety of people (personalities, skill and education levels, etc.) with tact, courtesy and professionalism.

This position can be located in any approved company work location within the southeast states in which it operates.

The individual must possess project management skills used in the development of project documents such as project scope, schedule, budget forecasting, cost tracking/analysis, and risk identification/mitigation and be capable of communicating this information using well-developed written and verbal skills. Primary responsibility involves management of multiple pipeline integrity projects. Secondary duties involve multiple small pipeline and facility projects and engineering studies. Daily activities include:

  • Working with Operations, Engineering, EHS, Accounting, Business Development, Gas Control, Land and Right of Way, Codes and Standards, and other internal departments to maintain and improve the integrity of the company's infrastructure by monitoring, completing studies and reviews, assessing risk / benefit, generate recommendations and develop projects, quality assurance programs, etc. as required to achieve the task.
  • Manage multiple capital and maintenance projects with various deadlines and responsibility levels. Such projects include pipeline integrity inspection, remediation, testing and repair projects; pipeline construction, replacement & abandonment projects; and pipeline facility projects involving compression, automation and controls, measurement, corrosion mitigation, gas processing, encroachments.
  • Generate project alternatives, cost estimates, secure project funding, accurately track and forecast project expenses, submit project closure documentation.
  • Develop project scope documents, schedules, contractor bid documents, manage the bid process including job showing, select contractor, select and requisition materials, coordinate permitting, manage contractor activities and other project activities.
  • Apply the company's design and operating philosophy within the field locations to meet corporate goals for safety, regulatory compliance, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Review and manage projects in terms of economics, OSHA Safety, Kinder Morgan Engineering Standards, Construction Standards, and Operating and Maintenance Procedures
  • Travel estimated from 20 to 40% of the time to field sites and offices with occasional overnight stays. Some overtime and after-hours work will be required.
  • Requirement to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Provide engineering support to operations on a daily basis.
  • Effectively prioritize workload between multiple projects.
  • Ability to take on new projects and shift priorities on short notice.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to company and its insurer

Position Requirements: Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering preferred. Applicable pipeline and/or project management experience may be acceptable.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of pipeline fabrication and construction techniques.
  • Ability to identify project alternatives, prepare cost estimates and project economic justifications.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and diagrams.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong focus on safe work practices.
  • Able to complete work assignments with little supervision in an acceptable time frame.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
  • Must be able to enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, excavated areas, walkways, etc.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional)
  • Field activities may include walking to and amidst work and/or construction sites, climbing in and out of trenches, working around heavy equipment and working in confined spaces

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.


  • Understanding of pipeline in-line inspection tools used to assess the integrity of natural gas pipelines and pipeline remediation and repair methods.
  • Knowledge of hydrostatic testing of natural gas pipelines.
  • Knowledge of natural gas storage facilities and treatment processes.
  • Knowledge of pipeline regulatory codes and engineering standards.
  • Experience conducting pipeline MAOP studies.
  • Experience performing relief valve capacity calculations and sizing regulators and control valves.
  • Experience in investigation and root-cause determination of equipment failures.
  • Experience with high pressure natural gas pipeline construction and remediation.
  • Knowledge of industry's regulatory compliance requirements and standards.
  • Experience using Autocad or similar drawing software to prepare engineering sketches.
  • Advanced computer skills

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