Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Design Engineer, Oil Terminal / Storage Management
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

NES Fircroft Contact: Stephanie Jones; +1 832 454 7889;

Location: Houston, Texas
Role: Pipeline Modeling Engineer II (Natural Gas)

Qualifications: (minimum)

• Undergraduate Engineering degree
• 4-7 years of pipeline and storage related experience
• Proven ability to work under tight deadlines
• Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and programs
• Anticipate and promptly identify potential problems and take corrective action before they become crisis • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with other departments to achieve goals

Qualifications: (desired)

• Knowledge on hydraulic simulation and related commercial software
• Experience with Gas Control, and Gas Pipeline & Storage Operations
 Basic understanding of pipeline and storage commercial operations and of energy markets
• Knowledge of Client's assets

The opportunity:

Utilize commercial pipeline simulation and optimization software to configure, calibrate, maintain and update hydraulic models for various US natural gas pipeline systems. Operate these models with receipts/delivery data, system outage information and ambient climate conditions, to calculate and publish pipeline operational capacities at the compressor station level. Advise gas-control the optimized operation to achieve customer nomination. Lead capacity analysis for pipeline integrity outage planning to minimize customer impact and maximize company revenue. Maintain and monitor pipeline system fuel and electricity cost. Manage natural gas storage physical and customer inventory and direct storage facilities on gas movement.

What you'll be doing:


• Calculate and post operational capacity on a monthly basis and support Capacity Scheduling, Gas Control and Commercial Operations on ad-hoc requests when unplanned system outage occur • Perform detailed capacity analysis for planned outages such as pipeline integrity planning to minimize outage impacts on customers and minimize revenue loss.
• Facilitate short-term capacity opportunities and support Marketing in the development and Gas Control in the execution of these plans
• Assist / support discretionary capital project development / implementation
• Track and Monitor pipeline system imbalances and system fuel/electricity account, supporting regulatory in FERC filings and rate cases
• Enhance and maintain collaborative working relationships with Asset Planning, Transmission, Gas Control, Operations, Scheduling, Marketing, Regulatory, IT and E&C STORAGE
• Monitor/manage US natural gas storage inventories, both physical and customer, provide directions on inventory movement to Gas Control and storage staff to support marketing strategies
• Provide daily guidance to storage staff on horsepower usage and inventory allocation to optimize fuel utilization
• Coordinate planned/unplanned outages with field, Gas Control and marketing to minimize interruption to customer nominations
• Create inventory plans to facilitate marketing to capture short term financial gains
• Help design/budget/coordinate/execute storage expansion projects, including de-bottlenecking and optimization studies for operational enhancements and flexibility
• Support underground storage in inventory testing and regulatory filings.


• Maintain operational capacity map and SUD map
• Assist in the ongoing development and maintenance of key real time system
• Maintain online fuel/electric tracking system
• Maintain and update online storage inventory tracking system
• Maintain and update company online system load forecaster

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.