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Principal pipeline engineer
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview
  • You will need ** More than 10 years years experience
  • Education you need: ** Bachelor's Degree
  • + **Job ID: ** 11352
    + **Country: ** USA
    + **Company: ** Statoil Gulf Services LLC
    + **Contact Name: ** Clarence Wong
    + **Workplace: ** Onshore
    + **Discipline: ** Operation & Maintenance
    + **Closing Date: ** Jun 132018

Job code: lhw-e0-90464589

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Principal pipeline engineer
Principal pipeline engineer

Job Description**

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, one of the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Equinor to build a portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry's most exciting energy resource areas. We have offices in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.

**Job Description**

The Principal Pipeline Engineer will be responsible for various aspects of operation, maintenance and reliability of Bakken Midstream pipeline systems. The successful candidate will also manage pipeline system capital projects that typically require routing assessments, constructability review and design of alternative construction methods (such as HDD, Microbore, etc.), hydraulic friction loss calculations, pipe sizing and material selection, and pipeline alignments.

More specifically, job duties include the following:

Be an active safety leader in the field, proactively generate new ideas, and dynamically contribute to the journey of safety excellence

Ensuring corporate requirements and initiatives related to HSE, technical and operational are incorporated in the design and execution of pipeline CAPEX projects

Ensuring pipeline CAPEX projects completed according to regulatory requirements (EPA, DOT, PHSMA, PSM)

Supporting operations as needed in troubleshooting issues with existing facilities and incorporating lessons learned in future designs

Analyze pipeline defects using currently available formulas and methodologies and advise field personnel on proper repair methods

Perform data integration of relevant pipeline information for threat mitigation within confines of pipeline integrity management plan

Utilize flow assurance model in conjunction with SCADA and integrated remote operating centers to optimize operations and participate in field development planning

Perform field inspections of contractor crews to ensure compliance with safety, project specifications, procedures, permitting requirements, local requirements

Ensure regulatory compliance, provide documentation and participate in external agency compliance audits (incl. DOT & PSM)

Assist with maintaining pigging database and optimize testing plan to address mechanical integrity issues and mitigate problems

Assist with management of Cathodic Protection (CP) contractor and crews to analyze all phases of corrosion control, implementing corrosion control programs but not limited to cathodic protection, coatings, internal corrosion and AC mitigation

Need to possess SAP knowledge and handle interface with SAP PM

Promote safety culture that encourages reporting as well as contributing to incident investigations and ensuring quality actions are implemented

This position requires collaboration with other groups such as Operations, Maintenance, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling and Completion Engineering, Facilities, HSE, Regulatory, Production Accounting, and others to ensure maximum value creation. This position is based in Williston, ND reporting directly to the Bakken Midstream Leader.


Must have a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum of ten (10) years of pipeline operations experience, working with a pipeline operator or service provider required

Strong Project Management Skills and strong experience with cost and schedule control (MS Project strongly preferred)

Strong pipeline simulation skills with flow assurance programs (PIPESIM strongly preferred)

Working knowledge of regulations, codes, and standards applicable to US onshore shale operating regions

Must have experience and competence within each of the following:

PHMSA Title 49 CFR 192 and 195 (Hazardous Gas/Liquid)

API 570 Piping Inspection Code (Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems)

API 650 Tank Design

ASME B31.3 Process Piping

ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems

Coating and welding standards

NACE standards

Strong background in midstream onshore operations including transmission and gathering pipeline systems, terminals, and booster stations

Knowledge of pipeline engineering for outside the fence construction, including land permitting, environmental regulations, and geotechnical impacts

Experience with design and operation of leak detection and SCADA systems would be beneficial

Strong MS Office skills: Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook

Experience with design of alternative instruction methods including HDD, mirco-tunneling, and jack and bore

**Personal Qualities**

Demonstrate commitment to Equinor values: Open, Caring, Collaborative, Courageous

High ethical and HSE standards

Strong leadership and communication skills

Strong collaborative skills to engage with, respect and earn the trust of stakeholders

Proactive with a strong aptitude for multi-tasking

Independent, self-motivated, results oriented; able to drive a project or task to completion

Demonstrated organizational and coordination abilities across multiple functional disciplines

Ability to work in a team environment, as a leader and/or as a member

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.

**We Offer**

We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

**General Information**

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Equinor is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral requested.

Please note that this is a local position on local terms and conditions.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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