Sr Engineer (Ops)
Company: Energy Transfer Partners
Posted on: July 25, 2019
SUMMARY: Works with field operating groups to ensure that technical
operations & maintenance for all liquid and gas facilities complies
with corporate procedures, regulatory requirements and industry
best practices while maintaining a level of reliability that
ensures the company s on-going success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
* The Sr. Engineer reports to the Director Asset Management &
Reliability. The incumbent possess expert knowledge of the design,
operations, and maintenance of all gas and liquids facilities.
Comprehensive mechanical knowledge is required for all
turbomachinery equipment and ancillary systems. Provides direction
and technical leadership for maintenance standards, policies and
procedures for all rotating equipment assets.
* Consults to field operating personnel on a daily basis to provide
technical expertise and assistance to Managers, Supervisors,
Directors, Engineers, and Technicians as required to assure the
safe and reliable operation of pipeline facilities.
* Identifies potential problems and recommends revisions necessary
to ensure that company procedures comply with all state and federal
regulations, and prudent and industry "best practices." Implement
procedures, train personnel on the procedures, and assure
compliance with these procedures through reports, summaries, and
* Designs and develops technical and safety training materials and
establishes standards for qualification for exempt and non-exempt
* Reviews design of facilities and equipment, resolving complex
operating problems involving multiple components and personnel,
including cross-discipline issues, economic considerations,
compliance with regulations, safety aspects (both public and
employee), and personnel requirements. Evaluate how these
procedures impact field manpower, material, equipment, and expenses
in order to meet minimum requirements and the desired level of
reliability and performance.
* Reviews the capital budget for the Operations and Engineering
Department. This involves: reviewing the dollar amounts for
reasonableness; analyzing the feasibility of the proposed solution
and suggesting innovative alternatives, if necessary; and ensuring
the equipment specified best fulfils the intended purpose.
Recommends approval of capital work orders. Also, establishes short
and long term capital programs for upgrades of existing facilities
or introduction of new technologies.
* Works with Division Technical Staff(s) and other departments such
as Marketing, Gas Control, Safety, Underground Storage, Planning,
Communications, Government Affairs, Engineering Design and
Construction, and Materials Management. In particular:
* Engineering Design and Construction - Consults with Design and
Construction personnel and provides reviews and/or revisions to
capital budget projects. Includes approval of items such as
controls equipment, valves, valve operators, software, buildings,
unit and compressor station control system logic, ESD systems,
programmable logic controllers, and UPS systems.
* Marketing - Provides scope and cost life cycle information for
major project evaluations.
* Materials Management - Advises and makes recommendations for
approved vendors, approved machine shops, inventory min/max levels
and surplus materials dispositions.
* Government Affairs - Advises in areas related to environmental
laws, state laws, pipeline operation and safety laws, concerning
the impact of promulgated rules and regulations on the operation of
the pipeline system.
* Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art equipment and innovations being
developed for the industry to improve performance, reliability, and
safety. Recommends implementation when appropriate.
* Performs special projects as requested by management.
REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for
this position are listed below:
Bachelor's degree in an engineering related field
6 - 10 years years of experience associated with rotating equipment
The position requires a candidate with excellent oral and written
A highly developed ability with PC s and office computer software
is required. Must be a self-starter and self-motivator with the
ability to perform effectively with minimal supervision.
Should demonstrate a positive and professional work ethic and work
well individually and/or on a team.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
1. Usually, normal office working conditions.
2. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
3. Overnight travel required.
4. Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may
include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme
temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate
personal protective equipment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/MINORITY/FEMALE/DISABLED/VETERAN
DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to
be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills
required of personnel so classified.
Keywords: Energy Transfer Partners, Sugar Land , Sr Engineer (Ops), Engineering , Houston, Texas
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