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Sr. Corrosion Engineer Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  Jul 21, 2022


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Roles & Responsibilities
•    Charged with the oversite of the cathodic protection and corrosion control program for Hess North Dakota Bakken pipelines and facilities. This role will serve as the Subject Matter Expert in the application of corrosion control concepts,

      principles, and methods. 
•    Responsible for Regulatory Compliance within the Cathodic Protection (CP) and corrosion control program. 
•    Designs and/or maintains key dashboards and metrics to support safety, quality, delivery, and cost visibility as part of operational control process.
•    Charged with providing leadership in coaching, training, and supporting CP contractors and CP Technicians to perform their roles within Safety, Quality, and Productivity standards.  
•    Designs complete CP projects, inclusive of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems.
•    Responsible for field and desktop audits around Quality Control, Regulatory and Hess Standard Compliance, and EHS expectations.
•    Responsible for Quality Control, and through coordination with the CP Technicians, execution of CP and coating surveys (CIS, ACVG, DCVG).
•    Responsible for Quality Control and execution or coordination of atmospheric coatings inspection and remediation projects, and responsible for the report generation for exposed pipe inspections, specifically for PHMSA regulated lines. 
•    Responsible for coordination or execution of corrective actions needed that were identified from surveys by developing specific technical scopes for CP of pipelines and facilities and achieving project scopes, budgets, and schedules. 
•    Ensures company personnel and contractors are qualified to perform Covered Tasks.
•    Keep informed of new developments and requirements affecting Hess for the purpose of recommending changes in process.
•    Responsible for providing project teams direction on CP requirements (example, new sacrificial anode system, new ICCP system, connecting to existing CP systems, etc.).
•    With support of the Integrity Team Lead, develop and achieve the MR&I Corrosion budget and schedule.
•    Manages monthly project accruals/forecast and other project accounting and reporting activities.
•    Responsible to review and approve contractor invoices.
•    Responsible for Management of Change in regards to cathodic protection equipment.
•    Ensures proper document retention and ensure all project and survey data, records, and reports are in the Pipeline Compliance Software (PCS).
•    Recognizes operating deviations and abnormal operating conditions, makes notifications, and takes appropriate corrective actions.
•    Uses technical resources and tools (Alegro Field Data PC, Fluke Digital Multimeters, Coating Holiday Detector) to perform assigned work.

Team Development
•    Ensure further development of all contract personnel through performance evaluation, feedback, and coaching.  
•    Prepare and update Corrosion Control Standard Operating Procedures and Corrosion Control Guidelines to support program and team development.
•    Provide direction to team members emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, environment/health/safety, and morale.
•    Develop and maintain positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.

Core Behaviors
•  Strong Lean knowledge and/or demonstrates ability to learn following skills:
    o    Teach/coach:  5-Whys, Mistake Proofing, 5S
    o    Lead/facilitate: Standard Work Instruction, Structured Problem Solving (A3), Leader Standard Work, Spaghetti Diagrams, Swim Lane Mapping,               Dashboards and Operating Rhythm, and Conditions of Satisfaction
    o    Participate/use: Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, Business Planning A3

•   Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    o    Focus for and capability to coach/mentor/develop team members
    o    Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries
    o    Able to lead change with various stakeholders
    o    Able to lead a team to deliver results

Work Environment    
•    Role in Tioga, ND on a 9/80 work schedule with field visits as needed
•    Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 25%
•    Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 75%

•    10+ years oil and gas industry experience or equivalent industry related experience in cathodic protection and corrosion control 
•    Working knowledge of PHMSA 49 CFR 195 and 49 CFR 192 as it pertains to external corrosion control requirements 
•    Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office, SAP, and Pipeline Compliance Software (PCS)
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and process improvements
•    Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment
•    Ability to manage activities for multiple projects in parallel while effectively managing time and resources required 

•    Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering and NACE CP Technologist or CP Specialist certification
•    Preferred: Licensed Professional Engineer and NACE CP Specialist certification



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 26026