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Sr. Regulatory Specialist - PHMSA Pipeline Job

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: Minot, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation


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 



This position is a compliance assurance role responsible for supporting ND Operations in implementation of State and Federal  Pipeline regulations.   This Senior Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance with 49 CFR 192 (Gas) and 195 (Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline) by validating that all regulatory pipeline requirements are met.  This includes the entire lifecycle process of design, construction and operation of regulated pipelines in accordance with State and Federal regulations.  The position completes all State and Federal reporting requirements including the annual PHMSA report.  In addition to internal relationships, the Specialist will serve as a liaison between Hess field employees and regulatory agency field inspectors.  This interface is critical in maintaining accurate and consistent communications between Hess and regulatory agencies. 



  • Represent Hess – establish and maintain relationships of integrity and trust with all Regulatory agencies
  • Verify compliance with 49 CFR 192 (Gas) and 195 (Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline) NDIC, and PSC rules by performing inspections of all tasks required by the Hess Compliance Action Plan. These include:
  • Written O&M Manual and covered tasks
  • Pipeline Oil Spill Response Plan
  • Integrity Management Program (IMP)
  • Operator Qualification Program (OQP)
  • Public Awareness Program
  • Drug and Alcohol Program
  • Control Room Management
  • Confirm task execution by consistent review of documentation of the Pipeline Lifecycle (Design, Permitting, Pre-Construction., Commissioning, Operation, Abandonment, Reclamation) Process
  • Required reporting including annual PHSMA reports
  • Provide technical support to develop plans to close any potential compliance gaps
  • Provide recommendation on tasks adjustments or improvements within the Regulatory process as needed
  • Remain current regarding the latest developments in new and proposed PHMSA and Pipeline regulations



  • Detailed knowledge of PHMSA and Pipeline regulations
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the business
  • Ability to collaborate and partner with other parts of the organization to influence regulatory compliance
  • Strong attention to detail



  • College degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in PHMSA and Pipeline regulatory compliance



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 equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Jordyn Makell Gustafson | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 25019