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Pipeline Integrity Engineer - Internal Corrosion Control Job

Location: 

Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  Jan 8, 2023

ABOUT 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 Hess.com.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Main focus will be the management of the internal corrosion (IC) control program for Gas Gathering Midstream Pipelines and Facilities throughout North Dakota (ND). Responsibility for internal corrosion control records, chemical and IC control pigging program, product sampling and corrosive investigations, as well as corrosion monitoring equipment installation and data acquisition.
  • Monitor effectiveness of the chemical program as it relates to IC control.
  • Develop and maintain Engineering Standards for the IC control program. Assess and improve current Engineering Standards throughout the company and asset.
  • Through alignment with area teams, prioritize work to provide engineering support to enable ND Midstream assets to achieve business goals.
  • When IC or chemicals are problematic, conduct root cause analysis (RCA) according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.  Communicate best practices and lessons learned across areas.
  • Provide 'boots on the ground' support when needed to gather failure data and ensure appropriate countermeasures are taken.
  • Provide corrosion engineering input to the design of new projects and the standardization and selection of equipment, parts, and components.
  • Provide input and advice for Management of Changes as it relates IC control.
  • Provide coaching and/or training to Hess Field Operations and Engineering based on business priority for chemical treatments, IC monitoring/mitigations, and product sampling and corrosive investigations.
  • Provide engineering leadership and/or guidance as required to deliver major interventions and countermeasures for non-routine, reactive activities.  Liaise with Process Engineering and Midstream Reliability Operators to ensure alignment with affected systems.
  • Identify and work with area Engineers to implement opportunities (e.g. new chemicals, processes, or technologies) for cost reduction through system and process optimization.
  • Advise on area’s yearly and monthly budgets with Hess Field Operations and Engineering input. 
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance as it pertains to the internal corrosion program for DOT PHMSA regulated pipelines. 
  • Drives embedment of Hess safety procedures, best practices and standard work as defined by the expectation of a safety leader.  This includes ensuring compliance with company safety policies and procedures, as well as, lead, perform, and/or participate in 5S, accident investigation, safety audits and related activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS               

Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience working in the chemical or corrosion engineering space for the oil and gas industry
  • Excellent knowledge of internal corrosion control treatments used in the oil and gas industry
  • Excellent knowledge of PHMSA 49 CFR 195 and 49 CFR 192 as it pertains to internal corrosion requirements
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP)
  • 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

 

 Education, Training & Certifications   

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, or Corrosion Engineering preferred

 

Core Behaviors                  

  • Strong Lean knowledge and/or demonstrates ability to learn following skills:
    • Teach/coach:  5-Whys, Mistake Proofing, 5S
    • 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
    • Participate/use: Rapid Improvement Events, Value Stream Mapping, Business Planning A3
  • Demonstrates Leading at Hess Competencies including but not limited to:
    • Focus for and capability to coach/mentor/develop team members
    • Able to influence without authority across organizational boundaries
    • Able to lead change with various stakeholders
    • Able to lead a team to deliver results
  • Team Development
    • Ensure further development of all contract personnel through performance evaluation, feedback, and coaching. 
    • 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.

 

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%

 

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 MyHR@Hess.com.