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Reliability Engineer (Chemical) Job

Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: Tioga, North Dakota, US

Company: Hess Corporation

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

 

  • Manage chemical company performance based on Hess Midstream and Tioga Gas Plant cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives.  Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and execute monthly KPI reviews.
  • Monitor effectiveness of Hess North Dakota (ND) Midstream and Tioga Gas Plant chemical program.
  • Provide guidance on surface (facility and pipeline) chemical treatment programs for assets. This includes guidance on the initial set-up of flow assurance and integrity monitoring and management systems.
  • Develop and maintain Engineering Standards for the chemical program. Assess and improve current Engineering Standards throughout the company and asset for the chemical program.
  • Through alignment with area teams, prioritize work to provide engineering support to enable ND Midstream assets to achieve business goals.
  • Communicate best practices and lessons learned across areas.
  • When chemicals are suspected to be problematic, conduct root cause analysis (RCA) according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • When chemicals are suspected to be a solution or countermeasure, assist in other’s RCAs according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Provide corrosion and other chemical 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 when chemicals are involved.
  • Provide coaching and/or training to Hess Field Operations and Engineering based on business priority for chemical treatments.
  • Plan and 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) from chemical companies and Hess for cost reduction through system and process optimization.
  • Advise on area’s yearly and monthly budgets with Hess Field Operations and Engineering input. 
  • Provide solutions to any identified hazards within the chemical program (develop inherently safer solutions).
  • Provide 'boots on the ground' support when needed to gather failure data and ensure appropriate countermeasures are taken.
  • Develop internal corrosion monitoring and treatment for emulsion line and midstream gathering lines.
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance as it pertains to the internal corrosion program for DOT regulated pipelines. 
  • Improve the Midstream chemical contract including roles and responsibilities and KPIs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS          

 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in the chemical space for the oil and gas industry preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of chemical treatments used in the oil and gas industry
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of surface and subsurface equipment
  • Field operations experience (e.g. Process, Production, Completions, Reliability Engineer)
  • Working 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   

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering preferred

 

Core Behaviors                 

 

  • Continuous Improvement – 30%
  • Process Execution – 10%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 50%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 10%


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: Brad Janik | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25069