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Sr Engineer Integrity Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  May 4, 2023


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



The Integrity Engineer will focus on Managing Relief Device testing schedules and testing documentation throughout North Dakota (ND) within Plant Condition Monitoring Software (PCMS) as well as PCMS database management for the Mechanical Integrity program.  Secondary focus will be on management of mechanical integrity threats and the fire tube inspection program.  The position is located in our Tioga, ND office.



  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and track compliance through regular operating rhythms.
  • Monitor testing intervals in accordance with industry standards, current regulations, as well as Hess Standards for all Relief Device throughout ND’s midstream and upstream assets. Make recommendations for changes to inspection intervals based upon performance history.
  • Front line accountability for Relief Device testing and inspection compliance (PSM, DOT, etc.).
  • Provide guidance on Relief Devices testing requirements throughout the asset.
  • When Relief Devices are suspected to be problematic, conduct root cause analysis (RCA) according to business rules, and confirm implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Provide input and evaluation for capital projects and proper Management of Change when Relief Devices are involved.
  • Provide leadership and/or guidance as required to deliver major interventions and countermeasures for non-routine, reactive activities.  Liaise with Production Engineering, Process Engineering, Integrity Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Reliability Operators to ensure alignment with affected systems.
  • When there are PCMS inspection or testing schedule changes, advise on yearly and monthly budgets. 
  • Manage inspection/testing deferral process for relief devices that cannot be tested by their defined due dates. Coordinate with Operations and Process Engineering to perform risk assessments and ensure appropriate mitigations are in place.
  • Provide 'boots on the ground' support when needed to gather failure data and ensure appropriate countermeasures are taken.
  • Oversight and implementation of quality assurance practices to improve relief device test event data and equipment information within PCMS/SAP.
  • Review/approve Relief Device testing reports provided by contract inspectors or testing companies.
  • Redirect contract inspectors/testers as required for additional data capture.
  • 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.
  • Audit contract testing crews’ certifications and make regular shop visits.
  • Work with Master Data team to ensure alignment between PCMS and SAP. Submit M9 notifications as required to ensure equipment information and test schedules are aligned.
  • Support the Integrity Engineering Team through PCMS queries for MI equipment testing and inspection schedules as needed.
  • Support the Integrity Engineering Team’s KPI updates and tracking as well as support preparations needed for the VP Quarterly Integrity Reviews.
  • Help develop PM plans, SWIs, Repairs and Spares strategies, etc. for Relief Devices.
  • Provide support for management of Integrity Threats in accordance with Company guidelines. Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure integrity threats have proper risk assessments completed and action plans in place to mitigate risks.
  • Oversee fire tube inspection program for vertical/horizontal treaters located within upstream assets including development of schedules for PdM scans and key performance indicators.
  • Implement new technology through pilot programs to improve fire tube reliability (Risk based inspections, cathodic protection, material/coating improvements, etc.).




  • At least 5+ years of experience in oil & gas or related industry experience
  • Prior knowledge of PCMS and SAP Software
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the inspection and repair practices for pressure-relieving devices commonly used in the oil and petrochemical industries
  • Working knowledge of API 576, 520, 510, 521, 526, 527, NBIC, ASME Sec VIII, and ASME Sec I as it pertains to Relief Devices
  • 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’s Degree in Engineering
  • Preferred: Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Preferred: API 510 certified


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%



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. The individual is expected to demonstrate these Hess behaviors to be considered an effective performer. 

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

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 26389