17 days old

Project Manager - Project Services

Kinder Morgan
Bloomington, CA 92316
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Position Description

The primary purpose of the Project Manager for Technical Services position is to provide technical oversight and management of Pacific Region Major Maintenance and Capital projects. The Project Manager must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical, operational and administrative responsibilities of project management and must exhibit leadership, analytical/decision making and managerial skills. The Manager must have the ability to support the major maintenance and sustaining capital budget process, through prioritization, planning, execution, and forecasting. He/she will perform specific duties as assigned including acting as a liaison between Field Operations, Products Movement and Engineering in order to maintain efficient project execution and resolve any difficulties relating to scheduling and quality control issues. This individual will also assist in supervising functions related to outside contractors working on company property in order to protect company interests.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Support role to the Pacific Southern and Pacific Northern Project Services Team leads.
  • Oversight of major maintenance and sustaining capital budget/projects for the Pacific Northern and Southern Regions.
  • Budget management responsibilities for all projects under supervision (AFE, forecasting, invoice processing, etc)
  • Develop a consistent and strategic approach to maintenance of operation essential equipment for the Northern and Southern Regions.
  • Assists in coordinating with Products Movement Department in Houston Headquarters regarding schedules, equipment shutdowns, and any other variables affecting pipeline operations in order to minimize down time and throughput loss. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline operations including EPA, DOT, federal and state OSHA, IRS and SCAQMD.
  • Oversight of repair and maintenance of electrical equipment including but not limited to: Valve actuators, medium voltage switch gear and substation equipment, motor circuit protectors, motor control centers, truck loading equipment and control systems, remote station control systems, pressure transmitters, tank level measurement systems, tank high level alarm systems, electronic and PLC based controllers, digital display equipment, lighting circuits, safety systems and devices including pressure and shutdown devices, teletype, SCADA transmission equipment as well as automated fire control systems.
  • Working with Products Movement, Engineering, and Operations track and trend equipment specific performance for use in the most effective possible deployment of expense and capital budgeting to insure the safe, environmentally compliant and efficient operation of Pacific Region assets.
  • Assists in development of short and long range plans, goals and objectives for terminal or station operations. Remains current on developments in the field. Assists in the coordination of department services with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.
  • Assists in the development, review or updating of site specific maintenance procedures.
  • Use of KM programs such as OpsInfo, ISNetworld and DuPont to track and verify compliance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Spare Parts List and Pump and Motor Book for the Pacific Region.
  • Reviews Conceptual and Developmental Corporate Projects for Regional input.
  • Coordinates all drawing reviews with Corporate Engineering
  • Coordinates Outside Services for Technical and Maintenance Support.
  • Reviews all new equipment recommendations and testing of new equipment.
  • Maintains records as required by Department of Transportation for designated equipment and devices.
  • Oversight of the maintenance and repair record keeping process.
  • Assist in training of other technicians in all aspects of maintenance.

  • Supports all regional projects and works with other station personnel when the need arises.
  • Assists with corporate engineered projects as requested including pre-operational testing, startup and commissioning
  • Works with vendors and their technicians on new and repaired or upgraded equipment
  • May be asked to inspect and document contract work on company assets.
  • Supports company and contract inspectors on area and regional projects.
  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance on various terminal and mainline equipment as requested.
  • Maintains a lubrication schedule on various terminal and mainline equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment (FAT).

Position Requirements


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Management or Engineering or other technical field preferred or equivalent professional experience.

  • A minimum of 10 years, well-rounded experience in terminal or pipeline operations is highly desirable and should include specific working experience with Products Movement, mechanical maintenance, lead responsibilities, and ideally, familiarization with legal and environmental requirements affecting terminal and/or station activities. Should be able to demonstrate effective use of time management in order to properly identify priorities and to ensure that all job requirements are satisfied.
  • Able to read and understand electrical schematics and ladder diagrams, mechanical drawings, aerial strip maps and maintain as-built drawings for them.
  • Experienced with installation, maintenance, and repair of refined petroleum products pipeline systems and equipment for station and terminal operations (experienced technicians).
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and required safety precautions, DOT requirements including those related to calibration and maintenance records, safety inspections and reports.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivated and assertive style.

Certification, licenses, registrations:
  • A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are required.
  • If the employee is subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company, now or in the future, compliance is required under this job description.

Competencies, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Management and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Refined petroleum pipeline facilities - operation, equipment requirements and products movement.
  • General engineering practices, including drafting, piping, valves, hydraulics, etc.
  • Practices, principles, procedures, regulations, and techniques as they relate to all functional areas.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring project and employee work schedules and evaluating the performance of subordinates.
  • Analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.
  • Implement planning activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective and working relationships with managers, other supervisors, employees, customers outside agents.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, including as such relates to technical issues pertaining to area of responsibility.
  • Physically perform the essential job functions.
  • Apply good math skills for calculating and conversion work.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.
  • This position requires considerable skill in dealing with a wide range of authority levels, both inside and outside the organization. Internal contacts include all regional personnel, Orange Office employees, senior management, shipper representatives, military contact, governmental agency personnel, city officials, outside contractors, etc.
  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Must be accountable and take direction from Managers, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.
  • Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision and/or direction.
  • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.

Physical demands:
  • Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy.
  • Exposure to smells and fumes associated with refined petroleum products.

Working Conditions:
  • Position subject to use of cell phone for 24-hour call-out and call-back and may require extended periods of overtime.
  • Must be ready to respond at any hour of the day or night to emergency situations and participate as required with emergency response (integrated contingency plan) activities. This includes being in possession of required equipment and tools, designated forms, policies, regulations, and manuals.
  • Position may require prolonged periods of sitting in order to accomplish administrative duties (reading/reviewing documents, writing, typing and/or operating a computer, using the telephones, etc.) Occasional periods of bending, squatting, lifting, or climbing are required and would more often be associated with activities taking place outside the office. Extended driving and/or walking could also occur, especially to remote locations and/or booster stations. Occasional overnight travel required.
  • The majority of the typical work day is spent in an office environment, though this may change, depending upon the location assignment. For work performed out of doors, weather conditions vary and can be extreme, depending upon location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes which are primarily influenced by geographic location.
  • Position requires exposure to some refined oil products that contain chemicals which may be related to certain types of illnesses or reproductive toxicity. Some emit vapors under certain conditions, are flammable and may be explosive under certain circumstances.
  • Extended sun exposure is possible.
Supervisory responsibility: YES

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted: 2020-02-02 Expires: 2020-03-02
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