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at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 7/18/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1584

Job Description

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.

We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short and Long term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.   

Primary purpose Liquids Pipeline Controller I :
For the Company’s crude oil pipeline assets, proactively monitor and control via SCADA to maintain the pipeline systems’ maximum availability and integrity at all times.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Monitor SCADA system to manage and control Tallgrass pipelines safely and efficiently
• Training and testing on all Tallgrass OCC controlled assets working towards operator qualifications (OQ)
• Show ability to locate and identify departmental policies/guidelines/practices
• Monitor leak detection system and respond accordingly to potential leak alarms
• Utilize Tallgrass’ systems and processes for dispatching, monitoring and control of the Pony Express crude oil pipeline system
• Coordinate the fulfillment of confirmed nominations with the Scheduling team, Field Operations and third-party point operators
• Communicate with operators to provide timely, efficient, reliable and “as expected” volumes and pressures at all receipt and delivery points
• Develop daily operating plans for each pipeline system; configure system as necessary to achieve planned activity
• Draft and distribute emergency response communiqués utilizing Tallgrass’ emergency response systems
• Ensure smooth transition of shift turnovers through verbal and written communication
• Document shift hand off as per established CRM guidelines
• Ensure ongoing improvement through evaluation of current processes
• Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives such as HMI optimization and alarm management
• Communicate effectively and accurately in all verbal and written communications
• Occasional unscheduled overtime may be required and is anticipated
• Occasional but infrequent travel away from the usual assigned work location may be required
• Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism
• Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully
• Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance
• Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
• Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the public
• Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements:


·  Associates degree (Or applicable program certifications) from an accredited institution in a Technical or Business-related discipline 

·  A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in liquids pipeline control of an interstate batching pipeline with on-system tankage, sourcing from/to multiple customers at high rates may be considered in Lieu of an Associate’s Degree 

Experience/Specific Knowledge:
• A minimum of five (5) years direct and active work experience in the oil and gas industry, including working knowledge of industry terms and principles.
• Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
• Good problem-solving skills, including the ability to utilize multiple resources to arrive at a solution
• Strong customer focus that includes demonstrated and consistent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with ability to think quickly and provide support for emergency operations, including staying current on emergency operating procedures and practices
• Ability to quickly analyze changing conditions on the pipeline and make appropriate adjustments within operating parameters.
• Ability to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision
• Basic understanding of PHMSA CRM guidelines
• Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job
• Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
• Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines
• Ability to organize and prioritize daily work
• Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate

Physical Demands:
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 pounds
• Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions
• Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time
• The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Working Conditions:
• Occasional unscheduled overtime may be required and is anticipated
• Occasional but infrequent travel away from the usual assigned work location may be required
• Secured, control center environment
• 24x7x365 operation; 12-hour shift work; rotating shifts; work schedule change may occur with little advance notice
• May be required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours
• The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

Supervisory Responsibility:
• None

Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a technical or business-related discipline
• Previous experience in crude oil transportation in the area of pipeline control, scheduling and/or field operations
• Previous experience working in a 24x7x365 work environment is advantageous

Other responsibilities:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V