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NiSource Sr Operations Support Specialist in Chester, Virginia

Job SummaryLeads the implementation and execution of CVA Operations Initiatives that may result from Distribution Integrity Management (DIMP) and Transmission Integrity Management (TIMP) Programs. To be more specific, the initiatives may include such programs as Cross Bore, MAOP Remediation, Right of Way and or the daily execution of the CVA Transmission Integrity Management Program. Assures the implementation of effective plans and programs including quality, cost effectiveness and on time delivery of results.Essential Responsibilities/ Principle Duties:

Lead, direct and support operations programs to ensure safety, compliance and timely execution of such programs

Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety

Champion and Implement Safety Management System (SMS) ideals, processes and practices.

Build, promote and enhance collaborative relationships with local operations leadership, state regulators, industry associations, company affiliates and other community organizations.

Maintain gas operations service-focused relationships with Gas Operations and Construction Services partners.

Effective use of technology, tools and planning techniques to improve process results

Monitor and update programs to reflect legislative changes.

Maintain accountability and awareness of programs impacts to capital and OM budgets and key stakeholders in delivering budgetary goals.

Review documentation and record keeping to ensure compliance with company safety policy and best practices.

Assist with special projects and investigations in response to safety/compliance issues or continuous improvement opportunities.

Seek feedback from internal stakeholders related to program performance goals.

Maintain and analyze budgeting process for all programs

Monitors appropriate contractor qualifications and certifications and ensures proper documentation

Work with local officials throughout the operating area to ensure compliance with regulations and to facilitate best practices

Other duties as assigned.Required for Selection:

Working knowledge of operations policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state and local codes/regulations.

Experience utilizing operations support systems, including WMS and DIS (or equivalent).

Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills that result in clear, concise, and positive communications.

Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

Three years experience in natural gas distribution field operations.

Experienced in data gathering analysis.

Experience with PC based systems, including Word and Excel, to create memos and spreadsheets containing basic mathematical formulas.

Demonstrated skill in independently organizing, scheduling and planning work

Demonstrated success with initiating action.

Preferred for Selection:

Demonstrated facilitation skills.

Experienced with the effective delivery of training evaluation programs.

Supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership skills.

Experience in leading project management teams.

This position may require periodic travel and overnight stay as necessary to support the company.Relocation assistance is NOT available for this position.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before November 20th!

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

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