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MidAmerican Energy Company Program Manager, Gas Pipeline Integrity in Des Moines, Iowa

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

The program manager, gas pipeline integrity, provides program management and oversight through highly technical engineering services and directs the work of others for corrosion control, pipeline threat assessments and risk analyses, management of regulatory issues and concerns, transmission pipeline integrity assessments, and development of capital and operational improvements to reduce natural gas system risk.

Responsibilities include oversight of corrosion related integrity management activities; serving as a point person for pipeline integrity management topics that impact the industry; develop, maintain and update training materials on corrosion related topics for gas delivery; conducting pipeline integrity assessments and evaluating results; developing preventive and mitigative measures to reduce pipeline risk; overseeing or participating in technical committees; providing guidance to engineering and operations staff in elements of integrity management programs; maintaining strict compliance with various elements of, and evaluating and updating elements of integrity management programs as required.

Typical Duties

Provide program management, advanced engineering analyses and services and technical project management to carry out natural gas distribution and transmission delivery systems to optimize safety and reduce system risk. This includes pipeline system evaluations and analysis of pipeline characteristics, performance, environmental, and operational data to appropriately apply significance of threats; evaluation of field assessment results; development of appropriate preventive and mitigative measures; research root causes of pipeline anomalies; conduct similar segment reviews; pipeline repair and replacement plans; management of contractor resources; scheduling, cost estimates, preparing engineering specifications, drawings, materials procurement, field inspections, pipeline operation management, cost projections and tracking. (40%)

Provide technical input, program management and leadership with the creation, development and improvement of compliance and integrity management processes and procedures, including the identification of and mitigation of human performance error precursors. Duties include identifying insufficiencies, developing remediation strategies, and establishing prioritization. (15%)

Provide integrity management assistance and training to other teams to ensure compliance; responsibilities may include developing presentations for senior management and professional/industry groups, authoring technical papers for publication by professional/industry organizations, chairing company committees/task groups and participating in industry standards committees. (15%)

Provide code and industry interpretations to review and modify elements of existing plans and programs within gas delivery. Additionally, monitor, report and provide recommendations to MidAmerican Energy on industrywide significant events to strengthen program elements. Develop working relationships and share best practices with affiliate pipeline companies and industry peers. Attend the annual NACE section level (short course) and national level annual meetings. (15%)

Analyze data to identify, define, and track to completion either capital or operational preventive and mitigative measures in response to risk analyses and/or assessment results to lower pipeline risk. (10%)

Provide technical support and leadership to gas delivery staff and management. (5%)

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human performance improvement techniques and tools.

Evaluate present practices and implement processes, concepts, training and tools to prevent, detect and correct human errors that may adversely impact the safe, reliable operation of the natural gas transmission and distribution system.

Bachelor's degree in engineering, material science or related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who does not possess a bachelor’s degree.)

Mechanical or chemical engineering degree preferred. Professional engineer license preferred.

Six or more years of related experience.

Accreditation or ability to achieve accreditation in corrosion control as defined by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Coating inspector training and NACE CP1 certification is required to be successfully obtained within one year of assuming the position and more advanced certifications (up to and including CP4) shall also be obtained in later years as directed by management.

Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.

Highly developed oral and written communication and presentation skills to listen effectively, communicate information and team direction accurately and understandably and to actively seek feedback and input.

Well-developed critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and project management skills to optimize resources and achieve consistent, high quality results.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

Requires the ability to travel to MidAmerican Energy service territories on short notice.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Gas Operations

Organization: *Gas Delivery

Title: Program Manager, Gas Pipeline Integrity

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 2000724

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