InfraSource OQ Evaluator in San Antonio, Texas

With over 2,000 employees located in 30 locations across 20 states, InfraSource provides a comprehensive scope of construction and professional services to the natural gas and electric industry. Utilities and pipeline operators throughout North America choose InfraSource for its extensive knowledge, expansive resources, and unmatched scope of services. With legacy companies dating back to 1954, InfraSource has built its reputation as an industry leader for solutions and a premier provider of infrastructure services with a solid track record of performance, integrity, and - above all - a commitment to safety and quality.

Job Description:

Seeking candidates to join our national team of Operator Qualification (OQ) professionals as an OQ Evaluator. This OQ Evaluator will have the primary responsibility to provide OQ evaluation and related activity related to our special projects operations. Assessing our workforce’s knowledge, skills and abilities to perform covered tasks will be a central function of the successful candidate. Experience and qualifications should align with this objective. Some training assignments will be part of this position, as well. This role is important to the company’s regulatory and compliance efforts and its commitment to its Core Values and customer service.

The successful candidate will have experience with technical training and OQ evaluation in the gas industry, either from a position with a gas operator (pipeline or utility) or with a contractor. Previous or current evaluator certifications are a must (e.g., EWN, ITS, MEA, Veriforce, etc.).

Responsibilities Include but Are Not Limited to:

  • Prepare, organize / schedule and conduct OQ evaluations

  • Prepare, organize and adhere to proper recordkeeping/documentation

  • Classroom and hands-on instruction

  • Adhere to the Company’s compliance process and uphold the Company’s Core Values

  • All others duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in the pipeline industry or natural gas distribution industry

  • Prior or current OQ Evaluator certification (if prior, ability to get certification within 3 months of start date)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic computer skills including, email and Microsoft Office programs

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related field or other training related certification is preferred; a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in the hazardous liquids or natural gas industry may be accepted as a substitute for a degree or certification

  • Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • Prior or current work experience involving the U.S. Department of Transportation pipeline safety regulations (including 49 CFR Parts 192 and 195)

  • Prior or current work experience involving state-level pipeline safety regulations and enforcement

  • A previous or current position involving operator qualification (OQ) evaluation in the natural gas distribution or gas pipeline industry

  • Previous or current certification to be an OQ evaluator

  • Experience demonstrating strong analytical skills and critical thinking, with the proven ability to identify and resolve complex training and employee issues/problems

  • Proven communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate

  • Conduct that reflects the importance of recordkeeping practices

  • Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders

  • Prior or current work experience demonstrating the ability to work among a team, take direction from a supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to work schedules

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work (daily, weekly, monthly)

  • Work experience demonstrating candidate is self-motivated and capable of working independently with minimal direct supervision

  • Work experience showing the candidate’s ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict and sometimes short deadlines

Working Conditions:

  • Most work will be done in an office or operating area location, but visits to field locations in varying environmental conditions are likely.

  • Regular intrastate and interstate travel. Overnight and multi-day travel involved.

In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, a non-job related disability, or any other protected group status.