South Jersey Industries Lead Damage Prevention Specialist in Union, New Jersey

Basic Functions:

  • Develop, plan and monitor the company’s leak survey activity on the distribution and transmission pipeline system. Responsible for overseeing damage prevention program to ensure operational objectives concerning quality, technical specifications, reliability, and schedule are met. Ensure compliance with federal and state code regulations related to leak survey and damage prevention. Oversite of two contractor work forces.

Education:

  • High School/GED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Business Administration Preferred

Type of Experience Required:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience related to engineering, construction, or distribution operations.

  • Without degree, minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience related to engineering, construction, or distribution operations.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Strong understanding of NJAC 14:2 and BPU regulations.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and possess strong organizational and leadership skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills required.

  • Good written and verbal communications skills are required.

  • Technical field knowledge of gas distribution and/or transmission operating systems

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate the outsourced and in-house leak survey activities for the Company’s transmission and distribution system.

  • Prepares and oversees the scheduling and adherence of compliance related activities for leakage surveys.

  • Monitor divisions for leak survey by conducting inspections of records to verify consistent and proper documentation. Conduct operational audits in all divisions to ensure compliance of regulations as well as company procedures. Advise divisional personnel on company programs and procedures.

  • Organize and lead NJ Board of Public Utilities inspections of the company’s leak survey records. Ensures divisional personnel and documentation is properly prepared in advance of all record inspections. Documents and communicates inspection results with divisional personnel and management.

  • Lead and integrate all studies, analyses and planning in support of continuous improvement of the Damage Prevention Program.

  • Supervises in-house Asset Protection Specialist personnel and outsourced locate contractor personnel.

  • Manage the collection of damages through accurate and timely field investigation reports and act as a first-person witness when necessary. Investigate all damages to gas facilities including any damages by contractors or third-party services. Analyze the root cause of investigated damages and communicate how future damages may be avoided.

  • Promote damage prevention activities and encourage open communication with field personnel. Respond to inquiries from all stakeholders including; state regulators, excavators and/or home owners on damage prevention topics.

  • Implement safe work practices and a proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for employees, the public, and the environment at all times. Ensure that improvements in systems, processes and procedures are identified and implemented. Evaluates new technology to improve damage prevention programs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking.

  • Occasionally requires bending, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.

  • Requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment

  • May work near moving mechanical parts

  • May be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions

  • May be exposed to excessive noise

Some Business Travel Required

Competencies:

The competencies listed apply to all employees in the organization and are characteristics, traits and behaviors that all highly successful employees will demonstrate. Everyone has an opportunity to shape the culture of SJI by leading through their behaviors. SJI is known as an innovative company with a results-oriented culture that cares about people. This is why leadership matters.

Action Oriented

  • Identifies and seizes opportunities

  • Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times

  • Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm

Customer Focus

  • Meets expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

  • Earns customers’ trust and respect and establishes good customer relationships

  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions

Interpersonal Savvy

  • Seeks first to understand then to be understood

  • Chooses the right places, times, and approaches to interact with individuals and groups

  • Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people at all levels

Valuing Differences

  • Seeks to understand different perspectives and cultures

  • Contributes to a work climate that values and supports differences

  • Ensures that different experiences, styles, backgrounds, and perspectives are leveraged appropriately

Cultivates Innovation

  • Values learning, change and seeks situations to increase one’s knowledge

  • Continually looks for ways to expand technical, functional and/or leaderships capabilities

  • Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful

Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, operates its business through two primary subsidiaries. South Jersey Gas, one of the nation's fastest growing natural gas utilities, delivers clean, efficient natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 365,000 customers in southern New Jersey. SJI's non-regulated businesses, under South Jersey Energy Solutions, promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities ' including Combined Heat and Power, Solar, and District Heating and Cooling projects; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; providing wholesale commodity marketing and risk management services; and offering HVAC and other energy-efficiency related services. For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries, click here.