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National Grid Lead Plant Compliance Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

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To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Plant Compliance Engineer for our Gas organization in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

The Lead Plant Compliance Engineer (under the direction of the Manager of Compliance & Training) will work within the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Operations Compliance & Training Group covering three (3) states, with twelve (12) LNG plants to ensure high levels of regulatory and company policy compliance through use of internal audits/inspections, risk analysis, and standardization across the enterprise. This role will also prepare reports for departmental management, train plant personnel on procedural changes and updates and oversee compliance within the PAS 55 protocol.

Key Accountabilities

· Provide expert technical support to the plants relative to regulatory inspections conducted by Federal, State and local regulatory agencies.

· Conduct 2nd line assurance inspections of the department’s standardize program of plant documentation that are required by code and company policies. Based on the findings make recommendations to resolve any deficiencies found.

· Provide expertise recommendations to plant personnel in the development and implementation of code required plant drills that deal with;

o LNG spills

o gas vapor leaks

o fire

o plant damage

o operation of emergency shut down systems

o emergency notification process

o how to shut down the plant and put it into a safe condition

· Maintain the department’s LNG Operator Training Program which is code required. This includes make sure it is being reviewed every 2-years and making any updates as required by code and company policies.

· Provide expertise in the development and implementation of the training program due to plant modifications. This includes a description of the new process, testing, procedures in the 5 categories that apply and a process safety assessment of the new condition.

· Stay abreast of changes to codes and company policies and develop plans to implement those changes in the plants as required. Inform plant management of any new requirements that need to be met. Assure that any changes are properly documented.

· Provide technical expertise in the inspection process and operation of Portable Vaporization Operations.

· Become proficient in the Process Safety Management system relative to LNG Operations. You will be required to actively participate in competency training modules arranged by the Process Safety Group and LNG Operations to increase your knowledge in the following areas:

o Become familiar with the term Major Accident Hazard sites

o The twelve (12) company process safety Risk Control Standards

o Track and provide data as requested for the Key Performance Indicator process

o Awareness of the company’s US & UK Process Safety Groups

o Participate in the various layers of the Process Hazard Analysis function

o Participate in the performance of Risk Hazard Assessments

o Promote the process safety values to all your employees

o Other specific process safety related competencies as defined for your roles and responsibilities in the Company’s US Process Safety Competency Management system


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is preferred and 7+ years of related work experience in a technical field.

  • Process industry experience relevant to discipline is preferred.

  • Knowledge of LNG systems, and regulations including Federal DOT LNG CFR 193 and NFPA 59A is desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to apply and modify complex theories and learned concepts appropriately

  • Preferred experience of working with external regulators, to develop successful, long-lasting partnerships so all understand/challenge regulatory scenario

  • Strong analytical skills required to understand, manage, assess, trend, and problem solve ranging operational processes

  • Ability to work cross functionally

  • Organized, strong planning skills, and ability to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion

  • Valid driver’s license

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.