MidAmerican Energy Company Engineer I/Engineer II/ Senior Engineer/Senior Engineer II/Principal Engineer - Gas Integrity in Des Moines, Iowa
This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise.
The engineer, gas integrity, provides highly technical engineering services and directs the work of others for data management, pipeline threat assessments and risk analyses, transmission pipeline integrity assessments, and development of capital and operational improvements to reduce natural gas system risk as required by MidAmerican Energy's Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP and Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP). Responsibilities include data gathering, review, and integration; identifying high consequence areas, understanding and identifying pipeline threats and consequences of failure, completing risk analyses, conducting pipeline integrity assessments and evaluating results, developing preventive and mitigative measures to reduce pipeline risk; overseeing and guiding engineering staff in elements of the integrity management programs, maintaining strict compliance with all elements of, and evaluating and updating elements of integrity management programs as required.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
Provide advanced engineering services and technical project management to carry out all types of transmission pipeline integrity assessments, including external corrosion direct assessment, internal corrosion direct assessment, in-line inspection, and pressure test. Advanced engineering requirements include pipeline system and station evaluation and modification for in-line inspection tools; development of operational plans to safely and effectively launch, track, and receive inspection tools; development of contingency plans; management of various contractor resources during the process; evaluation of assessment results; and development of appropriate mitigative measures, including pipeline repair and replacement plans. Work also includes scheduling, design estimates, engineering specifications, drawings, materials procurement, contract development, field inspection, pipeline operation management, cost projections, and tracking. (25%)
Provide advanced engineering services for pipeline risk analyses, including understanding and identifying threats, sub threats and potential consequences of failure of gas transmission pipelines. Work includes analysis of pipeline characteristics, performance, environmental, and operational data to appropriately apply significance of threats. Requires completion of pipeline risk analyses reflecting current system and "what if" scenarios. (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. (15%)
Conduct advanced engineering studies and complex investigations; research the root cause of pipeline anomalies and complete similar segment reviews; evaluate annual and periodic performance metrics and determine need for additional measures. (15%)
Provides engineering services for natural gas system data management, including data gathering, reviewing for quality, and integrating into company data management and risk analysis systems as required by integrity management programs. Provide queries, reports, and analyses of the data to support the work of the integrity management department and MidAmerican Energy Company objectives. (10%)
Lead teams to develop plans for process improvements, data management system improvements, risk algorithm modifications, and records management improvements related to pipeline integrity management programs. Duties include identifying insufficiencies, establishing teams, prioritizing and assigning responsibilities to team members, developing plans, managing risk, identifying resource impacts, presenting proposals, procuring budget and resources, documenting and following up during implementation. (10%)
Provide code interpretations and gather information about MidAmerican Energy's pipeline system to review and modify elements of the Transmission Integrity Management Program. Develop and carry out quality assurance activities for elements of the Transmission Integrity Management Program. (5%)
Provide engineering and analysis support to other integrity management programs, including but not limited to the public awareness program (PA), third-party damage prevention program, compliance follow-up (CFO) program, management of change (MOC) program, and material failure analysis program. (0-5%)
Provide advanced engineering assistance to other departments; facilitate internal training classes for engineers and technicians; 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 and perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)
Keep informed of industry issues and technical trends and recommend and implement changes to benefit MidAmerican Energy Company's business. Analyze code and provide recommendations. (0-5%)
Provide technical leadership to staff. (0-5%)
Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning and procedure development. (0-5%)
Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human performance improvement techniques.
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 from an accredited institution.
One to three years industry experience is required for the Engineer II.
Five years industry experience is required for the Senior Engineer.
Eight years industry experience. Requires PE. If no PE license, must have 10 years as a practicing engineer is required for the Senior Engineer II.
12 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of specialized nature. Requires PE license. If no PE license, must have 15 years as a practicing engineer.
Accreditation or ability to achieve accreditation in corrosion control as defined by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Advanced project management skills' ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Effective organizational skills to meet strict deadlines and to analyze, manage, and classify large amounts of data.
Advanced knowledge of federal and state pipeline regulations, especially the integrity management rules.
Ability to obtain advanced knowledge of MidAmerican Energy Company's systems utilized by the integrity management programs, including ARCGIS, Uptime, Synergi, MRP, Leak, Delivery Compliance, Oracle, and WMIS.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
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: *Pipeline Safety and Risk
Organization: *Gas Delivery
Title: Engineer I/Engineer II/ Senior Engineer/Senior Engineer II/Principal Engineer - Gas Integrity
Location: IA-Des Moines
Requisition ID: 1801307