Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The purpose of this position is to perform pipeline safety compliance responsibilities and manage national program policy within the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) Regional Office. You will conduct system-wide Federal pipeline safety compliance inspections; evaluate interstate and intrastate pipeline operators subject to Federal authority; conduct comprehensive investigations of individual pipeline failures; and represents the Office of Pipeline Safety in all matters related to pipeline safety before Federal, state and industry authorities. You will manage national program projects and initiatives under the scope of the Director of Policy, Regulations and Training for the design, testing, and evaluation of risk-based approaches which address pipeline safety and environmental issues cost effectively. As such, manages partnerships between federal and state agencies and the regulated industry to cooperatively develop, implement and evaluate pipeline integrity applications. In addition, you will work with state and pipeline industry officials to increase the security of the nation's pipeline infrastructure.

This position is perfect for an experienced Senior General Engineer who is looking for challenging assignments providing compliance inspections; conducting comprehensive investigations of pipeline failures and representing the Office of Pipeline Safety in all matters related to pipeline safety before Federal, state and industry authorities. Additionally, will manage partnerships between Federal and state agencies and the regulated industry to cooperatively develop, implement and evaluate pipeline integrity applications, as well as to increase the security of the nation's pipeline infrastructure.

Duties

As a Senior General Engineer (Project Manager), you will:

  • Interpret and apply Federal regulations and monitor requirements to the design construction, maintenance and operation of gas and liquid pipeline systems of operators. Conduct safety program reviews and perform engineering analyses and evaluations of potential pipeline safety regulatory deficiencies.
  • Develop and recommend to the Director of Policy, Regulations and Training, initiatives and strategies for implementation at the national level to address identified pipeline safety and environmental problems.
  • Determine resource requirements, performance-based standards, and innovative regulatory approaches to institutionalize policies and procedures that address those problems specifically.
  • Identify needs for training of both Federal and industry pipeline regulatory and compliance personnel to improve use of risk-based principles and management system approaches.
  • Periodically review training programs to ensure their continuing relevance to contemporary pipeline operating and maintenance practices.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required – up to 50% of the time