The Area Manager has overall responsibility for the daily operations of a Pump Station(s), including all operational activities, performance management of staff, safety, quality control, budgeting, compliance and regulatory matters. The Area Manager is also responsible for any Company facilities/assets (pipelines, booster stations, remediation sites, etc.) within his/her geographic area, as well oversight for the ROW in that area. He/she manages the Supervisor, Lead Operator, Operators, Technicians, Line Rider, and Scheduler.
The Area Manager is responsible for the management of the Concord Station, associated stations and pipelines.
• Supervises staff of operators, technicians, line riders, a field scheduler, and Supervisor.
• $300M+ O&M budget authority.
• Assists in planning and execution of capital projects in the area.
• Responds to emergencies and other upsets and may be required to work nights and/or weekends.
• Responsible for maintaining company assets in good working order in order to maximize up-time.
• Performs as a liaison between pipeline activities and shipping customers in order to maintain efficient delivery and resolve any difficulties relating to scheduling, overages, shortages, and quality control issues.
• Supervises functions related to outside contractors operating on company property or in company Right-of-Way areas in order to protect company interests.
• Supervises terminal and/or station operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel.
• Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress, directs changes in priorities and schedules as needed to assure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, and disciplinary matters. Conducts performance evaluations and resolves grievances. Must be comfortable with using Progressive Discipline to address performance issues.
• Coordinates safety and emergency response, and new hire orientation training and programs.
• Develops short and long-range plans, goals and objectives for terminal or station operations.
• Remains current on developments in the field.
• Coordinates department services with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.
• Manages projects within assigned area of responsibility.
• Coordinates with Customer Service Center regarding product delivery schedules, rearrangement of batch sequencing, equipment shutdowns, scraper runs, pipeline work, shipper needs, and any other variables affecting pipeline operations in order to minimize down time and throughput loss.
• Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline and/or terminal operations.
• Reviews contracts pertaining to work around Company pipelines to ensure Company property is protected. Includes screening and reviewing leases, foreign crossing permits, highway expansion, or any Right-of-Way intrusion.
• Coordinates company response relating to actions of outside contractors which includes site inspection, preparation of as-built drawings, and confirmation of scope of work to be completed.
• Coordinates pipeline relocation and other activities with Engineering and Customer Service Center, cities, landowners, utility companies, etc. Requests and directs the activities of company construction inspectors.
• Inspects station and/or terminal and outlying facilities for compliance with maintenance, housekeeping, environmental and safety requirements.
• Coordinates all requirements affecting military and commercial products at applicable assignment locations, including quality control issues, additives, notification procedures, sampling, meter calibration, coordination of witnesses where required, overages, shortages, and service interruptions.
• Depending upon size and facility location may prioritize station or terminal breakdowns and oversee general maintenance and record keeping.
• Ensures that all hazardous wastes are properly stored and labeled.
• Properly package and store hazardous waste containers in an approved Hazardous Waste/Satellite Accumulation Area.
• Manage the handling and documentation of waste records.
• Perform and document weekly inspections of hazardous waste storage areas
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• College course work in technical or business field will be helpful in this position
• A Bachelor’s degree preferred in the areas of Engineering or Business Management
Experience, Specific Knowledge, Certification, Licenses:
• A minimum of 10 years, well-rounded experience in pipeline operations is highly desirable and should include specific working experience with products movement, mechanical maintenance, personnel management, legal and environmental requirements affecting terminal and/or station activities. Effective use of time management is of key importance in order to properly identify priorities and to ensure that all job requirements are satisfied.
• A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and current, valid State driver’s license are required for use of a company vehicle.
• Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.
• A sound background in mathematics is important, as is the ability to read mechanical/electrical/civil drawings.
• Well-balanced interpersonal skills and demonstrable verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to supervise a diverse workforce.
• Must be accountable and take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work policies and procedures.
• Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.
• Must be able to plan and organize often conflicting tasks to accomplish company goals.
• Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.
• Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to lead by example a Safety first culture.
• Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
• Work locations are based at a Terminal or Pump Station, where one may be required to work outside, in any type of weather; will be required to climb tanks consisting of up to 100 steps; walking, bending, stooping may be required on a routine basis; and individuals be exposed to smells and fumes associated with refined petroleum products.
• Must carry a cell phone and be able and willing to respond at any hour of the day or night to all after hours and/or weekend issues, including emergency situations. This includes being in possession of required equipment and tools, designated forms, policies, regulations, and manuals
• Must be willing and able to travel, as required.
Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge:
-Planning and Organizing: Establish a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific goals; plan and prioritize proper assignments of personnel and/or appropriate allocation of resources.
-Leadership: Utilize appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding individuals/department (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward task accomplishment. Consistently adhere to Kinder Morgan’s policies and procedures and be a positive example for others by demonstrating the Company’s core values of integrity, Accountability, Safety and Excellence.
-Analysis: Identify problems and/or cause-effect relationships; identify key issues; secure relevant information from all appropriate sources; identify possible root causes of problems and develop and implement corrective actions for resolution of problems.
-Sound Judgment: Make decisions and/or take action based on logical assumptions derived from factual information gathered; seek out information from established policies and procedures and/or knowledge experts; seek input from others.
-Effective and Professional Communication: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, employees, customers, vendors, and outside regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal level; clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing, using good grammatical form, on general issues, as well as on technical issues pertaining to area of responsibility.
-Computer Applications: Operate a computer at a functional level as it relates to software programs utilized.
-Mathematics: Apply good math skills for calculating and conversion work.
-Maximizes Performance: A key requirement is establishing performance goals for staff, coaching performance, providing training and evaluating performance, including taking disciplinary action when necessary.
-Integrity: Maintaining and promoting social, ethical and organizational values when conducting internal and external activities.
-Initiative: Actively attempts to influence events to achieve goals; does not wait to be told, but is a self-starter who takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required. Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients and vendors.
-Teamwork/Cooperation: Works effectively with team/work group, as well as with other departments and/or outside contractors/agencies to accomplish organizational goals; takes action that respect the needs and contributions of others; takes responsibility for actively participating and contributing to team efforts; supports a team consensus or decision; acts as team facilitator when appropriate.
Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.