This position is critical to the safety and quality control operations of the Firm. The position is responsible for overseeing a variety of field activities performed by contracting companies to ensure compliance with OSHA laws and Federal Safety Standards for Transportation of Natural and Other Gas By Pipeline (49 C.F.R. Part 192). The position duties include non-manual compliance assurance work in Field activities including monitoring, overseeing, and determining compliance of Transmission pipeline inspection to determine compliance with federal regulations, coordinating safety laws with Operations and Maintenance manuals (O&M) to determine compliance with both, regulator station inspection, Distribution System inspection, and record keeping. This position requires an intimate knowledge of code, federal law regulating the Pipeline industry (49 C.F.R. part 192), operations activities, and procedures of the customer and other third parties on the job site. The construction manager provides leadership and coordination for the entire inspection team. This person is expected to work with client management to properly staff the project with inspectors. The construction manager will be responsible for making sure other qualified inspectors are present at predetermined job locations. The construction manager has overall responsibility for the delivery of the services and management of the Inspectors during the project and shall maintain direct contact with the company personnel.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conducts a pre-construction design constructability review with client/contractors.
· Oversees and directs pipeline and gas distribution field activities performed by contracting company personnel ensuring that applicable federal laws and construction standards, company and safety policies, and regulatory requirements are met.
· Oversees and directs other inspection staff ensuring that proper oversite is performed to ensure contractor personnel are adhering to applicable federal laws and construction standards, company and safety policies, and regulatory requirements.
· When necessary, recommends disciplinary action of ENE field inspection staff to management.
· Utilizes independent judgment in monitoring and determining whether applicable standards are being met by third party contracting employees.
· Utilizes independent judgment in determining whether applicable federal code and/or standards are being followed and satisfied.
· Performs Quality Control checks on work being performed by contractor’s field personnel to evaluate and ensure code compliance.
· Utilizes independent judgment and discretion in determining the seriousness of any diversions from code or policy compliance and determines, directs, and implements steps to resolve any issues or noncompliance.
· Exercises discretion in determining the needs for and scheduling specialty crews, which involves interpreting the applicable code to determine the federal requirements for third party specialty crews such as X-Ray for welds and Tapping and Stopping crews for field compliance.
· Records an accurate record of work performed by contracting company personnel from safety and efficiency perspectives.
· Conducts daily safety inspections to ensure work is performed in compliance with OSHA standards and applicable ENE and/or client standards.
· Oversees, directs, and approves excavation, backfill, boring, pipe installation, purging, gas line activation, pressure testing, recording and documentation specific to client needs, verifies locates, and exposes and spots utility crossings.
· Observes, documents, and reports daily construction activities to both EN and the client.
· Ensures, oversees, and approves that specific utility’s O&M procedures and federal regulations are being followed.
· Participates in daily safety briefing (tailgate, JSA meeting).
· Ensures contractor and crew have proper Operator Qualification’s for the tasks being performed.
· Coordinates construction activities with landowners as needed and resolve customer disputes with client management.
· Accountable for and oversees, directs, and supervises other field inspectors (Welding, Coating, Utility).
· Schedules and coordinates daily assignments of other inspectors to contracting crews.
· Ensures EN and client standards are being maintained.
· Resolve day to day problems that may arise with client, contractors and/or landowners.
· Participates in meetings with client and constructing manager and provides such direction to other inspectors.
· Conducts daily QA assessments of inspector’s activities and assignments to ensure proper documentation is being completed.
· Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
· Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the utility or pipeline industries or a related industry.
· Specialized knowledge of gas transmission/distribution, pipeline, and/or facility code requirements and procedures (OSHA, 49 C.F.R. Part 192, regional codes, operation manuals, etc.).
· AWS CWI or CPWI preferred
· API 1169 certification preferred
· NACE CIP certification preferred
· Collaborative approach to problem-solving.
· Strong communication skills.
· Ability to lead and build relationships with other workers.
· Unquestioned business and personal integrity.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
While not performing manual field work, must possess mobility to work in a field setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the Firm; must also be able to work at a desk for short periods of time (1-2 hours); must be able to work in the field for long periods of time (8 – 12 hours); strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; drive long distances to work location from personal dwelling (mobilization).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. EN Engineering LLC reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. Employees are considered “at will” employees where either party can modify or end the employment relationship at any time without notice.
Employees must be able to perform the essential responsibilities of the role satisfactorily. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified employee with a disability to perform the essential duties of the job, absent undue hardship.