Integrity Engineer, Pipeline Systems and Facilities

Company: Pacific Northern Gas
Location: Terrace or Vancouver, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

As part of a growing engineering and asset management team, the Integrity Engineer will be accountable to the Director, Asset Management & Project Delivery, and will be relied upon to guide and advise on the prioritized execution and continuous improvement of existing PNG pipeline and facility (collectively ‘pipeline system’) integrity management programs in order to ensure safe, reliable, and risk-managed design, asset implementation, operation, and maintenance. The Integrity Engineer will be the internal subject matter expert for all matters associated with, but not limited to, integrity activity planning and prioritization, threat identification and management, fitness for service and remaining life assessment, code compliance, and integrity and risk management related industry benchmarking.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform engineering and risk analysis and make risk-based decisions associated with pipeline system design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Provide engineering oversight, technical direction, and guidance to ensure alignment with industry standards, regulations, industry practice, and company requirements.
  • Act as a subject matter lead for the development of integrity-based standards, practices, and documentation.
  • Conduct engineering assessments and economic, feasibility, and risk studies using practical experience and engineering principles, demonstrating originality and ingenuity when devising practical, economical, and value-added solutions to issues.
  • Independently manage, update, improve, and conceive integrity program elements and identify asset risks to be investigated and projects to be developed.
  • Actively manage and provide oversight to various integrity monitoring and management programs such as inline and over-the-line inspection, direct assessment, pressure vessel inspection, and geohazard management.
  • Evaluate pipeline system integrity conditions and identify risk reduction and hazard control methodologies.
  • Perform defect assessment and identify appropriate repair methodologies.
  • Perform fitness-for-service engineering assessment for in-service pipelines.
  • Gather, analyze, and manage integrity program data in support of communications and performance measurement with the industry and regulators.
  • Provide integrity data QA/QC by reviewing field data on integrity excavation, inspection, and repair to ensure completeness, sufficiency, and accuracy.
  • Apply project management by way of successful development and implementation of justifications, cost estimates, schedules, feasibility and trade off studies, budget control, scope management, risk identification and prioritization, resource and contract administration, and stakeholder management.
  • Represent the company’s technical interests in written and verbal communications with internal stakeholders and external agencies, regulatory bodies, municipalities, industry partners, and other interest groups.
  • Maintain and develop expertise through participation in industry groups, committees, and workshops, and through attendance at conferences, training, and technical exhibitions.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Engineering degree in an applicable discipline (mechanical, chemical, or metallurgical preferred).
  • P.Eng. licensed to practice in the province of British Columbia.
  • 8–10+ years (preferred) proven relevant progressive experience.
  • High level knowledge of engineering principles, standards, techniques, policies, and processes with respect to the integrity management and risk management of pipeline systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in applicable pipeline codes and standards associated with pipeline integrity – Ex. CSA Z662, ASME B31.8, API 1173.
  • Past participation in industry groups that promote the advancement of pipeline system integrity management such as PRCI, CEPA, and INGAA.
  • Working knowledge of provincial and federal pipeline regulations.
  • Well versed in pipeline and facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance practices.
  • Experience with the BC Oil and Gas Commission permitting and operations systems.
  • Experience monitoring and managing field activities, including contractor and overall site HSEQ management.
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks governing the utilities industry considered an asset.
  • Fluent in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint) and business management platforms (JD Edwards, Maximo, SharePoint).
  • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and effectively manage input from multiple stakeholders to deliver on business objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present technical and business management reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent engineering decisions and to lead recommendations or decisions for difficult, complex, or unique problems.
  • Sound decision-making skill and leadership capability, with a demonstrated ability to provide direction.
  • Effective verbal and written communicator in the English language.
  • Effective work organization and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in a unionized work environment an asset.

Other Considerations/Additional Information:

  • Position will be based out of the PNG’s operations office in Terrace, BC. PNG may consider basing the position out of Vancouver, BC, as an alternative.
  • Regular and semi-frequent travel within the PNG operating area will be required.