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In-Line Inspection Program Engineer

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Position Title:In-Line Inspection Program Engineer
Salary Band:  L
Range:DOE(Salary will be determined based on experience, qualifications and attributes.)
Work Location & Schedule:Anchorage, AKThis is a regular exempt position on an urban schedule of a 40-hour week or compressed work week 9/80 schedule.  Relocation benefits may apply. Periodic travel to Valdez, Fairbanks, Pump Stations, and the Pipeline Right-of-way will be required.
Number of Positions:One (1)
Recruiting Contact:Donelle G. Thompson, Acting Recruiting & Relocations Manager
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
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Minimum Qualifications:Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position. §          Four-year degree in Engineering or Physics, or a related technical field §          Three (3) years of related experience with pipeline inspection programs§          Advanced working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures regarding in-line inspection activities§          Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Preferences:§          Bachelor of Science in Engineering discipline or Physics§          Eight (8) years of related work experience in the application of engineering principles for the operation of in-line inspection tools§          Strong demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills§          Experience in project management, including documentation and deliverable preparation and review§          Working knowledge of Alyeska’s work management process§          Experience performing and/or managing ILI activities in an arctic environment§          Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Accountabilities and Specific Requirements: Under general direction of the Integrity Management Supervisor, the In-Line Inspection Program Engineer is responsible for planning and executing in-line inspections for the TAPS mainline and fuel gas line at pre-defined intervals to identify significant metal loss or deformations in these pipelines.  Responsible for interpreting ILI results and using/ maintaining related interpretation software and databases.  Specific duties and expertise include:·          Preparation of work scopes and request-for-proposals for ILI tool vendors.  Evaluation of ILI tool vendor proposals for technical adequacy and cost effectiveness.·          Detailed planning and co-ordination of ILI tool runs for the mainline and fuel gas line with pump station O&M supervisors, ROW P&CMs, ROW maintenance, hydraulics group, surveyors, and Operations Control Center (OCC) personnel.  Field oversight and management of actual ILI runs.·          Identify and evaluate technical options for performing ILI in a high-wax crude oil environment.·          Validation/ qualification of ILI run data (metal loss, deformation, and curvature) in accordance with API and NACE guidelines and recommended practices.  Apply Alyeska MP 166-3.04 procedures to determine any required investigations of anomalies identified by ILI tool run.  Maintain competency with current ILI vendor soft wares used for analysis of ILI data.·          Maintain archive and working copies of current and previous ILI run datasets and associated soft wares.·          Provide EDM/ Risk Assessment SME with ILI data for EDM upload and risk-scoring analyses based on current ILI runs. ·          Participate in DOT IM inspections to demonstrate compliance with 49 CFR 195.452 IM regulations for High Consequence Areas along the TAPS route.·          Prepare and deliver presentations to management describing current ILI program results and challenges.

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and Abilities:
§          Strong organizational and leadership skills§          Regulations and compliance§          Interpersonal communication§          Analysis and problem solving§          Expertise in data collection, analysis, and preparation of clear and concise reports§          Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships in the work place§          Engineering - General§          Job Specific Computer Expertise§          Contract Management§          Safety management
Contributor LevelIndividual Contributor – Professional
Expected Core Competencies:The successful candidate will be held to a detailed annual performance contract based upon the Expected Core Competencies listed below:
Professional and Technical Expertise§          Demonstrates fundamental competence in discipline area§          Maintains currency in technical knowledge areas required for successful work completion§          Utilizes information and applies procedures to resolve problems
Business Acumen§          Demonstrates awareness of business and budgetary strategies and issues  §          Understands the financial implications of own actions§          Understands business decision-making at Alyeska and how to add value to these decisions§          Seeks to improve efficiencies of processes and procedures
Health, Safety, and Environmental Stewardship:§          Participates in the Loss Prevention System®§          Reports unsafe working conditions and operational problems§          Checks safety of equipment and work area regularly§          Follows safety, environmental and emergency response plan requirements and procedures§          Satisfactorily completes safety, environmental, and other required training§          Complies with laws and regulations, including company policies and procedures
Communication§          Clearly conveys thoughts and ideas to others§          Selects the best method of communication to avoid misunderstandings§          Seeks to understand and respond to others appropriately§          Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback§          Supports opinions with relevant and accurate information
Diversity:§          Treats all people with dignity and respect§          Participates in activities that enhance understanding of people and differences§          Seeks opportunities to gain a better understanding of diversity§          Respects and values others’ differences in experiences and cultural backgrounds
Leadership: §          Models high standards of ethical behavior§          Adheres to codes of conduct§          Accepts responsibility for personal behaviors and for meeting work commitments§          Demonstrates personal commitment to team goals and teamwork§          Seeks to promptly and appropriately resolve issues with others§          Embraces and effectively adjusts to change
Teamwork §          Works effectively and constructively with team members§          Understands the importance of contributing to team success§          Willingly shares information and ideas with other team members
Pre-Employment Drug Screen TestingAlyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collections for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1+1/2 inches of hair length necessary).   Head hair testing provides an approximate 90 day window of detection that checks for illegal drug use.  In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any positive drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment.