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Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:11 AM

Operations Planning Engineer
Reference Code: 46621

United States (US) : Charleston, WV
Job Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Employee Full:time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program

General Information
The Operations Planning Engineer provides engineering expertise and application to help the company to attain optimum operation of the natural gas
pipeline and storage system, and to conduct long:term planning to expand the companys pipeline system to effectively meet customer needs or to reach
new markets. The Operations Planning Engineer is involved in a broad spectrum of other activities as well, such as assisting with the planning of
construction programs; selection of pipeline routes, material and equipment specifications for projects; and development and implementation of
commercial strategies, new service offerings, or changes to current services or other tariff requirements.
:Apply engineering and other analytical expertise in assigned functional activities;
:Use pipeline computer simulation models to evaluate the pipeline systems ability to accommodate customer requests for transportation services,
:to determine means for serving new markets, to evaluate methods to optimize the operation of the pipeline system, and to analyze alternative
:operations during facility outages;
:Use pipeline computer simulation models and other tools to analyze daily pipeline operations, to predict performance, to locate underutilized
:capacity, to simulate operating conditions in order to respond to technical questions from Gas Control, and to compare actual versus estimated
:Develop, implement and monitor daily operational plans for moving gas from receipt points or storage through the pipeline system to customers
:delivery points to satisfy customer contracts and attain optimal utilization of the pipeline system;
:Provide engineering oversight to minimize effect of construction and testing activities on the daily gas flow operating plans;
:Participate in the planning and scheduling of construction programs;
:Develop high level design of pipeline facilities, selection of pipeline routes, and selection of material and equipment specifications for projects;
:Develop alternative operating, replacement, and expansion proposals;
:Evaluate or review pipeline system capacity to determine availability of transportation capacity to be posted on Electronic Bulletin Board;
:Maintain up:to:date technical expertise, participate in professional groups, maintain industry:wide contacts, consult with outside consultants,
:assist in technical training of personnel, perform special studies, assure all engineering activities conform to codes, regulatory rules, company
:policies, standards and specifications, visit field locations, provide liaison between field and Headquarters, provide engineering or system
:operating expertise to other processes in dealing with legal, rate, regulatory, operations or facility issues;
:Other tasks as requred.
In addition to the responsibilities above this position will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive facility outage plan for the pipeline system to include maintenance and construction activities:
:Develop a plan to ensure minimal customer impact and manage the coordination of facility outages with external customers and ensure timely posting to the Navigates system when impacts are unavoidable;
:Approves or denies requested outages using the Outage Calendar tool in SAP;
:Coordinates with customers and posts outages to Navigates system when customers are impacted;
:Coordinates with affected parties to develop contingency plans when unexpected/unscheduled outages cause a change to the published outage plan;
:Coordinates with field personnel, Technical Services, and Gas Control supervisors to facilitate outages and activities on eac


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