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Date: Apr 3, 2018

Location: Horseheads, NY, US, 14845

Company: Williams

Engineer III
ReqID: 96341
Number of Openings: 2
Hiring Manager: Jacob D Stockton
Location: Horseheads, New York 14845
Operating Area/Functional Area: Northeast G & P
Ladder/Level: P3

The Northeast Gathering & Processing Operating Area encompasses Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York. The demand for large-scale infrastructure in this prolific gas-producing region is growing rapidly and we are seizing those opportunities to expand.  We are positioned to become the largest midstream provider in the NE region, while delivering on our commitment to our customers.  Our focus is on driving performance in how we deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective facilities that keep Williams competitive in the marketplace. Together, we make energy happen! 

Jim Scheel, Sr Vice President – Northeast G&P

Williams is a premier developer and operator of energy infrastructure in North America; one of the top gathering and processing companies in the country and a major interstate transporter of natural gas.   Our organization is seeking an energetic engineer to join our talented workforce.   This position will be a part of the Technical Services team based in Towanda, PA.  The Optimization Engineer will work with Gas Management, Producers, Project Development and Operations Staff to maintain and improve system operation through gathering, analysis, and presentation of system data. The successful candidate will perform engineering tasks and/or projects including the gathering, analyzing, and presentation of information for technical and economic decision making, collecting information, conducting site visits, and equipment and process troubleshooting.  Responsibilities will be carried out in adherence to Williams established guidelines, standards, and processes (Project Life Cycle, System Integrity Plan).



  • Gather, analyze, and present system operating data to internal and external audience.
  • Provide recommendations for optimal system operations and adjustments to be made to improve performance.
  • Understand customer needs and contractual obligations as they pertain to system performance.
  • Provide input for engineering projects based on current operations vs. system capacity and performance.
  • Plant and process troubleshooting (Operations), process optimization and continuous improvement including but not limited to process simulations (Promax), plant operating data analysis to reduce process variation, implementation of standardized work processes, root cause analysis and incident investigation.
  • Participate in the design review and PHA of growth projects.
  • Participate in project management activities and management of change technical reviews.
  • Execute maintenance and efficiency capital projects.
  • Understand industry and Williams operating requirements.


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Have advanced computer experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Projects, PowerPoint, and Excel Work products.
  • Be able to learn additional software products.
  • Demonstrate experience working in a team environment.
  • Have knowledge of dynamic modeling.
  • Have knowledge of performance metrics and analysis.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Values, and Trust – Instills confidence of one’s intentions and positively represents the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.
  • Drives for Results – Is motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.
  • Peer Relationships – Exchanges thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.
  • Self-Knowledge- Personally explores and seeks feedback from others to understand talents, motivations, values, and development needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.
  • Problem Solving- Uses a combination of logic, analysis, experience, wisdom, and methods, to make sound and timely decisions to solve problems.
  • Champion’s inclusion/works well with others - Values and encourages diversity; respects and leverages the backgrounds, capabilities and ideas of others, resulting in collaborative working relationships.
  • Customer/stakeholder focus - Makes customer-stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective customer/stakeholder relationships.
  • Process and systems management - Ensures that the organization’s operations are efficient, effective, and responsive to customer needs.



A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent. Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Have experience in two or more of the following: Operations, Project Execution, Project Development, Operational Support?
  • Proficiency with computers, MS Office applications  and project management software.
  • Have an EIT, PE, or PMP certification?


A Successful Candidate May:

  • Have minimum 4 years’ experience with gas gathering and processing, preferred.
  • Have experience in a customer-facing role, preferred.
  • Understand and use Hydraulic or processing simulation software, preferred.
  • Have technical knowledge and familiarity with pipeline hydraulic principles.
  • Have an Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.


*This position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience.

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Elmira

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