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Pipeline Engineer - Senior

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Date: Jun 23, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77056

Company: Williams

Pipeline Engineer - Senior
ReqID: 84761
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Houston, Texas 77056
Operating Area/Functional Area: Engineering Services


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Engineers are vital to our business. They help meet energy needs by working on some of the most exciting industry projects in the United States. If you are driven to push the boundaries and not accept the status quo, and you thrive in a constantly-changing environment, we’d like to talk to you.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Senior Pipeline Engineer to join our workforce. The primary responsibility of this role is to lead project teams and oversee the design, permitting, and construction of natural gas pipeline expansion projects, meter stations, facility modifications, and required pipeline replacement projects. 



  • Lead engineering design, scope refinement, cost estimating, development of project design specifications, support construction and direct support of engineering drawings and records
  • Interface with consultant engineering firms, internal engineering, drafting, purchasing, inspection, contracts, planning, and operations personnel.
  • Apply codes and regulation to various designs (Primarily 49CFR192, PHMSA, FERC, ASME B31.8).
  • Utilize computer modeling and data analysis tools to aid in the evaluation, justification, and development of solutions to problems and/or opportunities.
  • Influence decisions that improve reliability and operability, reduce operating costs, and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Utilize systems, processes, and supports the subject matter expert, occasionally act as SME to aid in decision making and potential project development.
  • Translate project plans into coherent, credible, realistic project schedules.
  • Prepare and provide schedule progress and risk reports, trending charts, and schedule analysis.
  • Develop documentation and studies for projects that require authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Provide technical support to all functional departments, as part of troubleshooting, regulatory compliance, and optimization, during routine operations, start-up, and turnarounds. .


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Information gathering, risk assessment, analyzing alternative solutions, and making valued decisions given limited information
  • Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple task and work within project deadlines, and adjust as priorities changes occur
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple complex projects with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Possess the ability to mentor others through technical training and guidance on planning, scheduling, and engineering subjects.
  • Have the motivation and ability to improve existing processes.
  • Understand complex systems and be able to identify potential areas of improvement.


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.
  • Customer/Stakeholder Focus – Makes customer and stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective relationships with customers and stakeholders.   
  • Communication – 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 developmental needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.



A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Have 8-12 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry working as a pipeline engineer, but still acquiring high level knowledge and capabilities
  • Possesses a PE license
  • Must be willing to travel in groups and/or individually up to 20% as needed.

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: No

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: Houston

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