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Date: Apr 21, 2017

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams


Project Manager
ReqID: 80481
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
Operating Area/Functional Area: Engineering Services


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. Williams is investing in some of the largest energy projects in the United States and our project managers make big decisions. Every day. Whether it’s an expansion project, a new asset development or industry growth, our project managers take the lead at all project stages. If you are looking for an opportunity to lead some of the most exciting projects in the energy industry, this is the perfect time to join us.

Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:


Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager with a proven track record of success to join our team.  The role will be located in Tulsa, OK at corporate headquarters.  The primary responsibility of this role will be to work within the Gathering Compression Center of Excellence (GC COE) to lead the development and maintenance of the standard gathering compressor station designs utilizing the Williams Project Life Cycle approach. This role will give the successful candidate valuable project and design experience and will bring high visibility to key leaders and projects.




  • Lead and direct projects while collaborating with internal and external project stakeholders under the guidance of Williams core values and beliefs.
  • Based on the GC-15 Product Line Plans, develop and implement definitive Project Life Cycle project plans which include cost, schedule, risk and change management.
  • Demonstrate consistent ability to lead functional departments in a matrix organization, manage multiple priorities and deadlines, and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Lead, direct, and influence internal project stakeholders to produce project deliverables on time and on budget while achieving the project objectives all without formal authority.
  • Contract and manage external 3rd parties such as consultants, engineering companies, vendors, and contractors to achieve the project objectives.
  • Ensure all work is planned and performed in strict accordance with Williams policies and procedures (WIMS, PSM, Project Life Cycle, and other processes).
  • Identify opportunities to improve the GC COE workflow processes to deliver our best solutions.
  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of standard gathering compressor station designs including: pre-designed options, facility layouts, pre-fabricated skids, and equipment.
  • Accountable for the development of design documentation, including process safety information (PSI), to support new compressor station design.
  • Influence decisions that improve reliability and operability, reduce operating costs, and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Responsible for implementing continuous improvement opportunities utilizing the Engineering Change Request process.
  • Collaborate with others within the GC COE and Execution, and lead cross-functional teams to support facility standardization and product deliverable production.
  • All duties are to be performed in accordance with Williams’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.



Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Possess the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Skilled in information gathering, risk assessment, analyzing alternative solutions, and making decisions without all the answers to estimate and evaluate the cost-effective alternatives.
  • Working knowledge of project management techniques and contract administration principles.
  • Experience with project cost, scheduling, risk, and change management techniques and principles
  • Have the motivation and ability to question and 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 with existing organization and possible road-blocks.
  • 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 ABET accredited university program.
  • Have 3+ years of facility project management experience in the oil and gas industry, but still acquiring higher level knowledge and capabilities.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in natural gas gathering, transmission and/or production.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, with the ability to interact effectively with both field employees and senior level staff.



A Successful Candidate May:

  • Possess Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) preferred.
  • Have 3+ years of experience with PLC / Stage-Gate Processes.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in compressor station design, construction, and operations preferred.
  • Have previous field experience in pipeline/compression with a transmission, midstream, or E&P company preferred.


    *Williams will pay relocation costs for this position



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
Talent Scout Amount: $3,000.00

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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