Pipeline Integrity Engineer/Technologist

Under the general supervision of the Pipeline Team Lead, the Pipeline Integrity Engineer/Technologist is responsible for supporting various operational, maintenance and inspection activities required by pipeline integrity management plan and regulatory compliance (49 CFR 195) for IES’ fuel pipeline infrastructure. This position is required to work in the field/outside office (minimum of 50 % of the time depending on project needs).

Incumbent in this position must have sound knowledge of engineering fundamentals including engineering design, fluid statistics, material properties, material testing, material inspection methods (non-destructive and destructive), corrosion mechanisms, and project management. Incumbent is also expected to have sound personnel functions, safety and fire prevention, Operating Standards, and IES policies.

Desired competencies include sound knowledge of regulatory requirements, attention to detail, proven record of risk management and in-depth knowledge of pipeline integrity, comfortable working in Excel and knowledge of SOP processes. The ideal candidate must be able to establish priorities under tight deadlines and have a proven track record as a motivated, self-starter who can work on multiple projects and priorities within a fast-paced environment.


Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline from an accredited engineering institution.
• 3+ years of experience in pipeline integrity or pipeline maintenance or pipeline construction activities or similar industry.
• Associates degree in a relevant discipline, with 8+ years extensive experience in the oil & gas industry may be considered as a substitution for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
• Proficient user in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint.
• Flexible schedule as overtime hours are required periodically.

Desired Qualifications and Skills
• Advanced user in Microsoft Excel with ability to design and manipulate macros using VBA.
• Programming experience in R or Python.
• Working knowledge of GIS software.
• Strong understanding of relational databases.
• Experience in data analysis and statistical analysis.
• Industry related certifications such as NACE Coating Inspector, NACE Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management (PCIM), NACE CP1, NACE CP2, API 570, API 1169.


Major Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Plans and executes operational, maintenance and inspection activities driven by integrity management plan and/or regulatory requirements (cathodic protection system upgrades/replacements, valve maintenance, pipeline replacements, pipeline repairs, pipeline inspections etc).
• Prepares work packages, reviews construction documents, bids, awards, contracts, coordinates resources (internal and external), works with various contractors, vendors, and consultants, verifies contractor qualifications to meet regulatory requirements, documents quality control and other relevant information as required.
• Manages communications and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are executed in a smooth and timely manner.
• Provides technical support on fuel infrastructure operations and maintenance issues.
• Participates and supports root-cause analyses.
• Maintains records to document compliance with US Department of Transportation and US Coast Guard regulations through Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS Survey 123 Forms.
• Performs Operator Qualification (OQ) tasks as required – ROW patrol, rectifier checks, one-call etc.
• Conducts regular reviews of pipeline compliance procedures, program manuals and documentation with respect to operations and maintenance and updates documentation as necessary.
• Supports other departments and/or consultants as needed to analyze and resolve problems.
• Develops, monitors, and refines condition assessment programs for critical plant equipment, using engineering principles.
• Maintains constant vigilance for opportunities to improve the department’s fuel infrastructure operational and/or maintenance practices and procedures.
• Supports team during regulatory inspections including managing timeliness and responses to meet regulator’s expectations.
• Supports team in annual budgeting for regular maintenance activities and budget tracking throughout the year.
• Teamwork – Works effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; and respecting the diversity of the IES workforce in actions, words and deeds. Leads by example – walks the talk.
• Champions safety, reliability and incident and injury free operations. Maintains commitment to a high standard of safety, complies with all safety laws and IES safety policies/rules, and reports actual and potentials safety violations to appropriate suspensory or management personnel to further IES core value of safety. As a supervisor, trains, mentors and coaches’ employees regarding safe work practices and documentation. Reports any unsafe or hazardous condition and initiatives corrective action.
• Monitors and manages Timesheet verification and leave approvals in conjunction with Human Resources.
• Updates and maintains operating standards, emergency procedures, training materials, and any other supervisory tools as assigned by the Pipeline Lead.
• Performs a variety of special assignments as directed.
• Perform other duties consistent with the scope of the position.


• Ability to perform, both as individual contributor and as a member of a self-directed work team.
• Strong sense of team spirit and ability to transfer it to others.
• Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information as appropriate.
• Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
• Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, communicates clearly within/outside the organization, and demonstrates group presentation skills.
• Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
• Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
• Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

• Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Island Energy Services offers a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications and experience. The hiring salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000. IES also offers a generous benefits package to include comprehensive health and welfare benefits, vacation, sick leave, 401k plus employer matching, supplemental voluntary insurance options, etc.