Leads planning, scheduling, and execution of corrosion control programs for line pipe, tanks, and facilities piping. Provides technical knowledge to guide decisions that result in the best business choice for mitigating corrosion of Colonial’s physical assets. Ensures all appropriate data is integrated and analyzed comprehensively resulting in corrosion mitigation programs that assure the overall integrity of Colonial’s system while meeting applicable government regulations. Develops and implements integrity management corrosion control programs while appropriately balancing business and operational needs. Assembles, organizes and manages the technical resources necessary to efficiently perform functional activities is critical in this role. Oversees a staff of professional employees to accomplish team goals, provides mentoring and transfers knowledge to others. Establishes team strategy, sets performance objectives and drives achievement of objectives
Conducts daily work in compliance with Colonial’s safety policies and procedures. Demonstrates Colonial’s core values of Safety, Personal Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork in completing work assignments.
Job Functions and Responsibilities
Develop strategies and implement solutions to maximize corrosion control and mitigation efforts
Leverage technical expertise to drive improvements in Colonial’s Integrity Management Plan and the incorporation of industry best practices to improve Colonial’s corrosion control and mitigation efforts.
Enhance tools and technology that control and mitigate corrosion
Maintain compliance with Colonial requirements and government regulations at all times
Manage the flow of information and documentation to assure compliance with regulations, policies & procedures, and standards & specifications
Provide subject matter expertise and oversight to the collection of corrosion control data.
Engage in industry research as appropriate to advance corrosion control technologies and mitigative approaches
Manage annual corrosion control operating budget of approximately $25 million
Develop the annual Work Plan budget items for the Corrosion Element of SIPM
Forecast costs as required and operate within annual budget constraints and expenditure guidelines.
Assures projects are compliant with project requirements, policy, regulations, and adherence to the approved scope, budget, and schedule
Report performance against budget with explanations for variances through SIPM
Develop solutions that will reduce expenditures, generate cost savings, and create system efficiencies
Develop and track metrics and performance measures that will communicate progress toward agreed upon targets
Administer work authorization contracts and manage contract services for maintenance and construction of cathodic protection systems
Evaluate and implement process for monitoring contractor performance and improving contractor efficiency
Monitor contractor performance and manage overall corrosion control program in accordance with Colonial policy and against established metrics.
Manage contract negotiation with corrosion control vendors
Develop annual goals and performance objectives.
Review staffing requirements relative to the team's assigned responsibilities and make recommendations for the hiring and assignment of personnel as is necessary to maintain an efficient workflow and to meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
Develop and institutionalize workflow processes to create efficiencies and assure the proper performance of the team’s responsibilities and drive improvements to current processes contained in the Integrity Management Program.
Encourage participation in employee training programs including, establishing required skill sets and setting performance expectation levels.
Direct activities to ensure that the team performs in accordance with Colonial and industry standards.
Enforce compliance and manage Colonial corrosion prevention processes, policies, procedures, standards, specifications, practices, and guidance documents
Actively participate on the SIPM Team as the Corrosion representative
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or closely related Degree from an Accredited University
5 years of experience in corrosion/integrity activities with at least 2 years of supervisory/management experience.
Hold or has held NACE Certifications as a Cathodic Protection Professional
MS in Metallurgy or Materials Science (preferred)
Pipeline/Oil/Gas Industry Experience (preferred)
8 – 10 years of corrosion experience (preferred)
Registered Professional Engineer (preferred)
NACE Corrosion Specialist (preferred)
NACE or SSPC Coatings Certification (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced knowledge in corrosion control, its role in an overall integrity management program
In depth knowledge of corrosion control principles
Practical, in depth knowledge of the application of corrosion control to pipelines
Technical understanding of the pipeline and industry standards and practices (B31G, etc.)
Possesses knowledge of and ability to influence industry best practices
Experience with and capability in building strategy and leading a team to achieve results
Demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation), along with strong interpersonal skills
Computer skills (MS Office, MS Projects)
Data analysis and problem solving skills
Project Management skills
Possess a high degree of business maturity, judgment, and creativity in planning, organizing, and directing the corrosion control efforts for the organization.
Strong leadership skills, business acumen
Strong organizational awareness
Ability to communicate with and influence upper management and others
Ability to develop and maintain key customer relationships
An orientation towards achieving measurable results
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Frequently works in a typical office environment. Occasionally works in outdoor/field environment to assess protocols and examine procedures. Visual acuity to read and prepare reports and documentation. Digital dexterity for operation of PC Keyboard and mouse. Ability to communicate in order to understand instructions, convey information and receive information.