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Operations Manager - Flagstaff, AZ
Kinder Morgan     FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86011

Operations Manager - Flagstaff, AZ

Job ID #: 24897 Location: AZ-FLAGSTAFF

Functional Area: Management Position Type: Full Time

Experience Required: More than 10 years Relocation Provided: May be Considered

Education Required: High School Diploma


Position Description

Join our team as the Flagstaff Operations Manager and help shape the future of North America’s energy infrastructure with a career at Kinder Morgan. The Flagstaff Operations Manager has overall responsibility for the daily operations of the gas pipeline facilities including all operational activities, performance management of staff, safety, quality control, budgeting, compliance and regulatory matters. In addition, the Manager has to interact with high profile customers such as SW Gas and Unisource as well as the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Interaction with state (AZ), municipal, tribal (Navajo Nation) and county entities is also a frequent occurrence. The Flagstaff Area includes facilities that extend from near Holbrook, AZ, west to near Seligman, AZ. The position is located in Flagstaff, AZ, yet frequent travel to the Williams and Leupp offices is required.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

+ Manages all 6 compressor stations, pipelines, and personnel to ensure safe and efficient operations across a broad geographical area.

+ Oversees functions related to outside contractors operating on company property or in company Right-of-Way areas in order to protect company interests.

+ Oversees pipeline and station operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel.

+ Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress, directs changes in priorities and schedules as needed to assure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner.

+ Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, and disciplinary matters; conducts performance evaluations.

+ Coordinates safety and emergency response, and new hire orientation training and programs.

+ Develops short and long-range plans, goals and objectives for the operation.

+ Coordinates with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.

+ Manages projects within assigned area of responsibility.

+ Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline system operations.

+ Reviews contracts pertaining to work around company facilities to ensure company property is protected. Includes screening and reviewing of leases, foreign crossing permits, highway expansion, or any Right-of-Way intrusion.

+ Coordinates company response relating to actions of outside contractors which includes site inspection, markup of as-built drawings, and confirmation of scope of work to be completed.

+ Oversees inspections of station and pipeline facilities for compliance with maintenance, housekeeping, environmental and safety requirements.

+ Oversees general pipeline system maintenance and DOT and Environmental compliance activities within the area of responsibility.

Position Requirements


+ High school diploma or equivalent required.

+ A Bachelor’s degree preferred, especially in the areas of Engineering or Business Management, work equivalency may be considered.

Experience / Specific Knowledge:

+ A minimum of 10 years, well-rounded experience in pipeline system operations, maintenance and/or engineering is highly desirable.

Certification, licenses, registrations:

+ Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and record that meets the Company’s policies and insurability requirements.

Competencies, skills, and abilities:

+ Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project and Outlook.

+ Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.

+ Attention to detail.

+ Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.

Knowledge of:

+ Management and supervisory principles and practices.

+ Gas pipeline system operations and maintenance.

+ Regulatory requirements for operation of DOT facilities.

+ Environmental laws and regulations as they relate to operation of pipelines with FERC.

We offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k), a retirement contribution (pension plan) and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Full Time