Director - Technical Services at Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Position Description

This position reports to the Vice President of Engineering Services and will lead a multifaceted Technical Services group serving all of Kinder Morgan in the following disciplines:

  • Process Engineering
    • Process simulation to assess changes and optimize operations. Supports gas processing plants with a variety of equipment and process modifications, assessments, operational changes

  • Process Safety Management

    • Provides technical and compliance expertise to field locations for PSM and RMP.

    • Helps to manage company's Mechanical Integrity program

  • Engine and Turbine Emissions Testing

    • Provide EPA reference method testing services for company's combustion sources

    • Provide related technical support and training to field operations

  • Metallurgy

    • Conduct failure analysis and positive material identification services

    • Review and technical review of welding procedures and material suppliers

  • Chemistry Analysis Lab

    • Analyze liquid samples from company assets with a focus on corrosive properties

    • Analyze corrosion coupons

  • Fire Protection Engineering

    • Conduct risk assessments to identify risk reduction opportunities

    • Support fire protection system installation projects

  • Pipeline/Compressor Station Over Pressure Protection
    • Identify all OPP devices, and implement improved program for capacity review

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for achieving operational excellence by effectively managing and providing guidance to multi-disciplined Engineers functioning in a technical support role.

  • Focus on strengthening the effectiveness of the team, build knowledge with training and mentoring, and promote high quality professional service.

  • Identify and pursue improvement opportunities for efficiency, effectiveness, safety, reliability of the company's operations and department's services.

  • Responsible for multiple operating and maintenance (O&M) and capital budgets and must effectively develop, maintain, track and forecast O&M and Capital Expenditure budgets for multiple Responsibility Centers (RCs), and Sustaining Capital projects.

  • Lead various multi-functional groups on company initiatives. This includes working and communicating with all stakeholders (Operations, Project Management, Commercial, Business Development, Environmental Health & Safety, etc.) to meet initiative goals, deadlines and commitments.

  • Understanding of Federal and State regulations governing gas processing plants, PSM and emissions testing.

  • Stay abreast of industry standards, practices and technological developments as appropriate to support functions within the department.

  • Collaborate with other directors and VPs for consistent implementation of company policies, practices and alignment of goals - examples of interacting departments include Field Operations, Risk Engineering, Project Management, Engineering Design, Legal, Business Development.

Position Requirements


  • Minimum 12 years of experience in the Natural Gas Industry with strong Managerial and Technical background

  • Knowledgeable of pipeline and terminal systems including construction practices, system functions, compressors/pumps, measurement and processing facilities

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills

  • Possesses and maintains a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers

  • Required to carry a cell phone and respond as needed during working and non-working hours

  • The position will be based out of Houston, TX and will require travel (5-15%)

Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited school is required.

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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