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Pipeline Controller

Pipeline Controller

  • Location United States - Washington - Renton
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137508BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

About us

At bp, we’re reimagining energy for people and our planet. With operations working across almost every part of the energy system, we’re leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods for solving the energy challenge.

We’re a team with varied strengths of engineers, scientists, traders and business professionals determined to find answers to problems. But we know we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for people who share our passion for reinvention to bring a fresh opinion, ambition, and to challenge our thinking in our goal to achieve net zero!

Role Synopsis

The Olympic Pipeline system is the largest liquid pipeline in Washington, transporting gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from the refineries in NW Washington to various terminals in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Portland, OR.

The Pipeline Controller plays a key role in monitoring, conducting, and maintaining safe and efficient pipeline operations in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements. This position requires working the Dupont Schedule (rotating 12-hour shifts, working days, nights, weekends, and holidays).

Key Accountabilities

  • Train and test on the Olympic Pipeline system, working towards operator qualifications (OQ)
  • Remotely supervise and safely and efficiently control the pipeline system under normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions.
  • Assess, anticipate, and respond to alarms that occur on the pipeline system.
  • Monitor the leak detection system and respond accordingly to potential leak alarms.
  • Manage pump schedules, emphasizing efficiencies, such as DRA and unit selection.
  • Connect with shippers to provide timely, efficient, and reliable volumes and pressures at all receipt and delivery points.
  • Accurately calculate and detail batch information and provide information to key team members.
  • Conduct detailed shift turnovers through verbal and written communication and document per established procedures.
  • Write legibly and effectively and understand verbal and written communications.
  • Occasional unscheduled overtime may be required and is anticipated.
  • Occasional but infrequent travel away from the usual assigned work location may be required.
  • Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and integrity.
  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal and listening skills.
  • Maintain regular, diligent attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the public.

Skills and Traits

  • Strong understanding of pipeline operations, pipeline hydraulics, SCADA and Leak Detection systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with ability to think quickly and provide support for emergency operations, including staying current on emergency operating procedures and practices.
  • Ability to quickly analyze changing conditions on the pipeline and make appropriate adjustments within operating parameters.
  • Ability to successfully work under pressure and perform multiple tasks and requests simultaneously.
  • Good problem-solving skills, including the ability to use multiple resources to arrive at a solution.
  • Strong customer focus that includes proven and consistent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize daily work.
  • Basic understanding of PHMSA CRM guidelines.
  • Oil and gas proven experience preferred.

Considering Joining bp?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. bp is committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, excellent retirement benefits, and more!

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