This position is responsible for supporting capital and special projects/programs that occur within Nicor Gas related to Corrosion Control and Design. This position will ensure adequate and consistent corrosion control designs (CP, AC/DC Interference, Coatings, etc.) are developed and implemented during all phases of new and existing projects.
Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Responsible to perform AC/DC interference monitoring and develop sound, technical solutions for remediation
Responsible for designing new Cathodic Protection (CP) systems in accordance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures
Responsible for complex CP troubleshooting activities and generation of appropriate maintenance and remediation orders
Responsible for review of corrosion control designs for new construction or other / special projects
Ensures projects are designed and installed according to plans, specifications, procedures, and regulations
Review and evaluate new corrosion control technology for use. Assist with development of corresponding procedures
Responsible for monitoring new CP installation projects to ensure successful completion in accordance with plans and procedures
Responsible for timely cathodic protection troubleshooting (i.e. low systems, shorted conditions)
Responsible for timely creation of remediation work orders (i.e. install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station). Follows through with necessary departments to ensure timely completion
Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance
Evaluates corrosion control processes and procedures; suggests modifications and updates to improve efficiency, clarity, and understanding
Provides sound, technical guidance to Corrosion Technicians to address complex CP issues
Provide technical support for pipeline replacement projects and prioritization
Provides technical support for cathodic protection replacement, enhancement, or remediation projects
Generates reports as needed
Assists with implementation of accelerated actions (DIMP) & additional preventive and mitigative measures (TIMP)
Reviews and analyzes Cathodic Protection, leak history, and other pertinent data to identify trends and develop appropriate remedial measures
Troubleshoots complex corrosion control and cathodic protection issues; works with others to resolve
Enter compliance records accurately into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion
Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Technologist CP3
Valid drivers license
NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist CP4
NACE Coating Inspector - Level 1 or higher
Professional Engineering License, Project Management Professional
Related Work Experience:
- 4 years’ work experience in pipeline cathodic protection and corrosion control
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
MS Office – intermediate proficiency
CAD/GIS - basic proficiency
Attention to detail and strong analytical skills
Ability to read, interpret, and implement codes, standards, and procedures
Ability to identify process improvements and work with others to develop appropriate processes and procedures
Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency
Advanced cathodic protection system design and maintenance
Advanced cathodic protection system troubleshooting
Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) proficiency
Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Frequent local travel with occasional (5 – 20%) overnight travel.
Must possess a valid driver’s license
This position occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking.
This position occasionally requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder level.
This position occasionally requires the incumbent to bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
The incumbent works in an office environment.
The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts.
The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.
The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.
The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise.
Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
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Job Identification: 3452
Job Category: Engineering
Job Schedule: Full time
Company: Nicor Gas
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