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Leak Detection Specialist - - Houston, TX

Houston, Texas
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Energy Transfer is looking for an experienced Leak Detection specialist to assist with the maintenance and expansion of its Computational Pipeline Monitoring (CPM) system. Responsibilities of the position will include, but not limited to, the utilization of third-party software applications that uses a statistical or compensated volume balance model to provide leak detection, rupture, batch tracking, and hydraulics analysis of liquids pipelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Configure, tune, and implement statistical and/or compensated volume balance leak detection system for liquid pipelines
Installation and configuration of data transfer services (OPC, SQL and others) linking field measurements and pipeline models
Provide support for troubleshooting and maintenance of the system
Work with other company departments to gather information, configure and maintain pipeline models in CPM software
Work with Pipeline Operations, Field Operations, Engineering, and SCADA to review and adjust configurations and displays to tune and trouble-shoot real-time operation of the system for accurate pipeline monitoring
Assist SCADA Integration and scripts development, this includes building the SCADA objects required by the LDS
Provide end user training on the use of the leak detection system
Manage and coordinate alarm management and testing to comply with API 1175 and API 1130
Support the overall Leak Detection Program (LDP)
Be available for rotational on-call 24/7 application support or as needed
Support simulation RTTM models of natural gas pipelines
Other duties as required

Requirements: Education and/or experience, knowledge, skills and abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical Degree or related degree or additional equivalent work experience
Minimum 2-5 years of experience in pipeline leak detection modeling, SCADA and/or pipeline hydraulics/control
Clear understanding of the hydraulics involved in liquid and gas flow in pipelines.
Microsoft Server Administration and MS Office Suite skills.
Good communication skills both oral and written
Willing to take on new challenges and to multi-task
Attend conferences and workshops concerning leak detection and SCADA

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:
The IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 2-5 years of relevant job-related experience

Preferred Skills

The following skills would be considered as a plus.
Data Management/Data Analytics
Experience with Atmos statistical and compensated volume balance LD models
Experience with Energy Solutions Pipeline Manager (PMAT)
Advanced knowledge in NGL, Refined Products, and Crude Oil pipeline hydraulics
Experience in Software development lifecycles (SDLC)
Experience in programming languages such as Visual Studio, C#, VB Script, SQL Server queries, PowerShell
SCADA software such as CygNet and OASyS/DNA
Familiarity with PHMSA Control Room Management (CRM) guidelines


Job Type: Full-time

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Monday to Friday

Bachelor's (Preferred)

leak detections modeling: 2 years (Required)
SCADA: 2 years (Required)
Pipeline hydraulics: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 705566351-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Energy Transfer
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent