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DIRECTOR-OIL SCHEDULING (PXP)
at TallGrass Energy
Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.
We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Illness and Accident insurance.
DIRECTOR-OIL SCHEDULING (PXP) PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To ensure the safe, efficient transport and delivery of TGE customers’ crude through our systems. To ensure the accurate and optimum scheduling of multiple interstate crude oil pipeline systems by directing the team responsible for customer order fulfillment via the scheduling process. Responsible for the operational performance of the company assets by securing optimal operation at all times with a full understanding of the customer contracts and tariffs.
DIRECTOR-OIL SCHEDULING (PXP) ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Must ensure that Tallgrass’ systems and processes for scheduling, monitoring, and control of the pipeline systems are fully operational and being utilized properly.
•Will confirm that operators are continually providing timely, efficient, reliable and “as expected” volumes and pressures at all receipt and delivery points.
•Must maintain a strong understanding of the contracts on the systems.
•Complex problem solving essential in multiple complex oil pipeline systems with multiple grades/receipt points and delivery points.
•Responsible for building a strong, motivated and service-oriented scheduling team.
•Responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships with both internal and external clients-OCC/Accounting/Measurement.
•Verify that the team is responding accurately and timely to customer inquiries concerning pipeline operations and the tariff. Establish strong, healthy relationships with customers.
•Communicating, working with and providing timely data with Oil Accounting and its imbedded team.
•Ensure that contractual rights as defined by the tariff are maintained, end-of-the-month closing responsibilities are complete and the reconciliation and resolutions for operational issues are correct.
•Ensure timely & accurate scheduling of the Tallgrass crude oil interstate pipeline systems using the Synthesis System.
•Manage the team that provides scheduling support seven (7) days per week during industry specified cycle time frames.
•Coordinate customer requested flow orders from the scheduling process with physical system capabilities as determined by OCC to optimize system throughput and therefore, company revenue and customer satisfaction.
•Ensure that the team is responding accurately and timely to customer inquiries concerning scheduling, Synthesis and the Tallgrass tariffs. •Ensure that Tallgrass’ systems and processes for nomination submission, scheduling, confirmation and allocations are accurate, fully operational and being utilized properly.
•Provide operators timely, efficient, reliable and “as expected” quantities at all receipt and delivery points.
•Ensure ongoing improvement through evaluation of current processes.
•Accomplishment of performance goals in line with the company’s long-term and short-term objectives.
•Demonstrate and enforce the highest professional integrity, ethics and safety discipline.
•Ensure that end-of-the-month closing responsibilities are timely and accurate.
•Demonstrate and reinforce a culture of regulatory compliance.
•Foster a positive open work environment, systems approaches and disciplined execution of all assigned tasks.
•Manage personnel related matters, including providing performance-based feedback, providing support and completing administrative paperwork as needed.
•Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
•Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
•Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
•With 24x7 operations, will work non-traditional hours in addition to standard workday.
•Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
•Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
DIRECTOR-OIL SCHEDULING (PXP) JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Engineering or a related discipline.
•A minimum of seven (7) years of liquids control experience, plus a minimum of five (5) years liquids scheduling experience.
•A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with direct people management.
•Strong IT experience and proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Synthesis accounting and Emerson experience highly preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS:
•Must possess & maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
•Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
•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 successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
•Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
•Strong organizational/time management skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Strong analytical skills.
•Proven management and supervisory skills.
•Ability to address multiple issues at once and willingness to delegate to and mentor employees.
•Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.
All the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.
•Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
•Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
•The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position):
•Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Engineering or a related discipline.
•Ten (10) years of natural gas/liquid control and scheduling experience is preferred.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
Tallgrass Energy, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V