Epco, Inc. Supervisor, Tank Integrity in Houston, Texas

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.

The Tank Integrity Supervisor oversees and manages aspects of the Tank Integrity program, including the reliability and ongoing maintenance of above ground storage tanks as defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Steel Tank Institute (STI) through the development and maintenance of effective standards, procedures, and processes. The Tank Integrity Supervisor also leads project management activities to execute inspections and repairs associated with these activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the quality of the inspection process, the optimum use of inspection contractors, act as internal technical advisor, and assume multiple program management responsibilities.

  • Proactively incorporate industry best practices, research, lessons learned, audit findings, and recommendations to improve the Tank Integrity program. Proactively evaluate new defect evaluation and repair methods and technologies and drive implementation where appropriate.

  • Supervise a team executing the Tank Integrity program, directing third party contractors and various inspection personnel to safely conduct integrity assessment and repair projects, working closely with stakeholders such as Control, Safety, Environmental, Land, Procurement, Accounting, Quality Assurance, Scheduling, Commercial, Corrosion Prevention, Field Engineering, and Operations.

  • Supervise a team developing detailed and auditable inspection plans, requests for quotes, AFEs, job plans, tank repair plans, completion summary reports, material requisitions, cost tracking, budgeting, and monthly forecasting and accruals associated with integrity assessment and repair activities.

  • Maintain audit ready documentation, accurate inventory lists, inspection due dates, previous inspection and repair records, MOC documents, and calculations.

  • Optimize inspection and repair scopes, quality, costs and turnaround times.

  • Audit new and existing contractor(s) to ensure quality and competence

  • Coordinate or lead reliability reviews for the purposes of learning and prevention.

  • Review all inspection documentation to ensure technical accuracy and to provide internal customers with repair recommendations and options.

  • Maintain and publish Key Performance Indicators (KPl's) on a monthly basis to track the efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance of the Tank Integrity Program.

  • Lead audit support - presenting records, procedures, and standards to the relevant jurisdictional authorities.

  • Develop and manage inspection and repair budgets. Supervise team AFEs to stay within budget, scope, and timelines.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Tank Integrity, Operations, or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management or tank repair is preferred.

  • Demonstrated understanding of non-destructive testing (NDE) and inspection techniques, application, and interpretation is required.

  • Knowledge of DOT 49 CFR Part 195, OSHA 1910.119, and the EPA SPCC Rule where applicable to aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) is required.

  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Access, relational databases, and data joins is preferred.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Fit-for-Service techniques (API 579) including Finite Element Analysis (FEA's) is preferred

  • Certifications such as API 510, 570, 653, 577, 571, 580, ASW-CWI and STI SP001 are preferred.

  • Broad based thinking that considers impact of processes, equipment use and repair history and the ability to identify long-range equipment reliability strategies to ensure work identification, scope development and implementation/ execution aligns with the long term goals is required.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills.

  • Ability to build sound relationships with representatives of regulatory agencies

  • Must be able to travel up to 25%.

Job: *Engineering

Organization: *Engineering

Title: Supervisor, Tank Integrity

Location: Texas-Houston

Requisition ID: 0008EL