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New Jersey Resources

Program Manager Pipeline Safety





Wall, New Jersey, United States

Energize your future and join our team as we pursue a reliable, sustainable, cleaner energy future. At our Fortune 1000 diversified energy company, you’ll find a friendly, community-minded environment, with flexible work schedules, opportunities for growth and development, and competitive pay and benefits.

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources is seeking a Program Manager for Pipeline Safety Management to be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the NJNG Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS). This program integrates all activities in alignment with API RP 1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems) as well as drives a continually improving pipeline safety culture and operations excellence. Responsible for coordinating and partnering with all internal business units and providing the technical leadership to promote and advance PSMS concepts and processes.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the development, implementation and continuous improvement of NJNG’s PSMS program.
  • Maintain detailed implementation and communications plans.
  • Design and oversee tracking mechanisms as needed to assure successful implementation and sustainability of PSMS.
  • Establish / enhance performance measures and key performance indicators for management review.
  • Ensure effectiveness of gap analysis recommendations and element implementation plans.
  • Ensure timelines and due dates are managed and provide routine status updates.
  • Track progress relative to PSMS goals, objectives and effectiveness.
  • Chair NJNG’s Safety Management System Steering Team.
  • Lead semi-annual Senior Management Review Process.
  • Assure all PSMS essential elements are aligned and function as an effective system across all operations.
  • Interpret codes, standards, and regulations. Some may be complex and require aptitude to understand technical documents.
  • Identify and recommend strategies for continuous improvement related to pipeline and worker safety.
  • Support the execution of long-range plans to achieve PSMS objectives.
  • Assist in Root Cause Analysis, incident investigation and development of corresponding reports.
  • Proactively investigate potential risks identified through regular audits of safety practices, procedures and analysis of PM/KPI data.
  • Coordinate with other departments on PSMS related matters, specifically safety concerns identified through the RCAP (root cause analysis process) which require collaboration with other company groups; such as Training, Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Gas Control, DIMP, TIMP, Field Operations, EH&S, Compliance, etc., to drive continued improvement towards pipeline safety.
  • Serve as an internal stakeholder, consultant, subject matter expert, and senior resource for employees in all departments regarding specific situations or operational challenges not covered by existing compliance standards and procedures.
  • Work with all Energy Delivery departments to build a strong behaviors-based approach to reducing errors and enhance overall system integrity through human performance initiatives that support an open and proactive safety culture.

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8+ years of proven technical project/program management experience, preferably in a utility or industrial process setting,
  • Safety management system experience highly desirable, preferably in the pipeline or process and chemical industry.
  • Experience in the natural gas industry and pipeline safety regulation highly desirable. In-depth knowledge of industry codes and standards, including RP 1173, a plus.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and collaborate with internal stakeholders, particularly on management of change.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical manuals such as operations & maintenance manuals, design & construction standard manuals, emergency manuals, and other company documents.
  • Proven risk management experience in identifying, measuring, and improving leading indicators of safety.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills, and ability to use logic and analysis to manage and track details while maintaining big picture concepts.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with, and present to, diverse audiences at all internal and external organizational levels to promote the benefits of PSMS.
  • Proven ability to use MS Office products to enter, analyze and present data.
  • Proven ability to write in a logical and concise manner to prepare summary reports, company policies and create process maps.
  • Must exhibit professional, outgoing and collaborative attitude toward internal and external customers.
  • Ability to facilitate, influence and coach with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to use creativity to solve problems.
  • PMP (project management professional) certification a plus

* The above job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

New Jersey Resources is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status.