Pipeline Simulations Technical Lead

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1236986

Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - Midstream

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Permanent

Date Added February 15, 2024

As a Pipeline Simulation Technical Lead, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of engineering and information technology professionals. This position is located at the Edmonton office.
The Pipeline Simulation Technical Lead is primarily responsible for the application of technical knowledge, as well as for the organizing and leading day-to-day activities related to the development, maintenance, and testing of Trans Mountain’s Computational Pipeline Monitoring (CPM) systems. This includes leak detection, batch and anomaly tracking, pressure monitoring, and trainer/simulator systems.
Key Responsibilities
• Build and maintain Computational Pipeline Monitor (CPM) systems aimed at protecting people, environment, and assets.
• Ensures compliance with applicable CPM regulations, developing CPM training material for the Control Center Operators and provide training.
• Identify and make recommendations for improvements to the CPM systems, pipeline operations, and field instrumentation to contribute to operational effectiveness.
• Provide 24x7 CPM application support and support the Control Centre Operators in the determination of the cause of CPM alarms to ensure a timely response/resolution to alarms to avoid costly delays.
• Share in the group’s on-call rotation.
• Ensures that leak detection systems and processes comply with Trans Mountain’s management system and regulatory requirements by leading the implementation of upgrades or enhancements.
• Develop and maintain leak detection standards to support the team's efforts with keeping relevant manuals and technical documentation current.
• Monitor and evaluate the performance of the CPM systems including sensitivity testing by implementing fluid withdrawal and simulated leak tests.
• Lead the implementation of required improvements or the resolution of issues.
Qualifications and Professional Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience, preferably in the petroleum industry with increasing responsibilities and project complexity.
• Experience with people leadership
• Experience developing and maintaining computer simulations.
• Knowledge of pipeline leak detection, hydraulics, and operation.
• Experience working with real-time software.
• Experience developing and delivering technical training to non-technical personnel.
• Experience with high-level programming languages.
• Experience leading CPM system projects.
Other Requirements and Information

The position will be leveled according to the experience of the successful candidate.

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