Tuesday , June 28 2022

SoCalGas Careers – System Gas Controller

Website SoCalGas

Job Description:

System Gas Controller has the responsibility to control and maintain the integrity of the Gas Transmission system. They forecast system load demands on a continuous basis and determine the necessary gas supply requirements utilizing storage fields and daily throughput. The System Gas Controller works closely with and under direct supervision of the Gas Control Supervisor to ensure that the Transmission Pipeline system operations are consistent during outages, planned shut downs, pigging operations, and conform with established procedures so that customer needs are satisfied.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitors, analyzes and controls the SoCal Gas and SDG&E Transmission Pipeline Systems with the use of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Directs and issues orders to operators at all manned compressor stations and storage fields. Operates/monitors/controls telemetrically controlled valves, unmanned compressor stations, and interstate tie-ins to ensure scheduled out-of-state deliveries are met, customer gas supply needs are satisfied, and pipeline pressure parameters are maintained within established limits. Maintains an auditable electronic log of transmission system operations.
  • Strictly adheres to the principles of control room management, including but not limited to; the response to a changed condition with an appropriate action, notification of other personnel of the status of operation, maintenance of accurate and thorough documentation, and management of distractions and fatigue.
  • Ensures that data in SCADA system is continuously updating and is accurate by monitoring thousands of analog, rate, and status data points through historical comparisons and statistical analysis. In the event of lost communications, coordinates with SCADA group, Network Operations, and field personnel to aid in troubleshooting and resolving radio, satellite, and telecom outages.
  • Continually forecasts system load. Uses an Excel based worksheet to balance total system inventory with system demand profiles. Strategizes operations using system demand profiles, storage field injection / withdraw capacities, pipeline capacities and out-of-state scheduled rates.
  • Coordinates with and directs field personnel during routine maintenance and unplanned outages. Prevent, detect, and initiate response to any abnormal operating conditions.

Job Requirements:

Meter and regulation, compressor station, storage field, and pipeline experience. Preferred

  • Must have understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and general mechanical knowledge.
  • Must maintain strong analytical and conceptual ability while working under stressful conditions for extended periods.
  • Precise phone communication ability and computer use a necessity.
  • Must be able to work closely and cohesively with gas control supervisor.
  • Due to the critical nature of job, constant vigilance must be maintained while working 12 hour rotating shifts.

Job Details:

Company: SoCalGas

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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