Liquid Measurement Engineer at Kinder Morgan, Inc. in Bloomington, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Position Description

Position Description:
Provide liquid measurement technical support for NGLs and Crude Oil for KM's processing and transportation assets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to Field Operations and Measurement regarding liquid measurement practices relating to new and existing interconnects, equipment installations, measurement issues/discrepancies, etc.

  • Provide guidance and expertise with physical setup of measurement equipment including RTU and communication equipment for the transfer of measurement data between field and office (SCADA/Measurement system).

  • Stay abreast of and maintain a working knowledge of applicable industry guidelines and regulations such as AGA, API, GPA, BLM, specifically the newer CFR orders pertaining to BLM, etc., and develop plans for addressing impacts of such.

  • Develop relationships with, and become the primary Measurement contact for, Field Operations, Measurement, Engineering, Project Management, Marketing, Business Development, and System Design to improve liquid measurement across assets.

  • Maintain and develop the operating standards and procedures that support quality liquid measurement practices in Field Operations and within the Measurement Department.

  • Provide input and recommendations for the design and equipment standards used by the Company to enable quality measurement in Company facilities.

  • Develop and, as appropriate, execute training plans and training content for Field Operations and the Measurement Department.

  • Provide assistance with the identification and resolution of issues concerning lost and unaccounted for product.

*Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of successful candidate.*

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited school of engineering or related physical sciences.

  • Industry experience with liquids measurement and measurement systems may be accepted in lieu of the BS degree requirement.

Experience / Specific Knowledge:

  • Prefer 10+ years' experience in hydrocarbon liquid measurement.

  • Thorough understanding of measurement related calculations of gas and liquid.

  • Understanding of product and plant balancing process for liquids.

  • Ability to train other resources in the areas of liquid measurement.

  • Ability to organize efforts and author a set of company supported standards relating to measurement processes for both field and corporate in the areas of gas and liquid measurement.

  • Direct knowledge of AGA, GPA, API and other industry related standards for the physical measurement and calculated properties of pipeline gas liquid products specifically in the areas of including natural gas, NGL, crude.

  • Direct knowledge/experience with physical setup of measurement equipment including RTU and communication equipment for the transfer of measurement data between field and office (SCADA/Measurement system).

  • Working knowledge in the transportation and processing of natural gas liquids and/or crude oil.

  • Working knowledge of applicable industry guidelines and regulations such as AGA, API, GPA, BLM, specifically the newer CFR orders pertaining to BLM, etc.

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, VISIO, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&IDs).

  • Understanding of operating agreements, facilities interconnect agreements, and product allocation concepts.

Competencies, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Strong analytical skills are required and must be able to maintain objectivity, resolve issues from multiple perspectives, and make recommendations based on results.

  • Assertive in pursuing difficult issues and bringing them to a timely and thorough resolution.

  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to work schedules required.

  • Effective in setting and communicating goals and priorities and executing on them.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment based in Colton, California.

  • Periodic travel with overnight stays (20 - 40% typical).

  • Periodic visits to field locations with ability to move about industrial facilities and construction sites, including the use of steps, ladders, and scaffolding in varying weather conditions and working in confined spaces.

  • Extended work hours occasionally required and expected, often on short notice or without notice.

  • Tasks often on fixed and tight deadlines for multiple, often simultaneous, projects.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.