Northern Natural Gas Operations Manager - Lyons, KS in Lyons, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: This position is responsible for the safe, reliable and diligent operation and maintenance of assigned facilities. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: Provide management direction of the human, physical and monetary resources required to meet customer needs and maximize Northern's business, which includes receiving, transporting, compressing and delivering the required daily volumes of natural gas consistent with system demands and customer allocation rates using planned resources. Provide management direction to skill based pay employees to ensure safe, reliable and diligent operations compliant with safety and environmental rules, practices and company policies, procedures and standards. Review and measure employee activities for assigned facilities to assure the work is organized and effectively accomplished by skilled employees. Ensure employees possess the correct skill sets to perform the operation and maintenance of assigned facilities. Establish required training and staffing changes for the skill based pay employees to meet changing safety, environmental and government regulations, technology and operations requirements. Verify skill sets of each skill based pay employee. Perform critical and meaningful reviews of each employee with input from team members, the team leader and other subject matter experts. Responsible for assigned employee's cost expenditures to meet capital and operations and maintenance budget requirements and ensure compliance with spending policies. Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, measuring and reporting the work performed within the department. Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.) Requires six to ten years experience (and/or education combination) in field operations for compression, measurement and pipeline facilities, including three years supervisory/ management responsibilities or equivalent. Knowledge of business management, general accounting, computer operations and applications and administration skills is also required. Required competencies include interpersonal communications, leadership, diplomacy, conflict resolution, team building, project management and excellent planning. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Must demonstrate ability to provide clear and succinct written and verbal communication to employees, peers, management and customers, using good grammar and spelling in written reports and emails.Effective interpersonal and leadership abilities, including employee coaching and counseling skills. Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.Must be self-motivated to upgrade and provide continual improvement of assigned facilities. Thorough knowledge of pipeline facility operation/maintenance procedures, codes and engineering standards. Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently, with attention to detail. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, prote cted veteran status or disability status. Northern Natural Gas Company