Williams Companies Project Manager (19802) in mcpherson, Kansas

Project Manager (19802)

ReqID: 99961

Number of Openings: 1

Location: McPherson, Kansas 67460

Operating Area/Functional Area: West

Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. The backbone of Williams’ workforce is our technical and operations team. From processing plants to pipelines and compressor stations, we depend on the skills and dedication of our technicians to deliver the performance our customers expect. We’re looking for highly skilled technicians who will enjoy being part of a collaborative team.

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Project Manager – McPherson, KS

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager (PM) in the Tactical Projects/ Technical Services department, which operates in McPherson, Kansas primarily supporting assets of Williams’ Mid Continent Frac and Storage. The PM will report to the Supervisor of Tactical Projects / Technical Services. This PM position will manage strategic tactical projects. The PM is primarily responsible for leading project teams in the design, engineering, procurement, land acquisition, environmental permitting, contracting, construction and commissioning of new projects and modifications to existing NGL pipeline, measurement and liquid processing facilities.


Thorough project planning and execution utilizing Williams’s project management processes:

  • Managing Programs and Projects; establishing & controlling scope, schedule and budget.

  • Lead and manage cross-functional, remote project teams for assigned projects.

  • Identifying, quantifying & managing program & project risks.

  • Assisting in the development of contract documents for all goods & services required for projects.

  • Coordinating project activities according to schedule.

  • Analyzing project performance against baseline (scope, schedule and budget).

  • Implementing proper project controls to complete projects on schedule & within budget.

  • Develop and implement project plans which include clearly defined risk mitigation plans, schedules, cost estimates, contracting strategies, engineering design, construction, quality assurance, commissioning, and project closure to complete projects on-time, on-budget, and with satisfactory quality and safety results.

  • Keep the project team and key stakeholders informed of project status (i.e. schedule, cost, safety, etc.) and scope changes that occur during the life of the project.

  • Lead and direct projects while coordinating key functions with internal and external technical resources.

  • Interaction with operations, internal technical resources, stakeholders, commercial, engineering, contractors, vendors and inspectors in planning projects and implementing strategies for execution.

  • Develop optimum facility solutions that safely maximize cost savings opportunities.

  • Participation in process improvement efforts within the organization, such as lessons learned or other improvement opportunities.

  • Understand and manage projects within all internal and external compliance laws, policies and procedures both internal and external to Williams.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Absorb, adapt and execute additional responsibilities commensurate to the position as requested by manager or required by other management decisions.

  • The successful candidate is expected to attend training courses and conferences to stay current on project management, pipeline industry and other relevant opportunities for our operations as well as self-development.

Functional/ Technical Competencies:

  • Be knowledgeable in information gathering, risk assessment, analyzing alternative solutions, and making decisions without all of the answers to estimate and evaluate cost-effective alternatives.

  • Possess the ability to manage a diverse range of multiple projects ranging from basic to complex with a high level of customer focus and relationship development.

  • Possess the ability to conceptualize viable technical solutions and drive implementation of the project through final construction.

  • Possess outstanding communication and presentation skills.

  • High level and ability in problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Be able to work with and manage ambiguous situations.

  • Be familiar with applicable industry codes and standards such as Department of Transportation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT, FERC, PHMSA etc.).

Required Skills:

  • High level of understanding of the Project

  • Demonstrated experience being a safety leader in the workplace.

  • Above average interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

  • Outstanding verbal, written, communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities of both formal and informal teams.

  • Must be able to work in team environment under a matrix organization structure. Must be results focused and self-motivated.

  • Strategic thinking, making decisions with uncertainty and a willingness to take measured risks.

  • The ability to organize, plan and present ideas, concepts and evaluate risks through the effective use of teams.

  • Ability to execute project scheduling and cost estimating/forecasting.

  • Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Value, and Trust: Instill confidence of one’s intentions and positively represent the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.

  • Drive for Results: Motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.

  • Champion Inclusion: Values/encourages diversity; respects and leverages the ideas and capabilities of others, resulting in collaborative working relationships.

  • Communication: Exchange thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.


A Successful Candidate will:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

  • Have 5+ years of project management and/or engineering design

  • Possess industry specific project management or engineering experience on capital projects or programs.

  • Successful experience in operations, engineering, and/or leading projects can be substituted for education.

  • Experience conceptualizing viable technical solutions, developing capital estimates, schedules, and driving integration of projects to successful execution.

A Successful Candidate may:

  • Possess project management professional certification (PMP).

  • Possess engineering license (PE).

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

FLSA Status: E

Shift: S-8 Hour Schedule

Percent of Travel: No Travel

Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.