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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Koch Pipeline Company - Public Awareness Specialist


 Koch Pipeline Company strives to create value for our customers and society through the safe and environmentally responsible operation of about 4,000 miles of pipelines in the United States. With a presence in seven U.S. states, Koch Pipeline's commitment to safety and environmentally responsible operations have earned praise and commendations from industry and governmental organizations, including being named one of America's Safest Companies. The company integrates Market-Based Management® into its systems and processes. Koch Pipeline is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. See

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is looking for a Public Awareness Specialist who will promote pipeline safety by ensuring compliance with pipeline awareness regulations and company requirements.  Qualified candidates must be able to gain and demonstrate a passion for pipeline safety including preventing damage to pipelines and assisting the Emergency Response manager in pipeline emergency preparedness.   Candidates will champion public education on incident prevention, strive for predictable execution, make sound economic decisions and achieve competitive results. 
  • Lead the execution of the Northern operating group’s pipeline public awareness plan pursuant to company and regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate and determining what local operating conditions may require supplemental communications and activities
  • Participate as a member of the company’s public awareness team in assessing the company’s public awareness program’s effectiveness and in regulatory audits of company performance
  • Document the regional area’s public awareness plan and activities
  • Identify, analyze and report potential regulatory and industry initiatives and participate where appropriate
  • Support and work with company operations staff on drills, special projects and other activities
  • Provide support to the Damage Prevention and Emergency response capabilities messaging and capability advancement
What you need to bring:
  • Associate's degree in communications, public relations, public education or other related field plus 2 years’ experience OR high school diploma (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience
  • Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and plan/coordinate multiple events
  • Interpersonal and strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Computer knowledge - specifically the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and proprietary databases
What will put you ahead:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public education or other related field
  • One year experience managing petroleum pipeline public awareness or damage prevention program
  • One year experience with pipeline related emergency response systems
  • One year experience working with emergency response, local public officials, construction trade and the general public
  • Three years of total experience in the oil and gas or pipeline industry
  • Established record of proactive management in compliance, regulatory and business
Other Considerations
  • Position requires travel of up to 25%
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen
  • This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship

Why work for Koch Companies?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Access to professional training and mentoring
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions rather than seniority
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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