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Black Hills Energy Pipeline Safety Quality Management Supervisor in Frederick, Colorado

Pipeline Safety Quality Management Supervisor

Location: Frederick, CO, United States

Job ID: 33622

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Salary: $ 82000 to $ 123000 annually

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Job Description

Job Specifications

Contribute to an industry leading Pipeline Safety organization via development and oversight of the company’s Pipeline Safety Quality Management program affecting 6 states, while managing and mentoring 6 plus direct reports to ensure compliance and regulation of Operations & Maintenance data for consumption by downstream processes and programs (DIMP, TIMP, GIS, PAP, state/federal reporting, etc.)

SALARY RANGE: $82,000 - $123,000 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: This position can be located in Fayetteville, AR, Frederick, CO, Montrose, CO, Council Bluffs, IA, Dubuque, IA, Wichita, KS, Lawrence, KS, Lincoln, NE, Cheyenne, WY or Casper, WY.

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Own and successfully execute the full scope of DOT compliance regulation oversight.

  • Supervise, schedule, train, and develop employees performing work in the areas of pipeline safety quality management and compliance support.

  • Oversee field verification evaluations to ensure OQ and training effectiveness and understanding.

  • Assist in the development, operation and maintenance of programs that assist and enhance the collection and analysis of operation and maintenance data.

  • Participate in federal and state auditing process of BHE operations locations to ensure integrity in compliance with BHE procedures.

  • Develop and maintain a successful partnership with gas operations, technical training and process training departments to communicate, train and implement changes to operation and maintenance procedures.

  • Actively participate in maintaining favorable community relations.

  • Partner with other departments and personnel to continuously improve processes.

  • Respond to emergency situations as support for Gas Operations.

  • Manage employee issues at the operational level, with assistance from Human Resources.

  • Lead projects and provide guidance to staff.

  • Carry out all duties with an uncompromising sense of integrity to exacting standards of professionalism.

  • Serve as key member of business unit leadership team.

  • Assist in the development of budgets and initiatives.


  • Requires effective working relationships with state and federal pipeline safety commission.

  • Requires effective working relationships with BHE operations management of all levels

  • Monitor and encourage management to address employee pipeline safety issues and recommend options to accomplish corrective actions.

  • Utilize a strong customer service mindset to effectively manage internal/external stakeholders

  • Assist Pipeline Safety Director and Pipeline Safety Quality Management Manager with the continuous improvement of the corporate-wide safety program while supporting business unit leaders.

  • Travel within geographic region (generally Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming). Occasional travel outside the geographic region may be required including overnight and/or weekend travel.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of utility industry experience and knowledge of gas operations required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.


  • Supervisory experience or proven ability to lead employees. Proven leadership skills including coaching and engaging.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

  • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment.

  • Financial management, budgetary, planning, and forecasting skills.

  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks.

  • Strong problem resolution skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).

  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and manage external contractors.

  • Effective project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent teamwork and customer service skills.

  • Strong understanding of Asset Suite/ESOMS/WAM

  • Enhanced knowledge of DOT 192 and ability to interpret code and the O&M.


The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Make decisions which have low to moderate impact on immediate department.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 82000 to 123000

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