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National Grid Lead Process Improvement Engineer in Holtsville, New York

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Process Improvement Engineer for our Gas Organization in Holtsville, NY.

Job Purpose

The Lead Process Safety Engineer (under the direction of the Manager of Compliance & Training) will work within the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Operations Compliance & Training Group enterprise wide in three states with twelve (12) LNG plants to ensure high levels of regulatory and company policy compliance through use of internal audits/inspections, risk analysis, and standardization across the enterprise. This role will also prepare reports for departmental management, train plant personnel on procedural changes and updates and oversee compliance within the PAS 55 protocol

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement technical specifications and processes to support continuous improvement efforts and ensure code compliance and safety standards when a gap in processes is discovered

  • Develop and implement the technical characteristics of new programs that enhance plant safety reliability and operational efficiency

  • Develop plant technical specifications to meet Federal and State codes and industry standards

  • Perform or lead technical assignments to evaluate process improvements

  • Chair the annual review of the Capital Improvement Plan and Corporate Safety Risk Assessment. Update the plan which is supplied to the upper level executives

  • Assist plant management with operational / mechanical problems, plant supervision and portable pipeline operations

  • Ability to recognize each type (anchor, sliding, variable support spring constant support spring etc.) of pipe support used on LNG pipelines

  • Perform field inspections of LNG piping and pipe supports during actual cool down process to verify adequate thermal contraction of piping system

  • Ability to detect overstress conditions in LNG piping and pipe supports that may be due to changes that may have occurred in the LNG piping or plant components in those systems

  • Able to oversee and check consultant’s work such as pipe stress analysis, performed for the U.S. LNG Plants

  • Provide technical support to Corporate Safety personnel as need to ensure compliance with Corporate Safety’s requirements in such areas as KPIs, PHA’s, etc

  • Review LNG Operations Abnormal Condition (AOC) Reports, ensuring that any changes made to plant meet all applicable codes and sound engineering practice. Prepare Advisory Bulletins and update quarterly AOC status. Track any negative trends and develop a program to mitigate them

  • Update and maintain an abnormal operations database to identify trends and corrective actions

  • Assist plant management with performing Root Cause Analysis of any failed plant components

  • Extract pertinent criteria from complex documents (i.e.) Corporate Welding Policy or ISA’s SIL documents and provide plant management with items specific to the U.S. LNG plants

  • Provide updates to plant management on incidents such as the San Bruno pipeline incident, the Texas City refinery incident or the Alpha pipa oil platform

  • Represent the department at U.S. Welding and NDE Process Team meetings or any other corporate area needing LNG Operations subject matter expert input


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is required and 7+ years experience in LNG Plant Operations & Maintenance

  • Professional Engineer’s license is preferred

  • Detailed knowledge/understanding of legislative/regulatory issues affecting the industry including knowledge of Federal DOT CFR 193, FERC, NFPA 59A, State LNG code and NY Fire Department LNG code and Industry Standards. Demonstrated ability to anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps

  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office 365, Visio. etc

  • Good project leadership ability and excellent communication skills

  • Willingness to travel throughout the U.S. company territory

  • Valid drivers license

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.