Manager – Regulatory Compliance (MI, US)

UGI Corporation

  • Full Time

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 1.5 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers. Together, over 6,500 dedicated professionals will deliver over 1 billion gallons of propane from 1,800+ distribution points across the United States.

 

The Safety Manager – Regulatory Compliance will lead a cross functional team that handles critical regulatory compliance programs throughout AmeriGas. The compliance responsibilities include Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Program (RMP), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) related activities.

This position will require ongoing communication with the AmeriGas Legal Department and assist as a liaison between AmeriGas and Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), state agencies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and others as required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate regulatory updates and risks associated with applicable agency regulations to AmeriGas Leadership Team.
  • Develop a regulatory management program to ensure consistent implementation of PSM, RMP, OPS, DOT and DHS initiatives across AmeriGas and to monitor compliance.
  • Maintains and communicates all corporate Policies and Procedures and provides guidance/oversight to operations personnel. 
  • Prepares and submits Jurisdictional Reporting for the company as required.
  • Reviews training conducted in the field and ensures employees have the required training and qualifications.
  • Ensures all OPS Evaluators are trained and qualified to conduct the evaluation and oversees quality of training.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M), Operator Qualification Program (OQP), PSM and RMP documentation.
  • Works with Operations to budgets major pipeline repairs, upgrades and establishes capital projects as needed.
  • Oversees the qualification and hiring of outside contractors; includes OQP task qualifications.
  • Evaluates new or acquired systems to determine regulatory impacts.
  • Manages the budgeting, purchase, distribution, and training for specific equipment needed in the districts to support company-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts engineering field trials of new equipment and devices to determine their feasibility and maintainability in the field.
  • Provides technical support on operational systems and liaison with the Safety Department on a regular basis, including subject matter expertise.
  • Provides safety and technical support in emergency situations.
  • Reviews results of pipeline and safety audits and ensures corrective actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Conducts trend analysis of audit findings and makes recommendations for changes in the program, if needed. Coordinates changes with operations personnel.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform or be able to develop the skills and knowledge to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The individual must have a detailed knowledge of the propane industry and/or pipelines and applicable standards, codes and regulations.

The individual must possess demonstrated leadership, coaching and development skills.  The position requires demonstrated writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively to large groups.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Engineering Degree preferred, or a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline. Alternatively, a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the propane industry and/or pipelines may be substituted.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in the propane industry and/or pipelines required including management/supervisory responsibilities.
  • Have experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of propane pipeline systems, storage and distribution equipment.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office and basic internet) required.
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a team of direct reports

 

Working conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to hazardous or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.  The employee is sometimes exposed to moving mechanical parts and flammable materials.  The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud.  The employee will be working in both office and external work environments.

AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must be willing to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with AmeriGas policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, AmeriGas cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician.  Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

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