Website Energy Transfer

Pipeline Controller Job Highlights

Title Pipeline Controller
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Pipeline/Terminal Operations
Location Houston, TX, United States
Company Energy Transfer

Company Profile

Energy Transfer began as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator. The company owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in North America, with a strategic footprint in all of the major U.S. production basins.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Pipeline Controller who will provide for the safe, reliable product flow operation of the ET pipeline systems.

Controls and optimizes the use of compressors/pumps and pipeline equipment with field personnel to facilitate gas deliveries and liquids commodities (Refined Products, NGLs, and Crude Oil). Ensures proper reporting of data to the Partnership.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2–4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level C requires a minimum of 0–2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience


  • Complete daily throughput reports
  • Evaluate operational problems and provide recommendations to solve these problems
  • Gas Control – Work with the pipeline operations group and plants to maximize pipeline throughput which includes coordination between the groups during equipment or pipeline outages
  • Liquid Control – Initiates pump and delivery schedule changes, and monitors tank inventories, meter counts, line pressures, and temperatures. Directs, controls and monitors the delivery and change of products at remote locations utilizing computer-controlled field equipment. Utilizes continuous discretion to initiate changes of pump and delivery schedules to maintain overall delivery schedule, product quality, safe operating conditions, and cost-efficient operation. Responsible for monitoring tank inventories and for the appropriate handling of shippers’ products both into and out of attended and unattended storage facilities.
  • Monitor and maintain pipeline pressures within design criteria and monitor gas/liquids quality at various points
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining the emergency notification and operational call-out lists
  • Work closely with the various departments within ET to execute all changes as they are scheduled
  • Work with field personnel on basic troubleshooting of communications, SCADA, control valves, and other equipment related to control and operations


  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random testing per PHMSA regulations
  • Ability to work from an alternate Control Center location in the event of an emergency
  • Familiar with personal computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, and other programs such as flow and pressure simulation, velocity, pressure drop, purge and pack, regulators and control valves, relief valves, etc.)
  • Proven multitasking, analytical and judgment skills, and extremely detail-oriented
  • Some travel and overtime are required
  • Strong verbal communication skills together with good interpersonal skills
  • This is a (12 hour) shift position requiring both day and night shifts including weekends and some holiday work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of measurement principles and Ga/Liquids hydraulics
  • Experience in remote control, pipeline operations, or other related fields directly related to the Control Center functions

Work Conditions

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Usually, normal office working conditions


  • 401k and Savings
  • Disability Coverage
  • Health Coverage
  • Paid Time Off

Employer’s Statement

Energy Transfer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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