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  • Date Posted: October 24, 2017

    SAFETY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

    Location: Covington, LA

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    Job Description:
    LOOP LLC (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port) has an immediate opening for a Safety Assurance Engineer. This position will be assigned to the Covington, Louisiana Headquarters and will report to the Manager, Strategic Planning. This position routinely requires eight hour (8) days on a 5/2 schedule.
     
    The Safety Assurance Engineer is responsible for design and implementation of a comprehensive set of controls designed to identify, assess, and mitigate safety risks within the Company.  This position uses “Plan, Do, Check, Adjust” (PDCA) to evaluate and elevate the Company’s safety performance through use of audits, metrics, management review and continuous improvement.  
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement audit procedures integrating API RP 1173, Element 10, Safety Assurance, by identifying criteria, scope, frequency, methods for planning, and conducting and documenting safety assurance audits. 
    • Monitor application of LOOP’s pipeline safety management systems (PSMS) to assure conformance with API RP 1173.
    • Preform evaluations to assess effectiveness of LOOP’s risk management and safety performance to include (a) stakeholder engagement; (b) risk analysis; (c) management of change; (d) incident investigations, including findings, recommendations and lesson’s learned; (e) management review; (f) emergency response; (g) personnel issues to include near-miss experiences and abnormal operating data as appropriate. 
    • Develop and implement procedures to evaluate LOOP’s safety culture and PSMS maturity to enhance continual safety performance improvement. 
    • Ensure audit findings are addressed within defined response times.
    • Develop and implement a reporting and feedback process for employees and contractors to identify new and emerging risks.
    • Assess risk mitigation activity as it pertains to API RP 1173, Element 10.
    • Identify leading key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure effectiveness of risk management and adequacy of PSMS, and monitor lagging KPIs and corrective actions needed to remediate.
    • Provide technical support and advice to contractors and LOOP personnel addressing risk management as it pertains to safe operations of the pipeline.
    • Develop and prepare reports reflecting actual safety compliance to meet the requirements of government agencies and to aid management decisions.
    • Maintain required training and certification(s) according to LOOP and OSHA Standards. 
    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
     
                                                                      
    Follow the procedures set forth by the organization.
     
                                                                        Identify and reveal risks to management.
     
                                                                             Identify improvements to safety processes and procedures, considering fellow employees, contract personnel, and the public when addressing an abnormal condition or nonconforming process or procedure.
     
                                                                                   Be mindful of cascading failures early on and take action to prevent a catastrophic event.
     
     
     
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Safety or Industrial Technology, or related field preferred.
     
    Experience: Minimum seven (7) years prior experience in safety, regulatory and/ or security, preferably, in petroleum, energy, petro-chemical or similar industries.
     
    Licensure/Certification: Associated Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities:  None
     
    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in executing work plans so that schedules and quality standards are met. Provides immediate feedback and coaching to employees on performance, recognizing exceptional efforts and addressing improvement needs. Present and available to employees, providing input and guidance as needed.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Works to be as responsive to internal customers as to external customers.  Makes every effort to meet commitments that have been made to customers and alerts others if commitments may be delayed or cannot be met. Creative in developing solutions to customers’ issues and concerns.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Encourages direct reports and peers to keep the Company's vision in mind.  Not hesitant to raise questions or constructively present challenges or differences of opinion with other leaders. Once consensus is reached, is willing to communicate the results, even if different than his/her personal view.  Shares information with rest of leadership team on how strategy and vision are being received and implemented by employees.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration- Listens to others and values different viewpoints. Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and encourages welcoming of newcomers. Actively participates in project/Performance Based Goal Teams and supports participation by direct reports, helping to meet tactical plan objectives.
     
    • Quality- Has set of inherent characteristics to fulfill requirements are met in order to provide an effective and efficient work process that leads to excellence in output.
     
    • Adaptability/Flexibility- Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
     
    • Communication- Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
     
    • Planning- Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others.
     
    • Problem Solving/ Analysis- Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
     
    • Job Knowledge- Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.

  • Date Posted: January 15, 2018

    SCHEDULER

    Location: COVINGTON, LA

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    Job Description:
    This position will be assigned to LOOP’s Covington, Louisiana Headquarters and will report to the LOOP Superintendent Scheduling & FTZ. This position routinely requires eight hour (8) days on a 5/2 schedule.
     
    The Scheduler is primarily responsible for creating the schedule which coordinates the movement of oil into, through, and out of the LOOP system by analyzing product availability, shipper delivery and shipper destination requirements and storage capacities of the system.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Contacts current and prospective customers to determine their need for LOOP services, the type, quantity, and the desired date the product is to be shipped or received, and the destination of the product.
    • Compiles system information from internal personnel, data systems, and connecting carriers regarding maintenance shutdowns or other factors which would affect the receipt, storage, or shipment or product.
    • Contacts tanker owners and conducts a preliminary review to determine that tankers are approved for and capable of delivering product to LOOP and then forwards information to vetting contractor or contacts shipper to deny shipment.
    • Prepares a list of preliminary shipper nominations and inserts them into shipping windows by date.
    • Confirms the intentions of the customer to ship or receive product and finalizes shipping schedules.
    • Prepares shipping schedules showing the point of origin and point of destination for each particular product which is to be shipped or received considering system availability and capacity, product type and volume, product compatibility and company guidelines for shipping and storage of products.
    • Creates and then verifies work orders for accuracy and forwards them to the Oil Movement Controllers.
    • Maintains the window schedule and all other receipt and delivery schedules within LOOP and LOCAP.
    • Issues instructions for gauging, switching, sampling, and testing products.
    • Compiles information for, prepares and distributes periodic reports on tank gauging and sampling, weekly storage by shipper, tanker delays, shipper accuracy, and other operating results.
    • Investigates discrepancies in product measurement between the shipper or connecting carrier and LOOP and LOCAP.
    • Trains internal and external personnel on company scheduling procedures and policies.
    • Answers schedule related inquiries from shippers, internal personnel, and other parties.
    • Balances inline inventory, overages and shortages.
    • Arranges and executes in system transfers between customers.
    • Arranges for the sampling and testing of scheduled batches.
    • Prepares and maintains scheduling files and related information on shippers and external contacts.
    • Responds to Scheduling Form Submissions on external website.
    • Coordinates tank empties and refills with field operations.
    • Manages and reports containment levels of caverns and tanks.
    • Notifies Owner Representatives of unplanned Marine outages.
    • Manages LOOP Sour storage contract consumption by Shipper and makes notifications to Shippers who do not have sufficient contracts.  
    • Maintains required levels of training and certification according to LOOP and OSHA Standards; including OMC stimulator curriculum requirements.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of and strictly adheres to LOOP safety requirements.
     
    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
     
     
    Follow the procedures set forth by the organization.
     
                                                                        Identify and reveal risks to management.
     
                                                                                         Identify improvements to safety processes and procedures, considering fellow employees, contract personnel, and the public when addressing an abnormal condition or nonconforming process or procedure.
     
                                                                                   Be mindful of cascading failures early on and take action to prevent a catastrophic event.
     
     
     
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Science, or Business related field required.
     
    Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience within pipeline industry to acquire knowledge of technology, operating procedures, product movement schedules, and safety requirements preferred. 
     
    Licensure/Certification: None
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in executing work plans so that schedules and quality standards are met. Provides immediate feedback and coaching to employees on performance, recognizing exceptional efforts and addressing improvement needs. Present and available to employees, providing input and guidance as needed.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Works to be as responsive to internal customers as to external customers.  Makes every effort to meet commitments that have been made to customers and alerts others if commitments may be delayed or cannot be met. Creative in developing solutions to customers’ issues and concerns.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Encourages direct reports and peers to keep the Company's vision in mind.  Not hesitant to raise questions or constructively present challenges or differences of opinion with other leaders. Once consensus is reached, is willing to communicate the results, even if different than his/her personal view.  Shares information with rest of leadership team on how strategy and vision are being received and implemented by employees.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration- Listens to others and values different viewpoints. Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and encourages welcoming of newcomers. Actively participates in project/Performance Based Goal Teams and supports participation by direct reports, helping to meet tactical plan objectives.
     
    • Adaptability/Flexibility- Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
     
    • Customer Service- Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
     
    • Decision Making/Judgement- Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
     
    • Initiative- Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
     
    • Productivity- Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, handles information flow.
     
    • Job Knowledge- Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.

  • Date Posted: January 15, 2018

    PROCUREMENT & CONTRACTS SUPERVISOR

    Location: COVINGTON, LA

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    Job Description:
    This position will be assigned to LOOP’s Covington, Louisiana Headquarters and will report to the LOOP Senior Vice President Administration & General Counsel. This position routinely requires eight hour (8) days on a 5/2 schedule.
     
    Primarily responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing the strategic, operational, administrative, and technical functions of the procurement and contracting process, including the development of department policies and procedures and updates as necessary.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
     
    • Manage the procurement team providing direction, establishing targets, assessing gaps against goals and objectives.
    • Oversee compliance process for all purchasing decisions; and, analyze the procurement process to develop and implement procedures.
    • Develop strategic relationships and tracks performance standards of core contractors using metrics, reports, and analytics.
    • Negotiate contract terms and resolves discrepancies or disputes with contractors and vendors.
    • Oversee the bid process, by preparing Request for Proposal, performing commercial evaluations of bids, including management review of safety, environmental and technical aspects of the bids, and prepare resultant contracts for goods and services.
    • Provide technical guidance and training to stakeholders on procurement process systems and work assignments to procurement personnel.
    • Develop procurement contract language templates, specialized contracts, letter agreements and letter of intent, coordinating with legal and management stakeholders.
    • Implement sourcing strategies to drive quality service and leverage buying power across the company to achieve cost efficiencies, security of supply, and continuous improvement of supplier base.
    • Proactively collect industry best practices and technology trends related to the procurement discipline, lead benchmarking efforts and provide insight to management and procurement team.
    • Develop and recommends annual goals for procurement process.
    • Prepare purchase orders, solicits bid proposals and reviews requisitions for goods and services.
    • Maintain required training and certification(s) according to LOOP and OSHA Standards. 
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and strictly adheres to LOOP safety requirements.
     
    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
     
                                                                                 Visibly foster a positive safety culture                                                                                                                                          
    Apply PDCA to the SMS
     
    Create the conditions and provide the resources necessary for the successful implementation and continuous improvement of SMS
     
    Ensure that risk management occurs routinely by establishing intentional actions to assure compliance, and reveal and manage risk – Communicate!                                                                            
     
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Finance from four-year college or university.
     
    Experience: Minimum five (5) years prior experience in procurement management and/ or contract management, preferably, in petroleum, energy, petro-chemical or similar industries. Knowledge of business law in regards to contracts preferred.
     
    Licensure/Certification: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/ or Certified Procurement Buyer (CBBP), preferred.
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises other Buyers and support staff.
     
    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
     
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in executing work plans so that schedules and quality standards are met. Provides immediate feedback and coaching to employees on performance, recognizing exceptional efforts and addressing improvement needs. Present and available to employees, providing input and guidance as needed.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Works to be as responsive to internal customers as to external customers.  Makes every effort to meet commitments that have been made to customers and alerts others if commitments may be delayed or cannot be met. Creative in developing solutions to customers’ issues and concerns.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Encourages direct reports and peers to keep the Company's vision in mind.  Not hesitant to raise questions or constructively present challenges or differences of opinion with other leaders. Once consensus is reached, is willing to communicate the results, even if different than his/her personal view.  Shares information with rest of leadership team on how strategy and vision are being received and implemented by employees.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration- Listens to others and values different viewpoints. Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and encourages welcoming of newcomers. Actively participates in project/Performance Based Goal Teams and supports participation by direct reports, helping to meet tactical plan objectives.
     
    • Customer Focus- Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
     
    • People Development-  Provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and risk taking, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees, accepts mistakes, provides visibility/opportunity.
     
    • Decision Making/ Judgement- Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
     
    • Interpersonal Skills- Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.
     
    • Job Knowledge- Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
     
    • Negotiation Skills- Conducts positive negotiations, ability to compromise, handles conflict, seeks common ground, articulates own and others goals, stays focused on positive outcome.
     
    • Problem Solving/Analysis- Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.