About the role :

Valero Logistics UK Ltd operates and manages the Mainline Pipeline network from the Waterston Control Centre near Milford Haven delivering multi product fuels from Pembroke Refinery and VPOT Terminal to equity terminals in the Midlands and Manchester. We are currently recruiting for a Pipeline Control Operator who is responsible for the monitoring and operation of the Pipeline Console. The primary function is to ensure safe and efficient fuel transportation at all times whilst meeting the delivery schedule.

Responsibilities :  

  • Focus on safety, equipment reliability, product quality and accurate product measurement.
  • Communicate proactively with Product Supply Schedulers, Refinery Blend Operations, Field Technicians and   Terminal Operations staff to maximise efficiency of Pipeline operations. Communicate with all outside agencies relative to Pipeline operations.
  • Adhere to the documented procedures in the Valero Commitment to Excellence Management system – CTEMS.
  • Monitor Pipeline balance across all Pipeline segments to control Loss/Gain conditions, track product batch movements to accurately perform remote product switches for customers into Terminal storage tanks.
  • Manage inventory control of all Pipeline segments.
  • Start and stop Pipeline movements, monitor tank levels, pipeline pressures and flows.
  • Respond to Emergency conditions on the Pipeline and be able to shutdown the Pipeline safely at all times, follow procedures and complete all documentation.
  • This is a 24/7-365 day operation working a 12 hour 5 shift system.
  • Engage in day secondment ‘6th Controller’ position upon Mainline Pipeline Control Operator position consolidation. This will encompass Waterston interface handling, site checks and projects aimed at improving pipeline efficiency, reliability and general safe working environment.

Candidate requirements :

  • Skills/Competencies/qualifications
  • Minimum of four GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalents in Mathematics, English, Science and a Technology based subject together with a technological, Instrument/Electrical or Mechanical background.
  • Previous experience in Pipeline/Terminal operations preferred dependant on the level of role.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks concurrently, managing time and scheduling to meet appropriate deadlines.
  • Ability to take directions from Control Room Supervision and work in a team environment when required.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
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