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Specialist - Measurement

Company: Energy Transfer Family of Partnerships
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Energy Transfer, a Fortune 50 organization, recognized by Forbes as one of America's best large employers, is dedicated to responsibly and safely delivering America's energy.We are driven to inspire our employees to create superior value for our customers, our investors, a sustainable future and giving back to the community where we have long-standing commitments to causes including MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House and many more.Come join our award winning 10,000 strong organization as we fuel the world and each other!

This position comes with world class compensation, benefits, 401(k) match, profit sharing, and PTO.


This position will assist the Measurement Manager and ET Houston Terminal Management in assuring that measurement practices at the facility are conducted in a manner consistent with customer requirements, contracts, API standards, and company policy. The position's main responsibility is reconciliation of the tank, pipeline and marine movements in order to analyze discrepancies and reduce losses.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collect and review all paperwork pertaining to quantity and quality of transfers such as, tank gauging tickets, tank measurement reports, vessel measurement reports, time logs, meter and proving reports, certificates of analysis, and perform necessary reconciliations. Compare tickets with the entries in measurement and accounting software and calculate discrepancies.
  • Analyze the reasons for excessive discrepancies. Initiate and conduct investigations, correct entries when needed, communicate the errors and corrections to Measurement Manager, Measurement Analysts, Operations, Scheduling, Lab, Accounting, and the involved 3rd party inspectors. In case if discrepancies cannot be resolved, follow the Measurement Manager's orders for further actions including but not limited to, contacting customers and seeking their involvement in resolving discrepancies.
  • Receive and review the quantity and quality documentation produced by 3rd party inspection companies associated with their work conducted at ET Houston Terminal. Request justification, clarification and corrections when needed, and confirm finalized reports before submission to Houston Terminal's customers.
  • Provide loss/gain support to accounting, material balance, product movement, terminal measurement and operations personnel in the tracking and resolution of custody transfer issues in compliance with applicable SOX and internal measurement specifications, codes, safety standards and operating procedures.
  • As needed and directed by Measurement Manager, perform occasional physical measurement and/or sampling of shore tanks in order to verify the questionable data and correct potential errors. This may be required during the moth close gain/loss reconciliation.
  • As requested and directed by Measurement Manager, attend ship or barge loading or discharging operations to witness measurement and sampling performed by 3rd party inspectors. Report findings and coordinate corrective actions, as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in administering and improving of the Houston Terminal's Measurement Training program. Conduct training of the new operations and dock personnel, as well as the annual refresher training. As directed by Measurement Manager, witness water draws of the provers and the auto in-line sampler certification tests.
  • Participate in spot and periodic measurement audits of the Terminal Operators and 3rd party Inspectors, and report findings to Measurement Manager.


    Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:
    • The Field Specialist level requires a HS degree or equivalent work experience and 6+ years of relevant job-related experience
    • Experience with static and dynamic measurement standards and loss control practices, including but not limited to:
        • Marine operations
        • Tank gauging, ship and barge gauging
        • Metering systems
        • Waterdraw and Prover Calibrations, Tank calibration
        • Product quantity calculations, Auto in-line samplers, S&W in crude testing and calculations
        • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Must have an aptitude for analyzing data.
        • Must have good communications skills and work well with other stakeholders.
        • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision.
        • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities may shift rapidly.
        • Must be computer-literate and proficient with MS Office. Measurement software experience is a plus.

Keywords: Energy Transfer Family of Partnerships, Houston , Specialist - Measurement, Other , Houston, Texas

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