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Sr Manager Gas Standards & Compliance

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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Perfect opportunity for an influential leader to drive key initiatives in Gas Delivery and across the enterprise!

Position Summary

The Sr Manager of Gas Standards and Compliance is a key member of the Gas Delivery management team and change agent for the advancement of safety through our compliance and asset management efforts.  The Sr Manager of Gas Standards and Compliance will provide leadership on special projects as assigned to ensure compliance with state and federal pipeline safety utility regulations and business planning efforts including CPS Energy’s Public Awareness, Damage Prevention, Operator Qualification, Distribution and Transmission Compliance programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Consult, influence and contribute to the development, management and implementation of Gas Delivery strategies and programs.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable operational related regulations, codes and standards, and related reporting requirements (e.g., federal and state Department of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA and Railroad Commission of Texas)
  • Oversees the interpretation of and impact evaluation on upcoming changes or new state and federal natural gas pipeline safety and reporting regulations, and development and management of compliance based programs.
  • Provides guidance and leadership in the Gas Delivery budget and business planning processes and ongoing performance reporting.
  • Provide support and guidance to operational areas across business units to prepare them for state and federal regulatory audits and inspections as required and conducts internal audits and quality reviews.
  • Works with CPS Energy personnel for technical guidance as needed to implement industry best practices and emerging technologies to optimize safety, reliability and efficient gas operations procedures and standards relative to compliance.
  • Establishes and monitors work goals and objectives.
  • Coaches, provides feedback, and evaluates performance of staff and takes appropriate actions.
  • Collaborates with operations and engineering leaders throughout CPS Energy to communicate compliance metrics and performance drivers.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Leadership experience, directly or indirectly, over people, projects, programs, or processes

Knowledge of gas standards, compliance, and regulatory trends

Experience with developing or maintaining compliance program(s)

Familiarity with company, state, federal compliance and regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
  • PE, CPA, CFA, Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma/LEAN, or other related certifications.
  • Exceptional business acumen.
  • Ability to articulate the business problem to be analyzed, quickly identify the critical elements of the problem, achieve a high quality answer in a timely fashion, and synthesize answers to resonate with decision makers.
  • Demonstrated capability with effectively communicating complex ideas and analysis verbally, in document format (e.g. MS Word), and in presentation format (e.g. MW PowerPoint) at the executive level.
  • Demonstrated track record of achievement, in professional and / or personal pursuits.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, multi-tasking, negotiation, problem-solving, verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team building with employees across various disciplines and at all levels, including ability to engage people in productive activities without formal authority.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced and quickly changing environment; able to prioritize and multi-task, and to meet critical deadlines.
  • Personal integrity and good judgment.
  • Working knowledge of the ISO 55001 standard.


Developing Talent

Acting Decisively

Accepting Responsibility

Managing Resources

Developing Plans

Demonstrating Tenacity and Perseverance

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math, Accounting, Finance, the Natural Sciences, or other quantitative field from an accredited university

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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