Regulatory Compliance Specialist II/III/Sr

Williams   Houston , TX   Full-time     Legal
Posted on August 24, 2023
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Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Do something that means something at Williams. This isn't just a job - it's an opportunity to explore and discover your passion with coworkers who become friends and mentors who push you to be your best self in and out of the office. At Williams, we make clean energy happen. And you can too, so bring your energy to ours.

As a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, you will represent Williams in dealings with federal and state agencies. This role is responsible for interpreting regulations, working with applicable agencies and coordinating with leaders to ensure overall compliance success. It's vital to have experience in major compliance efforts that have had positive impact on earnings!

Your work will challenge you, and with our Core Values to guide you, you'll quickly learn and grow with us.

Day in the Life:

As a Regulatory Compliance Engineer, you will be responsible for providing regulatory compliance support for operations, engineering and projects that occur in your defined support area. Some of those activities include:
  • Coordinating with state and federal regulators to facilitate inspections
  • Reviewing and approving hydrostatic pressure tests to ensure accurate parameters and compliant information
  • Researching pipeline segments to identify and review historical information
  • Engaging with projects to perform design reviews to ensure DOT 192 compliance
  • Reviewing forms and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations
  • Working with Operations and other teams to complete DOT required paperwork for incidents and other notifications as needed
  • Performs sophisticated technical tasks, leads teams in projects of major scope or unusual complexity
  • Leads development, implementation and ensures effectiveness of standards, specifications and training
  • Interprets regulations and coordinates with management to assure overall compliance success
  • Advises, participates in and presents technical data to leaders
  • Works with applicable agencies in the classification and certification of operating assets including onshore and offshore installations
  • Identifies additional needs for facility design, start-up, operation, maintenance and integrity
  • Audits company facilities and performs due diligence investigations for acquisitions/divestitures
  • Handles projects or programs with moderate resource requirements; risk and/or complexity; monitors and controls costs and resources
  • Other duties as assigned
Education/Years of Experience:
  • Required: Bachelor's degree and minimum eleven (11) years' experience compliance-related experience
  • Preferred: Master's degree and experience in the EHS functional areas, such as environmental, process safety or DOT
Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational/interpersonal skills and safety as the utmost priority
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and PC skills
  • Preferred: Proven understanding of DOT 192 regulations
Shift/Work Hours/Travel Requirements:
  • Ability to travel up to 35% as needed
About Houston (Williams Tower Location):

Our Houston office is located in the Williams Tower, just steps from the Houston Galleria on Post Oak Boulevard, an area with more than 700 retailers, fine dining and hotels within two square miles. We offer free onsite-parking!

Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation and greater Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city!

If you love being outside, Houston rates first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents and offers a 300-mile interconnected bikeway network spread over 500 square miles. Check out visithoustontexas to learn more!

Why Choose Williams?

We are committed to providing our employees with competitive compensation and benefits as part of your Total Rewards package to help protect your current and future physical, emotional, and financial health. We generally offer health benefit programs to our employees and their families that are competitive and flexible enough to meet your needs, and retirement benefits to allow you to invest now for financial security when you retire. With rich learning and development programming and a high internal mobility rate, you are not just applying to a job with Williams; you are embarking on an exciting career!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual incentive program
  • Hybrid work model - one to two work from home days each week for most office-based roles
  • Flexible work schedule for most field-based roles
  • 401(k) with company matching contribution and a fixed annual company contribution
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous company-paid life insurance and disability benefits
  • A consumer-driven health plan option with the potential for a generous company contribution to a Health Savings Account
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off, including floating and company holidays
  • Wellness Program with annual rewards
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Robust employee learning and development
  • High internal mobility (we promote from within)
  • Parental leave (we provide up to 6 weeks for each parent)
  • Fertility coverage and adoption benefits
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Non-profit donation matching contributions and time off to volunteer
  • Employee resource groups
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Technology to make our work more productive and collaborative
  • Regular employee engagement surveys and feedback processes
Williams has a long history of making a significant difference in the communities where we live and work, and we strive to cultivate an environment of employee inclusion, innovation and passion that values all voices and opinions. We help each other succeed and great things happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Together, we make clean energy happen.

Eligibility and benefits are governed by the terms of the applicable plan or program document which can be amended or terminated at any time.

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Competency Requirements:
Action oriented (3 - Meets Expectations), Collaborates (3 - Meets Expectations), Communicates effectively (3 - Meets Expectations), Customer focus (3 - Meets Expectations), Drives results (3 - Meets Expectations), Ensures accountability (3 - Meets Expectations), Instills trust (3 - Meets Expectations)


Houston , TX