December 4, 2022

Pipeline Control Operator job

Pipeline Control Operator -20001EP


Salary: Competitive Salary

Pension, Private Medical, Share Plan and Bonus 

Shift Allowance

Lunch Allowance

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.

Main Duties

  • 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.


  • Minimum of four GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent 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.

About Valero

​​​​​Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.73 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names.

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