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Oneok, Inc Pipeline System Planner II in Tulsa, Oklahoma

#WeAreONEOK Fortune 500 company. 100+ years in business. Leading midstream service provider. Safety first. Sustainable operations. Environmentally responsible. Employee focused.

We are on the hunt for a diverse group of talented, high-caliber employees to join our team. ONEOK is recognized as an employer of choice in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry and offers competitive pay; professional development; excellent benefits; a strong commitment to safety; community engagement; and a caring, inclusive work culture.


Job Profile Summary

Perform advanced level duties related to pipeline system planning and analysis, gathering system operation, construction estimates; and/or design and coordination of pipeline construction projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop and design various models for pipeline systems and make recommendations for improvements related to capacity, operating costs and system operation. Evaluate proposed projects by conducting load and studies

  • Perform hydraulic modeling studies and system design based on analysis of known system values and provided forecast growth projection

  • Work in a capability team in direct support of developing commercial growth opportunities and operational improvements, maintaining system models used for analysis

  • Perform calculations related to projected fuel usage

  • Coordinate hydraulic modeling support of projects among regions and/or departments including, but not limited to:

  • System design

  • Sizing specifications

  • Construction and/or relocation projects

  • Capacity of existing facilities studies

  • Growth projections

  • Provide technical and/or engineering assistance to management, employees, governmental/regulatory agencies and others on matters including, but not limited to:

  • Regulator settings/pipeline control

  • Pipeline sizes

  • Compression station throughputs

  • System operations

  • Pipeline facility design

  • Changes in gas supplies

  • Changes in receipts and/or deliveries

  • Research, analyze, prepare and/or approve information including, but not limited to:

  • Hydraulic modeling scenarios

  • Engineering studies

  • Pipeline system analyses and recommendations

  • Pipeline bid proposals

  • Daily models for PCC/Commercial

  • Develop and implement new processes as requested by management

  • Review the work of colleagues

  • Analyze data and complete projects with little assistance; may serve in a lead role capacity


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, related field or a combination of formal education and the following job-related experience

Work Experience

  • Direct hydraulic modeling experience

  • Experience with and working knowledge of pipelines and related facilities design, construction, operation and maintenance projects

  • Experience with Synergi gas or other hydraulic modeling software, PI and Spotfire

  • Experience and training related to:

  • Transmission/gathering pipeline operations

  • Company/governmental operating and safety procedures

  • Experience identifying, researching, evaluating and prioritizing operational problems or specific situations and determining appropriate action/response

  • Experience researching and preparing specifications, contracts, agreements, budgets, engineering studies, various reports, forms and correspondence

  • Experience developing information, conducting meetings and making presentations to groups and individuals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to: apply math, algebraic formulas and statistical methods

  • Ability to: read and understand governmental regulations, references, journals, construction plans, blueprints, contracts, manuals, reports, specifications and correspondence and use that knowledge to develop and complete projects

  • Ability to: analyze and resolve issues and/or questions concerning hydraulic modeling scenarios and engineering studies

  • Ability to: assume responsibility, perform duties and handle multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment

  • Ability to: interact, negotiate, advise and communicate effectively

  • Ability to: direct and/or delegate work assignments

  • Ability to: maintain strict confidentiality

Licenses and Certifications

  • None required

Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)

  • Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)

  • Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)

  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)

  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)

  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)

  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)

  • Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)

  • Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)

  • Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)

  • Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)

  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)

  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)

  • Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)

  • Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)

  • Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)

  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)

  • Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

Working Conditions

  • Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)

  • Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)

  • CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


  • Travel to other locations, plant, and job sites out-of-doors required


  • Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.

The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONEOK.

ONEOK is committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email or call 1-855-663-6547​.

ONEOK is a leading midstream service provider and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.