Pipeline Compliance Engineers ensure that pipeline companies are compliant with governmental regulations and industry standards. They must possess an exceptional, up-to-date knowledge of regulations for air, water, waste, DOT pipeline, EPA and OPA 90. Compliance Engineers maintain contact with regulatory agencies and generate materials for compliance programs. They also must be able to develop manuals and training materials concerning regulatory compliance and make regular presentations of said material.
Because Compliance Engineers act as liaisons to regulatory agencies, they are usually required to have management level experience in a regulatory agency as well as experience in obtaining various permits required for maintenance and expansion projects.