Regulatory Project Planning Specialist Job



This position works a hybrid schedule, spending time remotely and in the office in Minot, ND. The current hybrid schedule provides flexibility to collaborate in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays and work from home Mondays and Fridays. With our 9/80 feature you get time off every other Friday when you work at least 80 hours over the preceding nine days.



  • Planning and scheduling of facility upgrades and modifications needed for current and upcoming regulatory compliance (e.g. Operations-related items from Project Eveready, pit flares, combustors, tank rerates, etc.)
  • Assist Small Projects team with facility upgrade prioritization (e.g. economics, bad actors, and deferred sites) and working with Areas to identify site synergies to reduce planned downtime
  • Support resource estimation for longer-term regulatory compliance (e.g. EPA Methane Rule OOOOc facility upgrades, surveillance, and man-hours)
  • Field liaison between Reliability Operations and Regulatory supporting Standard Work Instruction (SWI) and Business Rule creation and updates to reflect regulatory requirements; support continuous improvement of Exception Based Surveillance SWIs and exception criteria
  • Support maintenance planning activities
    • Pull SAP data and P&IDs related to tanks, closed vent systems (CVS), flares, etc.
    • Participate in consulting contractor “Route Reviews” for recommended facility upgrades
    • Communicate/coordinate needed facility upgrades to Area Operations & MR&I teams
    • Prioritize 2024 summer/winter season work to meet early 2025 project milestones
    • Forecast 2024+ maintenance activity levels for OPEX spend, CAPEX spend, and crew resource needs preparing 2025+ budget inputs
  • Facilitate Ops Gap Closure meeting and routinely report project status to asset Leadership
  • Utilize data to identify bad actors and track countermeasures to reduce emissions
    • Super emitter data (Satelytics, Bridger, Soofie)
    • EBS signals (flare temperature, tank pressure)
    • Cold venting
    • OGI deviations
  • Support data improvement initiatives (e.g. PI tags)


  • Production Operations and/or Midstream Gathering & Plant oilfield experience preferred
  • Regulatory Compliance experience preferred
  • Lean experience preferred
  • Good project management. and planning skills
  • Good maintenance, logistics, planning, cost estimating skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good time management. and following routine work schedules
  • Familiar with Spotfire visualization tools and ability to support business needs with appropriate visuals, plots, charts, etc.
  • Working knowledge of database structures (SAP, PI, ODR, etc.)
  • Competent with MS Office programs, especially Excel and Teams
  • Ambitious, organized, and self-motivated
  • Ability to develop skills in data analytics projects including coding, data wrangling and aggregation


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ year tech degree preferred

Core Behaviors          

  • Continuous Improvement – 20%
  • Process Execution – 60%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 20%

Work Environment   

  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings/collaboration) – 40%
  • Desk Time (admin, invoices, data analysis, emails) – 60%


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity in all forms of expression and thought.


Hess provides a comprehensive range of compensation and benefit programs that help you to take care of your health, protect your income, and build savings for the future. Our compensation philosophy is simple – we pay for performance.  The better you and the company perform, the more you can earn.  Here are a few highlights:

Base Salary

  • Base salaries are competitive, and market based, with pay increases based on objective measures and upward moves.

Annual Incentive Plan

  • Every employee participates in our Annual Incentive Plan, which awards a bonus based on how well we fare as a company on our annual performance scorecard and the person’s level of contribution.

All Employee Share Plan

  • All employees are Hess stockholders, so they share in the success they help create for the company. Shares are granted to new employees who do not receive stock as part of their compensation package.


  • Hess cares about your well-being and wants to help you be your best self.  That’s why we offer a compelling benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. Highlights include: medical, dental, and vision coverage; a health savings account; 401 (K) and pension plan; a nationally recognized wellness program; and company paid basic life and disability insurance.

Learn more about our programs at

Learning & Development 

  • We believe in lifelong learning and provide a suite of on-demand and instructor-led learning opportunities, in addition to a tuition reimbursement program, designed to help you achieve your professional goals.  Learning encompasses on-the-job interaction with highly skilled colleagues, self-guided study, training, mentoring and participation in formal networks (e.g., technical and employee resource groups.)



    We aim to be the world’s most trusted energy partner. Modern life and continued human prosperity depends upon access to affordable and secure energy and all forms of energy are required for an orderly and just future. Hess is ideally positioned to provide low-cost oil and gas reliably to help meet the world’s growing energy needs in a way that protects the health and safety of our people, safeguards the environment, and makes a lasting positive impact in the communities where we do business. 


    Everything we do is guided by six core values – Integrity, People, Performance, Social Responsibility, Value Creation, and Independent Spirit, from how we treat our employees to how we interact with our neighbors, suppliers and business partners.  They are the basic building blocks of our culture and represent our company’s collective conscience. While our strategy changes over time based on business conditions, our values are enduring. 


    We are an industry leader in the Bakken shale play in North Dakota, one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a critical natural gas producer and supplier to Malaysia and Thailand. Our exploration and appraisal activities are offshore Guyana, one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico and Suriname. 


    We are recognized around the world as an industry leader in environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure. 


    Hess provides challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. Unlike much larger companies, we are agile and every member of the team, regardless of level or position, plays an important role. 


    We invite you to learn more about what makes us a special place to work.  Click here ( 


    Hess is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

    Posting Notes: Hina Patel | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | No | 27225



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