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Regional Operations Manager - Defiance North Area 

Reference Code: 80661 


Location: United States (US) - Defiance, OH 
Job Category: Management; Operations
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   
Application Deadline: 03/05/2021 

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.


The opportunity


Our Heartland Region Operations team is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable leader in Defiance, Ohio to provide active leadership and ensure adherence to corporate policies, practices and procedures.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Regional Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance of the Defiance North area facilities. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated managerial experience, coupled with a thorough understanding of natural gas transmission operations.

This individual must be a solid facilitator, capable of working with minimal supervision, who possesses strategic decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, and written/verbal communication skills. 


What you’ll do


  • Lead efforts to ensure safe operations and work to continuously improve safety for employees, the communities in which we operate, and our customers
  • Establish and monitor safety performance measures and take necessary action to improve results
  • Understand system operations and seasonal influences on operations
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives for operational systems
  • Manage and implement processes to increase revenue and profitability
  • Monitor performance of assets
  • Collaborate with marketing on growth and optimization opportunities
  • Coordinate between various departments, to include: Engineering Services, Marketing, Environmental, Compliance, and Gas Control to optimize the operation of assets
  • Ensure operations and maintenance staff collaborate to optimize maintenance schedules and jointly plan facility outages to meet maintenance needs
  • Use analytical data to measure and monitor actual asset performance
  • Establish performance goals for assets
  • Optimize asset operations utilizing risk-based operational data analysis
  • Utilize profit and loss approach to extract maximum value from operating assets
  • Manage operating budget
  • Establish short and long-term action plans and optimize workforce
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Build trust with regulators/auditors through compliance with policies and procedures
  • Participate in industry and community activities
  • Act as a public relations interface for the organization
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide constructive feedback
  • Facilitate employee meetings
  • Other tasks as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 10 or more years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications


  • Technical trades certificate, technical college diploma or two-year associate degree in a technical discipline
  • Knowledge of the natural gas or energy industry
  • Demonstrated experience in regulatory compliance, to include: PHMSA, FERC, safety, and environmental
  • Demonstrated leadership experience


This position requires candidates to


  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, to include drug and alcohol testing
  • Be subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to include extended days and/or weeks for emergency response purposes
  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home


About our business


TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

Our 57,900-mile natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America – the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent’s growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 percent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America, heating homes, fueling industries, and generating power. To learn more about our natural gas pipelines business, please visit


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 03/05/2021 using reference code 80661. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

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