Pipeline Controller

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Plano, TX, US, 75024

Company: Denbury Inc.

Denbury Inc. has a current opening for a Pipeline Controller in our Plano location in Plano, Texas.

Job Summary


Join our team as a Controller and remotely monitor and control our pipeline facility's safe operation using a state-of-the-art SCADA system. Your responsibilities will include overseeing daily operations, documenting significant events, and coordinating with field technicians. With your excellent communication skills and ability to make independent decisions, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of our pipelines. 


At Denbury, we value our employees, and it shows. Our exceptional benefits package attracts and retains talented employees and provides a rewarding work environment. We believe in investing in our employees' success and personal growth, celebrating successes together, and providing benefits that promote wellness and encourage a healthy work/life balance. Benefits are available from day one, with no waiting period required.
Our benefits include competitive compensation, paid vacation time, educational assistance, and the Denbury Scholarship. We also offer an Employee Stock Purchase Program and a 401(k) matching program with immediate vesting.
In addition to these benefits, we provide medical, dental, and vision insurance, giving employees access to affordable healthcare. We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and offer various programs and initiatives to promote wellness, such as our wellness program and employee assistance program.

Job Responsibilities


  • Controller is a qualified individual who remotely monitors and controls the safety-related operation of the pipeline facility via a SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) from a pipeline control room and who is responsible for the safe operation of the pipeline utilizing remote operational functions. 
  • Controller is responsible for maintaining documentation associated with daily operations, including details of pipeline operations, significant events, and communications with field technicians.
  • Controller needs to understand and be able to participate in a detailed Emergency Response Plan
  • Controller must be capable of taking all steps necessary in an emergency to protect personnel and ensure the safe operation of the pipelines up to and including shutting down the pipeline.
  • Monitor pipeline network flows, pressures, and product purities using the SCADA system
  • Monitor the operation of the pipeline, balancing supply and demand.
  • Monitor the SCADA display and alarm screens and respond to regular operational changes across the system.
  • Communicate with field technicians to ensure the controller understands routine maintenance activities in the field before work is done where it can impact the pipeline's safe operation.
  • Controller must have good communication skills. Much of the job is spent communicating with internal and external customers via phone and e-mail.
  • Position consists of rotating 12-hour shifts, including day and night, weekends, and holidays; work schedule required.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Skills and Relevant Experience


  • Five years of operations experience in a petrochemical or manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work alone
  • Military experience is a plus
  • Good computer skills are required to facilitate Microsoft Office applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow established procedures
  • Ability to make decisions independently when required



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two year Associate Degree in a technical field is a plus but not required

Environmental and Physical Requirements


  • Must be willing and able to work 12-hour rotating shifts
  • Work will primarily be conducted in an office environment; travel may be required to district and field offices and/or oil and gas production facilities, with the occasional need to wear personal protective equipment.
  • The position requires communicating information frequently and managing an office environment's possible stress.
  • Work may include being stationary for long periods, with occasional movement about the office.
  • The ability to lift to 35 pounds is required.
  • The position requires constant operation and viewing of a computer screen and other office machinery.

Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location:  Plano , Texas
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Non Exempt



Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Inc., a Delaware corporation, is an independent energy company with operations focused in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. We are differentiated by our focus on CO2 EOR and the emerging CCUS industry, supported by our CO2 EOR technical and operational expertise and our extensive CO2 pipeline infrastructure. The utilization of captured industrial-sourced CO2 in EOR significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the oil that we produce, making our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions negative today, with a goal to reach Net Zero for our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 CO2 emissions within this decade, primarily through increasing the amount of captured industrial-sourced CO2 used in our operations.


Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.


To become part of our organization, you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require successful completion of pre-employment physical examinations and/or the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).


Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #7964 

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas