Director, Midstream Operations (MIDLAND, TEXAS)

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Pay Type: Salary

Business Unit: Non-Potable Water
Reports to: VP, Midstream Operations

Travel Requirements: Less than 25%

Job Summary

The Director of  Midstream Operations oversees all pipeline infrastructure while striving to make sure customer needs are met while achieving profitable margins. You will be responsible for leading and motivating the midstream team, ensuring continuity of standards and processes, understanding of risk, and the ability to effectively operate with the highest standards of efficiency, safety, and productivity. The Director role involves cultivating a shared vision, mutual respect, and in-depth understanding of other’s roles while striving for excellent business outcomes and outstanding customer experience.

The Director of Midstream Operations must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and make decisions quickly and effectively. This individual will be comfortable working in an environment of uncertainty and change, constantly seeking to drive value for the organization based on the changing business demands.  The Director of Source will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the company’s operating pipeline and terminals assets, with direct accountability for the disciplines related to effectively managing operational excellence in the Company.

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to drive business growth and be self-reliant to efficiently manage own time and priorities.
  • Build meaningful and sustainable relationships with key sector midstream clients to substantially grow XRI’s midstream line of business.
  • Implement strategies, plans, and projects on time, on budget, and at the highest quality.
  • Monitor progress by providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports to provide updates, re-establish deadlines, and ensure all teams are aligned.
  • Work with Project Directors and Project Managers to deliver high quality work/projects.
  • Assume some Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility for the Midstream Business Unit.
  • Establish goals for your future numbers and determine the best ways to preserve your capital.
  • Collaborate and work closely with Engineering to maximize the profitability of assets and systems.
  • Manage contractual obligations and account for variables that may hinder your team’s ability to reach them and to lay out contingency plans.
  • Interfacing regularly across the organization to ensure that operations comply with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Maintain profit margins in all disciplines, according to established corporate and financial objectives.
  • Lead and develop a positive work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a group of top-quality employees at all levels.
  • Displays understanding and effectively applies problem solving and decision-making skills; able to diagnose problems accurately; skilled at data analysis leading to meaningful insights.
  • Establish effective relationships with customers by providing reliable supplies of low-cost, non-potable water, recycled and non-recycled produced water to meet their requirements.
  • Responsible for relationships and interaction with existing and future Client’s/Customers and landowners by understanding their objectives, business drivers, and success measures.
  • Understand annual client business plans detailing the client’s goals and objectives and ensure the project is in alignment with goals and objectives.
  • Assists business development teams and client/partner managers on proposals and calls, when necessary, as requested by management; as well as seeking additional sale opportunities.

Physical Requirements

  • Routine desk work with field visits and occasional travel.


  • Maintain regular meetings with operational partners, and clients to review performance.
  • Meet project deadlines while maintaining the Company’s targeted margins.
  • Check in with your team regularly about their progress and listen to their feedback.
  • Increase client satisfaction, streamlining workflows and/or reduce internal expense.
  • Maintain effective leadership to ensure positive morale and employee engagement.


  • 8+ years of experience in water transfer, pipeline, or similar field
  • Bachelor’s degree is a plus
  • Knowledge of industry standards and processes
  • Understand compliance with TX and NM state laws and regulations
  • Must have Computer Skills (MS Office- Word, Excel)
  • Must be able to work as a team in a collaborative manner
  • Must be analytical, have a high level of attention to detail and excellent organizational
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication skills, time-management skills and effectively lead a team
  • Must be flexible to a changing work environment, available to work overtime, holidays, and weekends
  • Must live in Midland and Odessa

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

  • XRI is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

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