Top Pipeline Executive plans and directs all aspects of natural gas and/or crude oil pipeline operations. Responsible for strategic development of pipelines and sets new routes. Being a Top Pipeline Executive stays current with regulations, industry standards, and environmental issues. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Top Pipeline Executive typically reports to top management. The Top Pipeline Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Pipeline Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.