ACP Workforce

ACP Workforce

“Driving by…where we did a highway crossing, I can point out to my newborn daughter, hey I was here when we did that. It’ll be something I’ll always be proud of in the future.”

– Will Evans, Ace Pipeline

Building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will require the skills and dedication of thousands of hardworking men and women in this region. We want you to be part of the team!

The ACP will bring thousands of new jobs and billions in economic activity to communities across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Pipeline construction is estimated to support 17,000 jobs, $2.7 billion in economic activity and $4.2 million in annual local tax revenue. Some examples of construction-related jobs include the following:

  • Between 5,600 and 7,200 construction workers during peak construction.
  • Approximately 1,360 mainline inspectors.
  • 75 construction workers for each of the three proposed compressor stations.
  • 30 construction workers for each of the seven proposed metering and regulating stations.

The ACP project team and Spring Ridge Constructors are working with leading construction trade unions to hire and train the workforce and are committed to hiring at least half of the workforce through local unions.

If you are a tradesperson looking to work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, get in touch with your union representative, below:

My Job

Meet Brian Simpson, heavy equipment operator and union member. He's the kind of hard-working Virginia local the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is proud to hire to fill one of the 17,000 jobs needed to bring this project to life.

American-made Steel

Dura-Bond Industries produced steel pipe for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, adding jobs and improving the local economy.

Open Houses & Job Fairs

In Spring 2018, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline team welcomed over 1,000 visitors to open houses and job fairs in West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia.


Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will require approximately 50 to 85 inspectors for each of the construction spreads. The majority of construction inspectors hired for this 600-mile underground, interstate gas transmission pipeline must be certified through the American Petroleum Institute’s Pipeline Construction Inspector program (API 1169). If you are an inspector, specialist, or worker willing to travel, send an email to the ACP project team.


Sources: The Economic Impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, ICF International, February 2015
The Economic Impact of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, Chimura Economics & Analytics, September 2014