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Job Open: Natural Gas Engineer - Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

By General Inquiries posted 01-14-2022 03:22 PM

Natural Gas Engineer - Vacancy 17858

Posting Dates:
1/12/2022- 2/4/2022
Department: Gas Systems Engineering
Classification: Engineer
Work Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike
Work Hours: 40+ hours / week: M-F
Annual Rate: $58,300.00 - $100,600.00
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This position works with a team of engineers, project coordinators, and inspectors responsible for the overall planning, design, and oversight of KUB natural gas distribution system including pipeline and services, gate and regulator stations, large meter sets, and repairs. This position consists of designing pipeline projects; preparing and reviewing construction plans, bid documents, and cost estimates; managing all phases of capital improvements and maintenance programs; coordinating work with construction crews, customers, permitting agencies, contractors, and other KUB departments; developing and/or updating KUB standards and specifications for installation and repair work; and training of KUB employees as needed. In addition, this position provides engineering design and technical support for emergency response during dig-ins, pipeline repairs, and other emergency response events.

Physical Requirements
Works primarily in an office setting, but field visits and field activities may be required. These field visits may include: emergency response activities and support beyond normal business hours, heavy lifting or strenuous work and mobility over rough terrain. Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and working in awkward and strenuous positions at times. Occasionally requires above normal mental and visual alertness.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil, Metallurgical or Engineering degree in another discipline, from a four-year ABET-accredited college or university.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to communicate policies, procedures, and objectives effectively
  • General knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, ESRI ArcMap, and computer-aided drafting programs such as AutoCAD
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license

Preferred Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience in engineering, planning, project management, operations, and/or construction of natural gas distribution mains, services, meters, and stations
  • Ability to obtain an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) certification within one year
  • Prior experience leading, supervising, or inspecting field construction crews in gas construction
  • Thorough knowledge of code requirements of 49 CFR Part 192 and ability to learn KUB Gas Standards and Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures

About the Selection Process
Phase 1 Submit online application at
Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation
Phase 3 Interview with department representatives
Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
Phase 5 Background investigation
Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen
If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selections process, please notify Human Resources in advance.