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By General Inquiries posted 18 days ago

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Pay Grade 18

Position Summary
Manages the Gas System Planning department to include supervision of staff engineers and analysts and the management of processes and budgets. Generates, maintains and updates computer based Flow Analysis Model of the CPS gas systems. Provides operational parameters to Gas Operations for projects and seasonal changes in gas demand. Maintains and updates the Gas Long Range Plan. Conducts all types of engineering analysis.

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Manages staff engineers and analysts
• Oversees various contracts and manages associated internal controls
• Directs, monitors, and reports on capital budget and O&M expenses for area
• Updates load data and validates computer based Flow Analysis Model of the CPS Energy gas systems manually and with extracts from GIS mapping system
• Updates facilities in computer based Flow Analysis Model of the CPS Energy gas systems manually and with extracts from GIS mapping system
• Provides technical support to other sections setting design criteria for gas network operation, expansion and/or modifications
• Provides technical support to other sections relative to gas availability and cost estimates for system growth and customer requests
• Forecasts gas network expansion and create Gas Expansion Long Range Plan including GIS based maps
• Develops and maintains a 1 O+ year gas long range and reliability plan including GIS based maps
• Identifies gas systems deficiency (low pressure area location) and plan improvements for peak loads
• Forecasts gas network response to seasonal changes of gas demand and creates operation plan for peak loads
• Conducts engineering analysis of gas systems to identify projects for the Gas Systems Expansion, Renewal, and Reliability
• Oversees and maintains software contracts relative to the Flow Analysis
• Maintains and improves internal customer relationships with gas construction, operations and purchasing
• Maintains and improves external customer relationships with RRC staff, vendors, industry peers and CPS Energy customers
• Reviews proposed new plats and changes to existing plats relating to gas easements
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities
Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Texas
Experience in gas engineering design and/or gas operations & construction
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software, process mapping, electronic mail, and scheduling
Knowledge & experience in ESRI-ArcGIS, Schneider Designer, CGI ARM Work Manager, and Microstation
Communication skills & ability to deliver presentations to an audience
Valid Class C Texas Driver's License with favorable driving record
Ability to pass Drug Test

Preferred Qualifications
• LEAN Six Sigma training & process improvement experience
• Experience with Synergi hydraulic modeling software
• Past leadership experience
• Internal controls training

Managing Resources
Managing Performance
Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Driving Projects to Completion
Championing Customer Needs

Minimum Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited university

Required Certifications

Working Environment
Indoor work predominantly with periodic field visits to project sites. Includes operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. Periodic exposure to harsh climate conditions when performing project site visits.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.