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Job Open: Gas Distribution Engineer, Pensacola Energy, FL

By General Inquiries posted 07-30-2022 12:22 AM


Gas Distribution Engineer Closes Friday 08/12/2022 11:59pm

Organization: City of Pensacola

Department: Pensacola Energy

Address: 1625 Atwood Drive Pensacola, FL 32514

Recruitment Range: $73,132.80-$88,795.20 annually dependent on knowledge and experience

***This executive position is exempt from Veteran's Preference according to FL Statute 110.205 (2) (j)***


Apply on City of Pensacola jobs website:


Contact Information:

Name: Emily Leyshon, Human Resources Coordinator

Organization: City of Pensacola

Phone: (850) 435-1660


Fax: (850) 595-1298


Job Description:

This is professional and administrative work requiring knowledge and application of the latest advancements in the field of natural gas distribution engineering and administration.  Incumbent is fully accountable for work product.

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the formulation of designs, plans, estimates, and specifications for a variety of engineering projects as well as coordination with City, County and State transportation officials concerning pipeline interests.  Work includes the formulation of working policy and procedures in accordance with general policy directives of the Pensacola Energy Director. Independent judgment and initiative are required.

Supervision is exercised over professional, non-professional, technical and clerical staff.  Work is evaluated through accomplished results.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering; and
  • Four (4) years of professional experience working in area of degree, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


  • Combination of education, training, and/or work experience equal to or higher than the requirements listed above as determined by Human Resources.


Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Completion of Gas Technology Institute’s Gas Distribution Engineering Training and Gas Distribution Operations Training or equivalent within one (1) year from date of hire for a new employee or promotional date of an existing employee into this classification.
  • Cathodic Protection Program Certification through the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) within in one (1) year of employment or promotion.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver license for equipment operated and any license, training or certification required by law or regulation to complete assigned tasks.


Examples of Work:

  • Plans, schedules, conduct, and coordinates major engineering projects. Performs work, which involves engineering practice, which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, materials suitability, optimization of resources and design, and intricate coordination requirements.
  • Evaluates statistical and physical data related to distribution hydraulics, capacities and future demand.
  • Monitors and evaluates gas distribution system integrity to protect and extend the life of underground assets.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of project budgets.
  • Reviews work in progress and upon completion.
  • Provides guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others.
  • Performs technical studies of a variety of problems relating to the department’s engineering activities and prepares reports giving preliminary cost estimates on proposed projects.
  • Prepares plans, specifications and contracts for capital projects as well as perform analysis of bids and makes recommendations for award.
  • Performs highly technical research work to determine the need for and general character of proposed projects.
  • Confers with citizens, business leaders and government officials to resolve issues.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the division.
  • Prepares budget estimates and controls expenditures.
  • Formulates policies and procedures utilizing staff participation.
  • Participates in the training and development of personnel.
  • Coordinates with other utilities, government entities and engineering design firms on long range improvement projects.
  • Responsible for various personnel matters (i.e., disciplinary action, etc.).
  • Makes periodic inspections to assess operation and determine needs.
  • Prepares and maintains technical and administrative operating records and reports.
  • Acts as a liaison with Federal, State, local and other agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil or mechanical engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications of a variety of engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as they pertain to the protection of underground assets.
  • Knowledge of pipe systems and material selection for pipeline installations.
  • Knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of approval standards of safety as related to structural designs and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of engineering and design.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret Federal, State, local laws and ordinances and their impact on utility operations.
  • Knowledge of modern management techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to review major engineering projects performed by other utilities, private developers, builders or any other federal, state or local entities, to assess impact to the gas utility system.
  • Skill in the adaptation of approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of natural gas engineering projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or a major project often with unique or controversial issues.
  • Ability to utilize fundamental gas equations and hydraulic modeling software to analyze existing piping systems to recommend and oversee system improvements.
  • Ability to plan, assign and evaluate the work of professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public