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Job Open: Natural Gas and Compliance Engineer - Monroe, NC

By General Inquiries posted 02-15-2024 10:12 AM


Minimum: $69,202.00 - Maximum: $115,502.00

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Perform intermediate professional and responsible engineering work coordinating and participating in the design, maintenance, operation, and future planning of a variety of natural gas utility facilities; ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to a natural gas utility; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Natural Gas Engineering and Compliance Manager.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, and some light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires walking, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.



Serving as the subject matter expert for natural gas compliance; maintaining and operating natural gas system model; preparing and maintaining compliance reports and audit responses; serving as project manager on natural gas transmission and distribution main extensions for new customers and system improvement projects. Performs engineering design duties related to the natural gas transmission and distribution system. Designs, prepares plans and specifications, prepares budget estimates, assists with construction management, and prepares and maintains engineering files and records for natural gas capital projects. Designs natural gas system to comply with safety standards, 49 CFR Part 191 - 193, and other such standards/regulations. Negotiates rights-of-way and easement acquisitions for utility extensions; obtains encroachments from NCDOT and permits from other regulatory agencies for utility extensions.  Prepares permits and works with regulatory agencies for approval of natural gas projects. Serves as the project manager for natural gas capital projects.   Coordinate with consultants, construction crews, operations, and inspection personnel. Designs new regulator stations or improvements to existing facilities. Designs commercial and industrial meter sets or improvements to existing facilities. Maintains and develops manuals including, but not limited to: Operating and Maintenance, Public Awareness, Operator Qualifications, Transmission Integrity Management, Distribution Integrity Management Program, and Natural Gas Distribution Construction Standards. Prepares and maintains associated compliance confirmation reports and audit response associated with Federal and State regulations for a natural gas utility. Maintains and operates the network analysis model for the natural gas system. Assists with the long range planning for the natural gas system. Perform related tasks as required.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of mechanical/civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications for natural gas systems; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of utility projects; thorough knowledge of natural gas operations to provide customers and fellow employees the engineering principles for projects; knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to natural gas utilities; ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make recommendations on engineering problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the general public; skill in the use of mechanical/civil engineering instruments and equipment; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost reports; ability to answer questions and resolve problems. Must have the physical stamina to withstand working under adverse weather conditions. This position could require extended work hours beyond the normal work day during adverse weather situations or other emergencies.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or related field and considerable experience in natural gas utility engineering.


Certification as an Engineer in Training or Professional Engineer license. 

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.

The City of Monroe is a vibrant and progressive hub of retail, government, culture and industry in Union County. Monroe has a population of just under 40,000 residents and serves as the county seat. From the large Historic District complete with stately homes and a newly revitalized downtown, to its industrial core attracting businesses from across the globe, to the ever-growing retail marketplace, Monroe has something to offer to all. ~Where Heartland Meets High Tech.
The City of Monroe has a population of 36,392, and is the county seat of Union County. The historic Victorian Courthouse, built in 1886, sits magnificently atop a central square and draws attention from every direction. To the north lie County and City government buildings, to the south quaint downtown shops, restaurants and businesses. Several fountains and small park areas are part of the downtown landscape. A thriving Highway 74 Corridor is where most major restaurants, hotels, and shopping are found. The City of Monroe is also home to the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. 
The City of Monroe operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are carried out under the City Manager's direction. The City Council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The City has approximately 500 Full-time and 200 Part-Time employees within the following department: Administration, Communications and Tourism, Downtown and Facilities Maintenance, Economic Development, Energy Services, Engineering, Finance, Fire Department, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development, Police Department, and Water Resources.
The City of Monroe provides full-time employees an excellent fringe benefit package including 401(k), medical and dental insurance, prescription drug card, retirement, life insurance, short-term disability, sick leave, and many other group employee benefits.  In addition: six (6) month successful probation with 5% increase in salary, Christmas bonus based on hire date, Performance Pay, Cost of Living Adjustments as approved by City Council, wellness incentives, fifteen (15) paid holidays and tuition reimbursement. 

The City of Monroe offers comprehensive benefits to our employees for benefit eligible positions.  Read more about our Culture and Benefits here.
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The City of Monroe is an EOE/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.