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Job Open: System Engineering Manager, Okaloosa Gas District, FL

By General Inquiries posted 18 days ago


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DEPARTMENT:                    OPERATIONS


BASE PAY RANGE:               $113,848.40 TO $124,196.80




Manages all planning, development, coordination and implementation of engineering activities for the District’s Natural Gas Transmission/Distribution system, infrastructure. Responsible for maintenance/modifications on regulator stations, for the completion of reports required by the Florida Public Service Commission and PHMSA including other documentation such as report of materials, test reports, and blueprints. 

Incumbents in this position will be held to the District’s Gold Standard for Customer Service. 


  1. Manages all engineering activities for the District including plan design and cost analysis, pipeline construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
  2. Manages all engineering personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution.
  3. Provides information and instructions to employees. Review and approve department designs and sketches.  Resolve problems.
  4. Manages the implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the division.
  5. Develops and manages engineering services and survey contracts.
  6. Approves plans, specifications, and designs for projects submitted by contractors and the Department of Transportation; conducts feasibility studies.
  7. Responsible for Cathodic Protection design, corrosion monitoring, and the development and implementation of the District’s Integrity Management Plans.
  8. Responsible for the design, modification and maintenance of regulator station and other critical facilities.
  9. Completes reports required by Florida Public Service Commission; documents report of materials, test reports and blueprints.
  10. Oversees the development and implementation of design and construction standards; ensures compliance with District standards, as well as with local, state, and federal codes and ordinances.
  11. Provide engineering information, advice, and assistance to customers, contractors, etc. Precipitates communication between government representatives, contractors, and engineers.
  12. Prepare and analyze system maps, load flow and system plans.  Prepare data for and execution of computer analysis.  Oversees the management and maintenance of system maps.
  13. Provides Vice President with data for system analysis, project development and project updates.  Assists with budget preparation and monitors expenditures throughout the year to remain in accord with the budget.
  14. Addresses major budgetary and design aspects of DOT facility relocation projects.
  15. Performs functions related to staffing such as interviewing, counseling, mentoring and evaluation. Visits job sites to evaluate employee performance, job safety and proper work methods.
  16. Must be able to safely and responsibly operate the automotive vehicle assigned.
  17. Must maintain assigned vehicle through appropriate operator maintenance and by keeping said vehicle clean and neat at all times.
  18. Other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

The preceding is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. The principal duties and responsibilities enumerated are all essential job functions. 


Bachelor’s Degree plus ten years of directly related experience – or

Bachelor’s Degree plus five years’ of directly related experience and Professional Engineering (PE) license.

Master’s Degree plus eight years of directly related experience.An Engineering Degree is required.

Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred. 


  1. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District personnel, various governmental agencies, consultants, vendors, and developers.
  2. Ability to read, and write technical manuals and reports.
  3. Proven management skills to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments and evaluating skills and job performance.
  4. Expertise in performing mathematical and statistical computations.
  5. Organizational skills to coordinate personnel and resources in cooperation with other city and/or county departments, agencies and utility companies to accomplish District assignments.
  6. Understanding of schematic drawings, layouts and other visual aids to plan and design necessary gas system improvements.
  7. Comprehension of gas system planning and modeling; natural gas systems, principals, practices and methods of operation.
  8. Knowledge of piping, meters, regulators and materials common to a natural gas distribution and/or transmission system.


  1. Must possess and maintain valid Florida driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the District and its insurers.
  2. Ability to plan natural gas distribution and/or transmission systems; capacity to review and interpret gas system design plans.
  3. Communication skills to provide information to developers, architects, engineers, various governmental agencies and the public on matters relating to the gas system.
  4. Capability to prepare or oversee the preparation of routine and special reports, including required state and federal documents.
  5. Ability to monitor and evaluate gas system components to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards of State of Florida and federal DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations.
  6. Mathematical ability to calculate gas loads and estimate project construction costs and research and analyze gas system materials.
  7. Knowledge of and capacity to enforce all pertinent and applicable District, local, state and federal safety policies and/or regulations.
  8. Proficiency in operating personal computer and applicable software applications and peripheral equipment within incumbent’s area of responsibility and expertise.


  1. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.
  2. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
  3. May be required to work other than normal work schedules.
  4. Physical Effort: Requires walking, driving, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing and light to moderate lifting. 
  5. Working Conditions and Hazards: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions
  6. DRUG TESTING FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS: Employees in this classification will be subject to undergo testing for illegal drugs in accordance with DOT Pipeline Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulation, Title 40 (49 CFR), Part 199.


Okaloosa Gas Districts offers a competitive benefits package, including:

BCBS Medical 100% employer paid for employee, 92% employer paid for family,

BCBS Dental 100% employer paid for employee or family,

BCBS Vision,

Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),

Life insurance 100% employer paid,

Short Term Disability 100% employer paid,

Long Term Disability 100% employer paid,

Accidental Death and Dismemberment 100% employer paid,

AFLAC supplemental insurance,

Air Ambulance insurance,

Pet insurance,

Vacation Leave (80 hours per year) accrual based for the first 5 years, increases thereafter,

Sick Leave (80 hours per year) accrual based

11 Paid Holidays, includes 2 days for Thanksgiving and 2 days for Christmas

401(a) 8% Employer Defined Contribution Retirement, (employer paid, does not require employee contributions)

457(b) Employee Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

Gym reimbursement/incentive up to $50 per month

Health Fair 100% employer paid

Wellness Program w/ incentives

Safety shoe reimbursement up to $150 per year

Uniforms 100% employer paid

Employer Assistance (Counseling) Program

Employee Events - Spring Crawfish Boil, Summer Picnic, Thanksgiving Lunch, Annual Banquet/Holiday Party

and up to $3,500 annual education reimbursement.

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