Municipal Gas Job Opportunities

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Director, Treasury & Risk Management (Treasurer) - Sacramento, CA

Company Profile

With annual revenues of $1.6 billion, SMUD is the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, serving Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader, with a reputation for being a progressive, forward-thinking utility. For more than 70 years, SMUD has delivered on a fundamental promise: to provide safe, reliable electricity at affordable rates.

SMUD takes pride in delivering outstanding customer service and community value, and is consistently ranked by J.D. Power as a top-five utility nationally for customer satisfaction

SMUD at a glance

  • Total customer accounts (residential and business): 626,460
  • Number of employees: 2,219
  • Power from non-carbon-emitting resources: 50%

The electric utility industry is facing unprecedented change, and SMUD recognizes that maintaining our sound financial position will be central to our continued and future success. SMUD is seeking a Treasurer with a strategic mindset combined with strong business and financial acumen to help lead the way. It’s an optimal time to join SMUD and make a dramatic impact on the company and achievement of its ambitious goals.

The Treasurer will need to effectively oversee and manage the optimization of the following portfolios to drive the changes required to deliver the goals set in SMUD’s 5-year Strategic Plan:

  • Municipal debt portfolio of $2.8 billion
  • Fixed income investment portfolio of up to $700 million
  • Commodity portfolio of $600-$800 million

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a senior management level position, which reports to and works closely with the CFO. The Director of Treasury and Risk Management will provide leadership oversight in the development and implementation of strategic plans to provide for SMUD’s capital expansion requirements and manage and mitigate a broad range of enterprise risks.  Specifically, this position is accountable for the development and management of long-term strategies for the following functions: debt, investment and derivative portfolio management, the mitigation of commodity risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, insurance risk and enterprise wide risk.

The Treasurer will contribute expert advice and evaluations of new business proposals or revenue initiatives, including making presentations to SMUD’s Board of Directors and executive team. SMUD’s Treasurer also oversees the management of complex debt, investment and derivative portfolios, commercial banking and other Treasury functions.

We’re seeing seek a Treasurer to lead a team of professional staff to:

  • Direct development of SMUD’s capital borrowing strategies, including the management of a $2.8 billion debt portfolio. Determine the timing, size, structure of borrowing and hedging transactions to meet capital expansion needs, including strategic direction regarding alternative ownership or tax structures for SMUD projects and power purchase contracts. Develop and manage key relationships with rating agencies, outside counsel and the investment community. Ensure compliance with all tax requirements to protect tax exempt status of SMUD debt. Represent SMUD’s financial interests with professional organizations and lobbying efforts.
  • Recommend optimized commodity structure and portfolio. Manage the measurement, assessment and reporting of commodity risks. Work with SMUD’s Energy Trading and Contracts team to mitigate and manage commodity and weather risks.  Manage development of SMUD’s commodity budget and monthly assessment of key energy and commodity and credit risks. Assure the appropriate negotiation and structuring of contracts and credit support arrangements, and monitoring of credit exposures and events.
  • Work with SMUD’s Enterprise Risk Oversight Committee to establish appropriate risk limits and ensure compliance with all appropriate commodity, swap, future and other financial regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Provide leadership and direction on all aspects of Treasury management including the oversight of SMUD’s investment portfolio and commercial banking operations.
  • Provide analysis, evaluation and ultimately recommendation to executive management regarding projects requiring significant capital commitments or posing significant risks to SMUD.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the enterprise wide risk management process to identify, evaluate and report on existing risks and ongoing solutions to mitigate risk in an integrated manner.

Critical Competencies

To be successful, this leader should have the ability to:

  • Instill Trust - Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Cultivate Innovation – create new and better ways for the team and organization to be successful.
  • Demonstrate a Strategic Mindset
  • Apply the knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance SMUD’s goals through strong Business Insight.
  • Interpret and apply understanding of key financial principles, mechanisms and drivers to make better business decisions (Financial Acumen).
  • Ensure Accountability of both self and others
  • Make quality and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward (Decision Quality).
  • Drive Results consistently, even under tough circumstances.
  • Manage Complexity – make sense of complex, high quality and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Professional experience/qualifications

SMUD has built a strong financial position, and enjoys some of the highest credit ratings of publicly-owned utilities in California.   We’re seeking a strong leader and Treasurer to continue to drive SMUD’s fiscal strength. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished, strategic financial leader with strong social leadership skills, who has led professional teams in structuring and pricing debt or commodity instruments, swaps, derivatives, futures contracts, or related transactions.  Ideally, the ideal candidate will have experience with the principles of risk management, including measurement, assessment, reporting and mitigation of financial, commodity, credit and insurance risks.

For more information, and to apply online, please visit our web site.

(Posted 4/10/2018)

Energy Resources Operations Manager, Gas - Rocky Mount, NC

DEPARTMENT: Energy Resources Administration, City of Rocky Mount

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Energy Resources in providing overall leadership, guidance, and strategic and technical direction to the City's natural gas utility.

This position will remain open until filled.

The first review of applications will be on May 4. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply prior to May 4 for first consideration.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assist with providing leadership, guidance, and strategic and technical direction in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the municipal natural gas utility.
  • Assists with the review, monitoring, and projection of natural gas system revenues; evaluates, develops, proposes, and implements appropriate, accurate, and effective rate design, rate schedules, and policies in accordance with costs and revenue requirements; oversees the calculation of monthly billing for large industrial and commercial natural gas utility customers ensuring the accuracy and thoroughness of the billing process.
  • Manages the natural gas procurement function ensuring adequate, dependable, and cost-effective supplies of natural gas for delivery to the City's customers; calculates the monthly purchased gas adjustment; makes purchase decisions based on the immediate and future gas supply needs.
  • Oversees the preparation and administration of the Gas division budget; ensures the availability of funds and cost-effective operation within authorized fiscal limits. Manages the natural gas utility capital improvement plan projects; ensures completion of projects on time and within budgetary constraints.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and appropriate certifications (e.g. P.E.) are preferred (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.
  • Must have a current driver's license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory driving history based on City's standards. Driving history will be checked.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of the operations of municipal natural gas utilities.
  • Knowledge of utility rates, and rate design, philosophy, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of local government accounting and financial practices.
  • Knowledge of purchasing laws governing public contracts and equipment purchases.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the natural gas supply industry.
  • Skill in the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local policies, codes, and laws.
  • Skill in the supervision of personnel.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Director of Energy Resources assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include federal Department of Transportation and North Carolina Utility Commission regulations of the natural gas industry, OSHA regulations, the American Public Gas Association Safety Manual, the City Administrative Policy Manual, the City Personnel Policy Manual, and the City Municipal Code. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied management, administrative and supervisory duties. The variety of services to be provided contributes to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to assist in directing the work of the Natural Gas Utility. Success in this position ensures the safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of reliable natural gas.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with other department heads and other City staff; elected and appointed officials; local business and community leaders; residential, commercial, and industrial customers; state and federal regulatory agents; vendors; members of national trade associations; and members of the public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and influence persons, and justify or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over Gas System Manager (1).

For more information, and to apply online, please visit our web site.

(Posted 4-10-2018)

Energy Services Capital Project Design Engineer - Monroe, NC

The City of Monroe Energy Services Department is seeking a highly skilled professional for the Capital Project Design Engineer position. Under the supervision of the Design Engineering Manager, the Capital Project Design Engineer designs and provides specifications for electric, natural gas, and fiber optic infrastructure to comply with City standards, safety standards, NESC, Pipeline Safety Act, OSHA, and other industry standards/regulations. The Capital Project Design Engineer prepares budget estimates and serves as the project manager for electric and natural gas capital projects, coordinating with operations, construction crews, inspectors, and consultants; prepares permits and works with regulatory agencies for approval of projects; and reviews subdivision plans, annexation plans, rezoning plans, etc., for electric and natural gas service needs. The selected individual must possess thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, best practices for electric and gas utility work and exceptional analytical reasoning skills, with the ability to make informed, evidence-based decisions, and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, contractors, and the general public.

The City of Monroe Energy Services operates both electric and gas systems for the residents of Union County. The electric system is primarily located within the City limits, while the natural gas system is spread throughout Union County. Both systems have great load factors with industrial loads representing more than 50% of the annual total. The City of Monroe has an electric transmission loop, while serving distribution voltages 34.5 kV and 13.2 kV to our approximately 11,000 customers. The City of Monroe is the only municipal gas transmission operator in North Carolina and is currently in the process of becoming the second municipal LNG operator in North Carolina. The distribution system serves the citizens of Monroe as well as the Towns of Unionville, Mineral Springs, Wingate, and Marshville with a total of approximately 11,000 gas customers. The City of Monroe Energy Services total budget exceeds $80 million annually and total assets exceed $135 million.

The selected candidate must have a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or related field and considerable experience in public works or utility engineering. Possession of Engineering Intern certificate is preferred. The candidate must possess an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of North Carolina. Grade 24; salary range for this position is $62,379 to $96,699. Apply online at www.monroenc.org and select Employment Opportunities. EOE/Drug Free.

(Posted 4/3/2018)

 

Utilities Safety Program Coordinator – Charlottesville, VA

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018 at 5pm EST.
Apply online at: www.charlottesville.org/jobs

The starting hiring salary is $44,428.80 to $80,496.00 annually.

This position in the Public Utilities Department with the City of Charlottesville is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of technical and general training programs relating to all facets of utility service; conducts training related to OSHA compliance, blood borne pathogens and other necessary training related to water, wastewater, stormwater, and natural gas operations; does related work as required. 

  • In compliance with OSHA guidelines, develops and conducts technical procedures and safety trainings (classroom and field certifications) for all department personnel.
  • Maintains training certification records.
  • Develops and delivers special training programs for department as required.
  • Coordinates with manufacturer's representatives' trainings on new technologies.
  • Maintains, recommends and/or develops training aids, equipment, and training facilities.
  • Processes all workers' compensation, vehicle accident and insurance company report forms and conducts associated investigations.
  • Enforces departmental safety rules and regulations, maintains safety and training records, and makes regular work site visits for safety inspections and to ensure compliance.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university. (Minimally, possession of high school diploma or GED is required, and one and a half years of relevant work experience may be substituted for each year of the required higher education.)

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia by employment start date.
  • Must obtain and/or maintain any certifications as required by applicable federal, state local regulations and departmental policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of experience developing and delivering technical trainings preferred.

TO APPLY: to view a more complete job posting and to apply, visit our employment website listed. EEO

 

Regional Sales Manager – Municipal Industrial Division - Texas / Oklahoma 

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC, a world leader in design, manufacturing & distribution of products for the Gas distribution, Water, and Energy industries seeks a highly motivated and energetic Regional Sales Manager to continue growth in our Municipal and Industrial business.  Market segments include; Water, (Industrial & Potable), Geo-Thermal, Oilfield, Landfill & Mining industries.

This position is based in the South Central United States, preferably in Texas or Oklahoma.

Skill sets & responsibilities include the following:

  • High degree of analytical skills coupled with a degree in marketing, business management, engineering or equivalent experience with HDPE or other distribution & containment piping systems
  • 3+ years experience in a regional sales environment, with a proven ability in managing both distributor sales entities and national accounts
  • Knowledge of Georg Fischer Products
  • Ability to successfully work with all levels of wholesale distributors including hands-on, “in the ditch” operator training as well as negotiation at the Upper Management/Executive level.
  • Experience preferred with piping systems & distributor channels
  • Development of long term strategic sales growth plan to ‘drive’ sales to exceed revenue goals
  • Proven ability to manage all account responsibilities for major accounts
  • General computer skills including Office, Word, Excel, Power Point
  • The assignment calls for extensive domestic travel & possibly some international travel.
  • Sales experience including overnight travel.

Send your resume to one of the following addresses:

Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC
39605 Independence
Shawnee, OK 74801
Dani.Shields@georgfischer.com

E.O.E.

(Job Posted 3/28/2018)

Engineer II - Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Utilities offers a customer service driven environment, with access to industry-leading technology that supports our employee's work and resources to drive career advancement. Join Us at Huntsville Utilities, where our team is customer service-driven and uniquely focused on one goal: To provide high quality, low cost, safe and reliable electric, natural gas and water service to our customers.

Salary Range/Grade: $6,103.00 Grade 6
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Yes - See Benefits Web Page
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Gas/Water/Electric

Job Statement:  Under limited supervision, applies established engineering concepts and principles to design, construct and maintain gas, water or electric systems.  Handles moderate to complex work assignments.  Provides guidance and instruction to junior engineers, aides, assistants and drafters.  Establishes system specifications, evaluates new products and makes recommendations to management regarding system improvements.

 Essential Duties:

  1. Plans for present and future requirements of utility system; prepares cost estimates and keeps Manager/Supervisor informed of the requirements.
  2. Prepares specifications and cost analyses for new equipment and participates in start-up of new equipment and systems which may include check-out   simulation, testing, and training of personnel, developing operation and maintenance guidelines and procedures and conducting initial performance tests.
  3. Prepares routine and special work orders.  Evaluates bid tabulations, makes purchasing recommendations, inspects special materials and prepares complete, independent requisitions.
  4. Handles commercial, industrial and residential inquiries and responds appropriately by drafting correspondence, meeting with individuals, making phone calls, etc.
  5. Keeps abreast of new methods, new developments in the industry and engineering standards.
  6. Participates in management of projects which may call for frequent contact with those inside and outside the company requiring tact, diplomacy and good inter-personal skills.
  7. Coordinates work with other departments and outside agencies as necessary and takes initiative to resolve problems.
  8. Monitors and controls costs.  Prepares/revises estimates, schedules and authorizations.
  9. Evaluates contractor bids and performance through inspection of work to assure adherence to specifications.
  10. Uses and develops computer programs for engineering analysis and facilities management.  Work may involve data collection, entry and documentation.
  11. May oversee and direct the work of others.  Provides guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel as required.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education/Training/Certifications:   BS degree in applicable engineering discipline required (emphasis in power engineering studies preferred for Substation Engineer II positions). Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Engineer Intern (EI) Certification preferred.

Experience/Skills:   Four years of progressive responsibility within utility or related industry using integrated business, design and mapping systems (SAP and Bentley preferred).

Operation of Equipment:   Calculator, proficiency with personal computer (MS Work, Excel, Outlook), telephone and vehicle.

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:    Primarily sedentary office work, some exposure to inclement weather for field checks or emergencies.

Other:    Good written, oral and interpersonal skills.  Subject to call out after normal working hours.  Must have a current driver’s license.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

GAS: 

  1. Knowledge of gas gate station and regulator equipment design, operation, and maintenance desired.  Knowledge of USDOT and ALPSC compliance requirements, including cathodic protection of pipelines and services desired.  GasWorks, or equivalent, gas modeling software experience desired.
  2. Bachelor degree in Civil and/or Mechanical Engineering is required.

WATER:

  1.  Knowledge of water distribution and transmission system design, equipment, operation, and maintenance desired.  Knowledge of ADEM compliance requirements public water systems desired.  WaterGEMS, or equivalent, water modeling software experience desired.
  2. Bachelor degree in Civil and/or Mechanical Engineering is required.

Huntsville Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our web page

(Job posted 3/1/2018)

 

Field Services Manager - Tucson, AZ

Job Summary:

The Field Services Manager supervises multiple projects and reports directly to the General Manager in all matters regarding these projects. These projects are contracted services to utility companies for gas leak survey, utility locating and meter reading. The Field Services Manager represents Heath consultants in meetings and communications with the utility companies. They directly supervise the Project Managers.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Enforce all company and client safety rules as well as other policies and procedures.
  • Serve the customer and exceed their expectations at every opportunity.
  • Support and help implement all company initiatives, policies, specifications, and service standards.
  • Oversee and support the field services organization in order to maintain an acceptable gross margin while providing service of the highest quality.
  • Coordinate with the Human Resources department to organize the hiring and training of Project Managers.
  • Direct the Project Managers in planning, supervising, and scheduling of operations in an efficient manner.
  • Implement and maintain personnel requirements, i.e., drug/alcohol testing, training records, supervisory contacts, and performance reviews.
  • Ensure a positive rapport and work relationship with all clients in order to maintain present clientele and promote new business.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the General Manager.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities are required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret data is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Project Managers.

 Qualifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of five years of utility industry experience is required.

Computer Skills

  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required, specifically in Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with OneDrive and Office 365.

Work environment:

  • This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be available to travel at least 50% of the time.

Physical requirements:

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Please send resumes to Nuri Missaghian at n.missaghian@heathus.com 

(Job posted 2/27/2018)

 

Field Services Manager - Houston, TX

Job Summary:

The Field Services Manager supervises multiple projects and reports directly to the General Manager in all matters regarding these projects. These projects are contracted services to utility companies for gas leak survey, utility locating and meter reading. The Field Services Manager represents Heath consultants in meetings and communications with the utility companies. They directly supervise the Project Managers.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Enforce all company and client safety rules as well as other policies and procedures.
  • Serve the customer and exceed their expectations at every opportunity.
  • Support and help implement all company initiatives, policies, specifications, and service standards.
  • Oversee and support the field services organization in order to maintain an acceptable gross margin while providing service of the highest quality.
  • Coordinate with the Human Resources department to organize the hiring and training of Project Managers.
  • Direct the Project Managers in planning, supervising, and scheduling of operations in an efficient manner.
  • Implement and maintain personnel requirements, i.e., drug/alcohol testing, training records, supervisory contacts, and performance reviews.
  • Ensure a positive rapport and work relationship with all clients in order to maintain present clientele and promote new business.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the General Manager.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities are required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret data is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Project Managers.

 Qualifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of five years of utility industry experience is required.

Computer Skills

  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required, specifically in Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with OneDrive and Office 365.

Work environment:

  • This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be available to travel at least 50% of the time.

Physical requirements:

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Please send resumes to Nuri Missaghian at n.missaghian@heathus.com 

(Job posted 2/27/2018)



Business Analyst - Hamilton, OH

This position is responsible for professional, administrative work in the Business Division of the Infrastructure Department. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Directors and supervisory personnel in other City departments and divisions. This position is responsible for assisting the Utility Business Manager with various tasks within the Business Division (assisting in the preparation of Infrastructure budgets, assisting with complex financial and utility rate analyses). This position is notified by the supervisor the objectives for and methodologies to use to enforce standards and orders, develop new policies, or to propose improvements to existing policies and standards.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hamiltonoh/jobs/1990468/business-analyst?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

No resumes please - apply via the website

(Posted 2/22/2018)

 

Corrosion Supervisor - Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Utilities offers a customer service driven environment, with access to industry-leading technology that supports our employee's work and resources to drive career advancement. Join Us at Huntsville Utilities, where our team is customer service-driven and uniquely focused on one goal: To provide high quality, low cost, safe and reliable electric, natural gas and water service to our customers.

Salary Range/Grade: $6,103.00 - 8,640.00 Grade 6
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Yes - See Benefits Web Page
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Gas Operations

Job Statement:  Under general supervision of the Gas Operations Manager, Corrosion Supervisor is responsible for Huntsville Utilities cathodic protection of the gas system and corrosion prevention program.

Essential Duties

  1. Responsible for supervising Corrosion Department employees and manage their daily activities.
  2. Ensures Huntsville Utilities is in 100% compliance with DOT CFR 49 Part 192.
  3. Stays current on new technologies and implements current industry best practices.
  4. Provide technical expertise related to external and atmospheric corrosion control as well as the risk assessment of system integrity in accordance with Huntsville Utilities Distribution Integrity Management Program.
  5. Supervise and analyze all cathodic protection surveys, rectifier readings, and cathodic protection systems commissioning and cathodic protection malfunctions and development of effective solutions.
  6. Maintains all maintenance records, service reports and other required documents.
  7. Designs corrosion monitoring and cathodic protection systems. Activities may include review and development of specifications, design/performance calculations, and interpretation of graphic and statistical data. Confers with other departments as necessary.
  8. Resolves cathodic protection and interference problems including specific measures to be taken and determines specific system adjustments. Implements corrective action through department employees or outside contractors.
  9. Conducts performance appraisals and provides training and motivation to make full use of individual capabilities.
  10. Develops input to and administers capital and maintenance budgets based on staffing and resource requirements, cost estimates, goals and objectives.
  11. Monitors and documents expenditures assuring compliance with approved budget and staffing levels.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education/Training/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, equivalent technical field or combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge preferred. NACE CP-3 certification desired.

Experience/Skills: Minimum five years of supervisory experience required. Minimum ten years of cathodic protection and corrosion experience preferred.

Equipment:  Operate company vehicle and various cathodic protection test equipment. Must be able to obtain Huntsville Utilities Operator Qualification Certification.

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:  Occasional field work in diverse climate conditions. Ability to lift up to thirty pounds.

Other: Computer knowledge and skills including the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Huntsville Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

(Posted 2/16/2018)


Assistant Director Utilities Engineering - Palo Alto, CA

Description
Palo Alto is the only city in California to own and operate five utility services (electric, gas, water, wastewater collection and fiber).  Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations, that continues to provide the community with safe and reliable utilities service; local decision-making over policies, rate setting, and environmental programs; and customized services. 

The City currently has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director of Utilities Engineering.   The Assistant Director will foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among staff members that allows for disagreement over ideas, conflict and expeditious conflict resolution, and the appreciation of diversity, as well as being supportive of working together to enable each engineering staff member to be successful.

Essential Duties

The Assistant Director is responsible for participating in directing the administration, engineering, strategic planning, and construction of electric, water, gas, and wastewater projects; coordinating the preparation of the annual capital improvement budget; and developing designs, standards, specifications, and technical requirements of utility engineering programs and projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and eight years of related experience, including five years of management level experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Master's degree is preferred.
Registration as Professional Engineer in the State of California as required.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will possess operational experience in all three utilities:  water, gas and wastewater collection, and will have administrative and managerial experience in a municipal utility.  We are looking for an individual with experience in:

  • Strategic planning and long-range planning
  • Contract administration principles
  • Program/project management principles and techniques (including the ability to analyze operating procedures and recommend program improvements, and program restructuring as needed)
  • Establishing performance measures and quality of service concepts
  • Prioritizing and assigning work, and developing a teamwork environment
  • Analyzing and developing policies and procedures
  • Preparing and administering budgets, including setting and attaining revenue targets
  • Preparing and giving presentations, both at agency meetings or City Council and City Boards and Commissions meetings
  • Being highly effective at communicating and collaborating

(Posted 2/7/2018)

 

Engineering Manager, Water-Gas-Wastewater - Palo Alto, CA

Description
The City currently has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Water-Gas-Wastewater Engineering. This position is responsible for managing the distribution system capital improvement programs, engineering new customer connections, and providing technical assistance to the Water, Gas and Wastewater operations division. The Utilities Engineering Manager is responsible for overseeing 20+ staff, including 4 senior engineers.
 
Strength in all three Utilities (Water, Gas and Wastewater) is desirable, however, expertise in a single or dual area will be considered if the candidate demonstrates a capacity as a strong manager with the ability to quickly build expertise and engage in all aspects of the division. 

The ideal candidate for this position will possess operational experience in all three utilities:  water, gas, and wastewater collection, and will have administrative and managerial experience in a municipal utility. We are looking for an individual with experience in: design and construction for large & small Capital Projects; government bidding requirements, process and approval of awards; development and oversight of Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs); contract management, including monitoring performance standards and adhering to the contract scope; Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections/audits; municipal budgeting for special and designated funds; and effectively managing staff, with an understanding of merit principles and labor associations.
 
Given the responsibilities and scope of the position, it is necessary for the successful candidate to bring a proven history of strong communication skills (written and verbal), foresight and proactive planning, leadership and a talent for managing people.  The successful candidate will provide a verifiable track record throughout their career of creating and strengthening teams, building collaboration and providing development opportunities for staff.

In filling this position, Palo Alto seeks an individual who will challenge the status quo and streamline and improve the way that business is conducted. The position offers an outstanding opportunity for high-profile, energizing and interesting work, including a Joint Trench project on University Avenue, a major project at a downtown corridor (Hamilton/Lytton) and support Stanford Medical Center and Stanford Research Park, including oversight of the Emergency Supply and Distribution System.  This position will also engage with the City's Utility Advisory Commission (UAC) and will represent the City on progressive regional efforts related to improving energy governance, emerging trends and best practices related to Utilities.   

For a detailed Job Description, click here- ENGINEERING MANAGER, WATER, GAS & WASTEWATER

Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of directly related experience, including three years of supervisory responsibility.
 
Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid California Driver's License;
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of California
 
Please note that meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  Only the strongest candidates with the best match to the position will advance in the process. 
 
RELOCATION CANDIDATES:
Relocation candidates are welcome and encouraged.  Please be aware that Palo Alto's housing prices are among the highest in the country.  As of March 2017, average apartment rent within the city of of Palo Alto, CA was $3067 -- one bedroom apartments in Palo Alto rent for $2722 a month on average and two bedroom apartment rents average $3608.  It is recommended that you view real estate sites such as Redfin or Rentjungle to view specific home prices and availability in the area (Palo Alto zip code 94301.)  Lower housing costs may be available within nearby communities but will require longer commute times. Please contact Human Resources if you wish to discuss relocation with an HR Representative.

Ideal Candidate

This opening is for an energetic person with experience in team building, performance management, and general engineering management of water, gas and wastewater utilities.  This position is a unique opportunity to contribute to a team responsible for delivering a full range of utility services to the City.  Must have experience in the management of engineering workgroups, experience in the design, operation and maintenance of water, gas and wastewater systems.  The Utility Engineering Manager position is an excellent opportunity for a leader with an unyielding commitment to serving the public sector.  An ideal career path  is to have managed a small-scale Utility service or to have served as a Division Manager in a larger Utility agency.

(Posted 2/7/2018)

 

Water-Gas-Wastewater Operations Manager - Palo Alto, CA

Description
Palo Alto is the only city in California to own and operate five utility services (electric, gas, water, wastewater collection and fiber).  We are seeking a Water-Gas-Wastewater Operations Manager, who will be responsible for advanced technical management and supervisory work in the construction, repair, maintenance and operation of municipal water and gas distribution systems, and wastewater collection system.


Supervision is exercised over a staff of 66 employees, and the Operations Manager will also oversee the work of consultants and contractors, and resolve complex system distribution and customer service issues.

For the complete job description, go to  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/paloaltoca/classspecs/operations manager
 

Essential Duties

Emphasis of the work is on oversight for construction/installation, repair, preventative maintenance activities, regulatory compliance inspections/activities, supervision of construction crews and service technicians, providing advice and direction to subordinate supervisors, and developing solutions to complex operating problems.  The Operations Manager will also manage a safe work environment, and collaborate with other departments on capital improvement projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Typical qualifications for a successful candidate would be:  a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and seven years of directly related experience in utilities operations, including a minimum of three years of supervisory responsibility.

Any combination of education, training and experience may qualify if it would provide the skills, knowledge and abilities to fulfill the essential responsibilities.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have operational experience in all three utilities (water, gas, and wastewater collection), and will have administrative and managerial experience in a municipal utility.  We are looking for an individual with knowledge of the construction of water, gas, and wastewater transmission and distribution systems/infrastructure, who is seeking the challenge of developing and directing staff, programs and procedures in support of a successful, efficient and safe municipal utility.

(Posted 2/7/2018)

 

Director of Gas Management - Andalusia, AL

Southeast Gas, a municipal gas transmission and distribution company, with production assets over $100 million and over 29,000 consumers in southeast Alabama, has an excellent opportunity for an individual to fill the position of Director of Gas Management.  The position is responsible for analyzing and maximizing financial strategies for gas storage, transportation and sales throughout Southeast Gas. Responsibilities include preparing gas supply studies, preparing gas price analysis, providing assistance in managing the gas transportation program, making daily gas requirement estimates, developing gas hedge strategies, gas purchasing, serves as company liaison to industrial customers and managing the flow of gas to all Southeast Gas customers.

The Director of Gas Management’s requirements include conceptual ability to understand operations, financial and marketing aspects of the company, the ability to apply statistical principles and methods in evaluating technical data, the ability to communicate effectively with persons at all levels, an analytical ability for solving complex problems, and a general knowledge of engineering principles related to the natural gas industry.

Southeast Gas corporate office is located in Andalusia, Alabama, approximately 90 minutes from the Gulf beaches and approximately one hour from Dothan and Montgomery, Alabama.  The region offers a quality standard of life in a rural setting.

To qualify for this position, you must have five years related experience, a Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in Engineering, Finance or Business Administration preferred, and possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License. Southeast Gas offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as a comprehensive benefits program.  Qualified applicants should send a confidential resume with salary history by February 28, 2018.

Southeast Gas
Attn:  Corporate Services
P.O. Box 1338
Andalusia, AL  36420

Southeast Gas is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Veterans and Disabled

(Posted 2/1/2018)

 

Energy Management Administrator - Hamilton, OH

This position is responsible for difficult professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and coordinating energy procurement, financial and operational planning, analysis and budgeting functions for the Infrastructure Department. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Utility Business Manager but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. This position will assist in procuring natural gas and power supplies for the City, assist with preparation of Utility Operating and Capital Budgets, participate in Utility Financings, and will perform complex financial analyses for all Infrastructure divisions. This position will support City Economic Development efforts.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hamiltonoh/jobs/1964567/energy-management-administrator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

NO RESUMES PLEASE - Apply via the website.

(Posted 1/31/2018)

 

Environmental Health and Safety Manager - Hamilton, OH

Responsible for compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations at local, state, and federal levels. Partners with managers, safety coordinators and associates to ensure the safety of the employees, customers, and environment.  The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director of Infrastructure but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. 

For more information, please visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hamiltonoh/jobs/1964584/environmental-health-and-safety-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

NO RESUMES PLEASE - Apply via the website.

(Posted 1/31/2018)

  

Gasline Welder - Charlottesville, VA

Apply online at: www.charlottesville.org/jobs

This position, with the City of Charlottesville, performs difficult skilled work in the fastening and fabrication of natural gas distribution and service lines; does related work as required. 

  • Welds connection and converting sleeves and fittings to steel gas pipe, threads pipe;
  • Fabricates pipe applications for residential and commercial gas meter installations;
  • Constructs regulator stations and connecting piping;
  • Welds valves, high pressure piping;
  • Repairs and fabricates replacement and necessary parts for division equipment;
  • Maintains welding equipment and takes control of supplies and materials;
  • Repairs, restores and installs gas pressure regulators and devices;
  • Assists with maintenance of high and low pressure gas line valves and regulators and records;
  • Assists in making high pressure taps on natural gas lines;
  • Assists in installation of large high pressure meter setups and records;
  • Records all new and discontinued high pressure meter setups;
  • Checks meter setups on gas lines between gate station and City for leak detection, maintenance and or servicing;
  • Assists field crew on an as-needed basis in the installation or repair of gas lines;
  • Performs house piping and meter moves on an as-needed basis;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Combination of education and experience equivalent to at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 year of natural gas welding experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Virginia driver's license at time of hire.
  • Certification in electrical welding at time of hire.
  • Qualified in plastic pipe fusion and Mueller tapping equipment operation within 6 months of hire.
  • Must maintain all certifications required by federal and state regulations.
  • Must be able to work overtime and respond to emergencies.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of natural gas welding experience;
  • Two years welding qualifications under API 1104 standard for utility pipe lines;
  • One year of experience in oxyacetylene and arc welding of utility pipe lines;
  • Valid CDL

To view a more complete job posting and to apply, visit our website listed. EEO

(Posted 10/12/2017)