Municipal Gas Job Opportunities

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Natural Gas Employee

Sioux Center, Iowa

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, located in a thriving northwest Iowa community, is seeking a Natural Gas Employee to be part of an excellent team. This employee will be responsible for performing the operating and maintenance functions of the natural gas distribution system, including construction, repair work and leak detection. This position requires great public relations, strong mechanical aptitude, good physical capability, and a willingness to achieve appropriate qualifications (including welding). Training or experience in equipment/machinery operation, welding and plumbing/heating also desirable.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Operate construction equipment, machines and tools.
  • Weld and fuse gas pipeline for construction and maintenance.
  • Respond to gas leak calls, detect whether gas is present, insure personal and public safety, then pursue the necessary repairs.
  • Inspect gas appliances and equipment as needed.
  • Inspect, test, repair and recalibrate gas meters and pressure regulators as required.
  • Make natural gas taps, stops and connections.
  • Perform leak survey and repair work on gas system.
  • Maintain and operate the gas odorization system and cathodic protection system.
  • Maintain gas records as required.
  • Practice safety in all duties for personal and public protection.

SKILLS

Ability to operate construction and excavation equipment and power tools; knowledge is required of methods, practices, equipment and tools used for natural gas servicing to provide inspection and adjustment on all types of natural gas equipment; recognize occupational hazards and follow safety precautions; strong mechanical ability; effective public relations. Residence within the City of Sioux Center is required.

EXPERIENCE

Experience with pipeline construction, excavating equipment, operating machinery, power tools, hand tools, plumbing, heating and mechanical, acetylene and arch-welding is preferred.

MORE INFORMATION

Additional training as provided through schools and training sessions is needed on an on-going basis. Commercial drivers license (Class A) is required. Above normal mobility and use of appendages, maintaining good physical condition to meet job requirements, normal vision correctable to 20/40, and ability to lift 50 pounds is required. This position is subject to Federal Drug Testing requirements. 

A full job description with a listing of all essential responsibilities and skills is available at www.siouxcenter.org/jobs 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: Utilities Manager, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, 335 1st Ave NW, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

(Posted 6/13/2019)

Energy Services Design Engineering Manager

The City of Monroe Energy Services Department is seeking a highly skilled professional for the Design Engineering Manager position. Under the supervision of the General Manager of Engineering, Transmission, Maintenance, and Compliance, the Design Engineering Manager performs and oversees staff to provide design and 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. In addition to the design and specifications of projects, the Design Engineering Manager oversees energy audits for customers, development and implementation of marketing plans for both utilities, and assists with the construction standards and long-term planning for both utilities. 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, NC, population 35,034, is located 20 miles southeast of Charlotte, NC, and serves as the County seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the state. 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 11,500 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 a related field and considerable experience in public works or utility engineering. Possession of a Professional Engineer’s license is required. The candidate must possess an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of North Carolina. The compensation range for this position is $96,408 to $128,502. Apply online at www.monroenc.org and select Employment Opportunities. EOE/Drug Free.


(Posted 6/13/2019)

Senior Project Manager

TITAN ALASKA LNG, LLC is seeking a Senior Project Manager with LNG or similar oil/gas experience for its expansion of an existing LNG plant and transport facility near Pt. MacKenzie, AK. Pay: DOE. 401 k, Medical, Dental, Life, STD & LTD. For more information, please visit: http://www.interiorgas.com/mission/job-openings/ 

Senior Gas Corrosion Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated individual offering expertise in the area of natural gas distribution corrosion planning and design engineering. The Senior Gas Corrosion Engineer is part of a highly skilled professional team in the Gas Planning & Design group and reports to the Gas Planning & Design Managing Engineer. The team is comprised of engineers responsible for providing engineering, planning, and design services for Colorado Springs Utilities natural gas distribution infrastructure comprised of more than 5,000 miles of gas mains and services for over 185,000 customers.
In this position, you can expect to:

• Apply in depth knowledge and promote compliance with Part 192 Subpart I, L, M, and P. Responsibilities may include-active corrosion analysis, creating/maintaining the Corrosion Monitoring Program Plan and Corrosion Manual, Leak Management Program and supporting corrosion and leak data acquisition for the annual DIMP risk analysis.
• Work with Corrosion and Leak Search Technicians who conduct annual inspections and testing of all cathodic protection systems to collect system data to support the above programs. Conducts reviews and ensure testing of corrosion control systems. Collect data by performing or contracting out advanced field tests such as close interval surveys, interference surveys, etc.
• Manage the GIS corrosion and leak database, ensuring identified corrosion and leak projects are complete with in the regulatory timeframe.
• Manage the scheduling, organization, and implementation of DIMP related corrosion projects, leak projects, corrosion control and mitigation projects, and perform reviews of work in progress.
• Provide support and training to inspectors, construction personnel, project managers, field engineers and management on all corrosion and leak related topics. Conducts presentations to upper management and engineering staff on all facets of the Corrosion and Leak Management Programs.
• Plan, identify, budget, design, and develop business cases for managing projects in Gas Corrosion and Leak Programs.
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Position requires working with various management levels and departments to achieve results. Requires critical thinking and analysis and independently managing time and projects.
• Apply general knowledge of distribution pipeline practices, procedures, and operating standards.
• Responsible for developing new mobile application to track all Cathodic Protection Field Assessment Data.
• Research Gas System As-Builts and Service Cards for cathodic protection and leak information and requirements using FIMS, GIS, and eB.
• Review and assist in designs of all cathodic protection projects to CSU Standards and Engineering best practices. Provide subject-matter expertise where needed to make informed decisions involving corrosion mitigation requirements, such as coatings, cathodic protection, corrosion-resistant materials selection, and internal corrosion monitoring technologies.
• Support Colorado Springs Utilities' gas initiatives related to system supply, standards, and compliance (e.g., reviewing and updating Operations and Maintenance manual and Engineering and Design Manual documents, specifically corrosion and leak related sections).

Why should you apply? As an integral member of the natural gas distribution engineering team, this position will provide you opportunities to advance your professional career as you demonstrate your expertise within our organization. You will work with a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community. And, we offer a work environment where work-life balance is realized.

What will it take to be successful in this position? A bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering is required for this position (typically Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical). Additionally, the ideal candidate will offer seven or more years of post-graduation experience within the natural gas industry or directly relevant field and have the ability to perform critical thinking, active corrosion analysis, and develop/maintain a distribution corrosion control manual. A Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferable. NACE CP2 certification is required or the ability to attain certification within 12 months of hire.

•Please note that is selected for this position you will be subject to pre-employment drug screening, as well as be a part of the gas pipeline random screening pool moving forward.

(Posted 5/2/2019)

Gas Training and Safety Specialist - City of Lawrenceville, GA

This position performs specialized duties the delivery of safety training to department personnel and to enforce compliance with safety rules and regulations.


MAJOR DUTIES
• Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements to ensure the safety, integrity, and efficiency of the gas system.
• Promotes a department-wide safety culture with a focus on education and accident prevention.
• Ensures personnel are in compliance with personal protective equipment requirements.
• Performs field inspections to monitory the quality and accuracy of employee and contractor work; ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
• Administers operator qualification tests and field evaluations for PHMSA compliance; uploads test and evaluations into database.
• Establishes, develops, and administers effective training courses and programs.
• Serves as field supervisor for work crews and answers technical questions.
• Develops and evaluates safety policies to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and city requirements.
• Performs accident investigations.
• Reviews construction job sketches; ensures that all required documentation is complete and accurate.
• Oversees the work of contractors; monitors weekly reports; approves invoices for payment.
• Meets with customers to provide information and assistance.
• Maintains files and records.
• Prepares weekly reports.
• Performs related duties.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations governing natural gas systems.
• Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in the location, maintenance, construction, and repair of natural gas pipelines, regulator stations, and cathodic protection systems.
• Knowledge of national and state building and construction codes.
• Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures governing gas and safety training.
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
• Knowledge of PHMSA and GAPSC rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of project management.
• Knowledge of construction equipment.
• Skill in preparing project drawings and cost estimates.
• Skill in problem solving.
• Skill in prioritizing and planning.
• Skill in interpersonal relations.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Gas Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include the State of Georgia Code Title 46, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Natural Gas Fuel Code, NACE standards, PHMSA and GAPSC rules and regulations, city and county ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
• The work consists of varied specialized duties. Strict regulations and inclement field conditions contribute to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to perform specialized safety training and enforcement duties. Successful performance helps ensure the safety of employees, contractors, and the general public.

CONTACTS
• Contacts are typically with co workers, contractors, builders, vendors, developers, state inspectors, customers, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
• The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Please apply at: https://www.lawrencevillega.org/443/Employment-Opportunities

(Posted 4/29/2019)

Gas Operations Director - Greenwood, SC

Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works is a municipal utility providing electric, gas, and water services in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are located in Greenwood County which has a population of approximately 70,000.

We are looking for an individual to oversee the daily operations of our Gas department. Your primary responsibilities will be providing technical leadership and oversight to employees in the department to serve approximately 18,500 customers. You will also be responsible for ensuring CPW meets all necessary regulatory requirements, interacting with potential customers for new gas loads, overseeing two operational supervisors, managing contracts with outside consultants and contractors, and maintaining excellent working relationships. Strong communication skills along with a solid understanding of natural gas operations will be key to this role.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field supplemented by six to nine years of progressively responsible administrative and technical experience in public utilities, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must become Operator Qualified according to the Department of Transportation and Office of Pipeline Safety Operator Qualification rule within one year of hire.

Greenwood CPW offers a great benefits package including excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, South Carolina State Retirement, 401K, and 457 plans. Salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should send a resume complete with salary history to Vicki Knott at vknott@greenwoodcpw.com.

(Posted 4/26/2019)

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