Municipal Gas Job Opportunities

Your APGA membership allows you to advertise your system's job openings. Your listing can also be placed in APGA's bi-weekly Public Gas News publication which goes out in printed and electronic copies to our members. The APGA member price for posting a job advertisement in Public Gas News is $100.00 for 100 words or less and 25 cents for each additional word. APGA does not allow non-members to post job advertisements in APGA publications effective March 2015. To view print rates & policies please click here. To post a job, please contact APGA Communications Manager John Powers at jpowers@apga.org or 202 464 2742. 

Note to Employers: When submitting a job ad, applicant is required to give their contact information including name, company, phone, fax and e-mail address and agrees to have their information stored in our database. All job listings must comply with federal guidelines and standards and all companies must be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Listings will be removed within 30 days after application deadline.

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)