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Gas Engineering Designer I

Location: Fountain, CO, United States
Job ID: 34370
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Salary: $55450 to $83300 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for assisting design engineers in the preparation of design drawings and mapping of facilities in AutoCAD or similar mapping systems.

SALARY RANGE: $55,450 – $83,300 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Design Engineering Manager

LOCATION:  Fountain, Colorado

  • Relocation financial assistance is available, amount may vary based on individual circumstances. 


  • Utilize computer-aided drafting system (AutoCAD) to complete detailed construction and as-built drawings for regulator stations, meter sets, odorizers, pipeline installations and other facilities.
  • Create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models utilizing tool pallets.
  • Modify objects in model and paper space.
  • Provide accurate and current system maps by updating land base and gas facilities, and printing distribution maps.
  • Creating figures for permit drawings for various agencies and government entities.
  • Plot, publish and file drawings on large and small formats, and distribute drawings in paper and electronic forms. 
  • Specify mechanical, piping, electrical and grounding equipment and materials.
  • Create bore profiles and alignment sheets from survey data to avoid conflicts with proposed and existing facilities.
  • Create a bill of material based on pipeline facility models, maintain a database and update specifications as designs change.


  • Assist with plotting and large media.
  • Effectively communicate with staff at all levels. 


  • Minimum of (1) one year of prior AutoCAD experience required. 
  • Associate degree in design, drafting or science related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Skilled with the use of AutoCAD, GE Smallworld, Spatial Intelligence and Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and various specialized software such as Adobe Pro and Google Earth.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript or other object-oriented programming language.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Power Automate, or Power Apps.
  • This position operates in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision and accurately record time spent on projects. 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g., 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid parental leave, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 55450 to 83300
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