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Gas Engineer II or Senior

Location: Castle Rock, CO, United States
Job ID: 34369
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $144400 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Provide engineering services to our natural gas utility operations in multiple states.  Reviews industry regulations and develop procedures to ensure compliance.  Work in partnership with state operations to ensure safe, reliable service to customers. Performs complex system analysis and oversees implementation of actions and measures. Leads a variety of natural gas projects with limited supervision.

SALARY RANGE: Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate

  • Level II:  $78,200 - $117,300 
  • Senior Level:  $87,600 - $144,400

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Design Engineering Manager

LOCATION:  Castle Rock, Colorado

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Provides general engineering support and service to natural gas operations in the company’s multiple state natural gas business.
  • Ability to anticipate, perform complex analysis, and solve a range of problems by analyzing possible solutions using standard engineering procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards; Proficient knowledge of 49 CFR 192.
  • Maintain positive partnerships with state and federal pipeline safety commissions. 
  • Partners with operations managers, supervisors, and technicians.
  • Champion of industry and company safety practices.
  • Provides professional services elsewhere in the company’s energy business, as requested.
  • Actively seeks improvements for work processes across the department; leads initiatives as assigned. 
  • Acts as a mentor in areas of expertise.
  • Travel as necessary to support activities for natural gas operations.


  • Participates in community relations-based activities.
  • Participates in state and federal audits.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers.


Level II:

  • Minimum of (1) one year of gas industry experience; with proven knowledge of natural gas operations required.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.

Senior Level:

  • Minimum of (4) four years of gas industry experience; with proven knowledge of natural gas operations required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.


  • Demonstrated technical and operational expertise.
  • Proficient knowledge of network design, standards, and system operations.
  • Proficient understanding and application of advanced natural gas engineering principles.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and editing skills.
  • Effective presentation, facilitation, and training skills.
  • Proficient in word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to lead and participate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Ability to thoroughly document analytical work.
  • Self-starter, energetic, and proactive.

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: 78200 to 144400
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