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Gas Engineer II, Senior or Lead - Asset Risk

Location: Denver, CO, United States
Job ID: 34478
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $157300 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Support the operation, administration, and maintenance of the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP), Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) and the Storage Integrity Management Program (SIMP).  The job position includes Pipeline Integrity field support, ongoing data integration, regulatory support for integrity related filings and state level audit support.  Leads a variety of natural gas projects and provides technical support with limited supervision.

SALARY RANGE: (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

  • Level II: $78,200 - $117,300
  • Senior Level: $87,600 - $144,400
  • Lead Engineer: $95,350 - $157,300

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Asset Risk

LOCATION: This position may be located in Denver, Colorado, Frederick Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the DIMP, TIMP and SIMP programs at the corporate and state levels. Use various Integrity platforms such as Gas HCA Analyst, ESRI, and Asset Suite to track, integrate and record integrity activities.
  • Provide engineering services and guidance to state level Integrity Coordinators that includes HCA/MCA identification, risk modeling, in-line inspection, hydrostatic pressure testing, direct assessment, repair and remediation measures, and ongoing asset data management.
  • Provides general engineering support and service to natural gas operations in the company’s multiple state natural gas business.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Active engagement and facilitation of pipeline safety activities.
  • Actively seeks or leads improvements and initiatives for work processes across the department or project. 
  • Participate as a member of the company’s Emergency Response (ERL) system and crisis response on-call program. 
  • Participate in internal, state, and federal audits.  Provide support and general correspondence as applicable.  
  • Travel as necessary to support Asset Risk activities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Maintain professional relationships with vendors and contractors.
  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with operations, IT support team and other business & system owners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level II:

  • Minimum of (1) one year of gas industry experience, knowledge of gas operations or maintenance and construction practices required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution required.

Senior Level: 

  • Minimum of (4) four years of gas industry experience, knowledge of gas operations or maintenance and construction practices required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution required.

Lead Engineer: 

  • Minimum of (7) seven years of gas industry experience, knowledge of gas operations or maintenance and construction practices required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of PHMSA regulations, accepted industry practices and methods by attending pipeline and various industry group meetings such as (NACE, PHMSA/DOT, AGA, ASME, MEA, SGA, PRCI and GTI), continued education seminars, conferences and classes.
  • Knowledge of company-specific policies and practices, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Technical knowledge in the following: Cathodic Protection, assessment methods, network designs, standards, drafting, general system operations, and general business and financial principles.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues/problems.
  • Ability to organize, schedule and prioritize departmental and individual work tasks to meet various schedules, objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to work within a team, to assist with special projects; and, to focus attention on details and completing projects.
  • Ability to analyze business reporting information and recommend improvements.  Sensible business systems knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to thoroughly document analytical work and workflow processes.  
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, 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.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit  careers.blackhillsenergy.com for more information.   

Wage: 78200 to 157300
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