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Gas Engineer II

Location: Fayetteville, AR, United States
Job ID: 33717
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Salary: $64100 to $96100 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Provide design engineering services to our natural gas utility operations in multiple states.  Design facilities and work procedures to follow DOT regulations.  Work in partnership with state operations to ensure safe, reliable service to customers.  Performs system analysis and recommends remedial actions and measures.  Coordinates design projects that include regulator stations, odorizers, pipeline replacement and relocation.  Participate on teams to address regulatory initiatives.

SALARY RANGE:   $64,100 - $96,100 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Design Engineering

LOCATION: This position can be located in Fayetteville, Arkansas or Council Bluffs, Iowa.      

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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 for engineered construction activities.
  • Perform flow scenario analysis reviews of transmission and distribution systems.
  • Responsible for the hydraulic analysis of significant additions and modifications to the piping and pressure regulation systems within the company.
  • Develop criteria and implement consistent usage of analysis relating to the design and growth of the gas piping and pressure regulating systems.
  • Review meter set designs to ensure compliance and adequacy.
  • Recommend and design system improvements to include regulator stations, odorizers, piping, and valves. 
  • Participate as a team in DIMP and IMP compliance activities.
  • Manage numerous projects concurrently.
  • Work as team member to achieve department goals.
  • Maintains a successful partnership with network operations.
  • Ability to analyze information, problem solve and fix technical and operations issues.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in providing professional services elsewhere in the company’s energy business, as requested.
  • Participates in community relations-based activity, where desired and where interest exists.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of (3) three years of gas industry experience, knowledge of gas operations, maintenance and construction practices required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Solid understanding of 49 CFR Part 192.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise.
  • Good understanding of general business and financial principles.
  • Good understanding of network design, standards, drafting and general system operations.
  • Good understanding of hydraulic pipeline modeling 
  • Understanding of drafting and mapping software.
  • Proficient in word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Effective presentation, facilitation, and training skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Ability to thoroughly document analytical work.
  • Collaborator and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in such an environment.
  • Self-starter, upbeat, and proactive.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
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. Willing to travel up to 10% (e.g. 2 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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, 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 Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is 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: 64100 to 96100
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Gas Engineer II

Fayetteville, AR, United States