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Gas Engineer Lead

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
Job ID: 33918
Date Posted: Mar 8, 2022
Salary: $84050 to $126100 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

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

SALARY RANGE:    $84,050 - $126,100 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION:   Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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


  • Keep abreast of new technological and regulatory developments that may affect Black Hills Energy including proficient knowledge of pipeline safety standards as specified in the Code of Federal Regulation 49 Part 192 (Transportation of Natural Gas by Pipeline).
  • Under very minimal direction, provides general engineering support and service to natural gas operations in the company’s multiple state natural gas business. Provides mentoring to others.
  • Identify and lead project and process improvement initiatives. Participate on continuous improvement teams as assigned. 
  • Work with internal customers to ensure project adherence.
  • Maintain a safe work environment. Show leadership in demonstrating Black Hills Energy’s safety policies, procedures and stop work authority. 
  • Active engagement and facilitation of pipeline safety activities.
  • Support change management efforts by actively contributing to initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Maintains a successful partnership with NGU operations and provide technical support as required.


  • Provides professional services elsewhere in the company’s energy business, as requested which may require travel
  • Maintain positive partnerships with state and federal pipeline safety commissions and support state and federal audits.
  • Partners with operations managers, supervisors, and technicians.  Contact with vendors, suppliers, industry associations. Maintain positive working relationships and proactive communications with internal and external customers.


  • Minimum of seven (7) years of gas industry and/or natural gas operations experience required.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.


  • Ability to anticipate, perform complex analysis, and solve a range of problems by analyzing possible solutions using standard engineering procedures. Evaluate and implement new/alternative approaches and solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated technical and operational expertise, which includes a proficient understanding of natural gas engineering principles.
  • Proficient knowledge of support functions including but not limited to Finance, Accounting, IT, HR and Supply Chain. 
  • Extensive knowledge of network design, standards, and system operations.
  • Understand and apply advanced concepts of related engineering disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Effective presentation, facilitation and training skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to lead and participate with cross-functional teams to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to optimally lead in such an environment.

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 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 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: 84050 to 126100
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