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Senior Gas Design Engineer

Location: Dubuque, IA, United States
Job ID: 34174
Date Posted: Jun 3, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $117300 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 with 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, odorizes, pipeline replacement and relocation.  Participate on teams to address regulatory initiatives.

SALARY RANGE:   $78,200 - $117,300 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Design Engineering

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

  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards for engineered construction activities.
  • Perform flow scenario analysis reviews of transmission and distribution systems. 
  • Review meter set designs to ensure compliance and adequacy.
  • Recommend and design system improvements to include regulator stations, odorizers, piping, and valves. 
  • Manage numerous projects concurrently.
  • Work as team member to achieve department goals including DIMP and TIMP compliance activities.
  • Maintains a successful partnership with network operations, act as a project manager for construction of natural gas facilities.
  • Provides general technical support and training for Natural Gas Utility Operations.


  • Provides professional services elsewhere in the company’s energy business, as requested.
  • Participates in community relations based activity, where desired and where interest exists.
  • Travel as necessary to support activities for Natural Gas Utility Operations.


  • Minimum of (7) seven years of gas industry experience including knowledge of gas operations, maintenance and construction practices required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Civil or Mechanical Engineering required. 


  • Ability to analyze information, problem solve and troubleshoot technical and operations issues.
  • Solid understanding of 49 CFR Part 192.
  • Demonstrated technical and operational expertise, strong writing and editing skills.
  • Good understanding of network design, standards, drafting, general system operations, general business and financial principles.
  • Proficient in word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to lead and participate with multi-functional teams.
  • Ability to handle projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Ability to thoroughly detail 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 may occasionally: stoop or kneel.. 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: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

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: 78200 to 117300
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Senior Gas Design Engineer

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