Southwest Gas Corporation

  • Engineer I/II/Distribution Engineer

    Job Location US-AZ-Valley
    Posting Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 3:00 AM)
    PAR
    2019-4157
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    Technical Services
    Apply By
    1/22/2019
    Division
    Southern Arizona
  • Position Information

    The Engineer I is an individual contributor involved in existing and new facility design and planning within Gas Operations.  The position is also involved in field decisions for the installation/construction of gas facilities.  Responsibilities typically include beginning level gas engineering and/or construction projects.
     
    The Engineer II is an individual contributor involved in existing and new facility design and planning within Gas Operations.  This position is also involved in field decisions for the installation/construction of gas facilities.  Responsibilities typically include intermediate to advanced level gas pipeline system engineering.
     
    The Distribution Engineer is involved in existing and new facility design and planning within Gas Operations. The incumbent is also involved in field decisions for the installation/construction of gas facilities. Responsibilities typically include advanced level gas engineering, project management and intermediate level supervisory role.
     
    These positions are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) under Title 49 CFR Part 382 and Part 40.  Any applicant/employee who performs a DOT covered function or is licensed and would operate a commercial vehicle for the Company will be subject to drug and alcohol testing under the Company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.  Any employment, transfer, or promotion offer made for this position is contingent upon taking and passing a drug test prior to the commencement of the new role.  If an applicant/employee fails the drug test, any offer of employment, transfer, or promotion will be revoked.
     

    Responsibilities

    Engineer I

    • Evaluate municipality, other utility and private developer plans to assess the need for facility modifications
    • Design and manage projects according to Company and government specifications
    • Prepare parts lists, bills of material, and cost estimates
    • Conduct computer simulations/network analyses to test facility designs or evaluate gas system integrity
    • Conduct research related to facility qualification and upratings
    • Evaluate and select optimum design alternatives
    • Perform preliminary engineering analysis necessary to investigate new projects
    • Perform engineering calculations
    • Review completed designs
    • Coordinate projects with other work groups and departments
    • Communicate project status to appropriate departments
    • Maintain data in accordance with regulatory requirements
    • Write technical instructions and procedures
    • Research information on material, equipment and related costs for project activities
    • Assist with long-term planning initiatives
    • Assist with emergency response activities
    • Assist with emergency response activities. Be subject to “on-call” duty as needed
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
    • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

    Engineer II

    • Evaluate municipality, other utility and private developer plans to assess the need for facility modifications
    • Design and manage projects according to Company and government specifications
    • Prepare parts lists, bills of materials and cost estimates
    • Conduct computer simulations/network analyses to test facility designs or evaluate gas system integrity
    • Conduct research for pipeline facility testing and qualification, and pressure increase procedures and upratings
    • Evaluate and select optimum design alternatives
    • Perform preliminary engineering analysis necessary to investigate new projects
    • Perform engineering calculations
    • Prepare cost estimates on proposed design projects
    • Review completed designs
    • Communicate project status to appropriate departments
    • Maintain data in accordance with regulatory requirements
    • Write technical instructions and procedures
    • Research information on material, equipment and related costs for project activities
    • Assist with long-term planning initiatives
    • Assist with emergency response activities – Be subject to “on-call” duty as needed
    • Coordinate and provide engineering oversight of construction projects
    • Coordinate environmental, permitting and Right of Way requirements
    • Provide technical guidance to non-exempt engineering employees
    • Review and evaluate Operations and Maintenance Compliance records
    • Manage basic Engineering Department projects
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
    • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

    Distribution Engineer

    • Facilitate the preparation of project designs according to Company specifications
    • Facilitate and prepare parts lists and bills of material
    • Evaluate municipality, other utility and private developer plans to assess the need for facility modifications
    • Conduct or facilitate computer simulations/network analyses to test facility designs or evaluate gas system integrity
    • Prepare and assess project requests detailing proposed engineering work costs and project timetable
    • Conduct research related to facility qualification and system pressure increases
    • Research right-of-way, easement, and other land rights documentation to ensure proper installation location of Company facilities
    • Evaluate and design cathodic protection systems to maintain the integrity of Company facilities
    • Evaluate and select optimum design alternatives
    • Perform and review preliminary engineering analysis necessary to investigate new projects
    • Perform and validate engineering calculations
    • Prepare and justify cost estimates on proposed design projects
    • Review and approve completed designs
    • Facilitate and prepare work requests
    • Determine necessary design requirements to recommend equipment, materials and procedures to be used to maximize system effectiveness and minimize cost
    • Communicate project status to appropriate departments
    • Maintain and evaluate data in accordance with regulatory requirements
    • Communicate conditions that warrant consideration for potential change or improvement
    • Write and review technical instructions
    • Specify and initiate purchase requisitions
    • Research information on material, equipment and related costs for project activities
    • Provide technical support and information to Energy Solutions
    • Develop long-term planning initiatives
    • Supervise and/or provide direction to immediate subordinates
    • Develop engineering project plans and gas system master plans
    • Write and review contracts before their execution
    • Ensure proper implementation of contract upon implementation
    • Conduct and review feasibility studies
    • Conceptualize facility design requirements
    • Assist with emergency response activities – Be subject to “on-call” duty
    • Provide engineering support for the construction of gas facilities
    • Prepare and give presentations/training to management, co-workers, and outside entities on various project related topics
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
    • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

    Minimum Qualifications

    Engineer I - This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.  Other Engineering degrees may be considered.

     

    Engineer II This position requires one to three years of relevant work experience and a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university. Other Engineering degrees may be considered. This position requires the incumbent to possess a valid driver’s license.

     

    Distribution Engineer - This position requires three to five years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited university. Area(s) of specialization may dictate a specific engineering discipline.

    Salary Details

    Engineer I: Min: $60,009 - Mid: $75,011
    Engineer II: Min: $68,256 - Mid:$85,320
    Distribution Engineer: Min: $74,534 - Mid: $93,168

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