Southwest Gas Corporation

  • Manager/Engineering Staff

    Job Location US-NV-Las Vegas
    Posting Date 2 weeks ago(10/9/2019 12:31 PM)
    # of Openings
    Engineering Staff
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  • Position Information

    This position serves the Corporation by ensuring the Company’s Operations Manual policies, procedures and work practices comply with state and federal pipeline safety regulations. This is accomplished through direct support of the Company’s core values in the areas of Safety, Quality, Excellence, and Partnership with specific emphasis in the following areas:
    - Monitor, influence and provide public comments on the Company’s position for new, revised, and emerging state and federal pipeline safety regulations including 49 CFR Part 40, 190-193, 196, and 199; the Arizona Administrative Code; the Nevada Administrative Code; and the California Public Utilities Code and associated General Orders;
    - Actively determines the Company’s strategic direction for pipeline safety compliance;
    - Responsible for providing guidance and support for all pipeline safety related activities across the Company;
    - Represent the Company’s policy and procedural position at state and federal pipeline safety audits and manage the relationship with these public agencies;
    - Manages communications between division and district operations, public utilities commission pipeline safety staff, and various corporate support work groups for pipeline safety audits, incident investigations, and data requests;
    - Manage a team of pipeline safety professionals.
    The successful candidate for this position will have strong oral and written communications skills with a focused on technical writing and will demonstrate proficiency in the following competencies:
    - Decision Quality
    - Persuasive Communication
    - Business Acumen
    - Organizational Savvy
    - Manages Conflict
    The Manager/Engineering Staff position is expected to conduct work in a manner that aligns with the Company’s mission of providing safe and reliable gas service in the communities we serve.
    This position reports to the Director/Engineering Services.


    • Coordinate appropriate Division/District/Corporate Staff personnel to respond, when necessary, to governing agencies and prepare correspondence to said agencies for feedback, interpretations and/or waivers from existing code requirements when particular conditions and situations warrant a variance from usual conditions
    • Manage and coordinate Staff activities that promulgate policies, procedures and standards for Engineering Staff and technical disciplines affecting company-wide operations
    • Ensure policies, procedures, and design standards in the gas transmission and distribution systems, electronic mapping, construction drawings and as-builts, corrosion control, measurement and control, integrity management, laboratory services, pipeline security, SCADA and telemetry, and environmental compliance are safety oriented, meet code requirements, and maximize Company efficiencies
    • Evaluate adherence to and effectiveness of engineering for all major gas transmission and distribution projects and non-standard designs for prudent engineering, completeness and conformance with Company policies and regulatory requirements
    • Participate in various industry organizations and committees to research industry trends, consensus standards/philosophies and best practices to establish consistency amongst the operators to strengthen the Company’s compliance and safety position
    • Influence, review, and recommend electronic and hardcopy recordkeeping systems for Corporate-wide use including keeping abreast of relevant industry standards and technology changes
    • 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

    There are clear precedents and practices that the incumbent uses as guidelines to determine how the job is performed. This position requires eight to ten years of progressive, relevant work experience, as well as broad knowledge and experience with Company and industry business practices. A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Civil engineering or related field from an accredited university is required.


    A Professional Engineer licensure and/or master’s degree in a related field from an accredited university are preferred.


    Salary Details

    Salary Range $115,350 - $144,187


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