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Gas System Engineer 2

Company: Denton County Electric Cooperative
Location: Flower Mound
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Gas System Engineer 2 is an intermediate level position responsible for all functions of system planning, materials, and records. This role also manages and successfully executes projects planned by the Gas Engineering Department. The work involves coordinating with other departments and teams to successfully execute projects involving new gas pipelines, gas facilities, and relocation of pipelines. System planning, asset management, and project execution are main components of this role along with the ability to analyze gas system data, performing detailed engineering calculations, and reviewing gas system models.Primary Position ResponsibilitiesIdentifies gas system improvement projects to meet Customer needs and assist with capital expenditure budgets and construction work plans on an annual basis.Designs and recommends various gas facilities to be placed into the system this involves sizing pipe, calculating meter and regulator capacity, computing pressure and demand requirements for company and customer installations, assessing district regulators, etc.Performs engineering calculations and analysis such as distribution analysis involving loads, pressure drop, Btu factors, system looping, meter and regulator capacities, reinforcement studies, etc.Prepares construction work packages and detailed scope of work documents for bidding projects in the work plan.Coordinates work with other departments such as ROW in determining best place to route gas lines because of easements and with Accounting Department in matters that affect scheduling and proper accounting for projects.Works with other engineers, consulting engineers and contractors in the design and construction of city-gate meter and regulator stations, district lateral, main and service lines, and related facilities design.Coordinates activities among various people in the course of project completion (contractors, CoServ personnel, state agencies, other utilities, and the gas supplier).Contacts local, state, or federal agencies or other companies for required permits or to inform of plans for line extensions.Produces cost estimates on various projects and monitors costs as projects proceed.Coordinates with customers about planned expansions or improvement of customer facilities (incorporates into two-year work plan).Consults with commercial customers concerning rates and charges for construction as well as appropriate load and required gas facilities.Works with consultants concerning ROW and procurement of easements.Assists Customer Services and Billing Departments in technical matters concerning energy efficiency, conservation, and rate applications and energy usage.Performs pipeline design, facility design, field layout, and oversee staking of new gas facilities, retirements, and system improvements according to established specifications, procedures, rules, and practices.Surveys and stakes new line extensions, system improvements, system replacements and maintenance jobs.Meets with customers to determine customers' needs concerning gas service.Provides assistance, information, and advice to customers relating to gas service, policies, procedures, and programs.Prepares and obtain signatures, fees, deposits, etc. for line extension and service agreements, and right-of-way easements.Provides field data necessary to keep system model current.Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge and recognition of construction units, specifications, requirements, and construction practices.Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge, recognition and specification development of gas equipment and devices used within the gas distribution system.Develops and maintains a working knowledge of DOT and NFPA codes, local codes and ordinances, Texas Railroad Commission regulations and rules, rate tariffs, service rules, and line extension policies.Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures and guidelines including reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines including reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.Secondary Position ResponsibilitiesStrives for excellence and process improvement on a consistent basis.Assists Designers, Staking Techs, and Project Managers with knowledge and understanding of infrastructure design and construction.Attends industry conferences and other meetings to stay abreast of the latest developments in the design and construction of transmission and distribution systems.Mentors new and existing employees.Reviews designs, construction records, and inspection reports for accuracy.Attends regularly scheduled safety meetings and completes monthly online topics.Attends professional development conferences, webinars and workshops as directed.Communicates with all associates, including developers and CoServ staff, in a timely and professional manner.Attends Business Development and/or Developer appointments as required.Assures that all safety precautions, procedures, and rules are followed.Maintains company provided tools and equipment in proper working condition. Operates company vehicles in a safe manner.Stays informed concerning all development activities within the CoServ Gas area of interest.Attends Smith Driving, CPR, and other CoServ required training.Attends CoServ University required training.Ability to travel, when necessary for business and training.Ability to work flexible or extended hours as needed or directed.Performs other duties and activities as directed.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesNone.Position RequirementsEducation and Certifications RequiredHigh School Diploma or G.E.D equivalency.Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent work experience.Education and Certifications PreferredProfessional Engineer in the State of Texas or able to obtain P.E. status within 2 years.Experience RequiredMinimum two (2) Years of engineering or related industry experience in gas utility operations or engineering.Working knowledge of 16 TAC Part 1 and 49 CFR Part 192 relating to pipeline safety regulationsExperience PreferredKnowledge of natural gas distribution systems, pipeline integrity management, and compliance with state and federal regulations.Experience using ESRI and ARC FM mapping softwareExperience using Synergi Gas network modeling softwareExperience with environmental regulations applicable to natural gas pipeline industrySkills and Abilities RequiredMust communicate well with team members, other departments, Landowners, Customers and Employees with regard to issues relating to the natural gas service provided by CoServ Gas.Ability to work in an office, to work remotely and/or field environment.Skilled in developing and delivering oral and written presentations.Ability to work both independently, with minimal supervision as well as in teams.Ability to work under deadlines and to solve problems effectively.Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.Must develop a working knowledge of Company's service area, distribution system, and system construction.Must develop a working knowledge of Company's tariff policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.Have basic skills in the operation and functions of computers including, but not limited to, Windows applications, Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.Have basic skills, or acquire basic skills in Synergi Gas, Gas Calc, GIS, and AutoCAD necessary to design and analyze natural gas infrastructure.Self-motivated and willing to take ownership of job responsibilities and be pro-active in seeking solutions for the department and for CoServ.Possess the ability to promote teamwork concepts and communicate cordially and professionally with customers and co-workers.Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.Skills and Abilities PreferredHas basic skills, or acquire basic skills in Synergi Gas, Gas Calc, GIS, and AutoCAD necessary to design and analyze natural gas infrastructure.Physical RequirementsWorks both in the office and outdoors.Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.Drives company vehicle as needed.Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.Ability to sit for long periods of time.Works in potentially hazardous conditions caused by pets and wildlife in or near the work site.Works in areas with possible exposure to poison oak, poison ivy, and insect stings.Other RequirementsMust have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license.

Keywords: Denton County Electric Cooperative, Flower Mound , Gas System Engineer 2, Other , Flower Mound, Texas

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