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Co-Op - Engineering


Bethlehem, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

  • This Engineering Intern position will support the engineering department in the administration of duties associated with the review, preparation and development of pipeline cost analysis/bid analysis, pipeline schematics, pipeline system review, and pipeline design assistance. Tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Obtain pipeline construction experience by visiting project sites and understanding company policy and procedure
    • Determine pipeline replacement sizing using hydraulic modeling software
    • Review of as-built drawings to determine project design options
    • Identification and design of all service lines and meter sets affected by replacement project
    • Development of construction drawings using AutoCAD 2018 Civil 3D
    • Draft local, state, and federal permits applications
    • Development of project estimates using blanket contract pricing and company software
    • Input proposed pipeline projects into GIS software
    • Review completed project folders for accuracy and completeness
    • Review and respond to Pennsylvania Design 1-Call tickets
  • At the completion of this internship, the intern will utilize the skills, knowledge and experience obtained during the course of the internship to design and estimate a smaller scope (<$300K) main replacement project. The intern will have presented this project to management for DOA approval and will have successfully obtained DOA approval for the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pipeline schematics & Construction Drawings – Develop schematics for pipeline regulator stations, meter sets and other key facilities. Through the use PA One Call Design Tickets and light field survey, develop AutoCAD base plans to be used in pipeline replacement design packages.
  • Pipeline design assistance – Assist engineers in performing pipeline projects designs.
  • Pipeline system review – Review existing pipeline facilities, gather facility data from historical records and through field reconnaissance, perform pressure design calculations, identify pressure limitations, and analyze alternatives to increasing system capacity.
  • Assist in responding to 3rd party PA One Call design ticket requests, by reviewing the subject area in UGI GIS systems, gathering all necessary facility information from GIS systems, and sending a response letter/package by to the requestor.
  • Shadow other engineers in attending field site meetings for internal project walkthroughs, 3rd party utility coordination meetings with state, municipal parties, contractors, developers, etc. Shadow other field departments in UGI to expand view of how a natural gas utility business operates (Construction & Maintenance, Meter & Regulation, Utility, Capital Construction, Corrosion Control, etc.).
  • Complete all other work assignments and special projects as directed by the Manager Area Engineering/Sr. Manager Area Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2D AutoCAD or other drafting software experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Project experience 
  • Fluid dynamics principles
  • General construction background
  • Proficient in reading design prints/blueprints

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma/Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in an engineering discipline

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

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