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Engineer I-New Business Development

Location: 

Bethlehem, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Work From Home Temporarily (COVID)

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

The Business Development Engineer I position is responsible to design natural gas facilities for business development projects including mains, services, metering and basic pressure regulator stations.  Develop project cost estimates and manage projects in various work order systems.  Work with various departments to coordinate design and project delivery priorities.  Support the new business sales group and various operations departments, including field support, with technical and project management assistance during new business facility installations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design natural gas facilities including mains, services, metering and basic pressure regulator stations for business development projects including main extensions, approach mains and meter upgrades. Research internal records and assess system conditions via MapFrame, Smallworld, and Synergee systems to ensure natural gas facilities are properly designed. Complete main extension designs and prepare drawing packages for field crews to install the main projects.
  • Develop new business project cost estimates utilizing Design Manager/DOJM and other work order systems, combined with the Annual Pipeline Contract, to cost-effectively specify design parameters and to select contractors, and/or create bid packages.  Provide estimate inputs to project profitability review and approvals completed by the Sales group.
  • Manage business development projects in various work order systems while coordinating workload priorities within the New Business Sales and Operations groups. Manage project manpower requirements, materials procurement, and permit application regarding the design and implementation of the project.  Monitor projects for actual installation costs, and cost containment, versus estimated design costs using Oracle, change orders, and post-construction debriefing with Operations to determine project cost variances.
  • Prepare business development project job completion packages for Central Maps & Records and Accounting Departments (including graphical completion in Design Manager, financial close-out in relevant systems, completed job orders, and checklists) in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction techniques, and applicability to natural gas industry regulations, materials, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal (DOT), State (PUC and PennDOT), and local codes.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills especially mapping and technical programs and software (i.e. AutoCAD).
  • Must be self-motivated in pursuing strategies and tasks.
Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
Length of Experience: One to two years’ work experience in an engineering position (energy or utility experience preferred). 
Certifications: EIT preferred
Licenses/Registrations: Future PE License preferred

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.


Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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