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Engineering Intern


Bethlehem, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc.

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 1,500 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


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:


  1. Obtain pipeline construction experience by visiting project sites and understanding company policy and procedure
  2. Determine pipeline replacement sizing using hydraulic modeling software
  3. Review of as-built drawings to determine project design options
  4. Identification and design of all service lines and meter sets affected by replacement project
  5. Development of construction drawings using AutoCAD 2018 Civil 3D
  6. Draft local, state and federal permits applications
  7. Development of project estimates using blanket contract pricing and company software
  8. Input proposed pipeline projects into GIS software
  9. Review completed project folders for accuracy and completeness
  10. Review and respond to Pennsylvania Design 1-Call tickets
  11. Review current odorant sniff test points and determine if the points are still appropriate based on changes to the distribution system. Identify new sniff point locations, if necessary, and work with Operations personnel to have the sniff point locations installed.


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.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Project cost analysis / bid analysis – Review construction bids for pipeline projects, analyze bid spreads, and develop regression model to determine typical ranges of expected cost for various project types.
  • 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.
  • Odorant Sniff Point Verification – Review existing odorant sniff points to determine if they are appropriately located following changes to the distribution system. Verify or identify more appropriate sniff points, and work with Operations personnel to implement any new sniff points.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & 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/blue prints



  • High Scholl Diploma
  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s Program in an Engineering discipline
  • Valid Drivers’ License


Working Conditions:

  • Although the majority of the time is spent in a regular office environment, can be expected to complete assigned duties in extreme hot or cold temperatures as well as on roadways where heavy traffic conditions exist.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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