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AutoCAD Technician


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

Position Summary:
The Business Development Engineering Technician II will complete assigned engineering work in support of business development project design and estimation.  Key deliverables of the position will include facility layout design, construction drawings, permit sketches with information for permit applications, cost estimates and work authorization packages for new business facility construction projects.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Develop construction, permitting and easement drawings and work authorization packages for business development projects.  Conduct research as necessary to complete drawings using internal records such as as-built sketches and external records such as design one-calls and property records.
  • Design and estimate costs for business development projects utilizing Design Manager, DOJM and/or Ingres combined with the Annual Pipeline Contract to cost-effectively specify design parameters and select contractors.  
  • Support project construction process by answering questions from the field regarding designs or responding to review field construction changes.
  • Prepare business development project job completion packages for Central Maps & Records and Accounting Departments (including financial close-out in relevant systems, completed job orders, and checklists) in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of, or aptitude in learning, the properties of natural gas as they relate to pressure and flow, and of the principles which apply to gas facility construction and maintenance.
  • Aptitude in learning codes and standards such as all applicable Federal (DOT), state (PA PUC, PennDOT, MD PSC), local codes and Company policy and procedures, such as those found in the Gas Operations Manual (GOM) and Gas Design Manual.
  • Excellent computer skills especially mapping and technical programs and software (i.e. AutoCAD).
  • Aptitude in learning UGI-specific computer systems such as Design Manager, DOJM, Oracle, MapFrame, Ingres, Avenir, 4CAP, MLTS and ArcGIS among others.
  • Familiarity with office work flow procedures and have an understanding of available resources such as maps and records, maintenance reports, timesheets and contractor bills.

Education:    Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or related field and/or a working knowledge and experience with CAD in gas pipeline installation and maintenance.
Length of Experience:    One to two years’ work experience in a construction or engineering position preferred.

Working Conditions:
Regular office conditions are the typical working environment for this position, though construction support responsibilities may expose the position to heavy construction machinery, gaseous environments, noise, temperature extremes, vibrations, dust and etc., that would require safety equipment, clothing, and procedures as outlined in the UGI Safety & Health Manual.


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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