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Mgr Area Engineering


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:
Supervise, provide leadership and development of Area Engineering staff.  Specific duties include:  Review designs of capital projects within the operating region for technical completeness, adherence to company policy/procedures, and budget adherence or offsets; development and tracking of budget in assigned area(s); and provide technical support for developing Area Engineering staff.

Principal Accountabilities:
1)  Manage Area Capital Budget
• Reviewing designs of capital projects
• Developing budget for assigned area(s)
• Tracking budget performance of assigned area(s)
• Participate in post-project reviews and variance analysis
• Ensure designs are in construction ready status by start of 3rd quarater of fiscal year (March 31st)
2)  Provide supervision and development of Area Engineering staff
• Work with Sr. Manager Area Engineering to develop individual performance goals for Area Engineering staff
• Provide opportunities for Area Engineering staff to spend time in other operating areas
• Train and develop the Area Engineering Staff in natural gas distribution system operations; engineering design process; project management and cost containment, etc.
• Review capital project designs with engineers; identify areas of improvement in design process efficiencies

3)  Work with System Planning and Marketing to identify need for system reinforcement
• Assist in validating system models
• Monitor system for pressure low points during peak usage times

4)  Review and update long term infrastructure improvement plan (LTIIP)
• Work with operations personnel to understand areas of concern and high risk within systems (Lehigh, Hazleton, Lehighton, Stroudsburg)
• Update LTIIP as risk/concerns are identified to ensure replacement in a timely manner
5)  Communicate and work with outside engineers, regulators, contractors and municipalities to minimize conflicts and coordinate workflow
• Coordinate proposed projects with other utilities, municipal public works, and PennDOT
• Obtain information for response to PUC data request for the assigned Area
6)  Perform other duties as requested by Sr. Manager Area Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • UGI standards and procedures
  • PUC regulations (PA and MD)
  • Federal, State and Municipal codes and ordinances
  • Paving and pipeline contracts
  • Technical writing
  • Emergency Call-out Plan
  • Common construction practices
  • DEP regulations
  • AutoCAD drafting skills

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering

Length of Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience in natural gas industry

Licenses/Registrations: Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania – if licensed in another state, must be able to get PA license within six (6) months.

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 outdoor temperatures as well as on roadways where heavy traffic conditions exist.  80% Office, 20% Field.


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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