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Sr 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:
The Sr. Manager, Area Engineering will be responsible for managing the pipeline, facility assets, and personnel of the assigned service area.  Specific duties include long term strategic planning and implementation of work and projects involving the existing distribution and transmission systems with a focus on company safety policies and procedures, their facilities and the effect of new business load additions, physical conditions, pressure, and/or roadway construction activity on the systems; directing and developing the assigned Engineering personnel in their work; managing the capital budget allocated resources; establishing and ensuring compliance involving the physical plant records and the communication of maps and records updates to internal and external customers; assigning incoming work to the team and overseeing the team member’s design and estimation of costs for distribution system additions and modifications; achieving projects deadlines and Company goals; working with other functions to strategically plan for short- and long-term growth and maintenance needs in the distribution system; maintaining communications and coordinate activities with representatives of state (Pennsylvania and Maryland) utility commissions, municipalities, engineering consultants, regulators and/or contractors; and work on special assignments as requested.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Direct the design, permitting and approval of the Replacement & Betterment (R&B) replacement required target miles in each area in accordance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Manage the R&B and Removal & Salvage (R&S) work to meet the total budget.
  • Manage R&B and R&S projects to meet design deadlines and start a backlog of designed work ready for construction.  Track project status forecast costs and proactively manage financial commitments.
  • Develop staff of engineers and technicians.
  • Direct engineering staff on the performance of the distribution systems.  Review regulator station set points and capacities, monitor system performance and assist system planning in analysis of load growth and impact on system capacity.
  • Provide DIMP Risk review and SME feedback on DIMP and TIMP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient problem solving, project management and decision making skills.
  • Proficient drawing and drafting skills, particularly as relates to Natural Gas construction.
  • Ability to motivate and develop a team of employees and influence across departments.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong computer skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all applicable Federal (DOT), State (PUC), local codes and regulations.
  • Demonstrated safety leadership skills. 

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  Advanced degree highly desired but not required.
Length of Experience:  Five to ten years of experience in the design and maintenance of Natural Gas Distribution and/or Transmission systems, and five years of supervisory experience. Desired:  ten years of experience in the design and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems.
Licenses:  PA Professional Engineer License.



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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