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Engineer I-Standards & Materials


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
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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

Coordinating with various internal departments and external suppliers, assist the selection, approval, use, and life span of materials in the UGI gas system. Provide supporting technical advice on replacement or alternate solutions regarding construction material concerns. Evaluate, track and log material failures for submission to Federal, State and Industry organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the standardization of materials and equipment, including review and comparison of specifications, performance/functionality testing, and implementation. Participate in the inter-company Materials Committee and inter-company Tool Committee for review of current topics, materials, and tools.  
  • Review, audit, and record material failure reports submitted by installation crews and submit reports to the appropriate external agency as required by governing bodies (PHMSA, AGA PPDC and PA PUC).  Evaluate returned failures for quality defects or possible recurrence, which may include internal or laboratory analysis.  Make replacement or procedural change recommendations based on results of failure analysis.
  • Assist the Purchasing Dept. in the bid process through the creation of material specifications and monitor/assure supplier quality through commodity evaluation and occasional site visits. Provide alternate supplier options through specification evaluation and performance testing.   
  • Provide supporting diagrams, schematics, lists, and procedures for the Gas Operations Manual, Engineering Design Manual, and Construction Standards.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as requested.  This includes internal and external training sessions, company sponsored safety and vendor events, applicable committees/conferences, traveling to supplier or manufacturer sponsored locations, committee gatherings, and construction field visits.
  • Visit field offices to interact with field employees to gain feedback on materials, check storerooms for non-authorized materials, check storerooms for material quality as received from the manufacturers/suppliers and collect failed materials for evaluation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction techniques, and applicability to natural gas industry regulations, materials, practices and procedures
  • Knowledgeable in, or demonstrated ability to learn: use of basic and powered hand tools, and plastic and steel piping assemblies/distribution systems.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to constantly changing conditions.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills including AutoCAD and Microsoft Programs.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
  • 1 or more years in natural gas industry
  • Engineer in Training preferred but not required

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: Lancaster

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