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Engineer II-Standards & Material

Location: 

Denver, 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 1,700 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 with the selection, approval, use, and life span of materials in the UGI distribution system.  Provide supporting technical advice on replacement, use 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.  Actively 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 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 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. 
  • Maintain and monitor the materials specification catalog, virtual valve catalog, and PUC Notification of Major Expenditure site.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Familiarity with national and international engineering standards organizations (ISO, ASME, ANSI, ASTM, DIN).
  • Proficiency with basic and powered hand tools, as well as knowledge of plastic and steel piping assemblies/distribution systems.
  • Superior computer skills (Windows) with MS professional programs and 2D drafting software such as AutoCad is required.  Knowledge of MS SharePoint and SAP is desired. 
  • Superior knowledge of the electrofusion process and competent failure analysis of the electrofusion process required.  Ability to perform/document failure analysis testing with individuals from various backgrounds present. 
  • Strong interpersonal relationship acumen.  Ability to communicate effectively and accurately to individuals from various backgrounds, in person and electronically.   
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Engineering field.
  • At least 1 year experience.
  • EIT (State license) strongly encouraged.

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.