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Engineer I

Location: 

Middletown, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

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

To complete assigned operations engineering work, involving the existing distribution system and its facilities in situations effected by new business loads, physical conditions, pressure, and/or roadway construction activity, so as to research and design potential additions and/or modifications to the distribution system utilizing budgeted and allocated resources in an effective, efficient and professional manner, and in compliance with applicable Codes and Company policies and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • With mentoring from peers & supervision, review roadway construction plans from the state, municipalities, contractors and/or developers for conflicts and/or needed system maintenance to be done in coordination with proposed construction activity.
  • For non‐complex projects initially, learn to research internal records and assess system conditions via MapFrame, Optimain, network analysis, etc. for planning system facility replacements due to condition or pressure needs.
  • Communicate and internally coordinate workload priorities, C&M installation concerns, project manpower requirements, materials procurement, permit application, etc. regarding the design and implementation of projects.
  • With less supervision/mentoring over time, design and estimate costs for non‐complex/typical distribution system additions and modifications including utilizing Design Manager/DOJM and/or Avenir combined with the Annual Pipeline Contract to cost‐effectively specify design parameters and to select contractors, and/or create bid packages.
  • Learn to monitor projects for actual installation ﴾and cost containment﴿ versus design including field coordination during construction, assessment of project costs using Oracle and OBIEE, creation of change orders, post‐construction debriefing with C&M, etc.
  • With less mentoring over time, complete all necessary tasks for the preparation of the job completion packages for Central Maps & Records and Accounting Departments, including graphical completion in Design Manager, financial close‐out in DOJM, completed job orders, checklists, tagging leaks, reviewing field sketches for accuracy, etc.
  • Represent the Company at construction and/or utility meetings with the State, municipalities, contractors, developers, etc. as skill level and/or experience allows.
  • Complete all other work assignments and special projects as directed by the Manager Area Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A general knowledge of the properties of natural gas as they relate to pressure and flow.
  • A general knowledge of the principles which apply to gas facility excavation and construction processes.
  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal (DOT), State (PUC and PennDOT) and local codes.
  • Knowledge of the company computer systems, such as Design Manager, Mapframe, DOJM, Fieldglass, PowerPlan and SAP.
  • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures, such as those found in the Gas Operations Manual and Design Manual.
  • Familiarity with office workflow procedures and understanding of available resources such as maps and records, maintenance reports and timesheets and contractor bills. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years of job-related experience.

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.


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