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Co-Op Engineering


Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities North

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


To assist other engineers in the group with assigned engineering work, primarily involving the existing distribution system and its facilities in situations affected by physical conditions, pressure, and/or roadway construction activity, to research and design potential additions and 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.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist other engineers in the group with reviewing 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.  Progress from the ability to determine conflicts to designing resolution. 
  • Assist other engineers in group in researching internal records & assess system conditions via MapFrame, Optimain, network analysis, etc. for planning system facility replacements due to condition or pressure needs, or to assess involvement with proposed State or Municipal roadway improvement plans.  At the end of assignment period, be able to do this independently.
  • Assist other engineers in group in communicating and internally coordinating workload priorities, C&M installation concerns, project manpower requirements, materials procurement, permit application, etc. regarding the design and implementation of projects.
  • Assist other engineers in the group to monitor projects for actual installation versus design including field coordination during construction, assessment of project costs using Oracle, creation of change orders, post-construction debriefing with C&M.  As necessary, preparation of job completion packages for Central Maps & Records and Accounting Departments, completed job orders, etc.  At the end of the assignment period, be able to provide cost summaries to the engineers independently.
  • Assist other engineers in the group to represent the Company at construction and/or utility meetings with the State, municipalities, contractors, developers, etc.  Attend as many meetings as possible with PennDOT, Municipalities, and other utilities, especially water companies/authorities.
  • Complete all other work assignments and special projects as directed by the Manager Area Engineering.  Spend one day per week on average in the field observing facility installations to learn industry practices and procedures, especially for unusual construction projects.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of science and engineering.
  • Oral and written communication skills, and computer skills.
  • Drawing and drafting skills through CADD.
  • Skills in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skills in project and program management.



  • Participation in a four-year college engineering program.
  • Preferred General Construction, Science, and Engineering Knowledge.


Working Conditions:

  • Although most of the time is spent in a regular office environment, frequently expected to complete assigned duties in extreme hot or cold temperatures, where carbon monoxide and gas leak may exist, as well as on roadways where heavy traffic conditions exist.

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.

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