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Engineer I


Wilkes-Barre, 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



To complete 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:

  • 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.  
  • Research 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.
  • 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.
  • Without supervision/direction, design and estimate costs for all non-complex and some complex distribution system additions and modifications including utilizing DOJM and other work order systems, combined with the Annual Pipeline Contract, to cost-effectively specify design parameters and to select contractors, and/or create bid packages.
  • Monitor projects for actual installation (and cost containment) 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.
  • Represent the Company at construction and/or utility meetings with the State, municipalities, contractors, developers, etc.
  • Complete all other work assignments and special projects as directed by the Manager Area Engineering.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all applicable Federal (DOT), State (PUC), and local codes and regulations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong computer skills.
  • Proficient drawing and drafting skills, particularly as related to natural gas construction
  • Proficient skills in decision making and problem solving
  • Proficient in project and program management



  • A four-year college engineering degree is required.
  • General Construction Knowledge preferred


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.


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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