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Sr Engineer

Location: 

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

 

Summary:

 

Complete senior-level business development engineering work, primarily involving new and existing distribution systems and facilities, designing 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.  Key focus areas will be the design, approval and installation of large business development and GET Gas projects, including mains, services, metering and pressure regulator stations.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Plan, design and estimate natural gas mains, services, meters and regulators to UGI system specifications for all new business facilities and especially projects with large or complex scope in a timely and efficient manner, reducing the cost to serve by applying least cost and continuous improvement methods for work throughout the assigned design region.  Collaborate with area sales representatives and system planning to prioritize workloads and coordinate with area Operations staff and others to manage project manpower requirements, materials procurement, and permit application.  
  • Communicate and work with outside engineers, contractors, municipalities, and State agencies to scope & design business development projects, prepare bid documents, obtain permits and minimize conflicts.
  • Collaborate with the Sales & Marketing departments on the identification, scoping, delivery and evaluation of large business development projects within the GET Gas program. Provide input to the annual preparation of the Capital Construction Budget for design areas and manage implementation of allocated budget as required for business development and GET Gas project priorities.
  • Complete special projects as assigned, including analyses, standards, guidelines, processes and procedures, collaborating with other departments or teammates across the Company.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal (DOT), State (PA PUC & MD PSC) and local codes.  Knowledge of the properties of natural gas as they relate to pressure and flow, and the principals which apply to gas facility design, installation and construction processes.
  • Experienced ability to design and estimate construction costs for installation of natural gas services, approach main, and residential and commercial applications through the use of the Work Order Management System(s), DOJM, Design Manager, Avenir, Ingres/CMS, and  MapFrame, along with any other relevant systems is essential.  
  • Knowledge of UGI’s policies and procedures, UGI’s tariff, gas codes, along with strong PC skills are highly preferred.  Knowledge of UGI’s sales and business development processes is a plus.
  • Engineering & pipeline construction project management competencies including knowledge of UGI contracting & operations procedures, environmental & municipal permitting requirements, Right-of-Way acquisition processes and application of other Project Management best practices to design & construction projects.    
  • Ability to motivate and hold accountable oneself and others in pursuing strategies and tasks, including changes and improvements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
  • Five years’ work experience involving engineering, project management and related technical experience.
  • EIT preferred
  • Future PE License preferred

 

Working Conditions:

  • Regular office conditions are the typical working environment for this position, though construction support responsibilities may expose the position to heavy construction machinery, gaseous environments, noise, temperature extremes, vibrations, dust and etc., that would require safety equipment, clothing, and procedures as outlined in the UGI Safety & Health Manual.

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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