Gas Engineer, Pipeline Engineering
Description This Gas "Pipeline" Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering, technical support, pipeline design, project management for the gas transmission assets across the CLIENT system. The engineer will be responsible for a defined geographic area within CLIENT's service territory. Project support for other regions within CLIENT's service territory could be required based on business and operational needs. This position is primarily project and technical support for the area. The most qualified candidates for this position shall have an understanding and technical background working with gas distribution and transmission pipelines, pipeline engineering, pipeline construction and effective interpersonal and communication skills. Determination of base work headquarter location will be dependent upon the successful candidate's qualifications and preference. Likely locations will be in Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno or Santa Rosa. Training opportunities during the first year might require more travel than that would be required during the normal course of business. Responsibilities Gas Transmission Pipeline Design: You will be responsible for engineering gas transmission facilities, which include gas pipelines, metering facilities, regulating facilities, and transmission service extensions. Knowledge of 49CFR Part 192 and CLIENT Gas Standards and Specifications is critical to success. Ensure that all designs meet applicable codes and gas standards. Work with Estimators and Design Engineers to develop construction drawings which you will approve and issue for construction. Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in gas transmission pipeline design, maintenance and operations. Depending on your experience, become a Subject Matter Expert in your area of expertise and provide oversight, consulting, technical support and document updates. Must be able to work with limited supervision and guidance, both independently and/or as a member of a team. Field Technical Support: Pipeline Engineering support within a specific GT area to: 1) manage issues that arise with 3rd parties and other CLIENT departments and the gas transmission pipeline. Examples include reviewing 3rd party development plans for impacts to GT pipelines and easements, proactively track sub-divisions and other growth developments around our gas transmission facilities; verify P/L class location, wheel loading, encroachments, etc.. 2) Work with the M&C Supervisors and crews, Sr. Gas Distribution Engineers and Corporate Real Estate Management on a variety of pipeline conflict and encroachment issues. 3) Provide Real Time day-to-day engineering solutions, technical support, and on-call emergency response during dig-ins, pipeline repairs and other emergency response events. 4) Manage data requests for GT assets such as class location study reviews, allowable pressure reviews, GIS data integrity. Planning, Budgeting and Project Management: Responsible for managing gas transmission pipeline projects from conception to completion. Project phases include: evaluating problems, developing a job scope, evaluating alternatives, justification, budgeting, pipeline routing, material procurement, land acquisition and right-of-way, engineering, estimating, construction and record keeping. Primary emphasis is on scope, resource scheduling, and cost control. May require preparation of specifications and contracts. Communication: Depending on experience, you will be acting as the technical owner representative for GT assets within a geographic Area. You must proactively communicate with numerous organizations throughout CLIENT. Specifically, Transmission System Planning, Project Management, Engineering & Estimating, Gas Distribution Engineering and Planning, M&C T&R and Construction, New Business, General Construction, Real Estate Management, Materials, Applied Technical Services, Gas System Operations, etc. External contacts consist of various third parties such as Cal Trans, Cities, Counties, real estate developers, landowners and construction contractors. Requirements MINIMUM: 5 years of experience in engineering and/or underground construction to include background working with gas distribution, gas transmission pipelines, and pipeline construction Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, civil, or metallurgical engineering DESIRED: Understanding of Department of Transportation (DOT) 49CFR Part 192 codes and regulations and California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) GO 112E Strong interpersonal and communication skills Ability to work well in a team environment as well as both an office and field environment Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Powerpoint, and Outlook Valid driver's license Project management experience Working knowledge or experience in gas operations or gas system planning Professional Engineering Registration in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering Experience in developing and administering contracts and specifications SAP experience in job ownership, materials, financials Synectics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
San Ramon, CA
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