Natural Gas Engineer II

Date: Jun 20, 2024

Location: Berkeley, MO, US, 63134

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


  • For Project Engineering: This position will be responsible for managing gas pipeline and/or gas supply projects including planning, designing, budgeting, permitting, scheduling, constructing, and overall project management.  The employee may oversee multiple projects and will also be responsible for overseeing contractors, safety, environmental, ROW, compliance and long- range planning for their projects.
  • For Construction Engineering: This position will assist the Engineering Manager and Field Operations and is responsible for designing and estimating construction projects for the replacement of existing natural gas facilities, and construction of new natural gas facilities. Also responsible for coordinating designs with GIS Analysts, Environmental Engineering, System Planning, Right of Way, Pipeline Safety and Compliance, Field Operations, and outside companies.
  • For System Planning: This position will be responsible for the coordination and execution of engineering design studies using a computer-based model of the Spire natural gas distribution piping systems.  The position will work both individually and in a team environment to make recommendations on pipe sizing for annual studies, new business opportunities, pipe replacements, pipe abandonments, pipe reinforcements, and relocations of gas mains.   

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Records and track each set of improvement plans from preliminary to final stage through construction.
•    Assists in the daily coordination, assignment of work and oversight of GIS Analyst and Construction Engineers.
•    Works on special projects: bridge crossings; railroad crossings; design non-normal services, such as for loft buildings; work with those blasting near the Company’s mains; and calculate stress on pipelines with non-typical amounts of cover.
•    Responsible for specifying and having placed on order most non-stock material required for all types of main and service work.
•    Reviews the design and cost estimates for all types of main and service work; review delivery pressures; and justify proposed main work.
•    Handles calls and correspondence regarding the status of jobs and projects.
•    Prepares necessary paperwork related to the Company’s procedures for gas main and service work as required
•    Attends utility meetings and pre-construction meetings to negotiate with representatives from engineering firms and municipalities to reduce the impact of proposed improvements to the Company’s existing facilities.
•    Attends site meetings to resolve specific issues or conflicts with the Company’s facilities and proposed improvements.

•    Schedules and prioritizes projects that are going to construction or have a higher priority due to the Company’s requirements
•    Ensures effective utilization of the Company’s Geographical Information System (GIS) and asset management system to manage all capital construction design work 
•    Ensures the use of the Company’s standards and applicable State and Federal codes and regulations for all design work 

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited school required.
•    Engineering in Training certificate preferred


Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Minimum 3 years’ engineering experience in natural gas, similar industries or application of design concept and system studies.
  • Previous experience with general pipe engineering and/or design preferred.
  • Previous experience with modeling software a plus.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and proven ability to lead across functional teams / work across functional areas to achieve mutual goals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with both internal peers, staff of acquired entities and third-party service providers
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and use of Spire’s systems such as Maximo, OBIEE, Oracle, Sharepoint, Asana
  • Familiarity of industry standards and regulatory code pertinent to pipelines and natural gas operations including CFR Part 192, 193, and 195.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment. Hybrid in- office/ remote work schedule. 
  • Work hours are typically 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • An additional 20 hours may be required per month to complete necessary work in the areas of responsibility that fall under this position
  • Overnight travel is required to visit various work locations and to attend business functions
  • Up to 20% travel required

Posting Requirements

The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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