Compliance Engineer III

Date: Jun 14, 2024

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

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.


Spire is seeking a Compliance Engineer III. This position will provide guidance to company personnel concerning pipeline safety compliance standards and implement the company’s Integrity Management Program.   This position may also manage various main and service line replacement programs and the development of compliance and maintenance programs to comply with State and federal pipeline safety programs.  Also submits reports including DOT annual reports and other records for compliance and auditing purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the company’s Integrity Management Program and the associated plan and risk model.
  • Support the company’s PSC pipeline safety inspections including associated preparation and internal auditing of records.
  • Support the company initiatives through interacting with the PSC Pipeline Safety officials, other gas utility representatives, and material/equipment vendors as needed.
  • Prepare and submit various regulatory reports and documentation including annual reports, incident reports, safety related condition reports, and other documentation as needed.
  • Manage the analysis of leakage data and the planning of leakage and other compliance-related surveys as required.
  • Implement pipeline safety compliance programs as needed.
  • Where appropriate, implement the use of hydro testing, internal inspection technologies, non-destructive examination technologies, cathodic protection/corrosion mitigation, corrosion evaluations, and pipeline coating applications
  • Manage the analysis and implementation of various replacement programs, including identifying specific areas for replacement, implementing GIS tools, ensuring that the work is completed according to Company standards, and documenting information as needed in the appropriate company business system.
  • Submit various regulatory reports and documentation including annual reports, incident reports, safety related condition reports, and other documentation as needed
  • Assist Field Operations personnel as needed with information requests and various tasks and projects related to pipeline safety compliance
  • Develop and implement process changes to enhance the Company’s compliance with pipeline safety rules
  • Develop and implement process changes to improve the Company’s efficiencies in conducting various pipeline maintenance programs 
  • Support the implementation of special projects related to compliance activities as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the operations and engineering area of a regulated natural gas distribution system or related experience in another industry.
  • Familiarity with state and federal pipeline safety regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ESRI software applications
  • Knowledge of the Company’s business systems, operating standards and replacement programs
  • Regularly perform project management tasks.  Must be able to effectively manage contractor employees to accomplish objectives.  Also required to monitor and manage expenses related to certain projects.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normally works inside office surroundings but will occasionally work outdoors in the field under varying weather conditions with moderate physical exertion
  • Typically, Monday through Friday (Hybrid work schedule).
  • Occasional travel and work outside normal business hours may be necessary

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


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.

Job Location: Birmingham

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