Engineer II, Gas

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Summary

The Spire is seeking an Engineer II, Gas to work in our System Planning department in Birmingham, AL.  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

  • Perform system studies of the Company’s various pressure networks and expectation is to handle projects in multiple Spire territories
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate size of gas mains and services – with present and future impact analysis to the hydraulic system – for new residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities
  • Determine the appropriate size required to replace existing gas mains exposed or in conflict with proposed civic improvements, such as sewer, street, and highway construction projects
  • Analyze a multitude of requests for various applications, including those pertaining to elevated delivery pressure, bypass sizing, load addition, economic development, emergency leak and damage repair, Gas Interruption Procedures, and regulator sizing
  • Perform ongoing analyses of strategic pipe replacement projects based on risk priority and efficiency
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of strategic replacement models including the evaluation of the appropriate gas main sizes required for all replacement programs
  • Analyze winter and summer settings for low pressure regulator stations, including the over-pressurization characteristics study mandated by the Public Service Commission for the low-pressure system
  • Study, initiate, and conduct winter gauge surveys and low-pressure regulator station correlation field tests through continuous communication with other departments and translate findings into tangible recommendations for system alterations and operations
  • Maintain system models to include updates from GIS, maps and field book notes, load zone revisions, develop loading data from load count, residential and commercial projections, evaluate results, and correlate results from studies
  • Participate in occasional Gas Control setting on a peak day to gain perspective on system hydraulics and monitor and compare actual vs system model results
  • Conduct in-house hydraulic model building on a consistent basis using SynerGi and CMM data to increase the accuracy and confidence levels of the system models
  • Perform long-term modeling studies that can support additional future growth to the distribution system
  • 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.
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Three years of related engineering experience, or
  • Two years of experience in application of system design concepts and system studies, or
  • Two years of experience with modeling software
  • 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 and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience with general pipe engineering and/or design preferred.
  • Previous experience with modeling software a plus.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Hybrid Schedule - Normal office Hours, Typically 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

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.

Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are 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.

 

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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