Field Inspector BH

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 5206 
Location: 14 13th Street North,Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

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 our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. 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.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day activities associated with the completion of assigned new construction and replacement pipeline projects
  • Supervises assigned new growth and replacement field contractor crews through the contractor foreman
  • Prioritize and assign projects to contractor/company crews for the installation of new and replacement mains and services and redirects resources as needed
  • Monitors and inspects activities associated with assigned service and main installations
  • Manages project timelines
  • Maintains permanent field notes and records; Verifies pay sheets
  • Coordinates with Construction Engineering to ensure all necessary permits are in place prior to start of project
  • Verifies that all right of ways and utilities are located and marked appropriately
  • Consults with System Planning to ensure appropriate gas supply will be provided to meet customers’ needs
  • Conducts pre-project meetings with stakeholders and serves as the company representative during meetings
  • Authorizes all changes needed in the field
  • Submits pressure test charts for installations
  • Submits project completion reports within 30 days of completion
  • QCI qualified; Adheres to all environmental standards
  • Communicates the ongoing status of projects with stakeholders
  • All other duties as assigned

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 and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct supervision on weekdays, but may be required on weekends

Required Education:

  • Requires a high school education or equivalent
  • Valid Alabama Driver’s license

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • Must have a good mechanical aptitude and an understanding of general pipeline construction practices and 5 years’ experience in pipeline or natural gas related work
  • Proficient in the use of laptop, calculator, gas flow calculations, pipe horn and various meters, tools, gauges and other construction equipment
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all corporate policies, standards, and procedures as they relate to personnel, replacement projects, and new construction
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the rules and regulations of the APSC pertaining to pipeline construction as well as DOT 49CFR, Part 191 & 192 and the appropriate collective bargaining agreements
  • Ensures all work remains in compliance with rules and regulations of company and governmental agencies
  • Is responsible for a company vehicle, all assigned equipment and for safe-guarding confidential personnel and project budgetary information
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS, customer relations, Microsoft Office, and appropriate enterprise software are preferred

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Work includes a typical office environment plus extensive time in the field, where duties require exposure to heavy construction equipment, outdoor elements, and physical exertion
  • May also be required to work weekend and callout duty

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

Job Segment: Inspection, Engineer, Geology, GIS, Pipeline, Engineering, Technology, Energy