Compliance Engineer II

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

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.

Summary

Spire is seeking a Compliance Engineer II to 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, monitor, and update the integrity management programs for pipelines and facilities (transmission and high pressure pipelines and HVL)
•    Complete risk assessments and risk modeling analysis for pipelines and facilities (transmission, high pressure and HVL)
•    Ensure transmission and HVL pipeline safety compliance
•    Prepare state and federally required reports and documentation for transmission and HVL (annual reports, incident/accident reports, safety related condition reports, etc.)
•    Monitor incident report emails
•    Assist in coordination of PHMSA and PSC inspections, company internal audits, and other similar reviews as necessary
•    Support the applicable infrastructure upgrade, replacement, and maintenance programs through prioritization modeling and recommendations for transmission system and high pressure pipeline upgrades (pigging, valving and other enhancements)
•    Complete class location reviews, HCA/MCA reviews, and MAOP verification reviews, and similar integrity reviews as needed
•    Complete pipeline and facility system record reviews to confirm reliable, verifiable, and complete record information
•    Support the integrity corrosion control programs 
•    Support operational plan and procedure updates and reviews as needed
•    Update National Pipeline Management (NPMS)
•    Provide support to the Safety Management Systems (SMS) implementation along with the associated programs and initiatives

•    Learns Spire systems including, Synergi, Maximo, Oracle, ESRI ArcGIS…
•    Schedules and prioritize 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 
•    Ensures that all work is performed in a safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner to maximize system integrity, reliability, and value to customers
•    All other duties as assigned by Manager.
 

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • 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
  • Ability to learn 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.
  • 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

N/A

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 3 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 business systems, operating standards and replacement programs
  • Aiblity 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.
  • Occasional travel or overtime as required

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

 

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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