Construction Engineer III

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6541 
Location: 700 Market St,Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
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

  • Oversee and maintain construction estimating processes, including analysis and updates to CU’s
  • Handle calls and correspondence from Construction and Leak & Maintenance foremen, general foremen, civic inspectors, External Affairs, and other departments regarding the status of jobs and projects
  • Handle calls and correspondence from outside the Company (municipalities, engineering firms, developers) to process the needed information to coordinate the Company’s facilities with proposed improvements and development
  • Process the all proposed road improvements, including identifying conflicts, designing relocations, obtaining variances, initiating work orders, and seeking reimbursement
  • Schedule and prioritize projects that are going to construction or have a higher priority due to the Company’s requirements
  • Prepare necessary paperwork related to the Company’s procedures for gas main and service work as required, including utility agreements and other documents
  • Attend 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
  • Assign the various plans for review to the GIS Analyst and follow their progress through the construction drawing process, providing information or direction when needed, as required to properly convey and depict design decisions
  • Assist in the daily coordination, assignment of work and oversight of GIS Analyst and Construction Engineers
  • Work on special projects
  • Responsible for specifying and having placed on order most non-stock material required for all types of main and service work
  • Review the design and cost estimates for all types of main and service work; review delivery pressures; and justify proposed main work
  • Determine main financing costs for new business main extensions and report results to Marketing Department
  • Determine any non-normal costs that may occur with a main extension
  • Develop the detailed specifications, designs, and project plans for all components of natural gas distribution, including regulator stations, take points, transmission and liquid propane systems consistent with applicable codes and regulations
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values

Essential Characteristics

Core and Job Category Competencies

Core: Customer focus, results-driven, teamwork and communication   

Job Category: Adaptability, quality, initiative and problem solving and analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None

Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Valid driver’s license 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Five years of related engineering experience
  • Two to Three years of practical design experience and interaction with road/highway agencies
  • Remaining qualifications are unchanged

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Typically 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Overtime and/or travel may be required



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: St Louis

Job Segment: Construction, Engineer, Geology, GIS, Construction Engineer, Engineering, Technology

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