Engineer I, Gas - System Planning

Date: May 25, 2023

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.


This position will be responsible for engineering design studies using a computer-based model of the natural gas distribution piping system.  The position will work in a team environment to make recommendations on pipe sizing for new business opportunities, pipe replacements, pipe abandonments, pipe reinforcements, and relocations of gas mains.


Duties and Responsibilities

•    Performs system studies of the Company’s various pressure networks
•    Evaluate and recommend appropriate size of gas mains and services 
•    Analyzes a multitude of requests for various applications, including those pertaining to elevated delivery pressure, bypass sizing, load addition, economic development, and Gas Interruption Procedures
•    Assists in the development and maintenance of strategic replacement models 
•    Analyzes 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
•    Studies, initiates, and conducts winter gauge surveys and low-pressure regulator station correlation field tests through continuous communication with other departments 
•    Maintains system models to include updates from GIS, maps and field book notes, load zone revisions, develops loading data from load count, residential and commercial projections, and evaluates and correlates results from studies
•    Participates in occasional Gas Control setting on a peak day to gain perspective on system hydraulics.


Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Learns Spire systems including, Synergi, Maximo, Oracle, ESRI ArcGIS…
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual and team goals and deadlines
  • 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

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited school required.
• Engineering in Training certificate preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Minimum 0-2 years’ engineering experience in natural gas or similar industries
  • Knowledge of Synergi Gas software preferred
  • 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

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment. Hybrid in- office/ remote work schedule
  • Work hours are typically 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • An additional 20 hours may be required per month to complete necessary work in the areas of responsibility that fall under this position
  • Overnight travel is required to visit various work locations and to attend business functions
  • Up to 10% travel required

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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