Gas Engineer I

Date: Jul 10, 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 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.
And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life: 
•    We make it happen:  We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance. 
•    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 collaborate:  We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger.
•    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

For System Planning: 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.

•    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

•    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

•    None

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 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
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
 

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 20% travel required
 

Posting Requirements

•    We accept online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com
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. 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 an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 
 


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