Gas Engineer II-Project Engineering

Date: Nov 18, 2022

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 is a simple idea, but one that is at the heart of our business. We are dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That is why we are 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 four essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:
Living Spire (Essential Behaviors)

  • 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.
  • 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.
     

Summary

  • This position will be responsible for managing gas pipeline and/or gas supply projects including planning, designing, budgeting, permitting, scheduling, constructing, and overall project management.  The employee may oversee multiple projects and will also be responsible for overseeing contractors, safety, environmental, ROW, compliance and long- range planning for their projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs engineering analysis and developing metering & regulating designs for large-load end customers, transmission pipelines, LNG & storage.
  • Performs engineering design for HDD bores, hydrotesting, route selection, material & equipment selection, metering and regulating facilities.
  • Provides engineering assistance if required for district regulator installation and for design/maintenance of SCADA systems, process controls, facilities automation, remote communication technology, etc. Implements designs complying with national/local code requirements.
  • Assists with developing project cost estimates and schedules through design, simulation, PFDs, equipment type specification and initial sizing, P&ID development, and labor for RNG, LNG storage and pressure regulation engineering projects.
  • Assists with managing specific capital and maintenance projects including financial planning, scheduling, equipment specification and procurement, contractor interfacing, development of construction and operating drawings and project documentation.
  • Supports the commissioning of newly installed pipeline, metering and regulation facilities when required.
  • Collaborates with internal and external ROW, environmental, and regulatory agents to support survey, geotechnical investigations, permitting, and land acquisition.
  • Provides engineering support during construction activities when required.
  • Schedules and prioritizes 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 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

No 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

  • Previous project management experience is preferred Project Engineers
  • Minimum 3 years’ engineering experience in natural gas, similar industries or application of design concept and system studies.
  • 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
  • Familiarity of 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.

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
     

Competencies

We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

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

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