System Planning Engineer I

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 5110 
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.


The Spire is seeking a System Planning Engineer I to work in St. Louis, MO.  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:

  • Perform system studies of the Company’s various pressure networks
  • Calculate and recommend appropriate size of gas mains for new subdivisions and commercial customers, including evaluating the effect now and in the future of these main additions to the system
  • Analyze winter and summer settings for low pressure regulator stations, including the over-pressurization characteristics study mandated by the Missouri Public Service Commission for the low pressure system
  • Maintain system models to include: updates from GIS, maps and field book notes, load zone revisions, develop loading data from load count, residential and commercial projections, evaluate results, and correlate results from studies
  • Determine the appropriate size required to replace existing gas mains in conflict with proposed civic improvements, such as sewer, street, and highway construction projects
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an overall cast iron system replacement model including the evaluation of the appropriate gas main sizes required for all replacement programs
  • Study, initiate, and conduct winter gauge surveys and low pressure regulator station correlation field tests
  • Evaluate appropriate size of customer service lines and minimum available main pressure in response to service applications submitted by Construction Services, Sales and Construction Departments
  • 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.
  •     All other duties as assigned by Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related area.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • 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 and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
  • 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.

Preferred experience, knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • Previous experience with general pipe engineering and/or design preferred.
  • Previous experience with modeling software a plus.

Physical Demands and / or Work Environment:

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Normal office Hours, Typically 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


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.

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