S112 - Sr. Gas Engineer

Company Name:
Black Hills Corporation
_PAY RANGE:_ $65,100 - $97,600 (DOQ)
_CLOSING DATE:_ This position will close on July 10, 2014.
_LOCATION:_ Papillion, NE
Provide professional services to our natural gas utility operations in multiple states. Reviews DOT regulations, and develops procedures to comply with regulations. Works in partnership with the Material Standards Committee to develop material standards, and to maintain the company's quality control program. Develops procedures and provides joining/inspection training. Develops training for compliance with Operator Qualifications regulation, and trains trainers for hands-on certification. Performs Operations and Maintenance audits at various field locations.
_REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:_ Director, Gas Engineering Services
Provides general engineering support and service to natural gas operations in the company's multiple state natural gas business.
Develops and maintains sections of the Gas Operations and Maintenance manual, the Gas Operating Standards manual, the Gas Material Standards manual, and the Gas Emergency Plan manual.
Responsible for developing compliance plans for new DOT regulations, such as the Distribution Integrity Management Program, Public Awareness, etc.
Responsible for providing technical expertise and training in plastic fusion and inspection, and for the certification of steel welders.
Maintain the regulator and relief valve database, providing accurate calculated capacities of district regulator station and town border station equipment.
Performs Operations and Maintenance audits at various field locations.
Maintains a successful partnership with network operations.
Initiates and prepares necessary state and federal reporting.
Provides general technical support and training for Natural Gas Utility Operations.
Provides professional services elsewhere in the company's energy business, as requested.
Participates in community relations based activity, where desired and where interest exists.
Works with state and federal pipeline safety commissions on pipeline safety regulations.
Works with operations managers and supervisors.
Contact with vendors, suppliers, industry associations.
5 or more years' gas industry experience preferred; knowledge of gas operations, maintenance and construction practices.
Requires either a Civil or Mechanical Engineering degree.
Demonstrated technical and operational expertise.
Good grasp of general business and financial principles.
Good understanding of network design, standards, drafting and general system operations.
Understanding of drafting and mapping software.
Proficient in word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Effective presentation, facilitation and training skills.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Ability to lead and participate with cross-functional teams.
Ability to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
Ability to thoroughly document analytical work.
Team player and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in such an environment.
Registered Professional Engineer certification preferred.
The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.
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