Thursday, February 19, 2015
Natural Gas Engineer
Vacancy # 15013
Posting Date: 02/18/2015
Closing Date: 03/18/2015
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
Job Classification: Engineer
Department: 072 Gas Systems Engineering
Work Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike
Work Schedule: 40+ hours / week: M - F
Work Description: This position is located within the Gas Systems Engineering department and is responsible for the overall planning, oversight, and management of KUB natural gas assets including distribution mains and services, gate and regulator stations, large meter sets, and repairs. Specifically, this position consists of planning for expansion of KUB's natural gas system, for pipeline replacement projects, and for development of maintenance programs; designing of pipeline projects; preparing and reviewing construction plans, bid documents, and cost estimates; managing all phases of capital improvements and maintenance programs; coordinating work with construction crews, customers, permitting agencies, contractors, and KUB departments; developing and/or updating KUB standards and specifications for installation and repair work; and training of KUB employees as needed. Since the natural gas industry is heavily regulated, this position requires the understanding and assurance of compliance with applicable sections of 49 Code of Federal Regulations. KUB has developed a Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP). This position will assist with research, identification, and prioritization of threats to the natural gas system under KUB's DIMP. In addition, this position provides engineering design and technical support with tasks including, but not limited to the following: advising KUB field inspectors and construction and maintenance crews on pipeline construction; providing engineering solutions, technical support, and on-call emergency response during dig-ins, pipeline repairs, and other emergency response events; handling data requests regarding the natural gas system, such as Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure reviews, and field data verification for GIS mapping and records; and reviewing city and state construction projects and plans submitted by developers for impacts to KUB natural gas system. Highly qualified candidates shall have the technical background and work experience that provides a comprehensive understanding of natural gas distribution design and construction methods, as well as industry best practices for installing natural gas facilities. The chosen candidate would be responsible for executing all project phases including identifying the problem, developing a job scope, evaluating alternatives, pipeline routing, materials procurement, easement acquisition, engineering design, cost estimating, construction management, and record keeping.
Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.
• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, civil, or metallurgical engineering, or engineering degree in another discipline, from a four-year ABET-accredited college or university, with demonstrated proficiency and significant work experience in gas utility pipeline engineering, construction, and maintenance
• Five years of experience in engineering, planning, project management, operations, or construction of natural gas distribution mains, services, meters, and stations
• Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills to communicate policies, procedures, and objectives effectively
• Ability to work well in a team environment, in both an office and field environment
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Power Point
• Valid driver’s license
Physical Demands: Works primarily in an office setting, but regular field visits and activities are required. These field visits may include: emergency response activities and support beyond normal business hours, heavy lifting or strenuous work and mobility over rough terrain. Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and working in awkward and strenuous positions at times. Occasionally requires above normal mental and visual alertness.
Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.
• Professional Engineering Registration in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or ability to obtain license within one year
• Thorough knowledge of code requirements of 49 CFR Part 192 and the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, and ability to learn KUB Gas Standards and Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures
(Subject to change)
Phase 1 Apply online at www.kub.org
Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation
Phase 3 Interview with department representatives
Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
Phase 5 Background investigation
Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen
If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.
Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please no third party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.
Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any openings.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide correct and updated contact information to KUB during the active period of the application. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment.
For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.
Knoxville Utilities Board
Human Resources Department
4505 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921-5530
Employment Opportunity Line: (865) 558-2420
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): (865) 558-2688