Pay Range 22 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$27.8954$41.8430
Hourly (42 hrs.)$26.5670$39.8505
Hourly (56 hrs.)$19.9253$29.8879

Gas Engineer

Range: $58,022.35 - $87,033.53 (22)
Position Number: 6067

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs and oversees engineering and operational duties for the natural gas system.
Performs technical engineering duties to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the natural gas system.
Oversees engineering and engineering related functions; oversees the safe design and sizing of all system facilities for the division.
Implements the division’s Emergency Response Isolation and Control procedures; designs and operates the Cathodic Protection System; manages and monitors the Leak Detection and Correction Program.
Performs engineering tasks to establish isolation areas and regulator influence areas; monitors cathodic protection; identifies system improvements; develops load studies.
Researches and analyzes engineering data.
Reviews consultant and contractor plans for conflicts on any construction within the city and county limits for conflicts with existing gas facilities, planned facility expansion, and code compliance.
Coordinates with engineering firms, developers, and governmental entities for all gas facility installation or relocation.
Reviews construction plans and associated records to insure quality control and accuracy of information.
Supervises engineering technicians and construction crews to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Monitors gas system for pressure problems using SCADA software and Gas Model.
Prepares and delivers operation plans, after action reviews, safety presentations, and training classes.
Serves as the division GIS database and Quality Control Officer; establishes and maintains city mapping systems and standards.
Serves on the Technical Review, Home Land Security, Hazardous Mitigation, and GIS Strategic Planning committees.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of engineering theory and application.
Knowledge of the theories and practices of Project Management.
Knowledge of basic navigation principles supporting modern Global Positioning System applications and its relationship and input in the Global Information System.                                         
Knowledge of the gas flow and fluid dynamics.
Knowledge of electrical circuits and associated calculations.
Knowledge of load and stress analysis.
Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas emergencies.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to gas utilities.
Skill in analyzing data and making decisions.
Skill in the use of general office equipment, including a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, and copier.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Gas Distribution Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, CFR DOT Part 192, American Petroleum Institute Specification 5L, ASTM and ASME standards, National Fire Protection Association Standards, and the National Electric Code.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied managerial duties.  The dynamic and constantly changing nature of the gas system contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical engineering duties to ensure the safety and efficient operation of the gas system.  Success in this position provides the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, representatives of regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, contractors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently walking, sitting, and standing.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.  Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Certification as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training.
Rev. 7-10