Engineer - Gas Engineering at Avangrid

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Location: Rochester, New York

Job Description:

Job Title: Engineer - Gas Technical Services
Company: RG&E
Department: Gas Engineering
Reports to: Barry Kachmaryk, Manager Gas Technical Services
Location: Binghamton, NY or Rochester, NY
Salary Grade: F

Job Summary

• The Engineer - Gas Engineering is knowledgeable, experienced and responsible for meeting Corporate and business area goals through the supporting, planning and completion of various engineering activities and projects. Requires the use and the application of theories, precepts, practice and disciplines, including practical field experience. Incumbents have an expectation to make recommendations and suggestions regarding solutions to engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues. Participates on and may lead teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.
• May be assigned activities or projects involving gas transmission and distribution integrity management programs and inspection activities in accordance with regulatory requirements and may provide recommendations for asset remediation or replacement and system improvements based on analysis and integrity records.
• May be assigned to support gas material processes including but not limited to new material identification, material specification development and defective material evaluation.
• Provides general technical and engineering guidance to Gas Operations and Gas Engineering. Applies company, industry, local, state, national codes, tariffs, and standards, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Interacts with technical support contractors/consultants, customers, developers, municipalities, agencies or others.


• Performs a variety of gas engineering functions such as but not limited to the distribution and transmission system integrity management program assignments, capital project reviews, performance data reporting, material evaluations and documentation, O&M procedures and Gas Construction Standards review and development.
• Performs assigned engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions.
• Interfaces with outside departments, vendors, suppliers, and reliability entities.
• Develops or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.).
• Plans and manages individual workflow to meet budgets and schedules.

• May mentor and provide guidance/direction for less experienced staff.
• Provide subject matter expertise in support of training others on regulatory compliance issues as well as work with internal/external stakeholders to address compliance.
• Maintains standards, procedures, and/or processes for compliance with pipeline safety regulations.
• Provide support and work products for internal Stakeholder to prepare them for state and federal regulatory audits and inspections as necessary.
• Evaluate and provide appropriate technical guidance on assigned pipeline compliance requests.
• Assist stakeholders with agency response and meet submission deadlines by resolving non-compliance issues through proven methodologies with a focus on preventative measures to mitigate recurrence.
• Provide support to research, compile, and/or prepare studies, responses to proposed changes in regulations, recommendations, policies, procedures, and correspondence.
• Experience researching, identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing problems or situations and coordinating appropriate actions or responses.
• Review documents, prepare checklists, audit agendas, conduct pre and post audits and prepare final reports.
• Support incident investigations and root cause analyses.
• Ability to manage assigned projects, develop efforts and collaborate effectively to obtain positive results.
• Communicate well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
• Makes decisions systematically, can make decisions under pressure, builds a consensus and considers impact of decisions.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Civil or equivalent Engineering or Engineering Technology and 2-5 years of job relevant experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Access as well as Visio and SharePoint
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong time management, project management, prioritization, and organization skills
• Proficient communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Understanding of ANSI, ASME, API and other various Industry Standards relevant to the natural gas industry
• Understanding of 49 CFR Part 191 and 192 or experience in specific areas of pipeline safety compliance
• Understanding of 16NYCRR Part 229, 255, 261 and Part 753 or experience in specific areas of New York State pipeline safety compliance
• Quality Control/Quality Assurance or Quality Management System experience

Skills and Requirements
• Theoretical Engineering knowledge
o Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Analytic, modeling & Calculation, understanding the business model; Global View of the Business (Values cross-functional collaboration, understands importance of growing knowledge and developing relationships and links across the organization).
o Understanding of Federal and State Code requirements applicable to the Operation and Maintenance of natural gas transmission and distribution systems. Understanding of Integrity Management requirements applicable to natural gas transmission and distribution systems.
• Practical engineering experience/application -
o Planning, Operations and Engineering Design, Construction, (e.g. field experience, standardization "Perform economic analyses of engineering alternatives, develop business cases and defend in front of stakeholders.")
o Planning, Inspection and analysis of Integrity Management Program assessments including Inline Inspection and External Corrosion, Internal Corrosion, Stress Corrosion and Confirmatory Direct Assessment. Pipeline analysis to determine operability and/or mitigate risk.
• Engineering documentation -
o Ability to adequately document and interpret engineering documentation and maintain documents in accordance with Company records retention requirements.
o Experience with Company specific O&M Procedures, Construction Standards, Material Specifications, Pipeline analysis and repair, Integrity Management Program and other engineering process documentation.
• Ability to review and verify engineering work done by others
o Ensure compliance with company standards, specifications, contract requirements and technical adequacy
• Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance Environment
o Knowledge of Local, State and Federal Regulatory Standards and requirements applicable to natural gas transmission and distribution

  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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