Public Utilities Engineer
Dept of Public Utilities
Boston, MA

$69,000 - $100,000 a year

EducationSkills
The incumbent of this position will be required to conduct inspections and investigations of natural gas facilities. This will include the physical plant for verification it is fit for service, reliability, capacity, periodic maintenance, and for compliance of federal and state statutes, regulations and Department Orders. The incumbent will be required to investigate failures of operator’s distribution system components such as pipelines, district regulator stations, compressor stations, transmission pipelines and other facilities used in the transportation of natural gas. The incumbent will be required to review natural gas operators programs, plans, procedures, policies, maps, records and other documents necessary to determine compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. It will be necessary for the incumbent to write reports and create as needed such documents necessary for the admiration of the Pipeline Safety Program. The participation in hearings, rate cases, informal conferences, technical sessions, meetings, operator training will be required or as directed. The incumbent shall: Conduct engineering studies of physical plant of natural gas utilities to determine capacity, service effectiveness, and reliability and make recommendations. Evaluate the physical condition of plant and equipment of public utilities through on-site audits, inspections or investigations and document the findings in appropriate reports. Assist as needed in rate filings that come before the Department as directed. Investigate consumer complaints concerning the safety of gas utilities natural gas pipelines. Reviews petitions filed by natural gas companies on such matters as construction or expansion of natural gas facilities for compliance with federal and state safety compliance. Conducts studies on such matters as, the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas, energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, of natural gas companies. Reviews and recommends changes to the operating standards, plans, procedures and other documents governing the safety of natural gas utilities to the Division Director. Investigates incidents involving natural gas companies to determine cause and origin and make recommendations in detail in reports of findings. Assists in the preparation of Department rules and regulations, legislative reports, or legislative statutes or as directed. Assist the Damage Prevention Program as needed or as directed. Completes duties as required for pipeline safety or as directed. The incumbent may be required to be available for stand-by duties or call back to duty as require or directed.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full- time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering work, the major duties of which included the design, construction or operation of facilities for the generation, transmission and/or distribution of light, heat and power and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate's degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or electrical engineering technology or electrical engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or electrical engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Public Utilities Engineer
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-1 South Station
Job: Engineering
Agency: Department of Public Utilities
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Dec 10, 2019, 12:51:48 PM
Number of Openings: 10
Salary: 68,726.58 - 100,699.30 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Laura-Jean Canducci - 617-626-1654
Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists
Confidential: No