Public Utilities Engineer 9-12
State of Michigan
Michigan
Job Description
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  • With regards to work location, after an initial probationary period in the Lansing (7109 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI) or Traverse City office, this position has the potential to be assigned to a remote office or home work station in various regions of the State. The specific location of a remote office or home work station will be dependent on the business needs of the agency.
As a gas safety engineer at the senior level, provides enforcement of the Michigan Gas Safety Standards, minimum federal pipeline safety regulations, and various orders and directives to ensure the protection and safety of persons and property in the State of Michigan with regards to gas pipeline safety. Performs reviews of pipeline operators to ensure compliance with their own design, construction, operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Also responsible for receiving notification of gas-related pipeline accidents and failures at all times of the day, responding on-site when necessary to facilitate investigations, and preparing technical reports for recommendations to prevent recurrence. As a senior level gas safety engineer, provides the Commission with technical assistance and support in the preparation of data and information related to gas pipeline safety; serves as a designated task force or special project leader on in-house gas operations' projects or industry committees; serves as the lead investigator on special field assignments; and testifies as an expert witness in contested proceedings related to gas pipeline safety.

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Required Education and Experience
Education
Possession of a bachelor of science degree with a major in engineering.

Experience

Public Utilities Engineer 9
No specific type or amount is required.

Public Utilities Engineer 10
One year of professional experience in public utilities engineering involving the analysis of utility rate structures, operations and safety standards and practices equivalent to a Public Utilities Engineer 9.

Public Utilities Engineer P11
Two years of professional experience in public utilities engineering involving the analysis of utility rate structures, operations and safety standards and practices equivalent to a Public Utilities Engineer, including one year equivalent to a Public Utilities Engineer 10.

Public Utilities Engineer 12
Three years of professional experience in public utilities engineering involving the analysis of utility rate structures, operations and safety standards and practices equivalent to a Public Utilities Engineer, including one year equivalent to a Public Utilities Engineer P11.

Additional Requirements and Information
Ability to deal effectively with emergencies; maintain control in the face of physical hazards; deal with the public on controversial issues; maintain records, data, and reports; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; set work priorities. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel. Educational or experience exposure to legal principles. Knowledge of the practices and principles of gas utility engineering. Knowledge of the Michigan Gas Safety Standards, knowledge of the federal pipeline safety regulations, and an understanding of the engineering principles regarding the construction and operation of gas pipeline systems.

View the entire job specification at:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/PublicUtilitiesEngineer_13056_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)