The Planning Engineer is responsible for Natural Gas Distribution and Transmission system planning, hydraulic system modeling, updating and maintaining data utilized by the Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP/TIMP), implementing and tracking recommended DIMP actions, assisting with development of capital budget, maintaining and updating standards and procedures for Gas Operations, and providing technical expertise to field employees. The Planning Engineer also has responsibility for capital budget goals, long range planning and prioritization, risk and root cause analysis and Project Management.
Provide Safety leadership/coaching to all employees to ensure a safety culture.
Create and deliver reports and presentations to communicate ideas, technical information, process improvement and project business cases
Responsible for ensuring Gas Compliance and providing technical expertise on industry interpretations PHMSA 191, 192 and 199 Pipeline Safety Regulations
Responsible for developing and updating Gas Integrity Risk Model and Integrity Management Plans (DIMP/TIMP – leak analysis studies, threat identification, mitigation processes)
Perform mathematical calculations including hydraulic analysis, gas volume and pressure drop, gas lost, and weight/constituents of natural gas
Prepare design specifications for Natural Gas equipment, systems and software
Perform Risk analysis and Root cause analysis
Work extended hours in emergencies, outage restoration activities and be available for after-hours Duty call-out rotation. Normally work in office surroundings but occasional field work under varying weather conditions and moderate physical exertion is required
Utilize Project Management tools to complete multiple projects simultaneously
Minimum education required of the position
BS Engineering degree required (Mechanical or Civil Engineering discipline preferred)
Excellent communication and interpersonal, budgeting, work planning, employee counseling/coaching/mentoring skills
Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing in an effective and concise manner that is relevant and beneficial to recipients of varying technical understanding
Must possess strong communication skills, including effectively interfacing with all levels of management and employees
Have strong engineering analysis and problem solving skills
Proficient PC Skills including MS Suite (strong emphasis in Excel and Access), AutoCAD (or drafting software).
Familiarity with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and have understanding of Coordinate Systems and geography
Self-starter, able to perform at a high level without detailed supervision
Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities, maintain focus and work well under pressure
Minimum experience required of the position
Engineer I - 0 to 2 years experience in an engineering discipline
Engineer II - 2+ years experience in an engineering discipline
Engineer III - 4+ years experience in an engineering discipline
Engineer Sr - 6+ years experience in an engineering discipline
EI or PE license/Master’s degree
Knowledgeable and experience with Natural Gas distribution and transmission operations, procedures and processes
Knowledge and application of engineering principles, gas laws, gas distribution construction practices and procedures
Knowledge of Distribution Information Systems (Work Management), Geographic Information Systems, Document Management Systems and Hydraulic Analysis software.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD and drafting standards
Sound and practical judgment must be exhibited as decisions and recommendations made by System Planning have significant service reliability and financial implications. The complex nature of the assigned tasks and the volume of data to be analyzed requires careful and thorough examination of all combinations of potential simultaneous events.
Primary Location: Louisiana-Baton Rouge
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 100433
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%