Engineering I, Gas

29.11.2023 hccgKC Careers

Company: Spire

Employment Type: Full Time

Experience: 0-2 Years

Location: Kansas City, MO

Job Description
Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people. And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life:

* We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance.
* We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs.
* We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger.
* We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


For Construction Engineering: This position will assist the Engineering Manager and Field Operations and is responsible for designing and estimating construction projects for the replacement of existing natural gas facilities, and construction of new natural gas facilities. Also responsible for coordinating designs with GIS Analysts, Environmental Engineering, System Planning, Right of Way, Pipeline Safety and Compliance, Field Operations, and outside companies.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Handles calls and correspondence from Construction and Maintenance foremen, general foremen, civic inspectors, the sales department, and other Company departments regarding the status of jobs and projects
* Handles calls and correspondence from outside the company (municipalities, engineering firms, developers) to process the needed information to coordinate the Company’s facilities with proposed improvements and development
* Prepares necessary paperwork related to the Company’s procedures for gas main and service work as required, including utility agreements and other documents
* Completes engineering designs and cost estimates using GIS for all types of main and service work
* Completes engineering specifications and designs for new pipe installations, regulator stations, code compliance, improvements, and retirements of pipeline systems for natural gas and propane pipelines within the Company’s systems
* Attends utility meetings and pre-construction meetings to negotiate with representatives from engineering firms and municipalities to reduce the impact of proposed improvements to the Company’s existing facilities
* Attends site meetings, when necessary, to resolve specific issues or conflicts with the Company’s facilities and proposed improvements

* Learns Spire systems including, Synergi, Maximo, Oracle, ESRI ArcGIS…
* Schedules and prioritize projects that are going to construction or have a higher priority due to the Company’s requirements
* Ensures effective utilization of the Company’s Geographical Information System (GIS) and asset management system to manage all capital construction design work
* Ensures the use of the Company’s standards and applicable State and Federal codes and regulations for all design work
* Ensures that all work is performed in a safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner to maximize system integrity, reliability, and value to customers

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

* Ability to learn industry standards and regulatory code pertinent to pipelines and natural gas operations including CFR Part 192, 193, and 195.
* Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
* Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives.
* Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
* Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines.
* Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

* None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

* Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited school required.
* Engineering in Training certificate preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

* Minimum 0-2 years’ engineering experience in natural gas or similar industries
* Knowledge of project management techniques and proven ability to lead across functional teams / work across functional areas to achieve mutual goals
* Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with both internal peers, staff of acquired entities and third-party service providers
* Strong computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and use of Spire’s systems such as Maximo, OBIEE, Oracle, Sharepoint, Asana
* Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

* Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment. Hybrid in- office/ remote work schedule.
* Work hours are typically 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
* An additional 20 hours may be required per month to complete necessary work in the areas of responsibility that fall under this position
* Overnight travel is required to visit various work locations and to attend business functions
* Up to 20% travel required

Posting Requirements

* We accept online applications through our career site at
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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