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Engineer I (Gas Distribution)

Columbus, GA, US, 31901

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


This position is for an entry level engineer and assist others with sizing and design of mains, service lines, regulators, meters, relief valves, etc. for a natural gas distribution utility. The position also assists with the management of natural gas infrastructure projects including development of initial scope of work and cost estimate, development of detailed cost estimate and bill of materials, requisitioning materials, securing contracts and permits, project execution, and project closeout. The position also assists with reviews of proposed public works projects for conflicts with gas distribution infrastructure and assists with various permitting processes.


  • Assists others with evaluating design requests, collaborating with stakeholders to understand requirements, and providing cost effective designs that comply with company and regulatory requirements.                                                                             
  • Communicates timely and effectively with stakeholders regarding design and sizing requests. Provides input on standard designs and standard equipment selection. Assists others with developing scopes of work, materials requirements, and cost estimates; requisitions materials and secures necessary contracts and permits; assists with project execution as needed, and completes project closeout documentation.                                                               
  • Assists others with maintaining and reporting project schedules and forecasts to ensure completion of projects on schedule and within budget. Communicates timely and effectively with stakeholders as required. Assists others regarding proposed public works projects, including drawing reviews for potential conflicts with natural gas infrastructure, and assists the department head with responding to the appropriate agencies.                                                                             
  • Assists others with performing design and project management functions as required to mitigate conflicts. Reports project schedules and forecasts based on agency provided information. Assists department head with tracking and reporting on department and project metrics.                                                                              
  • Participates in development and updating of design and project management related documents. Participates in integrity management and compliance related activities as required.

Education and Experience

  • University Bachelor's Degree in related Engineering Field
  • Prior internship or professional experience preferred, but not required #LI-DS1


Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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