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Engineer IV

Fall River, MA, US, 02720


This Lead Engineer IV position is responsible for complex design engineering, and managing gas system construction projects, including complex gas delivery system projects.  The position provides designs for service to new customers and expansion/upgrade of existing gas main and facilities.  The position leads coordination with internal groups and external agencies as part of providing service and installing new facilities.  The position also provides planning and strategic contributions to operations support services.


  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and manage gas delivery system projects in the company’s gas work plan including new service projects, main extensions, main relays and relocations, and discrete installations such as regulator stations, bridge/highway crossings, waterway crossings, and valve installations. These activities include identifying and developing adequate designs that meet key milestones and stakeholder requirements in a timely manner. In most instances, the position will perform the duties of both the design engineer and or project manager. 
  • Provide quality designs that the construction group can utilize to build the specified facilities and that the mapping group can use to maintain the integrity of our maps and records. This will include new designs in support of franchise expansion into service territory that presently does not offer gas service.
  • Manage the securing of permits and licenses, and municipal/governmental requirements to complete designs and undertake the project. 
  • Ensure that the technical requirements of the design are met including system pressure, flow, and operating requirements.
  • Assist in analyzing system pressure and operating parameters such as leak history.
  • Apply company construction and maintenance standards and federal, state, and industry codes to designs. 
  • Prepare accurate cost estimates for the proposed work and secure approval for the project through required documentation. 
  • Ensure that adequate construction records and documentation are obtained as part of the project and retained accordingly. 
  • Participate in customer and municipal, regulatory, and government meetings as the Company’s Gas Project Engineering Representative. 
  • Support the engineering and operations groups through other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related discipline with minimum of 8 years of experience in gas system design, project management, and operations support. 
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.  Motivated, self-starter with ability to work in a flexible and fast paced environment
  • Strong familiarity with work management systems software and Excel.
  • Experience leading the estimating of gas project scope, costs, scheduling, and quality
  • Experience working as part of an engineering staff or project team
  • Knowledge of gas system operations and protection systems
  • Knowledge of gas utility equipment and its functions and applications. 
  • Knowledge of gas utility infrastructure maps, records, and documents. 
  • Knowledge of gas construction standards and industry codes
  • Familiarity with good utility practice and business management including regulatory and compliance requirements.

Nearest Major Market: New Bedford

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