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Lead Engineer, Gas Planning (Synergi Modeling)

Manchester, NH, US, 03101

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. 

Purpose

This position is responsible for designing, engineering, and managing the reliability of the natural gas system. The Planning Engineer will utilize abilities to make well formulated or immediate decisions related to engineering and design of gas distribution system facilities to meet Federal and State laws, Company Policies, customer needs, system reliability & safety requirements. The position coordinates with internal groups and external agencies as part of providing service and installing new facilities. The position also provides operations support services including periodic on-call, contingency event support, and equipment damage/failure. 

Accountabilities

  • Evaluate design requests, collaborate with stakeholders to understand requirements, and provides cost effective solutions that comply with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide input on standard designs and equipment selection to best maintain or improve the health of the natural gas distribution system.
  • Using Synergi software, identify potential areas needing improvement in the natural gas system and propose solutions to solve system inadequacies
  • Participates in integrity management and compliance related activities as required, including leading the critical valve maintenance program and managing system isolating zones
  • When necessary, 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.
  • Ensure that the technical requirements of the Engineering department’s designs are met including system pressure, flow, and operating requirements.
  • Apply company construction and maintenance standards and federal, state, and industry codes to designs. 
  • Prepare high level cost estimates for the proposed work and secure approval for the project through required documentation. 
  • Provide periodic off-hours/on-call support for the engineering group as well as support during storms and system contingencies including support of the gas business in NH.   
  • Participate in customer and municipal, regulatory, and government meetings as the Company’s Gas Planning Engineering Representative. 
  • Support the engineering and operations groups through other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline with minimum of 5 years of experience in gas system design, project management, and operations support. 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer and/or Project Management Professional in NH is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Strong familiarity with Synergi or equivalent hydraulic modeling software
  • Experience in estimating 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.

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: Manchester
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashua

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