Municipal Gas Job Opportunities

Your APGA membership allows you to advertise your system's job openings. Your listing can also be placed in APGA's bi-weekly Public Gas News publication which goes out in printed and electronic copies to our members. The APGA member price for posting a job advertisement in Public Gas News is $100.00 for 100 words or less and 25 cents for each additional word. APGA does not allow non-members to post job advertisements in APGA publications effective March 2015. To view print rates & policies please click here. To post a job, please contact APGA Communications Manager John Powers at jpowers@apga.org or 202 464 2742. 

Note to Employers: When submitting a job ad, applicant is required to give their contact information including name, company, phone, fax and e-mail address and agrees to have their information stored in our database. All job listings must comply with federal guidelines and standards and all companies must be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Listings will be removed within 30 days after application deadline.

AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION - CEO

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) is the only not-for-profit trade organization representing America's publicly-owned natural gas utilities. APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members. In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with a specific goal to improve the reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate.

APGA’s mission is to be an advocate for municipally owned natural gas distribution systems, and educate and communicate with APGA members to promote safety, awareness, performance and competitiveness. Through APGA, public gas utilities work together to stay reliably informed about new developments in safety, public policy, operations, technology, and the marketplace that could affect the communities and consumers they serve.

APGA is looking for an energetic and inspiring leader to be our President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who understands the “big picture” about our energy industry in a variety of settings. The ideal candidate (1) possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, (2) has a business mindset capable of driving the association towards greater success through creative and effective execution of board approved strategies, policies, and programs, and most importantly (3) can demonstrate an ability to lead and motivate a highly qualified staff who are this association’s most important and valuable resources.

The APGA CEO position requires office time at 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite C-4 Washington, DC 20002, and extensive travel time.

If you feel that you meet the qualifications and wish to be considered for this position, please submit a resume with your qualifications and salary requirements to: CEO.Search@apga.org by Monday, April 15, 2019.

  

Natural Gas Engineer - Knoxville, TN

Work Description: This position works with a team of engineers, project coordinators, and inspectors responsible for the overall planning, oversight, and management of KUB natural gas assets including distribution mains and services, gate and regulator stations, large meter sets, and repairs. This position consists of designing pipeline projects; preparing and reviewing construction plans, bid documents, and cost estimates; managing all phases of capital improvements and maintenance programs; coordinating work with construction crews, customers, permitting agencies, contractors, and KUB departments; developing and/or updating KUB standards and specifications for installation and repair work; and training of KUB employees as needed. This position requires the understanding and assurance of compliance with applicable sections of 49 Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, this position provides engineering design and technical support with tasks including, but not limited to the following: advising KUB field inspectors and construction and maintenance crews on pipeline construction; providing engineering solutions, technical support, and on-call emergency response during dig-ins, pipeline repairs, and other emergency response events; researching and field-verifying historical installation records regarding the natural gas system to ensure accurate records; and reviewing city and state construction projects and plans submitted by developers for impacts to KUB natural gas system. Responsibilities include executing all project phases including identifying the problem, developing a job scope, evaluating alternatives, pipeline routing, materials procurement, easement review, engineering design, cost estimating, construction management, and record keeping. Position could also include planning for expansion of KUB's natural gas system, for pipeline replacement projects; development of construction and maintenance standards, specifications, and procedures; and financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Highly qualified candidates shall have the technical background and work experience that provides a comprehensive understanding of natural gas distribution design and construction methods, as well as industry best practices for installing natural gas facilities. May require after hours response in emergency situations. Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, or Metallurgical Engineering, or Engineering degree in another discipline, from a four- year ABET-accredited college or university
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to communicate policies, procedures, and objectives effectively
  • Ability to work well in team environment in both office and field
  • General knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, ESRI ArcMap, and computer-aided drafting programs, such as MicroStation or AutoCAD
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands: Works primarily in an office setting, but regular field visits and activities are required. These field visits may include: emergency response activities and support beyond normal business hours, heavy lifting or strenuous work and mobility over rough terrain. Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and working in awkward and strenuous positions at times. Occasionally requires above normal mental and visual alertness. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering in the state of Tennessee or the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year
  • Five (5) years of experience in engineering, planning, project management, operations, and/or construction of natural gas distribution mains, services, meters, and stations
  • Prior experience leading, supervising, or inspecting field construction crews in gas construction
  • Thorough knowledge of code requirements of 49 CFR Part 192 and the Tennessee Public Utility Commission and ability to learn KUB Gas Standards and Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong technical writing skills

For more information, please apply online.

(Posted 1/18/2019)

  

Natural Gas Program Manager - Knoxville, TN

Work Description: Performs program management and data analysis to ensure utility system integrity and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to natural gas distribution system. Responsibilities include developing and executing all phases of program management including: initiation, scoping, planning, work performance, QA/QC activities, and evaluation for continuous improvement. Examples of natural gas distribution programs include leak survey, patrolling, valves, and cathodic protection. Provides or coordinates training on any resulting process change and/or for communication of requirements. Provides technical assistance to other employees, customers, consultants, and contractors. May include researching and field-verifying historical installation and maintenance records regarding the natural gas system to ensure accurate records. Works closely with system planners, construction, and maintenance departments. Works with various stakeholders to develop new or to enhance existing work processes and programs. Responsible for the development and revision of standards, specifications, and standard operating procedures; and financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Works on special projects and assignments as required. May participate with other cross-functional teams within KUB, occasionally assuming a leadership role to address specific project goals and objectives. Highly qualified candidates shall possess an understanding of compliance with applicable sections of 49 Code of Federal Regulations. May require after hours response for emergency situations. Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Data Analytics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Logistics, or closely related field

  • Proficiency with PC skills, including MS Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, Visio)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills to communicate policies, procedures, and objectives effectively

  • Strong analytical and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently on projects in a timely manner

  • Valid driver's license

Physical Demands: Works primarily in an office setting, but field visits and field activities may be required. These field visits may include: emergency response activities and support beyond normal business hours, heavy lifting or strenuous work and mobility over rough terrain. Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and working in awkward and strenuous positions at times. Occasionally requires above normal mental and visual alertness.

Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and / or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Data Analytics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Logistics, or related field

  • Strong computer skills including general database knowledge (including SQL), ESRI GIS, IBM Maximo Asset Management, and customer information systems experience

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in utility maintenance program management

  • Background in the utility industry and operational aspects of natural gas distribution

  • Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 192

  • Ability to direct the work of others

For more information, please apply online.

(Posted 1/18/2019)

 

Natural Gas Project Coordinator - Knoxville, TN

Work Description: This position works with a team of engineers, project coordinators, and inspectors responsible for the overall planning, oversight, and management of KUB natural gas assets including distribution mains and services, gate and regulator stations, large meter sets, and repairs. Responsibilities include project management and providing quality control through construction inspection services and technical support. Highly qualified candidates shall have the technical background and work experience that provides a comprehensive understanding of natural gas distribution construction methods, as well as industry best practices for installing and maintaining natural gas facilities. The purpose of this position is to coordinate KUB employees and contractors who construct gas utility infrastructure according to KUB’s safety standards and specifications. This job requires the functional expertise to oversee construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. This individual is required to make decisions in the field and coordinate with other KUB departments and outside agencies to ensure that work is performed on schedule and with appropriate permits. Job duties could include design work, as well as approving work orders, progress reports, field changes, invoices, and as-built records to ensure compliance with KUB standards and policies. The individual will communicate project progress to appropriate parties involved. Candidate will monitor project expenses, analyzing costs and benefits for specific construction projects and evaluating field design changes to keep the project on schedule and within budget. This position includes interpreting contracts to ensure sufficient services are provided. Candidates will need to understand the requirements of the Department of Transportation 49CFR Part 192, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission and have the ability to learn KUB’s Gas Standards and Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures. May require after hours response in emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate policies, procedures, and objectives effectively

  • Ability to work well in team environment in both office and field

  • Effective analytical, organization, and planning skills for assessing issues that may arise during construction projects

  • General knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, ESRI ArcMap, and computer-aided drafting programs such as MicroStation or AutoCAD

  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands: May require walking up to five miles per day over rough and/or hilly terrain when assisting with field surveying and layout work. Requires above normal mental and visual alertness quite frequently. Position may require ability to: drive vehicles; bend, stoop and lift various objects weighing 10-75 lbs two to three times per week; and work in all types of weather, with exposure to equipment and machine noise, dirt and traffic. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above.

Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university

  • Three (3) years of field experience in natural gas utility pipeline construction and maintenance, including plastic and steel mains and services that are fused, welded, or coupled, with demonstrated proficiency to inspect the work of others

  • Experience in construction project management and permitting

  • Experience with electronic pipe locating equipment and GPS equipment

  • Prior experience leading, supervising, or inspecting field construction crews in gas construction

For more information, please apply online.

(Posted 1/18/2019)

 

Executive Director - Tennessee Gas Association

The Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) is the natural gas state association established in 1962 with 400 members comprised of municipal gas systems, utility districts, gas authorities, private and public gas companies, pipelines, gas marketers, business partners, and housing authorities, representing approximately 10,000 Tennessee employees serving the natural gas industry’s 1.2 million customers and 31,000 miles of distribution line.  TGA’s core values are Promote, Advocate, Collaborate, and Educate for the natural gas industry.

TGA’s current Executive Director (ED) will be retiring end of June 2019; therefore, TGA is seeking a replacement candidate to begin work in May 2019 to allow overlap of duties for learning and a smooth transition.  In this position, a successful ED will display leadership, direction, support, and coordination for TGA, its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and other Committees according to the current goals, objectives, and bylaws of the association. The ED will be responsible for developing and evaluating programs, policies, methods and procedures regarding the management and organization of the association.  The ED will also be responsible for the management of TGA personnel.  The ED ensures administrative activities for budgeting, committee management and meeting coordination are complete and appropriate. The ED provides written and verbal reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to provide status updates of tasks, projects, and financial position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (i.e., Engineering, Public Relations, Business Administration, or other) or 10 years of equivalent and demonstrated experience
  • Five years of related natural gas utility experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have the ability to work independently in a timely manner
  • Must be able to communicate well and develop and manage content for a variety of communication methods including email, newsletters, website, and presentations
  • Must be able to represent TGA in a positive, professional manner
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively
  • Must have an understanding of the natural gas industry and respond to inquiries in a timely manner
  • Must maintain quality and accuracy of work
  • Must be able to manage multiple Committees and programs simultaneously and in an organized manner
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands: Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and / or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.  Absent undue hardship, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

Travel:  Travel is expected (15-20%) for conferences, utility site visits, off site meetings, etc. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ten years of management level natural gas utility experience
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Strong office and financial management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Office management or supervisory skills
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail, along with some type of fact-finding or research experience

Interested applicants should send resumes to resumes@tngas.org by the deadline of February 8.

(Posted 1/7/2019)

Engineer - Ellensburg, WA

This is a non-union, FLSA exempt position. The person in this position will provide engineering design and project management for the natural gas distribution system; develop standard operating procedures and material and equipment standards to accomplish the construction and maintenance of the distribution system. Provide customer assistance for natural gas questions and problems.

This position supervises the Engineering Specialist in the Gas Division and in the absence of the Assistant Utilities Director will supervise the operations crew.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with employees, consultants, and other governmental agency representatives, City Officials and the general public.

If you choose to complete our on-line application form, please type the title of the position you are applying for exactly the way it is listed on our website. This will ensure your application gets reviewed and processed correctly. 

This position is Open Until Filled - first review of applications will be on January 7, 2019.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree (B.S. from four-year college or university preferably in Mechanical or Civil Engineering) and two years related utility experience. Professional Engineering License in Washington State preferred. An Equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be substituted if it provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish the essential duties and supervisory responsibilities of this position. Valid driver’s license or have ability to obtain on prior to employment and maintain an insurable driving record; First Aid & CPR certification.

Special Requirements
Must be physically capable of moving about on construction sites. Must pass DOT mandated drug test(s).

For more details, and to apply online, please visit our web site.

(Posted 12/18/2018)

 

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