Engineer, Gas Project Engineering & Design
National Grid - Syracuse, NY

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Job Responsibilities:
National Grid is seeking an Engineer in our Gas Project Engineering & Design Department in Syracuse, NY. In this role you would be responsible for providing technical expertise and support from an engineering perspective to ensure safe and effective operation, maintenance and enhancement of National Grid's gas transmission and distribution networks in accordance with the corporate strategic plan. At the lower levels this can encompass a range of duties including system operating procedure reviews, facility/integrity assessment, and/or participation in small and large scale engineering projects. At the higher levels this role will lead the design, planning and engineering efforts and program development associated with integrity and reliability programs and complex projects in order to ensure effective operations. In addition, the individual will build relationships and work with municipal authorities in assigned jurisdiction to enable the cost effective planning and delivery of capital work plans in the public works arena, resolve conflict and meet the needs of both the company, and the communities we serve.

Other Responsibilities Include: Perform engineering analysis/calculations and designs (e.g., site layout, piping design, material specification, etc.) associated with small scale complex projects and/or participate in large scale complex projects. Assess and evaluate works planned by municipal authorities and advise internal departments of the presence of leak-prone pipe to facilitate planning and enable the cost effective delivery of repair and replacement works. Negotiate and agree cost allocation and contract terms between municipal authorities, National Grid and other utilities where appropriate to support the delivery of public works projects Identify risks and potential threats to project delivery including major permit issues or restrictions, logistical problems, cost constraints or contractual problems and recommend appropriate action Review and assess the capital work program for the year ahead to develop with municipal authorities an appropriate time-table and to make the necessary arrangements for project execution Execute instructions and requests, plan and organize resources and make appropriate arrangements to ensure that work is carried out efficiently and in line with relevant policies and processes. Conduct specific projects within area of capability and perform engineering studies, analysis and investigations, in order to recommend corrective action in problem areas, or to prevent problems Evaluate engineering processes and systems with consideration to operation, safety and maintenance requirements in order to make recommendations and subsequently develop plans for improvements, where appropriate. Develop and maintain systems, designs, specifications, standards, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance safety, efficiency and operability and support local decision making Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to obtain and share information that will benefit National Grid. Undertake specific tasks of varying complexity in order to support colleagues in the design of technical solutions. Build upon technical/professional skills within own area of specialty or of other processes in order to continually grow your personal contribution to the business. Ability to work off hours including nights/weekends/holidays for emergencies or as needed. Ability to travel overnight outside normal work area.

Job Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology from an ABET accredited engineering school with a minimum of 4 years of gas engineering or related experience. Substantial practical knowledge of gas construction, maintenance and replacement works typically gained through direct field experience. Knowledgeable in gas planning and construction matters and ability to build collaborative networks across multiple geographies and sites. Knowledge of municipal planning processes and the different working practices between each authority within assigned region Understanding of contract terms and regulations affecting public works. Knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers code on Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems (ASME B31.8), National Fuel Gas Code, State and Federal Codes governing gas distribution design and operations and other related guidelines related to engineering, design and operation Ability to gain knowledge of National Grid's regional work management and design systems. Knowledge of relevant industry practice, standards and legislation. Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices. Ability to gain knowledge of division policies, processes and fields of work. Ability and willingness to travel overnight outside the normal work area as needed. Ability and willingness to work overtime including nights, weekends as holidays for special events or emergencies.

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