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Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Pipeline Integrity Corrosion Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gas Pipeline Integrity Corrosion Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $117,850 to $123,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 5/11/22

Gas Pipeline Integrity Corrosion Engineer

Who We Are… Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s easy to see why our community is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Live and Work in Colorado Springs! (https://coloradospringschamberedc.com/living-here/)

Colorado Springs Utilities is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated individual offering expertise in the area of natural gas distribution corrosion program management and corrosion design engineering.

The Gas Pipeline Integrity Corrosion Engineer is part of a highly skilled professional team in the Gas Planning & Design group and reports to the Gas Planning & Design Managing Engineer. The team is comprised of engineers responsible for providing engineering, planning, and design services for Colorado Springs Utilities natural gas distribution infrastructure comprised of more than 5,000 miles of gas mains and services for over 185,000 customers. The work that you do will directly impact the current and future safety and reliability of Colorado Springs’ natural gas infrastructure. You will be a subject matter expert for the corrosion compliance program that supports the Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP). These programs outline how we manage, classify, and resolve gas corrosion issues, which ensure that Colorado Springs Utilities follows Title 49 CFR Part 192 for gas compliance and safety. You will also become an expert at analyzing and interpreting gas corrosion data to support the safety, integrity, and reliability of Colorado Springs’ natural gas infrastructure.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Apply in depth knowledge and promote compliance with 49 CFR Part 192 Subparts I, L, M, and P for program compliance oversight, creating/maintaining the Corrosion Program Plan and Corrosion O&M Manual

  • Create work packages for advanced troubleshooting, special surveys, field assessments, and continuity tests and delegate work packages to internal Corrosion team and external contractors

  • Design and review all cathodic protection projects to CSU Standards and Engineering best practices. Provide subject-matter expertise where needed to make informed decisions involving corrosion requirements, such as coatings, cathodic protection, corrosion-resistant materials selection, and corrosion monitoring technologies

  • Research Gas System As-Builts and Service Cards to investigate existing cathodic protection systems and develop improved CP design standards

  • Manage the GIS Corrosion monitoring database, CP isolation areas layer, and monitor the Corrosion work management system, ensuring tests, inspections, and remedial actions are completed within the required timeframes. Conduct ongoing quality control review of corrosion records for accuracy and completeness

  • Prioritize, plan, and monitor execution of projects related to corrosion mitigation, renewals, and DIMP. Support the accelerated renewal program for actively corroding unprotected steel and facilities with deficient CP monitoring histories

  • Plan, identify, budget, design, and develop business cases for managing Gas Corrosion Program projects. Generate Scopes of Work, participate in RFI response panels, and act as PTL for contracted services

  • Provide support and training to inspectors, construction personnel, project managers, field engineers and management on all corrosion-related topics.

  • Conduct presentations to upper management, engineering staff, and regulatory agencies on all facets of the Corrosion Program

Who you are… a highly motivated and analytically-oriented engineer who brings seven (7) or more years’ of extensive knowledge within the natural gas industry or directly relevant field. A bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering is required for this position (typically Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical). Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the ability to perform critical thinking, execute cathodic protection designs, demonstrate effective program management, and develop/maintain a Corrosion Control Manual. A Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred. NACE CP2 certification is required or the ability to attain certification within 12 months of hire.

*A valid, unrestricted driver’s license is required for this role.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 120A, 12A, 51S, 881A 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632

What will this opportunity offer? As an integral member of the natural gas distribution engineering team, this position will provide you opportunities to advance your professional career as you demonstrate your expertise within our organization. You will work with a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community. And, we offer a work environment where work-life balance is realized.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Our Commitment to our Employees…

  • Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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ATTENTION :

  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Have a question? If you have a question about a position or need assistance from a recruiter, email us at csurecruiting@csu.org or call 719-668-7500.

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

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