Engineer I, Design (Mechanical with Compression/Facilities Focus)

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
ID
2020-1573
Category
Engineering
Type
Full-Time

Overview

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, providing quality service since 1904. At Southern Star, our people are our greatest asset with growth and personal development at the forefront of our focus. We’re committed to building a culture for everyone to do meaningful work and be recognized for their efforts.

 

Southern Star is a family-friendly, forward-thinking, customer-oriented company striving for innovation and collaboration in all parts of our business. You can find your second family here in an atmosphere that values trust, learning, teamwork, and having fun while getting the job done.  We’re an established company known as an employer of choice in our industry and recognized for safety, credibility and integrity.  We need one more talented individual with goals to encourage excellence and create positive outcomes – you may be the perfect match.

 

In return for this level of talent and experience, Southern Star offers excellent medical benefits, competitive salary, 401k match, paid time off and reimbursements for tuition and fitness.

 

This position provides engineering assistance to the senior engineer for the design, development, and execution of natural gas facilities; including but not limited to:  measurement, regulation, compression, storage, pipeline and other related gas transmission and gas storage equipment and facilities while operating under routine, direct supervision.  Performs basic engineering tasks and projects of lesser complexity, relying on established guidelines and/or detailed direction.  Work experience and Company and industry training will familiarize employee with processes, procedures, guidelines, regulations, and policies of the Company, departments, and industry.  May be assigned to structured training program designed to provide interdisciplinary experience.  Recognizes economic aspects of job.  Demonstrates professional conduct and business ethics.  Learns practical application of education.  Ability to present the results of research and analysis.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

Design

 

  • Assist mechanical engineering design support, develop project scopes and estimates, provide project site layouts, and justification of projects under the direction of a senior engineer.
  • Specify mechanical equipment and materials for various gas transmission and gas storage projects.
  • Design, including engineering calculations, or design coordination on more complex projects under direction of senior engineer.
  • Assist in the initiation and completion of service contracts under direction of senior engineer.
  • Assist with development and implementation of Company design standards and specifications.
  • Research and analyze technical data, industry specifications and standards, and vendor manuals to determine feasibility of design and/or application and to maintain knowledge and understanding of applicable technologies.

 

Project Support

 

  • Assist in the development of construction related contracts.
  • Support and monitor on-site project inspection and facility commissioning.
  • Provide assistance to project management staff in the areas of project budgeting and expense forecasting.
  • Assist in monitoring project progress reports and other project related work and provide support to project management staff as needed.
  • Assist in monitoring facility design and construction for compliance with all business objectives, applicable regulations, and Company policies and procedures.

 

Communication and Collaboration

 

  • Assist, under supervision, in work with internal business partners and project team members to develop measurement, compressor, pipeline and storage facilities in accordance with business needs.
  • Assist, under supervision, in work with third-party engineering consulting firms on more complex projects to ensure facilities meet all applicable standards, specifications, policies, and requirements of internal and external business partners.
  • Assist, under supervision, in work with external customers to develop Company measurement, compressor, pipeline and storage facilities required for the Company to serve the commercial needs.
  • Assist in providing mechanical engineering technical support, troubleshooting, and problem solving for operating issues relating to horsepower and gas compressors, regulating and measurement equipment, electronic automation, pipeline and other gas transmission and storage facilities and equipment.
  • Participate in Company and industry studies and projects to enhance the overall safety, reliability, and efficiency of the gas transmission and storage systems.
  • Serve as Company liaison at community events, help with volunteer efforts

     

    Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or a relevant engineering discipline) from an ABET – Accredited Engineering Program
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in Design Engineering or a related field, job grade/level will be determined by demonstrated experience
  • Valid driver’s license and insurability
  • Ability to work overtime with or without notice
  • Ability to work in both an open office environment as well as outside in varied weather conditions
  • Experience applying basic business concepts
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply directions, policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and regulations
  • Ability to work successfully with individuals throughout organization
  • Exhibited strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar; intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel or similar
  • Experience in position requiring analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Experience working both independently and in a team environment
  • Experience producing results working under tight deadlines
  • Strong focus on safe work practices

 

Preferred

 

  • 5+ years of experience designing natural gas compression equipment
  • Experience with construction
  • Experience as project lead
  • Familiarity with material components of natural gas pipeline systems
  • Experience using financial reporting or project execution software

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