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Gas and Electric Field Engineering Opportunities - NSBE Attendees

Company: NiSource
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

NSBE National Conference - Career Fair (March 23 & 24)
NiSource is strongly committed to building and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Recruiting at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference is part of NiSource's strategic sourcing strategy. This opportunity is posted in relationship with the 2023 NSBE Convention. You must be planning to attend the conference to be considered for an interview.
Welcome to the 2023 NSBE Conference!
NiSource is excited to announce that we will be in attendance at the NSBE Conference! We look forward to meeting and interviewing attendees. Please stop by booth #143 and meet our Engineering Team. In order to expedite the process, please review the following description and submit an application.
Below are the roles we're hiring for within our Engineering Teams:
Job Title: Gas Field Engineer - Job Family
To evaluate, design, and estimate natural gas distribution facilities for new business, public and system improvement, and maintenance projects according to company standards and other applicable guidelines and codes. Natural gas distribution facilities may consist of main lines, service lines, and measurement & regulation equipment. The Engineer will provide technical assistance and support for Construction and Field Operations staff involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution facilities. Collaborate and coordinate efforts with key stakeholders on large distribution projects.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, design, and estimate natural gas distribution facilities

  • Prepare permit applications and easement requests

  • Prepare detailed drawings

  • Compile capital work order / job order packets

  • Prepare budget estimates

  • Report on project variances

  • Support Operations employees in emergency situations

  • Provide training and guidance to new personnel

  • Act as liaison to state, county, and local government officials

  • Conduct winter preparedness reviews

  • Assist in contract bid documentation

  • Maintain MAOP documentation

  • Ensure safe and reliable delivery of energy services at best cost

  • Meet or exceed internal/external customer expectations

  • Actual project costs are within 10% of estimated costs

  • Safe/efficient high quality engineering designs that comply with policies, practices, standards, and applicable codes

  • Productivity and performance results that meet or exceed expectations

  • Timely delivery of all facility designs

  • Consistent communication with key stakeholders and business partners

  • Ensure post and pre winter operation system reviews are held

    Required Qualifications for Position

    • Bachelor's degreein engineeringfrom a4 year ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering---and Technology)---accredited program.

    • Obtain EIT Certification within 2 years of hire date

      Applies to new hires or those transferring into any of the following gas engineering job families:--- field engineering, design engineering; gas systems planning; standards.

      • Obtain P.E. license within 6 years of hire date for state primarily working in---

      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

        Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

        • Master's degree in business or engineering

        • Professional Engineering license

          The successful gas engineering candidate will be selected for one of the four levels (see below) of the job family based on their experience and education:

          • Associate Field Engineer 1

          • Associate Field Engineer 2

          • Field Engineer

          • Sr. Field Engineer

            Electric Engineer/Specialist Job Family (Only located within our Indiana Territory)
            To evaluate, design, estimate, and project manage the maintenance and construction of electric distribution systems. Design and manage all projects in accordance with applicable requirements, standards and codes, ensuring safe, reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner. Prepare detailed drawings, permits, easements, material estimates and reservations, and all other documents required for project completion. Communicate effectively with all major stakeholders including Operations, Engineering Records, Electric System Planning, Budget Analysts and customers.
            Projects/External Customers

            • Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety.

            • Manages capital and O&M budgets while designing work.

            • Manages maintenance/system improvement projects to ensure timely completion of compliance and/or system related issues.

            • Manage customer requirements for electric service by meeting customer and project milestones within a timely manner.

            • Design/manage electric utility projects utilizing effective project management techniques.

            • Prepare/complete complex detailed CAD drawings, permits, easements, other relevant documents, and document projects in computerized systems, (CIS, Maximo, etc.) for each project.

            • Coordinate fieldwork on projects; provide engineering direction and synchronization with outside agencies, internal departments, and/or customer representatives.

            • Provide engineering solutions that effectively meet the needs of the customer and Company while still adhering to the financial goals of the Company and maintain projects within budgetary constraints.

            • Work a flexible schedule, including overtime, as needed to meet engineering needs.

              Maintenance/Internal Customers

              • Provide NIPSCO departments with technical expertise to help solve operational problems.

              • Provide cost effective solutions and follow through to resolve requirements.

              • Provide support to Operations during gas and electric system interruptions and outages, including storm restoration.

              • Evaluate electric system performance, analysis of weaknesses, and provide solutions for improvement as needed.


                • Complete Learning Management System (LMS) Modules prior to due date

                • Comply with all Safety Standards and Practices

                • Monitor Hold/In-Service/Supplemental Reports and address items in a timely manner.

                • Attend yearly Peer Review meetings to forecast the following year's budget.

                • Submit timesheets and expense reports on their due date.

                • Understand Incident Reporting Procedures

                  This position will be filled as an Engineer or Specialist depending on degree and experience.
                  Engineer I / Specialist I

                  • Graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering OR Engineering Technology

                  • Understanding of basic engineering/technical theories and principles

                  • Understanding of basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations

                  • Ability to read/interpret drawings/standards to analyze/solve problems.

                  • Knowledge of computer applications such as AutoCAD

                  • Knowledge of electric engineering

                  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

                  • Good written and oral communication skills

                  • Valid Driver's License

                  • Ability to perform duties under close supervision.

                    Desired Qualifications

                    • Understanding of basic principles of project management

                    • PMP Certification

                    • Experience in the electric utility industry

                      The successful electric field engineering candidate will be selected for one of the eight levels (see below) of the job family based on their experience and education:

                      • Engineer Level I / Specialist I

                      • Engineer Level II / Specialist II

                      • Engineer Level III / Specialist III

                      • Sr. Engineer / Senior Specialist

                        This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.
                        Inclusion & Diversity
                        Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.
                        Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.
                        Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.
                        Equal Employment Opportunity
                        NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.
                        By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.
                        Safety Statement
                        Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.
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                        Posting End Date (if applicable):
                        Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
                        At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you'll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you'll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers.
                        We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we've stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you're interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.

Keywords: NiSource, Gary , Gas and Electric Field Engineering Opportunities - NSBE Attendees, Engineering , Merrillville, Indiana

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