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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Position Summary

The Engineering Associate position for this area, (Gas Customer Design Engineering), develops construction plans, written specifications and budget estimates for the planning, construction, installation and relocation of gas distribution and transmission facilities for civic and system improvement projects, customer related line extensions and meter setups, system renewal projects and pipeline integrity projects.


GRADE 12 thru 15 - Deadline to apply July 26, 2019


Each candidate will be matched to a particular grade level based on the management team's qualitative assessment of the candidate skills, abilities and previous experience to align with CPS Energy internal peers and organizational needs.


Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Prepares written justifications for construction projects
  • Specifies and initiates the purchase of non-standartd materials and associated services
  • Monitors and manages maintenance and construction projects and conducts acceptance pressure tests on newly constructed pipelines
  • Researches and interprets various regulatory codes to ensure compliance for gas construction system
  • Researches and evaluates new materials and technologies for potential applications in the gas system
  • Monitors the performance and analysis of data associated with gas distribution and tranmission systems and assists with compilation of information for regulatory and company reporting, benchmarking and process development requirements
  • Develops and updates design, construction, operaton and maintenance standards processes and procedures for the Gas Business Unit
  • Assists in developing capital budgets
  • Troubleshoots problem areas
  • Develops and utilizes computer models of the gas systems for the purpose of developing design criteria for projects and maintaining and updating the long range growth, emergency operating plans or developing pressure operations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Skills
Minimum Knowledge and Abilities
Basic knowledge of fundamental engineering concepts, practices and procedures
Ability to work in a team environment, coordinating with other related areas to complete tasks and projects
Effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills to work with all levels of personnel within the organization
Ability to perform multiple work activities with a minimum of supervision and prioritize workload effectively
Ability to use personal initiative to recognize needs and research skills to solve problems when necessary
Ability to work call duty and occasional unscheduled work in the evenings, weekends, or holidays after experience level permits
Ability to travel occasionally, to off-site work, to seminars, manufacturing plant inspections, etc.
Ability to obtain Professional Engineer License in State of Texas
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling
Preferred Qualifications
  • Engineer In Training (EIT) designation from Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Engineer (PE) designation from Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Technical writing experience or college course work in technical writing
  • Experience with Computer Aided-Drafting systems and Bentley Microstation software
  • Familiarity with ESRI GIS software and Arc FM Designer software
  • Experience with SAP and Work Manager software
Working with Ambiguity
Communicating Effectively
Setting a Strategic Vision
Driving for Results
Building and Supporting Teams
Minimum Education
Bachelors of Science degree in an engineering field from an ABET accredited four-year college or university
Required Certifications
Working Environment
Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required
Physical Demands
Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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