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Date: Oct 12, 2021

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!

Pay Grade

Grades 12 thru 15.

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 project and pipeline integrity projects.


Qualifications may warrant placement in a diffenent job level.


Deadline to apply, October 26, 2021.



Tasks and Responsibilities

• Prepares written justifications for construction projects
• Manages consultants on assigned projects
• Specifies and initiates the purchase of non-standard 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 transmission systems and assists with compilation of information for regulatory and company reporting, benchmarking and process development requirements
• Develops and updates design, construction, operation and maintenance standards process 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 licensed in Texas 
• Basic experience with gas distribution or gas transmission systems
• 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 softwar


Working with Ambiguity
Communicates 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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