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Engineering Associate 2 (Gas Engineer)

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Date: Jan 8, 2022

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 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, 14, 15*

*Qualifications may warrant in a different job level

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  January 2, 2022



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

Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated ability to effectively work as an individual contributor and contributing team member
Ability to work in a team environment, coordinating with other related areas to complete tasks and projects
Ability to research and solve problems
Effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills to work with all levels of personnel within the organization
Ability to build relationships with coworkers and customers
Demonstrates proficiency in basic management of projects and assignments
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.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • 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 software
  • Civic or gas pipeline design and construction experience
  • Professional Engineers License (PE) from the Texas Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors


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 or Demonstration of advanced skills or specialization applicable to the business area (Approval by Business Unit Executive Leadership, as related to the business need for Engineering Associate 2’s without their EIT)

Required Certifications

Engineer In Training (EIT)

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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