Gas Design Tech

at Teco Energy/Peoples Gas
Location Tampa, Florida
Date Posted September 20, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


Title: Gas Design Tech Company: Peoples Gas System Location: PGS Palm River Road State and City: Florida - Tampa Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days Hiring Manager: James K Hamilton Recruiter: Charles Rosengarten This position will be open to Internal TECO team members for a minimum of 7 days from the date posted. This position pays a minimum salary of $54,200.00. It may be increased based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate. POSITION CONCEPT The Gas Design Technician (GDT) & Gas Project Manager (GPM) progression supports PGS transmission and distribution system construction and maintenance projects. The GDT/GPM creates, initiates, and/or processes work requests in Power Plant and other Work Management systems (WMS), determines customer requirements, prepares piping system designs, cost estimates and feasibility analysis, interacts and coordinates with municipalities, FDOT, and others in maintaining and optimizing system integrity due to road improvements and system expansions, makes use of and updates the GIS and CRM-CIS systems, obtains necessary governmental permits and coordinates activities with all involved PGS departments to ensure the successful scheduling and completion of projects to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. Advancement within the progression is based on value added to the company through increased duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Advancement is not automatic, i.e., based solely on time in the job, but will be based on the employee's performance, qualifications, and the technical needs of the department. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (D&R) Due to the variations in work/jobs at each work location, while the majority of the Primary Duties & Responsibilities apply to all, there may be some slight difference to the time allocation of the D&Rs. Meets with internal and external customers and/or their agents ("customers") to conduct needs and feasibility assessments on new construction projects and load additions, and to determine the schedule and required completion dates ("targeted schedule dates") of different construction phases. Represents customers in construction update meetings with various PGS departments, municipalities, FDOT, and others. Manages communication with all involved entities concerning any upgrades in the construction schedule or other changes with potential impact, documenting updates through letters and emails, as necessary. Coordinates the construction activities between all the departments involved in the facility installation process within PGS. Creates and/or processes Work Order (WO) and Construction requests in Power Plant and/or a Work Performs feasibility and load analysis to determine the most efficient, economical and reliable solutions for customers and the PGS distribution system. Estimates the gas loads and pressure delivery for customers and determines actual or proposed field measurements. Models these conditions in the appropriate software applications (Synergee/Stoner) to determine optimal system design to meet customers' needs while ensuring all results are in compliance with system integrity and respective regulatory requirements. Uses PGS's geographical information system (GIS) and other CAD software packages to draw the proposed and existing gas distribution facilities (company assets), as well as maintains, updates, and optimizes the GIS platform in conformance to company standards, and federal and state guidelines. Produces, coordinates, and/or oversees the production of construction plans, easement agreements, and right 1 of-way permit drawings for Distribution Operations, Real Estate and/or Contractors: Verifies locations of PGS's existing and proposed facilities and any third parties' infrastructures (water, sewer, storm, electric, telephone, and cable lines) are adequately identified on the construction prints, and all installation specifications are captured. Based on the scope of construction and company safety standards, determines necessity and scale of the Maintenance-of-Traffic (MOT) plan that Distribution Operations and/or contractors will need for completing work in the right-of-way. Produce construction cost estimates (including labor, materials, and equipment) and obtains/calculates projected four-year revenue (MACC) as needed. Determines and communicates the need for Construction Deposits and/or Contribution-in-Aid-of-Construction (CIAC) charges based on PGS revenue shortage/excess costs in the following situations: Estimates PGS construction costs relative to the projected four-year PGS revenue for the project. Tracks and reviews Construction Deposit activity as prescribed within tariff guidelines. In support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, review financial data in PowerPlant related to Engineering, Field Construction and Operations construction and maintenance activities. Verifies activities are coded to the correct classification and charged to the appropriate accounts (Capital vs. O&M). Assist in the preparation of annual Capital and O&M budgets with its correspondent development of monthly forecasts. Monitors, reviews, and processes contractor's contracts for Engineering, Construction, Mapping, and other activities inclusive of bid packages, purchase requisition, material worksheets, invoices (inclusive of validation and reconciliation), As-builds, GPS data points, etc., necessary in the satisfactory completion of said projects in support of GAS DESIGN TECH II AND ABOVE In certain work locations, the Gas Design Technician I may additionally perform the following duties with supervision/direction. Analyses, plans, designs, coordinates, and secures permitting for municipal road relocations, building facility design plans, distribution system improvements, and main system replacements in conjunction and coordination with the FDOT, municipalities, other utilities and contractors. Identifies/indicates any physical and economic impacts to the PGS gas distribution and transmission facilities and/or other assets, designing and coordinating any associated relocations of the same facilities as necessary in order to maintain the integrity of the system. Provides engineering and coordination for: large master-planned, multiple parcel residential developments with multi 1 year coordination; and commercial development projects including shopping malls, large retail, industrial, CNG, schools and hospital facilities. Key External: Includes residential and commercial customers, architectural and engineering firms, plumbers, developers, general contractors and all of their subcontractors, County and/or City officials and staff, Florida Department of Transportation, CSX, EPA, FPSC, and home owners associations. COMPENTENCIES Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change Develops People and Teams Drives Operational Excellence for Customers Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment Planning & Organization WORKING CONDITIONS Work hours consist of a minimum of 8-hours per day Monday through Friday. Some overtime is required to meet Customer deadlines and storm response. Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. The level of stress is moderate to heavy depending upon the level of interaction with customers and governmental agencies. May be assigned to the Call-Out rotation schedule as an after-hours coordinator for emergency response. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS Physical demand requirements include working in field conditions, walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment in an 8-hour day. JOB LEVEL 1: GAS DESIGN TECHNICIAN I Works under direct supervision on somewhat varied duties requiring judgment or simple analysis to determine course of action with limited latitude. At this level, GDT plans and coordinates the design and installation of gas distribution facilities, as well as maintains records and maps of the gas distribution system to meet company, state, and federal compliance regulations. QUALIFICATIONS Education Required: Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent certificate is required. Preferred: A college degree in a related field from an accredited college/university is desirable. Related fields include disciplines such as Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Applied Sciences, or Business LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Required: A Valid Driver License with a safe driving record. Preferred: Maintenance of Traffic MOT (ATSSA) certification. Related Experience Required: Minimum of four (4) years of work experience related to the Duties and Responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of work related to the items described in the Knowledge, Skills and Ability section. A college degree as described above may be considered in lieu of some work experience. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA) Required: The ability to effectively meet and assist customers in making technical decisions that pertain to the project, and conduct needs and feasibility assessments on new construction projects and load additions determining the schedule and required completion dates. Knowledge and understanding of past land use and/or utility accommodation guide agreements. Knowledge and/or proficiency with utility industry software including, but not limited to: work management systems, GIS, Customer Information Systems (CIS), etc. JOB LEVEL 2: GAS DESIGN TECHNICIAN II Advancement to this level is based on the business needs of the department. Advancement is not automatic, i.e., based solely on time in the job, but will be based on the employee's performance, qualifications, and the technical needs of the department. At this level..... click apply for full job details

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