Natural Gas and Compliance Engineer

at City of Monroe
Location Monroe, North Carolina
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified



Perform intermediate professional and responsible engineering work coordinating and participating in the design, maintenance, operation, and future planning of a variety of natural gas utility facilities; ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to a natural gas utility; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Natural Gas Engineering and Compliance Manager.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, and some light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires walking, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.


  • Serving as the subject matter expert for natural gas compliance; maintaining and operating natural gas system model; preparing and maintaining compliance reports and audit responses; serving as project manager on natural gas transmission and distribution main extensions for new customers and system improvement projects.
  • Performs engineering design duties related to the natural gas transmission and distribution system.
  • Designs, prepares plans and specifications, prepares budget estimates, assists with construction management, and prepares and maintains engineering files and records for natural gas capital projects.
  • Designs natural gas system to comply with safety standards, 49 CFR Part 191 - 193, and other such
  • Negotiates rights-of-way and easement acquisitions for utility extensions; obtains encroachments from NCDOT and permits from other regulatory agencies for utility extensions.
  • Prepares permits and works with regulatory agencies for approval of natural gas projects.
  • Serves as the project manager for natural gas capital projects. Coordinate with consultants, construction crews, operations, and inspection personnel.
  • Designs new regulator stations or improvements to existing facilities.
  • Designs commercial and industrial meter sets or improvements to existing facilities.
  • Maintains and develops manuals including, but not limited to: Operating and Maintenance, Public Awareness,
  • Operator Qualifications, Transmission Integrity Management, Distribution Integrity Management Program, and Natural Gas Distribution Construction Standards.
  • Prepares and maintains associated compliance confirmation reports and audit response associated with Federal and State regulations for a natural gas utility.
  • Maintains and operates the network analysis model for the natural gas system.
  • Assists with the long range planning for the natural gas system.
  • Perform related tasks as required.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of mechanical/civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications for natural gas systems; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of utility projects; thorough knowledge of natural gas operations to provide customers and fellow employees the engineering principles for projects; knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to natural gas utilities; ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make recommendations on engineering problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the general public; skill in the use of mechanical/civil engineering instruments and equipment; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost reports; ability to answer questions and resolve problems. Must have the physical stamina to withstand working under adverse weather conditions. This position could require extended work hours beyond the normal work day during adverse weather situations or other emergencies.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or related field and considerable experience in natural gas utility engineering.

Certification as an Engineer in Training or Professional Engineer license.
Possession of an appropriate driver s license valid in the State of North Carolina.


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