Engineering Technician I/ Engineering Technician II/ Senior Engineering Technician - Gas

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Ottumwa , IA 52501

Posted 1 week ago

This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

The engineering technician I gas provides cost estimating, design, work instructions, and coordination of extensions or modifications of gas delivery facilities. The engineering technician I gas applies established engineering standards and practices for routine projects in the following areas: determining pipe and equipment sizes due to customer and system loads; project design alternatives and their associated costs; project timing and coordination; procurement of materials and field inspection; and all other assigned duties.

Provide engineering services for cost estimating, design, work instructions, and coordination of construction and maintenance projects on MidAmerican Energy Company's gas delivery system. (20%)

Prepares routine construction work requests, including work instruction preparation, construction site drawings, preparation of material lists, and engineering calculations. (20%)

Performs a variety of routine field work including, but not limited to locating and sizing services, load determination, utility easement acquisition, staking, and minor survey work. (15%)

Actively engages with customer requests and responds to service needs as appropriate. Works collaboratively with residential and commercial construction developers. (15%)

Provide routine project management for all phases of a project including scheduling, design, estimates, drawings, cost tracking, and project cost projections. (10%)

Verifies and documents construction site readiness, ensuring MEC requirements are met for backfill, grading, and conduit installation requirements. (5%)

Provides customers with scheduling notifications as appropriate (may include but not limited to email, text alerts, and/or phone calls). Also provides customers with scheduling change notifications via the same mediums. (5%)

Provide support for work requests, resolves issues, and ensures crews understand work scope, detail, and structure. (5%)

Ensures that customer inquiries and engineering detail adhere to standard operating procedures involving tariff application, extension rules and agreements, service rules, code requirements, and metering requirements. (0-5%)

Responsible for emergency response activities, outage response supervisory activities, and other operations support functions. (0-5%)

May require travel and overnight stay as workload dictates. (0-5%)

Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)

Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human performance improvement techniques.

Evaluate present practices and implement processes, concepts, training and tools to prevent, detect and correct human errors that may adversely impact the safe, reliable operation of the gas delivery system.

Associate's degree in a technical field such as civil, electrical, mechanical, construction, computer aided drafting, plumbing trade, project management, or equivalent work experience. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an associate's degree in a technical field.)

Two years of related work experience in field of construction management, civil engineering, computer aided drafting or electrical infrastructure construction and/or design is required for the Engineering Technician II Gas.

Three or more years of related work experience in field of construction management, civil engineering, computer aided drafting or gas pipeline infrastructure construction and/or design is required for the Senior Engineering Technician Gas.

Effective verbal and written communications skills.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple task and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

This position is subject to random and pipeline drug testing.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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Engineering Technician I/ Engineering Technician II/ Senior Engineering Technician - Gas

Berkshire Hathaway Energy