NiSource Gas System Planning Engineer (location flexible within Massachusetts) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Purpose: To analyze, plan, and design natural gas distribution systems using engineering principles, hydraulic models, and system knowledge. The Engineer will execute measurable results in system analysis and reliability, long range planning, and peak demand preparedness. Collaboration is essential with key stakeholders across the Company, including engineering, operations, energy supply, sales, finance, regulatory, and compliance.Key Results:

Accurate hydraulic modeling of gas distribution infrastructure

Optimized gas distribution infrastructure

Actionable long range plans

Gas distribution infrastructure growth and maintenance programs support

Timely delivery of effective designs that comply with applicable codes, policies, procedures, regulations, and standards

Consistent communication with key stakeholders and business partners

Meet or exceed internal/external customer expectations

Productivity and performance results that meet or exceed expectations

Safe and reliable gas service

Build, utilize, and maintain hydraulic models to analyze and plan natural gas distribution systems

Verify hydraulic model performance using actual system flows/pressures calibrate hydraulic models using statistical regression analyses of market and large customer demands

Collaborate with gas control and supply services on capacity management and planning

Conduct feasibility studies to determine gas service requirements for existing and potential customers

Identify locations for isolation valves for optimum system control

Provide timely emergency support

Develop winter operations plans and SCADA alarm parameters

Recommend placement of pressure charts to identify and investigate potential deficiencies and optimize recommendations to maintain/enhance gas distribution infrastructure reliability

Develop long range plans for infrastructure replacement, load growth, and system optimization

Foresee betterment needs and recommend system improvements

Develop, prioritize, and submit capital budget requests to address load growth, peak demand preparedness, and reliability.

Provide information and analysis to support regulatory initiatives

Operate, maintain, and enhance computer hardware/software necessary to support accurate system analysis integrate new technologies and existing Company systems

Key Work Experience/EducationRequired for Selection:

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from and ABET accredited 4-year program/school

Preferred for Selection:

Masters degree in Business or Engineering

Professional Engineering (PE) license

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Experience working geographically dispersed

Technical/FunctionalRequired for Selection:

Demonstrated PC skills and software knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office)

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Understanding of fluid mechanics fundamentals

Understanding of statistical theory

Preferred for Selection:

Proficiency with Synergi Gas or equivalent hydraulic modeling software

Proficiency with Microsoft Access

Strong project management skills

Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations

Knowledge of capital budgeting and establishing investment priorities

Knowledge of Company policies, procedures, and standards

Knowledge of Company systems and technical business applications (e.g. DIS, GASCalc, GIS, WMS)

Knowledge of natural gas measurement and regulation design, operation, and maintenance

Knowledge of gas supply and issues related to gas distribution

Knowledge of materials/fittings and construction practices related to gas distribution

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Job Family: Engineering