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Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Pipeline Integrity Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gas Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $98,176 to $122,720

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/20/21

Gas Pipeline Integrity Engineer

*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the fourth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2020).

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a highly motivated and analytically oriented individual with extensive knowledge of federal and state gas pipeline safety regulations, along with skill in analyzing and interpreting pipeline leak and damage data to ensure the prevention and resolution of pipeline infrastructure problems across Colorado Springs natural gas system.

Why should you apply to this role?

As a Gas Pipeline Integrity Engineer , you will join the talented team of engineers in the Gas Planning & Design group. Our team is responsible for providing operational support, engineering, planning, design services for Colorado Springs Utilities natural gas distribution infrastructure, comprised of more than 5,000 miles of gas mains and services, and for over 200,000 customers. The work that you do will directly impact the current and future safety and reliability of Colorado Springs’ natural gas infrastructure. You will be a subject matter expert for the Leak Management Program as part of the Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP). These programs outline how we manage, classify, and resolve gas pipeline leaks, which ensure that Colorado Springs Utilities follows Title 49 CFR Part 192 for gas compliance and safety. You will also become a data guru through analyzing and interpreting gas pipeline leak and damage data to support the safety, integrity, and reliability of Colorado Springs’ natural gas infrastructure.

You'll make an impact in the following areas...

Supporting Leak Program and DIMP Plans

  • Monitoring Leak Program compliance and hosting monthly Program meetings to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for leak surveys, classifications, re-checks, repairs, and patrolling activities.

  • Developing and maintaining compliance reports and dashboards to monitor Leak Program compliance.

  • Conducting presentations for upper management and engineering staff on all facets of the Leak Management Program.

  • Maintaining Leak Rate Model and assisting with DIMP Risk Model runs to help prioritize pipeline infrastructure issues and projects.

Managing and Trending Leak Data for Services and Mains

  • Identifying trends associated with leaks and recommending additional actions through root-cause analysis.

  • Identifying appropriate leak survey frequencies for mains and services by investigating materials, locations, and cathodic protection statuses.

  • Leading data validation, migration, and programmatic process improvement projects.

  • Reporting historical trends in leak and damage records, assembling Part C of the PHMSA Distribution Annual Report, and establishing metrics to monitor Leak Management Program performance.

  • Assisting with the development, implementation, and maintenance of ESRI GIS-based mobile data collection and applications.

Performing Leaks As-Built Reviews

  • Performing as-built reviews on all projects completed due to leak or damage repair/replacement before jobs are mapped into GIS database.

Supporting GCOM Leak Search Crews

  • Working with and educating leak search, operations, and construction crews on leak causes and data collection and quality.

  • Leading the testing for new leak detection equipment, and interfacing with Asset Management for digitizing results.

Who you are...

You are likely someone who comes with at least five years of in-depth gas distribution or related experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline. Experience with Risk Modeling, ESRI GIS Systems, American Innovations Pipeline Compliance System, and Microsoft Power BI is highly beneficial. A PMP certification and/or registration as a Professional Engineer is also highly valued. General knowledge of distribution pipeline practices, procedures, and operating standards is required, as well as knowledge of applicable federal and state pipeline safety regulations, including Title 49 CFR Part 192. In addition to the technical aspects of this job, you excel at taking initiative and driving projects forward, communicating and sharing information effectively and appropriately, possess sound critical thinking and decision-making ability, and strong interpersonal skills that will allow you to establish effective relationships with internal and external customers.

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support