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Madison Gas & Electric Senior Engineer - Gas Engineering in Madison, Wisconsin

Senior Engineer - Gas Engineering

Location Madison

Job Category Gas or Electrical Engineering

# of openings 1

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Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, team-oriented Engineer IV Gas Engineering!

The Engineer IV Gas Engineering will provide technical knowledge and project coordination to complete projects for our Gas Engineering department.


  • Plans, organizes, and engineers large- and small-scale Gas Engineering projects independently.

  • Works with Gas Operations staff to successfully bring projects to completion while satisfying customers.

  • Provides project management over third-party engineering firms to independently plan and design gas distribution mains, services, regulator stations, and appurtenances to serve new and existing customers.

  • Possesses good knowledge of road construction plans to determine conflicts with gas facilities and designs around municipal facilities. Works with engineers, contractors, and developers to resolve conflicts with natural gas facilities and maintain service to existing customers.

  • Leads or assists with Gas Engineering planning for new plats, gas forecasting, commercial customers, and short- and long-term system improvements.

  • Works with others to develop, implement, and monitor compliance with procedures and permitting necessary to keep the Company in compliance with environmental, state, and federal codes.

  • Performs analysis of existing conditions and develops Traffic Control Plans that meet local, state, and federal requirements.

  • Works with state, county, and local municipalities to meet or exceed all archeological, stormwater runoff, or other environmental regulations.

  • Performs data analysis and utilizes trends to engineer solutions for Gas Engineering with regard to corrosion, pressure, and risk management.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering from an accredited program or equivalent.

  • A minimum of two years of experience in project design, planning, and control or similar preferred.

  • Able to become a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin within five years.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Able to review and understand construction drawings.

  • Able to learn technical functions related to all phases of gas distribution design and construction.

  • Knowledge of computerized techniques to design and maintain natural gas systems.

  • Experience with CAD and GIS software preferred.

  • Experience with GPS and survey equipment preferred.

  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers certification preferred.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.


About MGE

MGE generates and distributes electricity to 163,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 176,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE is a regulated utility subsidiary of the investor-owned public utility holding company MGE Energy, Inc. MGE's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.

An industry leader, MGE was among the first utilities nationwide to commit to net-zero carbon electricity by 2050, consistent with global climate science. Your community energy company is investing in a more sustainable future for the benefit of all our customers, investors, and employees. As your community energy company, we are committed to this area and its people. We take responsibility to:

  • Plan and provide a safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy supply that balances the needs and values of those we serve.

  • Provide information and education to serve our customers and stakeholders and help inform their energy decisions.

  • Preserve and protect our environment while providing affordable, reliable energy.

  • Encourage and support economic and business development to keep our economy strong and vibrant.

  • Engage in open and honest dialogue, partnership, and collaboration to best serve our customers and the broader community.

Our Values

  • Safety: Safety is a core value at MGE. The safety of our employees, customers, and communities is our top priority. Our culture initiatives continuously improve our safety performance. MGE has earned numerous safety awards for this safety performance, including the AGA Leading Indicator Safety Award.

  • Reliability: We invest in our people and in our systems to help ensure top-ranked energy reliability that helps to maintain the economic health and vitality of the communities we serve. MGE is a national leader in electric reliability.

  • Sustainability: With a commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement, we take a holistic and proactive approach to sustainable practices company-wide.

  • Equity: We are committed to equity and inclusion in our service to our customers, in our workplace, and in our broader community, and we value diverse perspectives, ideas, cultures, and backgrounds.

MGE's parent company is MGE Energy, Inc., a public utility holding company. Its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market. For more information, visit and


The position is hybrid, and office days are in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, where MGE is an active participant in community efforts to preserve the area's extraordinary quality of life. We offer free, on-site parking and are located near biking trails and bus stops. Many employees enjoy the use of our many on-site EV charging stations.

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