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Philadelphia Gas Works Engineering Internship - Field Operations Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

The PGW Internship Program is designed for students currently enrolled FULL-TIME at an accredited college or university with a sophomore classification or above ONLY.

If you are not a full-time student, please refer to our other current employment opportunities.

Internship - Maintenance & Planning/Construction - Field Operations Department

Maintenance Section:

  • Damage Prevention

o Place one calls electronically

o Upload violation reports to Pennsylvania Utility Commission website

o Update excel document to bill contractors that damages PGW facilities

o Notify Supervisors when Damage Report paperwork is do

o Q/A - Q/C for software updates

o Take minutes for quarterly damage prevention committee

  • Service Abandonment

o Assign jobs to contractor

o Audit and finalize abandons in AIMS computer system

o Track and update metrics for in house abandon crews

o Make sure one calls are in compliance prior to putting work in the queue

  • Leak Survey

    o Review blocks of high-risk mains to verify they are still active

o Assign work orders to technicians

o Compile stats and metrics for completion time

o Review Daily production of blocks surveyed, and leaks entered

  • Leak Inventory and Dispatch

o Add facility type and structure to all open leaks

o Match facility type with priority of leak

o Update work completed on excel logs

o Type up emergency incident reports

Construction/Planning Section:

  • Tracking Permits

o Apply for and track permit applications for City and State Highway Openings

o Monitor and resolve conflicts as necessary

  • Utility Clearance Responses

o Assist in the review of external designs to identify potential conflicts with gas facilities

o Respond to Utility Clearance Requests

o Complete forms and response letters

  • Main Replacement Design

o Assist in the review of materials, services, pipe installation and abandonment footages

o Initiate and complete AIMS work orders, such as entering locations, tie-in data, account numbers, etc.

o Assist in the completion of bid forms, cost estimation, and other contract documents

o Track and update metrics for drafting

  • Project Close Out

o Review as-builds to verify ADA ramp disturbance

o Assist in the review and approval of Police invoices

o Assist in submitting Alleged Violation Reports to the PUC

o Close permits after the completion of construction projects

  • Be a full-time student currently enrolled in an accredited university or college;

  • Have a sophomore classification or above;

  • Be in good academic standing;

  • Proficient with MS Office; with an emphasis in MS Excel

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA19122

While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded

ID: 2023-1738

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Street: 800 West Montgomery Avenue