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UGI Corporation Co-Op - Engineering in Reading, Pennsylvania

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company. The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance

  • disability plans

  • 401(k) matched savings plan

  • paid vacation

  • company stock purchase program

  • wellness programs

  • tuition reimbursement

  • paid parental leave

  • paid volunteer time

  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

This Engineering Co-Op position will support the Engineering Department in the administration of duties associated with the review, preparation and development of Pipeline cost analysis/bid analysis, Pipeline Schematics, Pipeline System Review, and Pipeline design assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project cost analysis / bid analysis – Review construction bids for pipeline projects, analyze bid spreads, and develop regression model to determine typical ranges of expected cost for various project types.

  • Review actual completed project costs, categorize spend, identify variances from estimate, determine causes of variances, and build an exemplar portfolio of typical types of projects and order of magnitude cost ranges to be used when estimating future similar projects.

  • Pipeline Schematics – Develop standard schematics for pipeline regulator stations, meter sets and other key facilities.

  • Build and catalog schematics for key pipeline facilities. Perform field walk- down of pipeline facilities, gather equipment data, and populate / update facility drawings and equipment databases.

  • Pipeline System Review – Review existing pipeline facilities, gather facility data from historical records and through field reconnaissance, perform pressure design calculations, identify pressure limitations, relief valve capacities, and analyze alternatives to increasing system capacity. Pipeline design assistance – Assist engineers in performing pipeline projects designs.

  • Activities may include updating and preparing drawings, performing quantity take-offs, generating bills of material, documenting statements of work, and securing quotes on material, equipment, and services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Preferably completed a minimum of 2 year’s educational instruction and or work experience.

Education and Experience

  • Working towards B.S. in Engineering

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.