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Washington Gas Light Co. Gas Controller in Springfield, Virginia

Job Description


Assists higher-level Gas Controllers with:

  • Acquiring and monitoring weather data for gas load forecasting;

  • Developing and executing delivery profile to meet customer demand and maintaining system safety;

  • Monitoring and recording critical system operating parameters and initiating corrective action when necessary;

  • Monitoring and/or controlling critical processes at peak shaving facilities;

  • Monitoring and recording system pressures, station odorization levels and Gate Station performance;

  • Verifying requested deliveries of gas volumes from Asset Management for accuracy and contract compliance;

  • Verifying Interruptible and Delivery Service customer gas volumes, status and compliance;

  • Validating station meter volumes and calculating daily estimates of flow;

  • Follows the direction of Senior Controller, and Lead Gas Controller, and Gas Control Manager. Operates system as directed.

Additional Duties:

  • Operates and monitors all facilities;

  • Responds to abnormal and/or emergency conditions;

  • Monitors distribution regulator station electronic recorders and initiates response when necessary;

  • Monitors perimeters and building security at gate/plant stations and responds to abnormalities;

  • Initiates notifications to responsible parties and coordinates response to system emergencies;

  • Interacts with Energy Acquisition personnel to ensure adequate supply and tariff compliance;

  • Interacts with Operations Dispatch, Pressure, Plants and Gates, Electronic Communications, System Planning, Environment and Safety, Corporate Relations, and Customer Billing on a regular basis.

  • Must be capable of confidently working shift alone as sole responsible controller

  • Monitoring hexane injections for quality of gas;

  • Supports Gas Supply Operations field personnel as required;

  • Utilized company radio for correspondence with field/operations personnel;

  • Operates and controls a variety of Gate Station facilities;

  • Responds to abnormal operations conditions as identified by alarms received within the SCADA environment;

  • Contacts on-call personnel for emergency/facility response;

  • Monitoring and recording system pressures, station odorization levels and Gate Station performance;


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Proficient in basic mathematics and Microsoft Excel.

  • Experience with natural gas transmission and/or distribution operations preferred.

  • Experience in Washington Gas Supply Operations (Plants & Storage Operations, Gate Station Operations, and/or Pressure Operations) preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Washington Gas system geography.

  • Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, for data management, research, analysis and reporting purposes.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with external and internal audiences to effectively carry out work responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to logically analyze and solve system abnormal operating conditions and react appropriately during those situations

  • Ability to write and present ideas logically and concisely.

To qualify for the Controller position, must successfully complete the Gas Control Level II written test after a minimum of two years as an Associate Gas Controller

WGL is an EEO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy - for our employees, for our community and for all our customers. WGL and its affiliates are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status. sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.