Lead Engineer/Principal Engineer

Description About the Position: The role holder will be required to oversee the goals of National Grid’s Gas Corrosion Control Programs in the Brooklyn/Queens and Staten Island region. Responsible for the supervision of region supervisors and maintain p ublic safety, cost reductions, improved worker safety and compliance. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Provide corrosion engineering and design for distribution/transmission pipelines, bridge/highway/waterway crossings, regulating facilities, large metering, gate station and LNG/CNG projects, Complex City/State construction. Based on scopes aligned with system and customer requirements. Incorporate applicable Standards, Procedures, and State/Federal statutory requirements into Gas systems designs. Incorporate corporate process safety procedures into the project work flow as required. Develop project estimates, within accuracy requirements. Identify/specify special order (non-stock) required materials. Develop and gain approval of project scope, cost estimate and schedule. Prepare project documentation, including corporate sanctioning paper where required. Enter project information into the project work management and financial systems. Identify and acquire the necessary permits, licenses, and land rights associated with the project. Working with others in Gas Operations and Gas Engineering, develop engineering and operations procedures to support the engineering and design of gas facilities in accordance with company and regulatory requirements including all safety, health and environmental standards and procedures. Working with the Maps and Records department to ensure that system maps and records are available, and of sufficient accuracy, to support Gas systems designs. Identify where mapping differs from as-built conditions and provide input to rectify variances. Assist Codes and Standards Engineers with the evaluation of company engineering design standards, to ensure alignment with regulatory requirements. As may be required, participate or lead inter-regional projects activities. This may require travel to our upstate and / or downstate New York service territories. Participate in Storm restoration activities or other system emergencies (gas and electric) as called upon. Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is required. Progressive engineering and/or gas construction, field operations related work experience is required. Strong computer applications skills required. Knowledge of gas engineering design standards and applicable natural gas industry codes and regulations. Knowledge of natural gas transmission and distribution systems. Knowledge of underground gas construction techniques and practices. Excellent project management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent administrative and organization skills. Excellent analytical and problem solving ability. Knowledge & Experience Required for Band D: Band D employees are expected to have the knowledge & experience listed above as well as that listed below. Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and 8 years of gas construction, field operations experience. Possesses theoretical knowledge and understanding of National Grid’s policies and processes and how to apply them effectively. Knowledge and understanding of regulatory issues affecting the industry. Familiarity with Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) guidelines. Must have a good working knowledge of gas construction tools and equipment. Capability Requirements: Analytical Thinking (2): Identifies basic relationships, such as cause and effect or if-then relationships and understands the impact these will have upon engineering design concepts and construction work. Impact and Influence (1): Uses direct persuasion to influence others, using basic data and engineering designs/ drawings. Attention to Detail (2): Reviews accuracy of own work/designs and checks that all details are completed to specification and can be used by others. Capability Requirements for Band D: Band D employees should be evaluated against the capabilities listed below. Analytical Thinking (3): Sees multiple relationships, identifying several likely causes or consequences of a situation and the impact upon complex engineering design initiatives. Conceptual Thinking (2): Sees patterns or trends in data or situations, notices when something is similar to a past situation and can be replicated in another part of the business. Information Seeking (3): Establishes the facts by digging deeper, asking probing questions and challenging initial responses from different sources to ensure designs are fit for purpose. Customer Orientation (2): Takes a pro-active approach by constantly reviewing designs and specifications and ensuring they are fit for purpose and meet current requirements, monitoring overall delivery and customer satisfaction. Team Leadership (2): Promotes team effectiveness by soliciting input from team members, communicating expectations of the team and delegating responsibilities while providing support and structure. This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. Job : Network Strategy Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Organisation : Gas Systems Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Mar 16, 2017, 7:37:57 AM Unposting Date : Ongoing
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