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Lead Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering

Location: Bethpage
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Lead Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering for our Gas Long Term Planning department in Melville, NY.Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are therewhen people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. Thepace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us inan unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy deliverytoday and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.Job PurposeTo develop and integrate short- and long-term strategies, perform analyses, develop plans and oversee their execution for the reinforcement and reliability of the National Grid gas system from the interstate natural gas pipelines' supply points to our customers' service laterals. This includes support to the operating departments regarding proposed winter operation of the gas system, day-to-day operations, and emergency conditions.Key AccountabilitiesPosition Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Prepare engineering studies and computerized network analyses utilizing Synergi gas network software to determine the capability of National Grid's US gas infrastructure to deliver gas to its customers under normal, contingency and peak conditions
  • Prepare 5/10-year capital reinforcement and reliability construction plans, model verification & winter performance reports, and annual winter operations reports. This includes developing long term planning and operating models at various temperatures to ensure that customer loads can be supported under all conditions. Prepare and present Complex Capital Delivery project gate checklists and project sanctioning papers to secure approval for assigned programs and specific projects. Provide identification and oversight of Gas System Strategic Planning sponsored programs and special projects in the Capital by Category business plan and projected year end spend reports. Utilize Copperleaf C55 software to capture and maintain capital projects for risk scoring, project ranking, and to assist with plan optimization
  • Participate in the review and sizing of National Grid's facilities in conjunction with public works construction, leak prone pipe replacement programs, pressure regulation station programs, and integrity programs to maximize the benefits of all work performed under all programs toward achieving system needs and goals
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and revising demand response programs, non-pipeline alternatives, renewable natural gas projects, and emerging technologies as needed in harmony with overall system and operational needs and in compliance with applicable regulations and codes
  • Perform studies of proposed system expansion with consideration given to service reliability, safety, system operation and engineering economics. This includes the preparation of reports covering recommended and alternate plans to satisfy load growth and reliable system operation
  • Monitor, investigate and analyze the capability of the gas system to meet customer loads. Provide operational assistance and recommendations to Instrumentation & Regulation, Gas Control, and Gas Supply in analyzing peak and contingency conditions. Analyze and monitor the gas distribution system performance to recommend corrective action, identify trends and continuously improve the reliability of the system
  • Provide emergency support for Gas Control and Field Operations, including off-hour (on-call) coverage based on a rotating scheduleQualifications
    • ABET- accredited Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline required
    • 10+ years' gas industry experience required
    • 8+ years of gas industry experience with P.E. license OR 9+ years of gas experience with an advanced degree preferred
    • Previous gas transmission and distribution or similar system planning experience utilizing Synergi gas or similar network modeling software highly preferred
    • Demonstrated credibility and knowledge with respect to planning activities is extremely desirable
    • Proven ability to build collaborative networks across multiple geographies and sites is required
    • Proven ability to act in a leadership role and coordinate multiple disciplines through project sponsorship and execution is required
    • Knowledge of Federal DOT and State Codes related to the transmission and distribution of natural gas as well as applicable industry codes is desirable
    • Familiarity with procedures for budgeting, sanctioning, and execution of capital programs preferred
    • Valid driver's license requiredMore InformationIn accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and acrossbands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiringand applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers againstthe minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), New Rochelle , Lead Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering, Engineering , Bethpage, New York

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