Engineer II


: $116,070.00 - $174,640.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Primary Focus:

Design facilities and provides technical assistance to field personnel as member of Region Technical Staff.

Member of Project Group, responsible for design and installation of new and replacement equipment for natural gas compressor stations and pipelines.

Provides training for operating and maintenance personnel for new facility installations.

Performs Project Coordinator duties for assigned Capital and O&M projects, including preparing work scopes, specifying pressure containing and motion restricting materials, reviewing field labor and equipment time estimates, and coordinating construction activities with field personnel.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Test/implement/maintain a system optimization tool currently being developed.
  • Utilize simulation models to develop, execute, manage and monitor asset optimization plans which:
  • a) Minimize / optimize compressor energy usage:

    i) Fuel

    ii) Electricity

    iii) Impeller recommendations

    b) Maximize pipeline capacity and operating flexibility

    c) Reduce outage impacts (planned, unplanned)

    d) Maintain system reliability

    e) Decrease non-energy operating costs

  • Facilitate short-term capacity opportunities and support Marketer Services in the development and execution of these plans.
  • Develop improved processes and analysis techniques to optimize facilities utilizing the system simulation models (operational models).
  • Create Operational Capacity Postings and support Scheduling on other ad-hoc requests.
  • Ongoing support of Spectras line pack program.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and maintenance of key Spectra US information systems:
  • a) Decision Support System

    b) Focus Business Reports

    c) Load Forecaster

    d) PipeSim

  • Assist / support discretionary capital project development / implementation.
  • Enhance and maintain collaborative working relationships with System Planning & Storage, Transmission, Gas Control, Transmission & Storage Operations, Scheduling, Marketer Services and Real Time Business Applications.
  • Support storage inventory management on a as-need basis.
  • Qualifications:


  • Four-year Engineer Degree.
  • Two four years of engineering experience with natural gas pipeline systems.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in Engineering related work associated with piping systems and industrial plant equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage, set priorities and establish goals.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computer applications such as Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and Lotus Notes.

  • Two four years of engineering experience with natural gas pipeline systems.
  • Familiar with Pipeline Safety Regulations, DOT, CFR Title 49, Part 192.
  • Ability to adapt to changing project types and workload.
  • Experience with engineering project management.
  • Experience with Gas Control, and Transmission & Storage Operations.
  • Basic understanding of pipeline and storage commercial operations and of energy markets.
  • Knowledge of Spectra US assets.
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and programs by demonstrated ability to effectively organize and prioritize work in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and promptly identify potential problems and take corrective action before they become crisis by using analytical skills to reach a logical conclusion.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent human relations, influencing, and listening skills to deal effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with other departments to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write in a clear, concise, and organized manner using correct grammar.
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Bending and Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. (6) hours per day
  • Light Carrying: Physically transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another
  • Handling: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with fingers (including thumb) and palm
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on one or both knees
  • Light Lifting: Raising objects under 15 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from one position to another
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers for sustained periods of time
  • Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Standing: 3 (hours per day)
  • Walking: Moving about on foot, particularly for long distances (3 hours per day)
  • Hearing Requirement: Enough to: UNDERSTAND A NORMAL CONVERSATION (Examples: Able to detect specific noises, proper equipment operation.
  • Other Physical Requirement: Work in all weather Conditions
  • Physical Conditions of Workplace: Work in all Weather Conditions include Extreme Heat /Cold
  • Mental Requirements:


  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information
  • Ability to understand, remember and communicate routine, factual information
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions
  • Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issue sand to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints

  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedule on short-term basis
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on a short-term basis
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on a long-term basis (longer than one month)

  • Ability to apply common sense in performing job
  • Ability to make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the departments credibility, operations and series

  • Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines
  • Ability to complete routine forms, use existing form letter and/or conduct routine oral communication
  • Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information
  • Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; required ability to hear and speak effectively on phone

  • Associated topics: adapter, circuit, design, diagram, electric, electrical, image processing, plc, renewable, signal processing * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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