This position provides technical support to resolve corrosion issues. The position recommends control activities related to systems, inspection, and maintenance to mitigate adverse effects of corrosion on natural gas assets. This engineer works with more senior level engineers on complex designs and engineer simple designs for Cathodic Protection systems. In addition, this role is responsible for assisting with the procedural aspects of cathodic protection. The position troubleshoots cathodic structures when needed to provide remediation of issues. The position manages and monitors systems to assure compliance with federal and state regulations as it relates to pipelines.
This position performs engineering analysis on simple to moderately complex Cathodic Protection projects. This position supports the design, engineering, and construction management of Cathodic Protection projects. This engineer communicates the project needs for the specified Cathodic project to internal and external customers to assure that the project’s scope and plan of construction are well defined. The engineer supports the project budgetary constraints and assures installation is compliant with Vectren O&M and construction practices. This position works with the Corrosion Control department Supervisor and the Manager to assure project completion and also captures the final records for the completed corrosion projects.
Evaluate, analyze, and recommend corrosion control materials, techniques, instrumentation, and new technologies to provide effective corrosion control programs that ensure compliance with codes. Review industry best practices and recommend applications for T&D assets. Provide technical troubleshooting and support for underground piping assets when needed. Establish and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction by meeting customer needs and pursuing continuous improvement.
Monitor and audit overall compliance programs and make recommendations. Work independently and /or supervise lower level personnel to collect and interpret data, and prepare draft reports for a variety of projects. Engineer and develop simple designs for CP systems for review by the Corrosion Supervisor or Corrosion Manager. Independently conduct field tests as required.
Undertake project estimating and secure bids for installation. Supervise installation of equipment at project sites and facilities. Assure compliance with QA/QC requirements during project installation. Apply engineering and corrosion knowledge to complete and execute projects. Conduct post installation surveys for all engineering projects.
Prepare project final reports including maintenance recommendations. Prepare for and attend regulatory audits for assigned areas. Meet Operator Qualifications for Corrosion Control Specialists. Review corrosion documents for corrosion trends in assigned areas. Ensure compliance for CP systems in assigned areas. Participate in Corrosion society meetings to provide information to other organizations. Minimize deficient reads in assigned area.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor's degree, engineering or engineering technology (ABET accredited program).
Mechanical or civil discipline. Engineer In Training (EIT) License.
0 - 2 years utility or relevant industry experience.
Gas or electric utility environment.
Functional/Technical Competency Requirements
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
Competent with AutoCAD, Geographical Information Systems, Enterprise Asset Management systems or similar applications. Some knowledge of gas and/or electric distribution systems.