Field Engineer - Job Family (Lawrence, MA) in Lawrence, MA at NiSource

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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    Lawrence, MA
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Job Description


PURPOSE: To evaluate, design, and estimate natural gas distribution facilities for new business, public and system improvement, and maintenance projects according to company standards and other applicable guidelines and codes. Natural gas distribution facilities may consist of main lines, service lines, and measurement & regulation equipment. The Engineer will provide technical assistance and support for Construction and Field Operations staff involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution facilities. Collaborate and coordinate efforts with key stakeholders on large distribution projects.


  • Ensure safe and reliable delivery of energy services at best cost
  • Meet or exceed internal/external customer expectations
  • Actual project costs are within 10% of estimated costs
  • Safe/efficient high quality engineering designs that comply with policies, practices, standards, and applicable codes
  • Productivity and performance results that meet or exceed expectations
  • Timely delivery of all facility designs
  • Consistent communication with key stakeholders and business partners
  • Ensure post and pre winter operation system reviews are held
  • Evaluate, design, and estimate natural gas distribution facilities
  • Prepare permit applications and easement requests
  • Prepare detailed drawings
  • Compile capital work order / job order packets
  • Prepare budget estimates
  • Report on project variances
  • Support Operations employees in emergency situations
  • Provide training and guidance to new personnel
  • Act as liaison to state, county, and local government officials
  • Conduct winter preparedness reviews
  • Assist in contract bid documentation
  • Maintain MAOP documentation

Technical / Functional Competencies
Required for Selection:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of various pc applications and software (i.e. Word, Excel, AutoCAD)

Preferred for Selection:

  • Previous gas distribution engineering experience


Required for Selection:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering curriculum from an accredited college or university.
  • Obtain EIT Certification within 2 years of hire date

    ** Applies to new hires or those transferring into any of the following gas engineering job families:  field engineering, design engineering; gas systems planning; standards

  • Obtain P.E. license within 6 years of hire date for state primarily working in 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

 Preferred for Selection:

  • Master's degree in Business or Engineering
  • Professional Engineering license

Based on education and experience the position may be filled at a level within the Engineering job family,

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before December 18th!


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