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Field Engineer - Job Family in Gary, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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    Gary, IN
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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
  • Review and process completion reports and as-built drawings
  • 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

Required for Selection:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering curriculum from an ABET accredited college or university.
  • Complete training, development and advancement criteria required for the Field Engineer level.
  • Knowledge of company and industry codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures

Preferred for Selection:

  • Masters degree in Business or Engineering
  • Professional Engineering license
  • PMP certification

Technical/Functional Competencies

Required for Selection: 

  • Demonstrated PC skills and software knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office, AutoCAD)
  • Demonstrated Synergi Gas proficiency including Company approved modules
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills

Demonstrated application of the following:

  • main and service line design, operation and maintenance
  • measurement and regulation design, operation and maintenance
  • cathodic protection principles and design, operation and maintenance
  • maps and records analysis and interpretation
  • uprate planning and execution
  • MAOP calculations and documentation
  • tie-in and bypass planning
  • accurate cost estimating
  • emergency support
  • capital budgeting and establishing investment priorities
  • materials/fittings and construction practices related to gas distribution
  • applicable codes and regulations
  • Company policies, procedures, and standards
  • Company systems and technical business applications (e.g. CIS, GIS, Maximo)
  • gas supply design and issue resolution related to gas distribution
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 19th!