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 Pipeline Design Engineer - Owensboro, Kentucky, United States

Job information
Posted by: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 7Y1kW0NByb2dHy1Ct52VaBJ29degvM / Latpro-3823437 
Date posted: Sep-14-2021
State, Zip: Kentucky, 42301


Pipeline Design Engineer

This entry-level position provides engineering direction and technical assistance for the design, development, and execution of natural gas facilities; including but not limited to: pipeline, measurement, regulation, compression, storage, and other related gas transmission and gas storage equipment and facilities while operating under routine, direct supervision of the Manager and with guidance from experienced design engineers.  Performs engineering tasks and projects of lesser complexity, relying on industry code, established guidelines and/or detailed direction.  Work experience and Company and industry training will familiarize employee with processes, procedures, guidelines, regulations, and policies of the Company, department, and industry.  May be temporarily assigned to a structured training program designed to provide interdisciplinary experience.  Recognizes economic aspects of job.  Demonstrates professional conduct and business ethics.  Learns practical application of education.  Ability to present the results of research and analysis. 


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:




  • Provide engineering design support, develop project scopes and estimates, provide project site layouts, and justification of projects with support from the Manager or experienced engineer
  • Specify piping, equipment and materials for various gas transmission and gas storage projects
  • Design, including engineering calculations, or design coordination on basic or routine projects under direction of Manager or experienced engineer
  • Assist in the initiation and completion of service contracts
  • Assist with development and implementation of Company design standards and specifications
  • Research and analyze technical data, industry specifications and standards, and vendor manuals to determine feasibility of design and/or application and to maintain knowledge and understanding of applicable technologies


Project Support


  • Assist in the development of construction related contracts
  • Support and monitor on-site project inspection and facility commissioning
  • Provide assistance to project management staff in the areas of project budgeting and expense forecasting
  • Assist in monitoring project progress reports and other project related work and provide support to project management staff as needed
  • Assist in monitoring facility design and construction for compliance with all business objectives, applicable regulations, and Company policies and procedures


Communication and Collaboration


  • Collaborate with internal business partners and project team members to develop pipeline, measurement, compressor, and storage facilities in accordance with business needs
  • Coordinate with third-party engineering consulting firms on basic or routine projects to ensure facilities meet all applicable standards, specifications, Company policies and procedures, and requirements of internal and external business partners
  • Work with external customers to develop Company pipeline, measurement, compressor, and storage facilities required for the Company to serve their commercial needs
  • Provide engineering technical support, troubleshooting, and problem solving for basic operating issues relating to pipeline, regulating and measurement equipment, compressor station ancillary equipment, electronic automation, and other gas transmission and storage facilities and equipment
  • Participate in Company and industry studies and projects or on Company teams to enhance the overall safety, reliability, and efficiency of the gas transmission and storage systems
  • Serve as Company liaison at community events and help with volunteer efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ABET–Accredited Engineering Program)
  • Entry-level to 3 years’ experience in Design Engineering or relevant experience
  • Valid driver’s license and insurability
  • Ability to work overtime with or without notice
  • Ability to work in both an open office environment as well as outside in varied weather conditions
  • Experience applying basic business concepts
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply directions, policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and regulations
  • Ability to work successfully with individuals throughout organization
  • Exhibited strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar; intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel or similar
  • Experience in position requiring analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Experience working both independently and in a team environment
  • Experience producing results working under tight deadlines




  • Experience with construction
  • Experience as a project or team lead
  • Familiarity with material components of natural gas pipeline systems
  • Experience using financial reporting or project execution software

Other requirements:

  • Ability to work overtime with or without notice
  • Ability to work in both an open office environment as well as outside in varied weather conditions
  • Ability to work positively and effectively prioritize in a high-stress, demanding environment
  • Travel up to 25% average, automobile and plane

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