Job Details

Project Engineer

NW Natural

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 01/26/2020

Project Engineer
Non-Union Position
System Planning/Tech Design; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)
Regular FT
Posting # 112

The Role:
Oversee design engineering, planning and coordination of projects requiring a higher level of project management and/or technical knowledge. Provide design and project management expertise for NW Natural’s gas storage facilities, compressors, control systems, odorization, CNG/LNG equipment, and special projects as required. Ensure service continuity and fulfillment of installation commitments while meeting customer needs, cost objectives, governmental requirements, and safety and engineering standards.

Day to Day:
Oversees design engineering, planning, coordination, and monitoring of projects related to plants and stations. Provides cost analysis of alternatives to determine cost effective installation practices.
Responsible for special projects and technical studies from planning to final completion.
Provides design and project management expertise for NW Natural’s gas storage facilities, compressors, control systems, odorization, CNG/LNG equipment, and special projects.
Maintains ongoing communication with local and state permit and regulatory agencies and contractors to protect the Company’s interest and coordinate construction activities. Responds to a variety of inquiries/concerns from customer, Company personnel or the general public; resolves by coordinating necessary resources.
Reviews and approves construction drawings within the territory to ensure engineering standards are followed. Coordinates with office and field personnel to optimize the use of resources.
Participates in after-hour emergency response program in conjunction with other operations supervisors.
Assists in preparing budget, analyzing costs/benefits; continuously evaluates cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities.
This position may require travel.
Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.

Come on your first day with:
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably mechanical or civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
7 years engineering experience, including 3 years construction-related or utility construction/installation..
Ability to register as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desired.
Demonstrated experience in a leadership role overseeing and coordinating complex planning and project implementation programs.
Ability to plan and effectively manage a wide variety of construction projects.
Demonstrated skill in organizing multiple tasks and managing time effectively to meet deadlines and balance priorities consistent with Company strategies and goals.
Knowledge and experience in the application of the following: federal pipeline safety rules, American Public Works Association, construction standards, and OSHA regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively with employees, government representatives and contractor personnel on technical matters governing construction projects.
Ability to analyze budget reports and construction summaries.
Ability to develop new construction approaches and procedures.
Strong writing skills including technical documentation and report preparation.
Ability to visit and access construction and other work site locations as required.
Possess/maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Must obtain a valid Oregon/Washington driver's license within 90 days if current valid license is from another state.
Subject to random drug testing.

What we offer:
Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest
Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution
Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists
Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount
20% Employee discount on Natural Gas
7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural
Flexible work schedule opportunities

Base salary range: $95,900.00 - $132,700.00 per year, depending on qualifications

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.

Deadline: January 26, 2020

All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.

We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.

NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.