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Senior Gas Systems Planning Specialist

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Location: South Bend, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00932883-OTHLOC-405

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Job Title:  Sr Gas Systems Planning Specialist

Job Code:  MS0676

Job Summary

Create, update, maintain, validate, calibrate, and deliver gas distribution system models. Update and maintain databases and perform small scale system studies independently and performs larger system studies with no or minimal direction. Develop & design processes, technology interfaces & best practices for gas systems planning processes and associated training and documentation. Perform special studies and programs for business partners. Develop and design reports for Gas Systems Planning leadership. Support the development of best practices across the department. Supplement local GSP engineers and technicians to meet peak demands and provide emergency response.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the strategic, timely, accurate and cost effective creation, maintenance, and updating of the gas distribution system models: including: Create and verify connectivity of schematic graphics representing the gas distribution system, Update facility and customer load and location information, Verify and calibrate the system models using actual system information, Investigate & resolve discrepancies between modeled results and actual system data.

  • Run computer simulations and system studies for both normal and emergency conditions

  • Integrate Synergi Gas updates with current process requirements

  • Be the primary point of contact between Gas Systems Planning and the Nisource IT Departments

  • Perform basic coding to facilitate data integration and operation of Synergi Gas

  • Provide innovative solutions to software integration challenges

  • Testing of computer systems, software and interfaces

  • Provide analysis and information for critical valve isolation zones

  • Maintain current & accurate DIS/CIS market-system tables

  • Assist in the establishing of group goals, objectives, and priorities.

  • Liaison to field engineer to update DIS using digital information

  • Maintain QA/QC best practices for model building and updating

  • Drive department best practices & process standardization and operational excellence.

  • Fill in for GSP engineer & technician to meet peak demands and provide emergency response across Nisource

  • Manage departmental databases & provide useful data for leadership

  • Work on special projects

  • Promotes safe working environment and public safety.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Associate Degree in an Engineering, or technology or GIS or gas industry related program with demonstrated knowledge of gas distribution operations and/or engineering.

  • Extensive experience using Synergi Gas software

  • Experience in building & maintaining Synergi Gas models

  • Experience with GIS, AutoCAD, GPS and other related technologies

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft 365

  • Demonstrated skills in preparing spreadsheets, databases, reports and presentations

  • Ability to read and accurately interpret operating maps and records.

  • Comprehension of gas systems and fundamentals of fluid mechanics.

  • Proficient with PC based applications, such as Microsoft 365, databases, or other spreadsheet applications.

  • Working knowledge of gas systems operation

  • In depth knowledge of Synergi Gas including model building & maintenance processes

  • Proven ability to use GIS

  • Proven knowledge of gas systems planning concepts

  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Access and Excel

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Advanced education in engineering, or GIS, or information technology

  • 5 years of Gas Operations or Engineering Experience.

  • Experience in developing & maintaining applications with IT/IBM

  • Experience & Knowledge with Oracle

  • Experience in working with the NiSource Gas Operations Data Warehouse

  • Demonstrated leadership experience over complex programs or projects

  • Strong knowledge of mainframe applications: DIS/CIS & Work Management

This position can be located anywhere within the 6 state NiSource service territory.


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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