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Gas Control Engineer

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Location: Hammond, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00935678

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Job Title:  Gas Control Engineer

Job Code:  107479

Job Summary

The Gas Control Engineer is the lead subject matter expert for all Gas Control operational data. Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently. This position is also responsible for training and evaluating Gas Control personnel according to the requirements set forth by Control Room Management (CRM) and Operator Qualification (OQ) regulation.  The individual selected for this role will be considered the technical SME representing the department regarding data, analytics, and applications used by Gas Control.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, tracks, and communicates departmental metrics, and creates and maintains advanced analytics, reports, and visualizations to help identify / avoid issues.
  • Retrieves and prepares data in response to internal and external data requests.
  • Assumes administrative/contributor and training responsibilities for software related to the Pi System.
  • Reviews incidents and incorporates lessons-learned into training program when appropriate.
  • Works with Gas Control Support team in preparation for CRM and pipeline safety related audits.
  • Supports maintenance and improvement of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and software programs used by Gas Control.
  • Maintains DOT Operator Qualification (OQ) for Gas Controller duties.
  • Responds to emergency conditions via data analytics or real-time function within Gas Control.
  • Acts as Gas Control SME in multi-stakeholder projects that require Gas Control data and/or have future impact to Gas Control.
  • Stays up to date over current and evolving state and federal laws, recommends possible courses of action regarding future compliance policy, and develops action plans for those affected.
  • Updates processes and procedures of associated applications in response to changes, improvements efficiency, and to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  • Duties include participating in a 24-hour standby rotation, performs Gas Control supervision and/or Gas Controller duties as needed while following change management protocols for CRM related processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Coaches other team members in the development of their skills through on-the-job training and promotes teamwork concept within the gas control function. 
  • Works as a member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co-workers, actively supporting team and company goals, and collecting/assembling information for presentations, projects and strategic planning.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • 2+ years of gas/electric utility experience or relevant control room experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited college/university.
  • Must pass pre-hire Console Operator Basic Requirements Assessment (COBRA)
  • Operator Qualified in all Gas Control AORs controlled by primary Gas Control Center.
  • Able to pass DOT random drug testing.
  • Proficient understanding Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) Control Room Management (CRM) procedures and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment and provide leadership or guidance to others when needed.
  • Able to identify risks and communicate to peers / management as needed.
  • Able to make decisions with less than accurate or incomplete information.
  • Experience in organizing and analyzing data from multiple sources.
  • Possess advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, as well as experience with SCADA systems, data historians & business intelligence applications such as: AVEVA Enterprise SCADA, AVEVA Pi System, SPSS, and Power BI.
  • In depth understanding of the SCADA event database.
  • Valid Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications for Position

  • Experience with pipeline hydraulic modeling software
  • Engineering in Training certificate or Professional Engineer
  • Advanced understanding of/experience with principles of project management


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

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

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.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

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