At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859. Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction. Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide. We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking.
If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.
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. Additional years’ experience required for level 4.
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.
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 & 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
Generous Vacation/Sick leave program
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– Min. $91,500 (*$100,900 to $126,650) Max. $132,700 (Level 3) or
Min. $100,850 (*$111,200 to $139,600) Max. $146,250 (Level 4)
*Expected Hiring Range
Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.
Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.
Deadline: May 11, 2018
At NW Natural we are committed to fair compensation, pay equity and equal opportunity for advancement in the workplace. Salaries are determined based on a combination of education, experience, skills, performance and internal equity to similar roles within our organization.
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, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Internal Number: 50261249
About NW Natural
NW Natural is a publicly traded utility headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We are primarily a natural gas distributor that services residential, industrial, and commercial customers in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1859, the company has over 600,000 customers.