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Director, Engineering Services

Date: Mar 16, 2021

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, 87109

Company: TECO

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By joining the NMGC family, you can count on a safety-focused work environment, competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for training and personalized development to ignite your career. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all; our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.


New Mexico Gas Company is a member of the Emera family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas.


Title: Director, Engineering Services
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: Wyoming
State and City: New Mexico - Albuquerque
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close on Tuesday April 6th, 2021.   

Placement in the position is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.


The Director, Engineering Services is a senior level management position reporting to the Vice President, Engineering, Gas Management, & Technical Services. This position provides leadership, strategy, and management to the activities associated with the engineering functions of a state-wide natural gas utility. This position provides direction for the natural gas utility engineering leadership team to deliver positive results through safe engineering design and construction, ensuring revenue growth and financial profitably. 


1.    Establish a safety culture that ensures all team members utilize the safe work practices and that safety awareness among team members is a way of life.

2.    Provides leadership that maintains an efficient, highly motivated organization which is committed to fulfilling the mission and achieving the goals of both New Mexico Gas Company and Emera.  Provides guidance to leadership by communicating the company position on critical issues.

3.    Provide leadership and strategy to both manage and develop short term and long-term Capital budgets for the state-wide engineering division. 

4.    Provides leadership for the design and construction of transmission and distribution capital facilities for the state-wide natural gas system to ensure maximum efficiency and safe and reliable gas delivery to all-natural gas customers and the general public. Oversees review and evaluation of project designs and provides technical guidance and quality control. Provides oversight to ensure gas systems are adequately designed and built for present and future customer loads.

5.    Ensures compliance with all Company operating policies and procedures, in addition to Federal, State, Local, and environmental engineering regulation standards, design, and construction activities.

6.    Provides strategic leadership for the distribution and transmission maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) verification and validation programs and the transmission and distribution integrity management programs (TIMP and DIMP). 

7.    Responsible for reviewing and approving all changes to the Operations and Maintenance Manual.

8.    Maintains a qualified, efficient, and highly motivated work force, which is committed to fulfilling the mission of the engineering group and doing it in a way which is in alignment with the company’s core values. 

9.    Ensures compliance with Human Resources processes as it relates to the selection, supervision, training, development, motivation, and compensation of supervisory and technical staff necessary to facilitate quality cost-effective functioning of engineering.  
10.    Serves as a New Mexico Gas Company representative in industry organizations and activities related to the natural gas utility business.  Represents and advocates corporate position as a liaison with local government and State/Federal Regulatory Agencies for all engineering and regulatory requirements impacting the natural gas business.

11.    Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Engineering, Gas Management, & Technical Services.

Direct Supervision:     Engineering Services Managers and Technical Publishing Specialist 
Indirect Supervision:     Engineers, Professional/Technical employees, administrative employees, and contractor employees.


Key Internal:      Works closely with executive management, operations, legal, regulatory, human resources, and financial staff within the Company to include counter parts across all Emera affiliate companies.  

Key External:     Customers, Governmental Agencies, Other Company Representatives, Contractors, Business Partners, Vendors, etc.



Required:    Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Preferred:    Master’s degree in Engineering or Business    


Required:    Professional Engineering (PE) license, if the PE license is not from New Mexico the candidate must obtain their NM PE license through reciprocity prior to commencing work at New Mexico Gas Company.



Related Experience 
Required:    Ten (10) years of senior level gas utility operations/engineering management experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Leadership experience must include demonstrated ability to successfully direct gas operations across a large geographic territory, negotiate critical business contracts, and provide leadership and industry expertise for business expansion opportunities.


Supervisory Experience
Required:    Five (5) years of supervisory experience


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:    Must have demonstrated strength in leadership development, strategic thinking, performance capability, and overseeing complex initiatives. Strong leadership and organization skills as well as excellent oral/written communications and presentation skills are required.  


Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships
Develops People and Teams
Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment

Normal office environment. Must be able to work irregular hours, including overtime and on-call availability.  Frequent travel required.


New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs and more!


NMGC and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our NMGC customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. (NMGC) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


NMGC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at NMGC will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.



Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



ADA policy
It is the policy of NMGC to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment requirements, which include a background screen and drug test.  Also, pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

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