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Manager, Engineering Services

Date: Jan 17, 2023

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 difference, 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, TECO and Peoples Gas.

Title: Manager, 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, February 7, 2023.


This position pays between $127,200 to $159,000 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.


This posting is for Distribution or Pipeline Engineering Management 


This position provides strategic and functional leadership and direction to a team that provides analyzes and makes recommendations regarding system capabilities and weakness, technical, operational, and maintenance, project and construction support.  Team members may lead and/or support projects involving design, greenfield or replacement projects, and maintenance activities such as inline inspections. The team members also provide engineering support to operations, forecasting and planning for finance, hydraulic modeling, integrity management, and gas supply. 


An Engineering Services Manager may be assigned to distribution engineering and technical training, pipeline design, integrity management, or measurement engineering.



  1. Supervise the daily operations of planning, designing and engineering additions and changes to the natural gas transmission and distribution system that serves new and existing customers and or the integrity management of these assets. These activities involve the application of sound engineering practice, ensuring applicable codes, regulatory requirements, proper financials, and company standards are met and balanced with the goals of the Engineering team, Operations, Gas Supply, Regulations and NMGC’s corporate objectives.   Approval of work orders, addressing customer priorities and in-service dates; verifying material and labor values, coordinating and forecasting projects, and negotiating deliverable expectations.  (20%)
  2. Participate in the system planning of projects related to future natural gas system expansion and modifications, providing consultation and assistance in major load additions and projects of unusual nature.  Provide input for budgeting capital construction projects.  (15%)
  3. May ensure technical training department executes necessary training to ensure the operations personnel are operator qualified.  (5%)
  4. May assist in ensuring all Measurement & Regulation activities are in compliance with governmental and corporate regulations, including but not limited to PHMSA, TSA, and the NM PRC.  Assists with responses to regulatory discrepancies found and assists to ensure corrective measures are implemented. Ensures measurement audits are conducted to identify potential regulatory compliance issues and implement preventative measures. (5%)
  5. Mentor direct reports in: negotiations, project management coordination, engineering design, and construction aspects related to new and existing customer gas loads impacting NMGC’s system, integrity management, cathodic protection, measurement, regulation, and SCADA.   Administer the team member Performance Review, Individual Development Plan and Positive Discipline programs.  Monitor and recommend promotions and associated salary increases. Facilitate goal alignment, team member engagement, and a free flow of information for team growth. (20%)
  6. Conduct job hazard analyses and, as needed, coach team members to ensure they are in compliance with current safety procedures and protocols.   Communicate safety expectations, recognize safety achievement and review safety statistics monthly.   Support Safety Committee activities and NMGC safety efforts. (5%)
  7. Manage the cost center O&M and capital budget; reviews and approves team member business expenses. Provide input to the annual capital planning and O&M budgets by providing required forecasting activity, monthly capital variance explanations, and managing the CWIP report for direct reports. Ensures forecasts of team members are accurate and timely.  (10%)
  8. Identify, evaluate and develop new and existing technologies and strategies for process improvements, efficiencies and safety.  (10%)
  9. Ensure good communication between Engineering and other departments so that information can be easily and freely transferred. Demonstrates leadership skills and technical ability to ensure personnel and processes function effectively, to meet set goals and objectives. (5%)
  10. Serve as back up to the Director, Integrity Management, M&R, Gas Distribution Engineering and/or Regional Operations Manager in his/her absence related to Engineering or customer concerns and issues while providing support to Director of Engineering Services, and regional operations as necessary. Also provides technical support for business strategy planning and strategic initiatives. (5%)

Direct Supervision: Engineers, Supervisors, Drafters

Indirect Supervision: Consultants, Vendors, Third party service providers


Key Internal: Operations, Gas Control, Gas Supply, GIS, ROW, Environmental, Safety, Legal, Accounting, Regulatory, and with affiliate counter parts.

Key External: State and Local Government and/or Regulatory Agencies, Customers, Industry Associations, Contractors, Vendors, and Consultants.

Required: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a college/university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

Preferred: Graduate degree in engineering, MBA or advanced management training desirable

Required: Must possess a valid state of New Mexico driver’s license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state of New Mexico, or contingent upon PE within twelve (12) months of employment

Preferred: Registered Gas Distribution Professional (RGDP), Certified Gas Transmission Professional (CGTP), or NACE Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management (PCIM) certification, NACE CP1, CP2, and/or CP3.


Required: Minimum of five (5) years of related experience in project management, engineering and/or natural gas operations with progressively more complex assignments

Preferred: Seven (7) years of related experience in project management, engineering and/or natural gas operations with progressively more complex assignments


Supervisory Experience 
Required: Two (2) years of supervisory/project leadership experience


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:  Demonstrated leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of rules and regulations related to natural gas design, construction, and operations. 


Subject matter expert (SME) with proven ability to apply engineering principles, practices, and regulations to, and to perform economic and decision analysis studies of complex issues in areas including, but not limited to,  transmission, distribution,  system planning, pipeline operations, pipeline design, pipeline integrity management, general repair, fitness for service, risk assessment, risk management, and integrity decisions for a variety of pipeline issues, financial and regulatory issues, asset utilization, and environmental controls and regulations. 


Trains and mentors others on the ability to read, interpret and apply national, state, and local codes and standards (ANSI,   49 CFR Part 192, ASME, NACE, AASHTO, etc.) 


SME on federal and state regulatory standards as they pertain to natural gas distribution and transmission as well as a SME on company policies. 


SME on gas pipeline construction and repair methods the including ability to read and understand plans and alignment sheets and the ability to recommend alternatives in real-time on job sites as necessary. 


Excellent organizational and project management skills, excellent written and oral communications skills.


Proficient ability with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, etc., AutoCAD, and GIS software. 


Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships

Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity    
Develops People and Teams
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers    

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment

Overtime work as necessary. Field and office environment.  May be required to work at various job sites. Personal protective equipment including but are not limited to safety glasses, puncture resistance boots, and hard hat, worn while performing the field functions. Must be comfortable working in and around high-pressure gas pipelines (up to 1185 psig). 


Travel is required and anticipated up to 25 percent across New Mexico


The requirement to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours. On call as needed up to two weeks per year.


Frequently required to stand and/or walk up to 1/2 of the time and sit up to 1/2 of the time. Manual dexterity needed with the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, listen, and smell. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work from an elevated position, such as ladders and rooftops. Will be exposed to outside weather conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and natural gas emergencies and situations. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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