Are you looking to make a positive impact on the state of Wisconsin? Bring your passion for engineering, collaboration, and innovation to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin as a Gas Pipeline Safety Engineer!
Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply!
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC’s mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Engineers have a direct, positive impact on the state of Wisconsin by helping to ensure the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas pipelines in Wisconsin. This is accomplished through education, inspection, enforcement, and investigation of incidents. The ultimate goal is to protect the public and the environment from the dangers of natural gas in transportation.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building which incorporates the latest technology and computer equipment, offers onsite lunch fitness programs, a free onsite gym, outdoor green spaces, affordable parking, access to public transportation, and bike paths. We provide amazing benefits, including an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity to learn, develop, and advance your professional career. The PSC provides a supportive and collaborative atmosphere and values maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We offer flexible hours and options for telecommuting. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
The Gas Pipeline Safety Engineer (Public Service Engineer Senior) position works collaboratively with a team of engineers who are responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance of state and federal pipeline safety regulation to ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally-sound operation of natural gas facilities. This includes approximately 70,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and facilities, which provide natural gas service to over 2,000,000 customers. The natural gas pipeline safety team not only ensures safe and reliable service to the natural gas consumers of Wisconsin, but also the safety of the public in general.
This position frequently requires traveling to utility offices, and other areas throughout the state where natural gas facilities are located, with overnight stays required on occasion. Proper education and training are essential for this position. In order to prepare you to conduct inspections and investigations independently you will receive excellent mentorship from your peers as well as specialized training from industry experts at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). PHMSA’s state-of-the-art training center is located in Oklahoma City, this position will be required to travel to Oklahoma City on occasion in order to receive training on regulations and compliance requirements, inspection techniques and enforcement procedures.
Additionally, this position is responsible for conducting engineering review and analysis of natural gas construction projects. The reviews include engineering analyses, coordination with other Commission staff and other agencies, liaison and interaction with pipeline operators and consumers, preparation of reports and other documents, presentation of testimony, and the development of recommendations to the Commission.
Additional responsibilities include: investigation into a variety of technical questions or problems relating to natural gas service adequacy, reliability, efficiency, and safety of overall utility operations; providing technical assistance and engineering advice in Commission proceedings; enforcement and interpretation of applicable Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and other nationally accepted codes and standards; investigation consumer complaints of a technical nature and, maintaining and improving professional skills and knowledge.
This position is in schedule-range (14-13) with an annual salary of $60,320-$83,512, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Interviews will be conducted virtually. In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, the individual hired into this position may temporarily be permitted or required to work from home. For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
A qualified candidate will have: a 4-year degree from a recognized college or university in Civil or Mechanical engineering, or other engineering degree which included related course work; Professional Engineer (PE) credential; or an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license for the State of Wisconsin
How to Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or Hannah.Robarge@dot.wi.gov.