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Senior Gas Engineer

Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission), a leading utility regulatory agency, is looking for talented senior engineers with gas distribution utility experience, who can make a professional difference in the Nation’s Capital.  As a senior engineering professional, you will be deployed on a challenging variety of gas utility regulatory oversight projects, including: ongoing monitoring efforts for $2B+ of long term gas utility infrastructure upgrades, gas utility merger case activities, gas distribution strategic initiatives and long-term planning reviews, as well as distributed energy resource technologies, including campus and gas fired cogen systems and microgrids.

In this role, you will have an opportunity to interface with key stakeholders from a variety of federal and state agencies, including the DOE, FERC, PHMSA, as well as DC’s DOEE and DDOT agencies.  You will also interface with engineering professionals of Fortune 500 energy companies, energy developers and providers, as well as regulatory professionals from across the Nation.  You will gain significant industry exposure and unmatched professional experience as a member of a leading regulatory agency with a proud 100+ year history of regulatory excellence.

The Commission offers a competitive salary range, a strong travel stipend for public transportation and parking, as well as an attractive benefits package. The Commission’s benefits package encompasses a flexible menu of comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options, as well as a strong set of portable retirement benefit and savings options.  The Commission also offers attractive vacation and sick leave time, as well as paid holidays—consistent with District government provisions.  

The Commission also seeks to optimize work-life balance through an attractive set of work schedule options, including: Flex time schedules, Teleworking options, and Alternative Work Schedules, available to employees after a probationary period and with supervisor’s approval. However, during the Public Health Emergency caused by the coronavirus, all Commission employees will work remotely.  Necessary equipment and instruction will be provided.  As an organization dedicated to professional development and learning, all Commission staff are encouraged to participate in regulatory and industry association activities, as well as enhance their educational and professional training.  

This Senior Engineer-Gas position is in the Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) of the Commission. The Commission oversees regulated utility and competitive companies that provide natural gas, electricity, and telecommunication services to District of Columbia ratepayers.  The Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) provides infrastructure, system planning and engineering expertise in support of the Commission's regulatory activities relative to natural gas, electric and local telecommunications services.

As part of the OISP team, the Senior Engineer-Gas is responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the gas distribution utility providing services in the District. The incumbent may serve as subject matter expert for his/her knowledge area to support the Commission’s vision and strategic direction.  He/she will provide technical oversight to the accelerated replacement of gas pipelines currently underway, review and advise on the reliability and safety of existing gas utility infrastructure, including utility outage restoration initiatives, and gas leak reduction and mitigation initiatives.


Licensures, Certifications and Other Requirements

PE certification is required.  All applicants with a PE license in a jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia will be required to apply for a District of Columbia PE license within 90 days of hire.  Applicants will be required to receive a District of Columbia PE license within 12 months of hire.

DOT PHSMA training and/or qualified certification is also desirable, given relevant experience.

Valid Driver’s License.


Bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering is required.

Master’s degree in either engineering or business is desirable.


Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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