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Engineer I - Materials

UGI Utilities, Inc., is a natural gas and electric utility serving over 700,000 customers in Pennsylvania.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1500 plus employees who serve our customers to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of energy every day.  As a company, we are very community focused and proudly support many community organizations in our service areas.

Job Summary

Coordinating with various internal departments & external suppliers, assist the selection, approval, use, and life span of materials in the UGI distribution system.  Provide supporting technical advice on replacement or alternate solutions regarding construction material concerns.  Track and log material failures for tracking and submission to Federal, State and Industry organizations.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Assist in the standardization of materials and equipment, including review & comparison of specifications, performance & functional testing, and implementation.  Chair the inter-company materials committee for quarterly review of current topics
  • Maintain and monitor the materials specification catalog, the virtual valve catalog, and approval database
  • Provide supporting diagrams, schematics, and lists for Gas Operations Manual & Engineering Design Manual
  • Review, Audit, & Record material failure reports submitted by installation crews.  Evaluate returned failures for quality defects or possible recurrence, which may include internal or laboratory analysis.  Submission of such reports to the appropriate external agency as required by governing bodies (PHMSA, AGA PPDC & PA PUC)
  • Assist the Purchasing Dept. in the bid process by providing alternate supplier options.  Monitor & assure supplier quality
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as requested.  This includes internal and external training sessions, company sponsored safety and vendor events, applicable committees/conferences, traveling to supplier or manufacturer sponsored locations, committee gatherings, & construction field visits
  • Familiarity with national and international engineering standards organizations (ISO, ASME, ANSI, ASTM, DIN)
  • Proficiency with basic hand tools, as well as knowledge of plastic and steel piping assemblies
  • Superior computer skills (Windows) with MS professional programs.  Knowledge of MS SharePoint is desired
  • Proficiency with 2D drafting software such as AutoCad is required. Knowledge of Oracle E-Business a plus
  • Strong interpersonal relationship acumen.  Ability to communicate effectively (& accurately) to individuals from various backgrounds, in person & electronically



Working Conditions

  • Office/Indoor setting is the most common for this position.  Outdoor Field visits are occasionally required 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Engineering, Science, or Technology field
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • EIT (State license) strongly encouraged


UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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