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Construction Engineer III

Birmingham, AL

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Location: 2101 6th Avenue North,
, 35203
Position Type: 
Non Union
Number Open: 
At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.
We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:
Living Spire Behaviors
We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.
Responsible for handling the civil engineering aspects for most special projects dealing with natural gas feeder and distribution mains (such as bridge crossings, railroad crossings, shallow installations, and excessive cover) and for directly coordinating or overseeing the coordination of road improvement plans, sewer plans, and development plans from state highway departments, municipalities, engineering firms, and developers so that conflicts with our existing gas facilities can be determined and minimized.
Primary duties:
Oversee and maintain construction estimating processes, including analysis and updates to CU’s
Handle calls and correspondence from Construction and Leak & Maintenance foremen, general foremen, civic inspectors, External Affairs, and other departments regarding the status of jobs and projects
Handle calls and correspondence from outside the Company (municipalities, engineering firms, developers) to process the needed information to coordinate the Company’s facilities with proposed improvements and development
Process the all proposed road improvements, including identifying conflicts, designing relocations, obtaining variances, initiating work orders, and seeking reimbursement
Schedule and prioritize projects that are going to construction or have a higher priority due to the Company’s requirements
Attend site meetings, when necessary, to resolve specific issues or conflicts with the Company’s facilities and proposed improvements
Assign the various plans for review to the GIS Analyst and follow their progress through the construction drawing process, providing information or direction when needed, as required to properly convey and depict design decisions
Record and track each set of improvement plans from preliminary to final stage through construction
Assist in the daily coordination, assignment of work and oversight of GIS Analyst and Construction Engineers
Work on special projects: bridge crossings; railroad crossings; design non-normal services, such as for loft buildings; work with those blasting near the Company’s mains; and calculate stress on pipelines with non-typical amounts of cover
Responsible for specifying and having placed on order most non-stock material required for all types of main and service work
Review the design and cost estimates for all types of main and service work; review delivery pressures; and justify proposed main work
Determine main financing costs for new business main extensions and report results to Marketing Department
Determine any non-normal costs that may occur with a main extension
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines.
Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment.
All other duties as assigned.
Five years of related engineering experience natural gas pipeline preferred 
Two to Three years of practical design experience and interaction with road/highway agencies
AutoCAD experience preferred
Education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred
Certificates, licenses, registrations:
Valid driver’s license
Work environment:
Normal Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
Typically, 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday
Overtime and/or travel may be required
Spire accepts online applications through our career site at
Posting requirements:
The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.
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