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Pipeline Safety Engineer

Date Posted:  Dec 27, 2021
Requisition ID:  297201

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC):
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is an administrative agency that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. The Commission is required by state statute to be impartial and make decisions in the public interest to ensure regulated utilities provide safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. The Commission also serves as a resource to the legislature, executive branch, state agencies, and the public by providing information regarding Indiana’s utilities and the regulatory process. In addition, Commission members and staff are actively involved with regional, national, and federal organizations regarding utility issues affecting Indiana.
Salary Information:
The starting salary for this position is $56,790.00 annually.

About the Job:

This professional level position performs physical audits and inspections of pipeline Operators’ facilities and operations to determine compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation and Indiana State pipeline safety regulations.   The purpose of the Pipeline Safety Division and the Pipeline Safety Engineer is to help ensure public safety through audits and inspections of those who deliver natural gas and hazardous liquids (Operators), and by educating Operators to help ensure compliance with Federal and State pipeline safety regulations.  

You will report to the Director of Pipeline Safety and performs the duties of the position under limited supervision.  The position generally requires substantial knowledge of pipeline operations and Federal and State pipeline safety regulations.  The incumbent must be self-motivated and organized and must possess excellent communication skills. This position is remote.

A Day in the Life:

Duties of this position include: 

  • Scheduling and performing audits and inspections of Pipeline Operators.
  • Documenting results of audits and inspections completed and communicating results to the Operators.
  • Completion of core US DOT - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) training program for pipeline safety inspectors (located in Oklahoma City, OK) within three (3) years.
  • Educating and training Operators regarding applicable rules and initiatives coming from PHMSA.
  • Damage Prevention Investigations.
  • Incident Investigations.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience (minimum 5 years’ experience without a degree) in gas or liquid pipelines or the enforcement of pipeline safety regulations at the Federal or State level
  • Other job requirements include: 
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
    • Understanding of basic IT concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Curiosity to learn.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Well organized.
    • Ability to deal with conflict and stressful situations and facilitate resolution/agreement.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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