PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a full range of tasks involving engineering studies and investigations of plant, equipment, facilities and services of utility companies to ensure customer needs are adequately met and equity is achieved among customer, societal and corporate interests.
Works under the general supervision of a Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis or other employee of higher grade.
May lead engineering personnel of lower grade and clerical personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Determines compliance with state and federal gas pipeline safety requirements for LNG and LP Air plants, gas and LP distribution systems, gas transmission systems and other gas utility plants; reviews construction, operation, maintenance and emergency plans and field inspections; writes reports on compliance activities; takes necessary action to ensure public safety; develops recommendations for other areas of noncompliance; performs cross examination of expert and utility company witnesses regarding depreciation studies, cost of service studies, capital budgeting for respective utility company facilities and operation and maintenance of utility plants; reviews depreciation studies using statistical techniques (Iowa curves, etc.) to analyze historical data, statistical and engineering judgment, cost of service studies, detailed utility company project submittals and utility company policies and practices; prepares cross examination materials; drafts engineering portions of decisions and orders; develops and interprets statutes and regulations; provides technical support to commissioners and others; examines exhibits and reports submitted by utility companies; inspects and makes independent reports on utility plant and equipment; investigates accidents involving utility plants and equipment; surveys accident locations; interviews witnesses; prepares detailed reports of such investigations; recommends elimination of dangerous conditions or practices; investigates and analyzes utility company proposals to transfer ownership and to dispose of or lease real property; monitors and investigates various operations of utility companies including optional services and metering functions; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and engineering standards of utilities operations; knowledge of utilities construction budgeting, depreciation and cost of service studies; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate technical utilities engineering issues; ability to utilize computer software; ability to prepare concise technical reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the field of gas, civil, chemical, mechanical or a specialized branch of mechanical engineering.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in the respective disciplines outlined under General Experience may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. The classification of Public Utilities Engineer 1 (Gas) is assigned to Salary Group ES 22a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 23.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Utilities Engineer 1 (Electrical) (Gas) (Telecommunications) (Water) in Salary Group ES 22 approved July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)