Philadelphia Gas Works

Engineer - Facilities - BS Engineering Required

Facilities Department
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Philadelphia Gas Works

Looking for a challenge and ready to light up your career? 

The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


This is a chance to work with cutting edge technologies including micro-turbines, CNG refueling stations and other energy efficiency programs.


Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!  Apply at


Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs


Facilities Engineer –  BS Engineering

City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia County Residency Requirement within 12 months of hire


The Facilities Engineer is expected to maintain and improve the Facilities Department engineering processes by planning, performing and completing engineering project design work within a multi-discipline environment that involves mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, and chemical engineering.  The individual is responsible for developing and monitoring facilities projects in addition to coordinating the progression of assignments throughout projects.  Facilities Staff Engineers must be capable of performing all of the functions of the department’s lower level and peer management positions.  Further, the Facilities Staff Engineer performs higher level and more complex engineering project designs with work order authorizations up to and greater than $250,000.




Engineering Project Administration


  • Develop facilities department project design concepts including CAD drawings and estimates. Specifies; equipment and materials, methods of implementation, and prepares specifications for projects related to facilities systems and the department’s operational needs.  Coordinates and oversees the preparation of design drawings by the Company’s Drafting Section and outside vendors. 
  • Liaison with: material suppliers, consulting engineers, architects and other PGW departments, to ensure highest level of project quality and customer service. Consults with vendors and contractors to gain awareness, conduct research, and introduce new materials and equipment for potential uses.
  • Interacts closely with the Company’s Engineering Section to ensure; compliance with technical specification requirements, company policies, local, state and national codes.
  • Responsible for: developing and managing facilities project scheduling, managing project budgetary constraints, making equipment and material selection, insuring adherence to project drawings and applicable regulations, and oversees construction activities of contractors and PGW personnel.
  • Prepares accurate reports and maintain detailed project records.


Personnel Management


  • Coordinates department and project work activities by; developing project timelines and milestones, analyzing and controlling impact, determining priorities of activities, assigning and managing personnel to project work, providing project oversight, and providing other department personnel direction and assistance as needed.



Finance & Accounting


  • Monitor project expenditures and project status to facilitate construction activities relative to budget constraints and project schedules. Prepares estimates and recommends procedures for adherence to cost estimates and budgets for capital and operating funded projects.
  • Helps; develop department capital and operating budgets, select materials and equipment for all facilities projects and systems. As needed; prepares and provides supporting information developed from research, bids, prior projects, contracts, budgets, price lists, and quotes.



Other Related Functions


  • Keep abreast of and ensures adherence to engineering standards and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and industry standards; ensures required permits and inspections are obtained and provided when necessary.
  • Familiarity with Building Automation Systems
  • Perform other special projects and assignments as directed.



  • Minimum education - BS in Engineering with Facilities Experience or other related degreed facilities related field of study that demonstrates the appropriate training and experiences to perform the functions of the position.
  • Professional certifications - FE preferred - PE a plus
  • 5-7 years direct facilities / engineering experience.
  • Must have knowledge of safety and hazardous situations associated with the construction and maintenance of facilities that utilize or house flammable gases and liquids.
  • Must have knowledge of: City, State and Federal regulations/codes, Industry Standards and Best Practices, as they relate to facilities and the natural gas industry
  • Must have knowledge of general office practices as they relate to budgeting, project planning and training.
  • Must have project management skills with the ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, work under pressure while handling multiple assignments to meet business needs.
  • Must have problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve diverse and complex business problems, identify and resolve related business requirements and risks to technology implementation for security related issues.
  • Must have computer skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office and CAD.
  • Must have interpersonal / communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization Ability to maintain a high level of client trust and confidence and ability to discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades other and gains understanding.
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to work out of hours as needed



Residency Requirement :  All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.


We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA19122


While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.


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