An Insider’s Guide to Gas Pipeline Construction Jobs

With the world economy now getting back on track, openings for gas pipeline construction jobs are growing again. While this position is available in different fields, the demand is particularly high in the construction, engineering and oil industries. A gas pipeline position gives you the opportunity to work in areas related to project management, engineering and many others.

Requirements for the Job

As far as educational requirements go, you need to be at least an undergraduate with a degree in engineering. If not, you need to have an associate’s with a major in design, computers and other related coursework. The educational background will also depend on the type of position you are aspiring for such as middle management, etc.

However, these are only the educational background requirements; if you go to the company website or job site, there may be other requirements, so check them out first.

What is a Pipeline Drafter?

A pipeline drafter is tasked with creating and maintaining station piping. In addition, a pipeline drafter also needs to make electrical and mechanical drawings. If you work a pipeline drafter, you will likely be a member of a committee for technical and electrical drawing guide.

You will be asked to perform different tasks. But your main goal will be to develop solutions as it relates to building gas pipelines. In addition, your job will require you to provide advice and guidance to help your company cut back on costs.

A drafter also has to review the plans for the gas pipes as well as that of the construction site. These plans are usually found on the company’s intranet so computer literacy is needed here. Because a drafter has to perform different duties, you need to have at least 3 years of experience working with CAD (computer aided design) software.

You also need to have a degree in drafting (at least an associate’s degree or higher). New graduates are always welcome, but you need to understand that those with at least two years’ experience in the gas pipeline industry will be preferred by most companies. You also need to have a good grasp of technical and electrical drawings and know how to interpret them.

Pipeline Gas Engineer job Description

A pipeline gas engineer specializes in natural gas pipelines, and your main duty is providing design and technical support. In addition, you also need to know facts about natural gas transmission, construction of gas pipes as well as pipeline engineering. You need to have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or civil engineering. You also need to have at least eight years’ experience.

Senior Gas Engineer

The job of a senior gas engineer is to provide technical support and guide for pipeline design. You also need to be familiar with gas transmission pipeline transmission, project management and other related topics. You also need to be skilled writing management and communications.

As a senior gas engineer you will be in charge of a gas transmission facility, transmission service extensions, metering facilities, overseeing pipelines and more. You also need to be an expert in environmental and regulatory practices. This knowledge is absolutely necessary for a senior gas engineer to perform their job properly.

It must also be pointed out that this job often requires travel, and employers may assign you to different places and perform various other tasks.

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