Designer Gas T&D

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/10/2024 12:11 PM)
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# of Openings
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US-NV-Las Vegas
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


The Pipeline Designer prepares Natural Gas design construction drawings, and related documents for polyethylene and steel Natural Gas pipeline systems that depict the installation, removal, and modification of gas facilities. Providing high-quality solutions to natural gas utilities and pipeline operators by producing drawings for new pipeline installations, renewals, relocations, retrofitting of existing systems, installing system control valves, and fittings.


  • Validate existing gas pipeline positions by using related client mapping data and/or GIS system to confirm pipe specifications.
  • Use related project data to accurately identify Gas Take-Off fittings for both Polyethylene and Steel Gas pipeline energized or de-energized sources for 60 and above PSI systems.
  • Identify Gas Main and Service pipe fittings required for gas control for installation, renewing, and/or removing from service gas facilities.
  • Identify key components required for tapping, testing, energizing, and abandoning of natural gas pipelines.
  • Interpret Field Sketches and/or As-Builts to determine existing and proposed Gas Pipeline alignments.
  • Propose gas pipeline alignments and fittings that meet design and constructability requirements.
  • Decipher Wet and Dry utility records to eliminate any construction conflicts with proposed alignments.
  • Use client and other related standards to accurately proposed gas pipelines and fittings.
  • Make recommendations for design improvements based on needs and requirements.
  • Mentor other designers and drafters.
  • Primary point of contact on design for internal peers.
  • Communicate design status to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 Years of AutoCAD or MicroStation pipeline Drafting/Design Experience.
  • 3-5 Years or equivalent in Design of Steel and/or Polyethylene pipeline projects, plan/profile, and detailed piping drawings.
  • Design experience in Gas Distribution and/or transmission internal and external driven pipeline projects.
  • ArcGIS (Geographic information systems) understanding.
  • Proficient use of MS Office Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding utility records, plat maps, as-builts, construction drawings and gas service records for existing condition interpretation.
  • Understanding of Natural Gas Design standards, Gas distribution system concepts, Gas pipeline terms and definitions and/or related utility experience.
  • High School diploma or Equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Meet required deadlines and exceed client expectations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Southwest Gas and/or natural gas utility pipeline design and construction standards.
  • Previous Southwest Gas and/or Gas utility experience.
  • Experience in public utility design and construction, natural gas pipelines, water/sewer infrastructure, or electric distribution overhead and underground infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of permitting entities/municipal requirements for Clark County, City of Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City, NDOT, and Bullhead-AZ.
  • Knowledge of agency requirements for Basic Water Co, Nern River, NV Energy, SNWA/LVVWD, and Lumen.
  • Experience with Cal-OSHA regulations and compliance standards.
  • Certificate of Training in technical drafting.

Personal Characteristics Desired:

  • Ability to work autonomously after expectation is set.
  • Must be a self-starter and work independently with conflicting deadlines.
  • Receive and provide constructive peer reviews.
  • Maintain excellent project communication with continuously changing tools and processes.
  • Attention to detail and precision.
  • Must have strong Time Management skills.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with various departments to maintain open lines of communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn new design software and design standards.



NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training


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