Supv Engineer Gas Storage - Illinois

at Ameren
Location Decatur, Illinois
Date Posted September 14, 2016
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


About the Position

Ameren Illinois is a regulated electric and gas delivery company based in Collinsville, Illinois. Our service territory spans 43,700 square miles, or about three-quarters of the state. Every day, we deliver electricity to 1.2 million electric and 812,000 natural gas customers in more than 1,200 communities in central and southern Illinois.

Supervisor Engineer Gas Storage

About the position

Supervise the gas storage field engineering function for the Ameren gas storage field assets. Supervise the design of storage field projects and coordinate activities with field supervision. Supervise the development of operating and maintenance plans for the storage fields.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and participate in the design and study initiatives to maintain and/or expand the deliverability and reliability of the Ameren gas storage assets. Study and recommend optimum stored gas volume in each gas storage field to minimize operating costs while maintaining reliability of delivery. Develop injection and withdrawal procedures using gas well test and operating data to maximize deliverability of stored gas with minimum operating costs. Evaluate the plant facilities.
  • Coordinate with Gas Supply to create annual injection and withdrawal plans and establish the peak day deliverability of each of the storage fields. Provide support for data requests, permittings and filings.
  • ┬áSupervise the monitoring of the gas storage field inventories. Analyze reservoir and well performance. Initiate annual adjustment to storage field inventories as required. Monitor reservoir performance to ensure optimum field usage. Supervise the engineering of facility upgrades, revamps, and changes. Compile cost estimates, justifications, specifications, work orders and requisitions for materials and personnel required to drill and complete new wells, perform remedial work on problem wells, and for facility enhancements.
  • ┬áMonitor various types of survey logging performed in the storage field wells. Interpret logging results and makes recommendations for corrective actions.


Education - Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Bachelor of Science in Petroleum, Mechanical, Electrical, Geological, Civil or Chemical engineering preferred. Professional engineering license preferred.

Experience - Five or more years of relevant storage field, petroleum, or facility engineering and operations experience required. Proven supervisory experience is preferred. Geological knowledge and experience is preferred. Familiar with natural gas dehydration, metering processing, compression, piping, and codes preferred. Familiarity with the regulatory process preferred.

Other - Good analytical, communication, problem solving, and human relations' skills. Must be technically competent with computer applications. Experience with programmable logic controllers is desirable. Position is subject to 24-hour emergency call. Familiar with simulation, data bases, programmable controllers, gas storage facility equipment, and storage operations. Requires knowledge of geology, petroleum and mechanical engineering, underground gas storage and drilling technology. After preliminary review, selected applicants must take the First Line Supervisor Test and obtain a recommended status in order to be eligible for additional selection procedures (e.g. interview) designated for this position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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