Profession gas distribution engineer

Gas distribution engineers design and construct transport systems for natural gas, connecting the gas distribution network to the consumer by designing piping works and mains. They research methods to ensure sustainability, and to decrease environmental impact, as well as optimising cost efficiency.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Types of pipelines

    Know various types of pipelines and their different usages. Differentiate between pipelines used to transport goods over short and long distances, and understand their respective feeding systems.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Natural gas

    The various facets of natural gas: its extraction, processing, constituents, uses, environmental factors, etc.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Pipeline transport regulations;

    Know about pipeline transport regulations and their application in pipeline fields. Apply pipeline transport regulations in the construction of new sites.

  • Fuel gas

    The various qualities, hazards and applications of gaseous fuels, such as oxy-acetylene, oxy-gasoline, oxy-hydrogen and others.

  • Energy

    Power capacity in the form of mechanical, electrical, heat, potential, or other energy from chemical or physical resources, which can be used to drive a physical system.

  • Security requirements of goods transported via pipelines

    Know the security requirements and safety measures necessary to avoid accidents during the transportation of goods via pipelines. Ensure measures for the transport of oil and petroleum products, olefin, ammonia, CO2, hydrogen, and others.

  • Gas consumption

    The factors which are involved in the calculation and estimation of gas consumption in a residence or facility, and methods which can reduce the consumption of gas, or make it more efficient.

  • Fuel distribution systems

    Know all aspects of fuel distribution systems and components such as pipeline systems, valves, pumps, filters, and fuel monitors.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Energy market

    The trends and major driving factors in the energy trading market, energy trades methodologies and practice, and the identification of the major stakeholders in the energy sector.

Skills

  • Monitor legislation developments

    Monitor changes in rules, policies and legislation, and identify how they may influence the organisation, existing operations, or a specific case or situation.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Supervise gas distribution operations

    Supervise the activities of a gas distribution facility and the operation of gas distribution systems, such as pipelines, in order to ensure compliance with legislation, efficient operations, and that the equipment is properly handled and maintained.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Create designs for pipeline engineering

    Design pipeline infrastructure considering engineering principles. Create blueprints, measure sites, define materials, and present functional proposals for their construction.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures

    Ensure that the regulations for pipeline operations are met. Ensure pipeline infrastructure compliance with legal mandates, and compliance with regulations governing the transportation of goods via the pipelines.

  • Mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects

    Strive to mitigate the potential impact that pipelines and the goods transported in them can have on the environment. Invest time and resources into consideration of the environmental effects of the pipeline, the actions that could be taken to protect the environment, and the potential increase in the costs of the project.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure equipment maintenance gas market test gas purity ensure compliance with gas distribution schedule adapt energy distribution schedules test pipeline infrastructure operations report on fuel distribution incidents develop gas distribution schedule fossil fuels develop energy saving concepts manage gas transmission system ensure correct gas pressure