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JOBLINE CAReeR OPPORtunities Listings may be posted on AGA’s web site for 90 days and in one issue of American Gas. Rates: AGA member companies: $150 for up to 50 words, $1 per additional word; nonmembers: $250 for up to 50 words, $2 per additional word. All ads must be prepaid. Unless noted, the code following each listing ensures confidentiality and should be referenced in correspondence. To submit a listing to Jobline, please visit DISTRIBUTION INTEGRITY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT OR UTILITY IT PROJECT MANAGER—Opvantek Inc., the industry leader in distribution integrity decision-support software for gas distribution operators, is seeking an industry subject matter expert or project manager with strong business and software implementation experience. Our widely used Optimain DS software product provides a powerful system for gas distribution operators to assess risk and manage distribution integrity, and is architected to fully support compliance with recently approved federal DIMP regulations. By the end of 2010, Optimain DS will be monitoring more than 20 percent of U.S. distribution gas mains, and this position is intended to support our rapidly growing customer base. This position will be responsible for leading Opvantek’s business analysis and software implementation projects, interacting directly with our customers’ IT project managers and business subject matter experts, tracking and reporting project status, conducting regular customer status meetings, and assisting in requirements gathering and analysis. Candidates should have knowledge of natural gas distribution system assets from an operations and/or engineering perspective. Candidates also are expected to have an above average knowledge of common IT systems used by utilities for asset and work management. You must be capable of facilitating Opvantek development staff and customer teams through technical requirements analysis. Candidates must demonstrate strong project management and interpersonal coordination skills with the customer and internal Opvantek staff, including the use of Opvantek’s project management tools and a Web-based system used to manage an agile software development process. As an energetic member of our team, you’ll also be expected to contribute to sales support and proposal writing, software testing and training, documentation, and to attend and present at industry conferences. Opvantek offers a competitive package of salary plus commission and benefits commensurate with experience. Extensive, fully reimbursed travel required. Successful candidate(s) will likely be located near the Philadelphia metropolitan area, but exceptions will be considered. Interested candidates should browse our web site at www. and submit résumé and compensation requirements to APR04 L&C MECHANIC—Columbia Gas Transmission is a subsidiary of NiSource, a Fortune 300 company engaged in natural gas and electric transmission, storage and distribution. You will be our lead in detecting the source of pipeline corrosion and taking corrective action. Duties include conducting tests, checking installations and ensuring leakage inspection. You also will direct maintenance activities. You must be able to read and apply DOT codes and ANSI/ASME standards, and be willing to obtain CMMS skills and NACE certification. Excellent communication, multitasking and organizational abilities, as well as a valid driver’s license, are essential. Apply at www. EOE. MAY02 MANAGER – CREDIT & COLLECTION—Windsor, Conn. We seek an individual to plan, develop, coordinate and issue policies, procedures and standards for all NU operating company activities related to credit and collection of both active and inactive accounts. Individual manages the activities of the Credit and Collection Center, implementing policies, procedures and standards. Primary duties include but are not limited to: manages the review of current and proposed regulations; recommends changes as appropriate; ensures compliance with all applicable regulations; manages initiation and coordination of legal action; manages all bankruptcy policies, procedures and activities; represents NU at courtappointed bankruptcy proceedings and creditor committees; plans, develops, coordinates and administers the contractual agreements and guidelines with non-company collection agencies; plans, develops and establishes credit and collection procedures to manage the implementation of low-income programs and programs for customers with special needs; establishes and manages an effective working relationship with social agencies; manages procedures for providing assistance to customer service centers during emergencies; coordinates with applicable organizations to ensure adequate support for credit and collection activity required to maintain receivables and write-offs at optimal levels; and, of particular importance, coordinates with the applicable field organiza- tions to ensure adequate support for disconnect for non-payment activity. Position Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in business administration, majoring in accounting, finance or economics, or equivalent, and 10 years of experience in credit and collection and customer service, including 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience required. Advanced degree preferable. Will be responsible for an organization with approximately 90 employees and eight direct-report supervisors. Must have demonstrated knowledge of or ability to acquire a knowledge of utility regulations, statutes and practices, including utility accounting practices and systems, budgeting systems, reporting systems, ratemaking procedures, credit and collection regulations, and credit and collection policies and practices. Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure of severe time constraints is a must. We offer a very attractive, marketbased compensation program, which includes a flexible medical and dental benefits package, 401(k) plan, plus life insurance and educational assistance. For consideration, please apply online at Please use Requisition # R-10-6043. Northeast Utilities System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity and inclusion. MAY01 may 2010 AmericAn GAs 51

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Gas - May 2010

American Gas - May 2010
President’s Message
In the Know
Industry News
To Be the Best
Tech Talk
Priority No. 1: Safety
A Return to Firm Financial Footing
Places to Be
Advertisers’ Index
Facts on Gas

American Gas - May 2010