Southern Company Project Coordinator in Union, New Jersey

Project Coordinator


Job Summary:

This position is an exciting opportunity for engineers and construction management professionals that enjoy the challenges and responsibilities of overseeing the construction of natural gas transmission and distribution facilities. The right candidate must be a self-starter and able to make sound decisions. Incumbents in this role administer external resources who construct gas utility infrastructure, while delivering on financial and operating objectives. The Project Coordinator drives quality and safety expectations and ensures that those standards are met within a functional or regional area.

Functional Expertise:

•Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties

•Makes decisions in the field and coordinates with internal and/or external service providers and support departments (environmental and real estate) and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted and scheduled

•Inspects Construction Activities (safety, compliance, quality, locates and restoration) to ensure quality & safety standards are met & documented.

•Reviews and submit work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies

•Monitors project specific budget and/or cost per unit variances and identifies exceptions/variances

•Provide timely project updates (Engineering, new business, regional and other applicable stakeholders)

•Responds to emergency situations in a specific region during after hours

Business Acumen:

•Analyzes costs and benefits for specific construction projects and evaluates alternatives to ensure cost effectiveness of construction projects

•Evaluates and recommends field design changes to keep construction projects on schedule and at or below Budget

•Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies


•Interprets pipeline contracts to effectively leverage and negotiate the application of contractual items with external service providers

•Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTS, Counties, etc).

•Serves developers, builders, home owners, and Service Center personnel as initial contact for new business construction problems and complaints

•Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values

Driving Results:

•Establishes and monitors work/project goals and objectives

•Creates and/or implements improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environments.

•Performs constructibility reviews to assist engineers in project design

•Monitors and reports construction progress to ensure projects meet or exceed budget and schedule goals.

•Addresses contractor (performance, construction inspection, as-built survey, etc) deficiencies head on and works with contractor to develop and monitor corrective action plans.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


•Valid Driver’s License

•High School Diploma or GED


◦Bachelor’s Degree in civil/mechanical engineering or construction management

•PMP or PE License

Related Work Experience:


•One of the following:

◦2 years of experience in Gas Distribution Operations or Construction (Crew Foremen level or above)

◦5 years of experience in Construction Management or Utility Industry (Inspector level or above)


•1 years of supervisory or leadership experience – can be experience managing contract crews, managing a team, managing projects, or other similar supervisory/leadership experience

◦Construction Inspection

◦Pipeline Inspection


◦Material Inspection

•Pipeline Design

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


•Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook (Intermediate Skills)


•Land Rights

•Environmental Regulations


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Exposure to all types of weather

•Travel may occasionally be required


•Walking of construction sites

•Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time

•Climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect pipeline construction activity


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: New Jersey-Metro Newark-Union

Operating Company: Elizabethtown Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Green Lane Division - 520 Green Lane (520UnionCODE)

520 Green Lane

Union, 07083

Req ID: GAS2000367