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Southern Company Engineer, I, II, III or Sr - Integrity Verification in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary:

Integrity Verification Engineer is responsible for supporting the Southern Company Gas AGLC and CGC Integrity Verification Programs including MAOP Reconfirmation and Regulator Station Review Program (RSRP). This support with include detailed research and prudent evaluation of asset records and physical attributes based on codes, standards, and practices established by PHMSA, the Company, and Industry. The role requires significant coordination with TIMP, Engineering Design, Con Ops and GIS & Asset Data Services as well as review of intense documentation and data. This role will also require close coordination with outside consultants and contractors including project management, project controls, engineering and construction. This position can potentially have direct employee reports and/or contractor reports.

Functional Expertise:

  • Develop technical procedures, projects, and engineering designs, by interacting with staff and performing quality reviews to ensure designs meet PHMSA, State, and Company standards

  • Perform analysis in support of MAOP Reconfirmation method selection including review of hydrotest vs replace, downrate or retirement

  • Implementation support of regulator station data including operating diagram, health scores, SFL’s, as-found drawings into existing systems including AR and GIS.

  • Familiarity with GIS transmission and core modules as well as Laserfiche. Job requires analytical analysis utilizing a combination of GIS and other record sources.

  • Familiarity with review of construction documentation include contractor as-builts, engineering as-builts, weld log, material log, enhanced GIS data, MTR’s and hydrotest documentation.

  • Work to establish and organize the detailed historical records pertaining to gas system integrity

  • Track projects from concept through completion with responsibility for schedule and budget variances

  • Follow established Asset Development Processes (ADP) to ensure meaningful structure exists to meet departmental and company objectives

Business Acumen:

  • Continued development of permanent record and evaluation standards

  • Design engineering solutions that provide the most efficient and cost-effective long-term solutions for ongoing issues with the gas distribution system

  • Follow manager’s guidance for developing roles and responsibilities for department and contractors

  • Ensure that applicable requirements and standards for reporting are followed

  • Assure compliance with Company policies & procedures

  • Identify and properly manage project risk

Engagement:

  • Collaborate with Construction Management, Engineering Design, GIS and Asset Data Services, System Integrity, and System Planning leaders to produce effective solutions and designs

  • Develop project and program metrics monthly

  • Support projects through complete lifecycle

  • Schedule and develop regular department and project meetings

Driving Results:

  • Provide scheduling and budgeting support to ensure that budgeted projects are constructed within budget year

  • Develop project execution plans

  • Support departmental O&M goals

  • Participate in development and review of contractor bids including scorecard development

  • Establish quality tracking and scoring for key partner contracts

Related Work Experience:

  • Experience in engineering, construction, or operations in gas distribution or related energy field

  • Position is in the Engineer Job Family and will be filled at grade level 3, 4, 5 or 6 based on current grade level and related work experience

Grade Level Requirements

LEVEL 3

Required

  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil or General)

  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience

Preferred :

  • Strong engineering and construction knowledge with natural gas distribution systems, gas engineering principles and theories

  • In-depth understanding of DOT Part 192 pipeline safety regulations

  • Ability to use project management tools and methods (e.g., earned value analysis, critical path scheduling, project administration, establishing project teams)

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

  • Southern Company Gas GIS familiarity

LEVEL 4:

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 2 -3 years of progressive Engineering experience

Preferred:

  • Strong engineering and construction knowledge with natural gas distribution systems, gas engineering principles and theories

  • In-depth understanding of DOT Part 192 pipeline safety regulations

  • Ability to use project management tools and methods (e.g., earned value analysis, critical path scheduling, project administration, establishing project teams)

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

  • Southern Company Gas GIS familiarity

LEVEL 5:

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 5 years of progressive engineering experience in gas standards and materials, project engineering or construction management of natural gas, pipeline facilities or other applicable industries.

  • 2 + years familiarity and experience with Gas Safety regulations or utility pipeline construction practices

Preferred

  • 5-7 years of experience operations, construction, project management, engineering, quality, safety

  • 1-2 years supervisory or project leader experience

  • Strong engineering and construction knowledge with natural gas distribution systems, gas engineering principles and theories

  • In-depth understanding of DOT Part 192 pipeline safety regulations

  • Ability to use project management tools and methods (e.g., earned value analysis, critical path scheduling, project administration, establishing project teams)

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

  • Southern Company Gas GIS familiarity

LEVEL 6:

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 7 years of progressive engineering experience in gas standards and materials, project engineering or construction management of natural gas, pipeline facilities or other applicable industries.

  • 5 + years familiarity and experience with Gas Safety regulations or utility pipeline construction practices

  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)

Preferred

  • 7 years of experience operations, construction, project management, engineering, quality, safety

  • 1-2 years supervisory or project leader experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Strong engineering and construction knowledge with natural gas distribution systems, gas engineering principles and theories

  • In-depth understanding of DOT Part 192 pipeline safety regulations

  • Ability to use project management tools and methods (e.g., earned value analysis, critical path scheduling, project administration, establishing project teams)

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

  • Southern Company Gas GIS familiarity

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to all types of weather

  • Travel: 10% - 20%

  • Keyboarding: 75%

  • Periodic Field Presence at Construction Sites

  • This position is based at 10 Peachtree Place in Atlanta GA

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com .

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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 Identification: 6431

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: AGL Services Company

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