Southern Company Superintendent,Construction in Atlanta, Georgia



Functional Expertise:

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

  • Assigns work to company or contractor field resources to optimize overall cost and schedule of completion within a functional or regional area

  • Reviews and approves highly complex work orders, proposed field changes and/or invoices in accordance with authorization approval policies

  • Monitors budget and/or cost per unit variances within a functional or regional realm of responsibility and identifies exceptions/variances and appropriate corrective actions

  • Responds to emergency situations (where applicable) in a specific region during after hours

Business Acumen:

  • Provides vision and direction for Project Coordinators, and Construction Support personnel within a functional or regional area of responsibility

  • Analyzes costs and benefits for alternative construction policies and opportunities to maximize cost efficiencies

  • Assists in preparing the annual capital and operating expense budgets, monitors actual cost results, provides variance explanations, and implements cost control within a functional and/or geographical area


  • Manages staff selection, development and retention across a large geographic area

  • Responsible for enhancing performance of construction staff through training, motivation and performance coaching

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

  • Leads dialogue for elevated/high visibility issue customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies throughout the project as required (such as state DOT's, Counties, etc)

  • Instill corporate values and personal responsibility into construction staff

  • Influences external contractor leaders who represent the company by shadowing corporate values

Driving Results:

  • Oversees employees and/or contractors who perform Gas Utility Infrastructure Construction

  • Establishes and monitors work goals and objectives. Measures employee performance and sets safety, quality and productivity metrics

  • Drives Change and coaches staff, provides feedback and evaluates performance

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

Education, Certifications/Licenses and Related Work Experience:


  • Valid Driver’s License PLUS:

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering

Minimum 2 year experience in Engineering and/or Construction for gas utility


  • Min 4 years natural gas Construction Operations experience


  • Min 7 years natural gas Distribution Operations experience


  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Project management experience in Construction or related field

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Geographic Information System (GIS) or comparable system - intermediate proficiency

  • PeopleSoft Financial's - intermediate proficiency

MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Project - intermediate proficiency


  • CAD experience

  • Weld instruction experience or training

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs at a time

  • Climbing up and down ladders (into excavations/manholes)

  • Walking construction sites with changing elevation

  • Excessive driving up to six (6) hours at a time

  • Potential for occasional overnight travel

On-call as needed

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2001347