Southern Company Director, Engineering in Naperville, Illinois

Director, Engineering


As Nicor Gas Director of Engineering you will lead a talented team within Engineering Design, System Planning, Contract Engineering and Planning & Liaison. You will be a true technical leader with responsibility for supporting operations in multiple state jurisdictions, optimizing long term infrastructure plans and delivering cost effective engineered solution for utility operations.

As our Director of Engineering, a typical day might include:

  • Overseeing the management of engineering designs for a capital infrastructure program budget exceeding $500MM annually.

  • Developing long term system capacity plans for all utility and non-regulated operations

  • Collaborating with Senior leadership to manage projects, support activities and coordination of processes and operational tasks.

  • Cultivating an environment that encourages cross-functional collaboration, delivering effective support to internal customers, and further developing your team.

This might be the job for you if:

  • You've enjoyed every moment of your 10 years of experience leading cross functional teams

  • You enjoy implementing a transparent analytical approach to capital project portfolio optimization.

  • You find energy in hiring and onboarding the best and brightest teams available and ensuring they have robust training to get them up to speed efficiently.

  • You have a passion for managing engineering and technical support for construction and operation of transmission and distribution facilities.

What you'll bring:

  • BS in recognized engineering discipline from an ABET accredited institution

  • 10 years’ experience gas engineering or operations experience with Bachelor’s Degree


  • 8 years’ experience gas engineering or operations experience with Master’s Degree

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards 49 CFR 192, ASME B31.8

A minimum of 15 years of combined gas engineering management, design, and system planning experience is preferred as well as a professional engineering license

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2001682