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Southern Company Engineer in Naperville, Illinois




The Engineer, Integrity Verification, is accountable for managing the Nicor Gas Dig Program. This position will assist the lead engineer with the Integrity Verification Program through detailed research and prudent evaluation of existing pipeline and related asset records and physical attributes based on codes, standards, and practices established by PHMSA, the Company, and Industry. As the assets are assessed, the Engineer orchestrates and directs subsequent actions, as necessary, including managing additional work to establish maximum allowable operating pressures. The role requires significant coordination with Transmission Integrity, Project Management, Construction, Land, GIS & Asset Data Services as well as precise documentation.

The Dig Program will process all digs performed:

  • Manage all projects to meet all codes and standards

  • Ensure the SOW for each dig is followed

  • Review and provide feedback ondesigns by third-party

  • Technical support

  • Track them in a standardized manner

  • Utilize digs (excavations) to cover multiple requests (if opportunistic)

  • Obtain Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) data

  • Satisfy IM assessments

  • Satisfy Operations needs (corrosion, asset protection, etc.)

  • Facilitate the remediation of identified issues, closeout digs and ensure that TVC records are of quality and stored in LaserFiche to meet new code requirements

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

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

  • 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

Business Acumen:

  • Develop permanent records and evaluation processes to an established standard

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

  • Ensure that applicable requirements and standards for reporting are followed

  • Assure compliance with Company policies & procedures

  • Identify and properly manage project risk


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

  • Track project metrics to ensure project completions are on time.

  • Identify and track design scope changes (e.g. adequately documented, impact analysis, approved, etc.)

  • Coordinate 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 scorecard process for contractors

  • On time delivery for project designs

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


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

Related Work Experience:


Education and Experience:


  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience or any equivalent education and experience


Education and Experience:


  • 2-3 years of progressive engineering experience


Education and Experience :


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

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


  • Strong engineering and construction knowledge with natural gas distribution systems, natural gas transmission systems, gas engineering principles and theories, and DOT pipeline safety regulations

  • Knowledge of PHMSA Part 192, ASME B31.8, B31.8S and other codes related to pipeline integrity

  • Strong understanding of the integrity management assessment process

  • MS Office Suite – intermediate proficiency

  • Highly skilled working across functional organization for group coordination

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.


  • Preferred: Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) or Professional Engineering License (PE)

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to all types of weather

  • Keyboarding: 50%

  • Regular Field Presence at Construction Sites

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: Southern Company 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: GAS2003424

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