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Southern Company Engineer - Office of Corporate Engineering in Atlanta, Georgia

Engineer - Office of Corporate Engineering


Basic Function :

Responsible for various project engineering, project management, and problem-solving activities associated with large multi-faceted projects including, engineering, construction, and feasibility studies to support strategic objectives.

This position may be filled at Engineer (Level 5) or Senior Engineer (Level 6). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced positions.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs engineering assignments involved in the design and construction of natural gas transmission pipelines, gas processing and storage facilities, compressor stations, CNG refueling station, and LNG plant facilities.

  • Provides technical support through the use of simulations/modeling to support expansions and changes (pipeline, compression, storage, metering and regulation, interconnects, and corrosion control

  • Directs, evaluates and reviews the documentation of technical specifications and requirements.

  • Performs review of engineered drawings to ensure compliance with DOT Safety regulations and with corporate standards and specifications

  • Develop statement of work documents to secure and manage engineering service providers, inspectors, and other technical resources that may be needed to develop the project. Approves material specifications

  • Manages outside engineering services to ensure project goals are met on complex or high cost jobs

  • Demonstrates proficiency in applying codes and standards to perform natural gas engineering, plant construction and operation

  • Serves as project manager; assists in determining project objectives on the development of a comprehensive project design, outlines project requirements, assigns tasks, coordinates project activities with other operating units to facilitate participation of appropriate staff on project, supervises progress to ensure objectives are met.

  • Maintains working knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices. Ensure engineering standards, methods and practices are in regulatory compliance.

  • Develops design options or recommendations to improve system optimization. Assesses feasibility of engineering solutions.

  • Researches and evaluates operational performance, safety regulation compliance and cost impact of equipment and material utilization for gas systems.

  • Conducts research to complete studies and formulating proposals and recommendations

  • Participates in procurement process to identify acceptable vendors and contractors. Evaluate bids and coordinate with other departments to ensure consistence with corporate standards

  • Stays abreast of industry engineering and construction trends, implementing best practices into plans

  • Participates in design and process safety reviews of existing and grass roots facilities

  • Oversees or supports construction activities

  • Develops engineering standards, methods and guidelines.

  • Trains and mentors less senior engineers. Provides technical direction to project team members.

  • May have supervisory duties of other engineers.

Education, Experience, Certifications/Licenses:


Level 5


• BA/BS degree in engineering from ABET accredited university.

• 4 years of progressive engineering experience in project management, project engineering, or construction management of natural gas or other pipeline facilities.

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


• Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate

• Degree in Civil, Industrial, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering

Education, Experience, Certifications/Licenses: Level 6

Sr. Engineer


• BA/BS degree in engineering from ABET accredited university.

• 7 years of progressive engineering experience in project management, project engineering, or construction management of natural gas or other pipeline facilities.

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


• Professional Engineer Certification (PE), Project Management Certificate (PMP), or Advanced Degree (MBA, MS, MA)

• Degree in Civil, Industrial, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering



• MS Office applications - advanced proficiency

• Strong written & verbal communication skills

• Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization


• MS Project - intermediate proficiency


• Hydraulic Modeling

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2002501

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