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Southern Company Project Leader in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Leader

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Summary of Responsibilities

Southern Company Gas is looking for talented individuals interested in joining this country’s vital natural gas industry. Natural Gas is an essential part of America’s Energy mix and a trusted energy source for more than 70 million homes and businesses. This position is an exciting opportunity for persons who enjoy the challenges of supporting the construction of natural gas transmission facilities. 

The purpose of this position is to lead construction support projects handling cross-functional process improvements and technology to enhance service and efficiencies for Southern Company Gas utilities. Incumbent will serve as construction process subject matter expert for multiple initiatives and as a liaison between construction supervision, pipeline contractors, engineering, inspection firms, and testing firms involved in the execution of large natural gas pipeline construction projects and various departments at SCG. The right candidate must be a self-starter, excellent communicator, and able to make sound decisions. 

General Functional Expertise:

  • Serve as a point of contact for construction supervision, project managers, pipeline contractors and inspection firms for access, maintenance, and issue resolution on the different software/systems SCG utilizes to manage construction projects.

  • Candidate must maintain a high standard of customer service. This position interacts with outisde contractors as well as internal customers.

  • Serve as the main source of official communications from the department to internal construction teams and Contractors.

  • Provide leadership to other team members within the department in the execution of team responsibilities and goals.

Construction Shared Services - Functional Expertise:

  • Work with other Company Subject Matter Experts as necessary to troubleshoot and provide resolution to internal customers and contractors regarding the Work Management System (WMS), Contractor Quality Assurance (CQA), Looker Application, Operator Qualifications (OQs), Training, SharePoint, etc. Support new technology upgrades and improvements. Requires in-depth knowledge of SCG engineering and construction processes.

  • Provide daily support for all WMS contractors on system and other challenges, billing issues, etc. as well as support large scale WMS upgrades and territory changes in the system.

  • Provide additional Contractor support by organizing and leading targeted monthly meetings at key Contractor locations. Meetings include Contractor management staff and Company supervision and are designed to address system, invoice, standards, and other issues for the vast majority of construction work.

  • Serve as the functional and training lead for the Looker Application that is used at varying levels in multiple locations.

  • Guide new Pipeline Contractor employees through the on-boarding process including setup in PeopleSoft/Oracle, CQA, OQ, Training, Operations Standards, WMS, invoicing, meter history, and SharePoint access.

  • Serve as backup support for the CQA system including providing program functional support and troubleshooting and working as the liaison between Construction and IT to resolve functionality and systems issues.

  • Monitor Pipeline Contractor OQ and Training performance through monthly reporting and analysis and address any issues immediately with each Contractor to ensure a qualified workforce.

  • Works with Contractors and internal employees to resolve issues with Company meters (lost meters, meter skips, etc.

  • Provide leadership and training to supplemental project specialist workers.

General Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes construction practices, identifies gaps and deficiencies, and recommends solutions.

  • Supports construction systems and processes such as SharePoint documentation submissions, M2M data entry process and issue resolution, inspector tracking, SmartSheet applications, WMS-ARM, Peoplesoft, etc.

  • Candidate exhibits ‘student of the business’ qualities to better serve both our internal and external customers.

Engagement:

  • Develop and lead training for pipeline Contractors on system changes and updates, process updates, and other construction led changes.

  • Organizationally savvy in order to leverage expertise of other internal groups in the resolution of issues as they arise.

Driving Results:

  • Ensures integration of technology solutions with business needs by serving as a subject matter expert on construction processes, contract management and project documentation for Project Managers, Construction Operations and Pipeline Contract vendors.

  • Conducts regular auditing of Pipeline Contractor compliance with existing processes and procedures

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5-7 years of experience in construction support, field operations, or other distribution operations function and technology

Preferred

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Business or other related field

  • 1-2 years supervisory or project leader experience

Skills:

Required:

  • High levels of interpersonal skills, with ability to leverage internal and external stakeholders to efficiently accomplish tasks and resolve issues

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

  • Knowledge of heavy field construction and how the many parties involved interact with each other

  • High degree of initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work across a matrix organization structure with horizontal and vertical teams

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Customer service oriented

Preferred:

  • Natural gas pipeline experience

  • High level of understanding of documentation required for project closeout, with ability to manage and perform quality assurance on documentation flowing from dozens of simultaneous

  • Strong familiarity with Operating Procedures and documentation requirements

  • Proficiency with Smartsheet web application

  • Basic knowledge of CAD or other engineering applications

  • Basic knowledge of CFR 49, Part 192 Regulations

  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft and WMS/ARM software.

  • Familiarity with Power Bi, Oracle, Maximo

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional Traveler (5-20% travel): The incumbent may be required to travel on occasion. Most travel will be day trips to local Contractor office locations. Infrequent trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

  • This position occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking

  • Position is located in an office environment but may require monthly site visits to Contractor Offices.

  • Must have reliable transportation (mileage for off-site meetings reimbursed at standard rates)

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 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 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: GAS2003157

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