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Southern Company System Operations Foreman in Chamblee, Georgia

System Operations Foreman



Serves as field SME in organizing and instructing the activities of System Operations related work including the inspection, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the Company’s district regulator stations as well as the inspection and maintenance program of the Company’s stand-alone emergency valves. Performs procedural observations and coaches field personnel to meet compliance requirements, ensure quality of work and adherence to standards and procedures. May also support regulator and relief valve equipment inspections including regulator lock off tests, relief valve set pressure tests and internal regulator inspections for large meter set inspections. Responds to gas related emergencies to oversee and ensure safety to the public, property, and employees in the service area.


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in gas utility operations


  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in System Operations experience


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Valid driver’s license


  • Read and interpret project design plans – proficiency

  • Size regulator and reliefs - proficiency

  • Emergency response knowledge and action planning

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Technical skill sets

  • Gas construction and operating principles

  • Critical thinking process and identifying effective solutions

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

  • PeopleSoft Financials - intermediate proficiency

  • CLICK - proficiency

  • Asset Repository (AR) - proficiency

  • MS Excel, Word, and Access - intermediate proficiency

  • System modeling evaluation



  • Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan

  • PSC, OSHA, DOT, and Company Trained for System Operations Courses

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Working on various job sites and excessive driving up to four (4) hours at a time

  • Potential for occasional overnight travel

  • On-call as needed

  • Hot and cold weather endurance

  • Climbing

  • Lifting up to 100 pounds

  • Loud noises

  • Ability smells natural gas

  • Large machines and tools


  • Performs procedural observations as instructed by System Operations Superintendent/Supervisor (field audits for compliance and quality of service).

  • Assesses field projects (new regulator station installations, existing regulator station renewals and protection of regulator station facilities with construction projects) for quality and completion of work and employee compliance.

  • Assesses field projects (regulator and relief valve equipment inspections for large meter set inspections) for quality and completion of work and employee compliance.

  • Implement Flow Interruption Plans and Routines for projects affecting System Operations facilities and equipment including regulator stations and emergency valves (includes pickling and cross compression projects)

  • Resolves escalated or complex issues

  • Low pressure issues

  • Over pressure incidents

  • Over and under odorization issues

  • Equipment trouble shooting - investigation and resolution

  • Assists performance management process by providing input to System Operations Superintendent/Supervisor regarding field observations of employee, limited to compliance, OQ and procedures.

  • Assists with compliance training of field employees as field observer and on-the-job trainer – OQ, OSHA, PSC, DOT and Company Policy. Performs crew safety audits.

  • Capable of performing complex or highly technical field work (inspection, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the Company’s district regulator stations and emergency valves).

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 a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Conyers, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Riverdale, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Chamblee

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Atlanta Service Center - 2505 Brannen Road (2505AtlantaCODE)

2505 Brannen Road

Atlanta, 30316

Conerys Service Center - 350 Gees Mill Business Pky (350ConyersCODE)

350 Gees Mill Buisness Pky

Conyers, 30013

Clayton Service Cener - 508 Georgia Highway 138 SW (508RiverdaleCODE)

508 Georgia Highway 138 SW

Riverdale, 30274

Peachtree Service Center - 111 Ingersoll Rand Drive (111ChambleeCODE)

111 Ingersoll Rand Drive

Chamblee, 30341

Req ID: GAS2004373