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Southern Company VNG Peaking Operation Supervisor in Chesapeake, Virginia

VNG Peaking Operation Supervisor



Assists in maintaining VNG Propane Peak Shaving Plants and Compressor Stations to ensure the equipment is functional on peak days during winter months to support system supply.


Functional Expertise:

  • Must possess the in-depth knowledge of operational, maintenance and regulatory policies and procedures needed to support VNG Peaking Operations.

  • Must possess the skills required to understand, develop, and recommend corrective measures to the processes and equipment ensuring facility(s) obligations are continually met. Must possess knowledge on the fundamentals of gas theory and the relationship of gas flow and pressure and how it relates to the operational and mechanical aspects of the facility(s). Must possess the skills required to analyze, recommend, and initiate corrective measures when equipment or system malfunctions occur.

  • Ensure High Quality Safety Culture and High Level of Safety Performance.

  • Ensure educational development of VNG Peaking personnel by instructing in the techniques of operation, maintenance and repair of propane and compressor equipment.

  • Coordinate the delivery of propane to ensure appropriate distribution to various sites in the Chesapeake, and Pivotal Propane Plants.

Business Acumen:

  • Manage maintenance schedule developed in DataStream 7i to ensure equipment preventive maintenance completed as scheduled at VNG Peaking Facilities.

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize and monitor construction, operations and maintenance activities at VNG Peaking Facilities and ensure such activities are completed within a time frame not detrimental to the successful operation of the facility(s). Must have a good understanding of the operational and maintenance activities required at VNG Peaking Facilities ensuring timely completion of projects.

  • Must be a motivated and analytical individual capable of anticipating problems, developing solutions, and recommending innovative ideas and procedures. Must have ability to apply knowledge on a technical and conceptual level in order to achieve facilities’ operational goals and objectives. Must possess the ability to remain calm in stressful and/or emergency situations in order to make logical and accurate decisions to maintain facility integrity and employee safety.


  • Must communicate effectively, both written and verbal, resulting in the effective transfer of information.

  • Develop teamwork through good interpersonal skills. Must have strong work ethic. Must possess knowledge of Company operating policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Coordinate contractual work to be performed at VNG Peaking facilities.

Driving Results:

  • Promotes operational efficiencies, productivity enhancements and efficient utilization of resources to assist in providing cost effective operation of VNG Peaking Operations.

  • Ensures process and system changes are implemented as necessary to meet operational requirements and/or comply with regulations (existing or new).

  • Assist with compliance in standards, regulations, company procedures ensuring all documentation is complete, accurate and maintained appropriately.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • High School Diploma or GED

Related Work Experience:


This position requires one year equivalent of technical training in industrial machinery operation and 3-5 years of progressive facility work experience. Prior experience in operations normally acquired through at least three years as a Propane Operator and/or Mechanic. Must have the knowledge of plant operational procedures along with the ability to utilize plant manuals and schematics in troubleshooting and optimizing the operational processes. Must possess the knowledge of and ability to operate computers and their related programs.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Chesapeake

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Chesapeake County Propane Plant - 2500 S. Military Hwy. (2500ChesapeakeCODE)

2500 S. Military Hwy.

Chesapeake, 23320

Req ID: GAS2004382