Supervisor, Construction - New Business

Crystal Lake, IL

Job Summary

Nicor Gas is seeking a Supervisor for Construction Operations, New Business. You will be overseeing construction of distribution and/or transmission gas utility infrastructure related to customer growth, relocation, and renewal projects. You will also supervise project Inspectors (responsible for construction oversight including safety, quality, and project management) and/or internal construction crews (responsible for constructing gas utility infrastructure) within a functional or regional area.

As our Supervisor of Construction Operations, a typical day might include

  • Providing vision and direction for construction project Inspectors and/or internal construction crews within a functional or regional area of responsibility.

  • Drives field decision-making and coordinates with internal and/or external service providers

  • Analyzing costs and benefits for alternative construction policies and opportunities to maximize cost efficiencies.

  • Managing staff selection, development, and retention across a geographic area.

  • Being responsible for enhancing the performance of the construction staff through training, motivation, and performance coaching.

  • Driving quality, safety, and operating objectives expectations to deliver results

  • Lead dialogue for elevated visibility issue customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies throughout the project as required (such as state DOTs, Counties, etc.)

  • Reviews and approves statements of work, work orders, change orders, and invoices in accordance with authorization approval policies

This could be the job for you if:

  • You have a BA/BS degree in Engineering, Construction Management OR equivalent education and work experience.

  • You have a passion for providing solutions.

  • You can communicate with all levels of an organization – internally & externally

  • You enjoy working outdoors on complex projects with a diverse team of company & contractor personnel

  • You have experience driving change to deliver results

  • You have an intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

What you’ll bring:

  • 4+ years of industrial construction experience with related degree or 6+ years of industrial construction experience with no degree; company construction or gas utility experience preferred

  • The ability to work on-call as needed and occasionally travel overnight.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Project management experience in Construction

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of over four million U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to a supply of clean, safe, reliable and affordable 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 provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 3297

Job Category: Construction

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Nicor Gas