Southern Company Supervisor,Construction - Renewal in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Supervisor,Construction - Renewal


Functional Expertise:

  • Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

  • Drives field decision-making and coordinates with centralized scheduling, internal and/or external service providers and support departments (environmental and real estate) and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted and scheduled.

  • Orders materials and tools needed to properly execute field work.

  • Inspects Construction (safety, compliance, quality, locates and restoration).

  • Reviews and approves work orders, progress reports, field changes, invoices, as-built records and bid contracts to ensure compliance and company standards and policies.

  • Appraises Engineering, new business, regional and other applicable stakeholders on project progress.

  • Monitors project specific budget and/or cost per unit variances and identifies exceptions/variances and appropriate corrective actions.

  • Responds to emergency situations in a specific region during after hours (duty supervisor)

Business Acumen:

  • Provides vision and direction for direct internal crew reports within a functional or regional arena of responsibility.

  • Evaluates and recommends field design changes to optimize project investment and spend.

  • Prepares and monitors monthly and annual capital and operating expense budgets and implements cost control within a functional and/or geographic area.


  • Responsible for enhancing productivity of direct reports through training, motivation and performance coaching.

  • Interprets pipeline contracts to effectively leverage and negotiate the application of contractual items with external service providers.

  • Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTS, Counties, etc).

  • Instills corporate values and personal responsibility into field reports.

  • Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values.

Driving Results:

  • Oversees employees who construct gas utility infrastructure.

  • Establishes and monitors work goals and objectives. Measures employee performance and sets safety, quality and productivity metrics.

  • Creates and/or implements improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environments.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • BA/BS Degree OR 3 years experience in construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy/utility related field.

Related Work Experience:


  • 2 years of supervisory/management experience

  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills& Knowledge:


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

  • PeopleSoft Financials – intermediate proficiency

  • MS Excel, Word and Access – intermediate proficiency

  • Strong project management skills

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Walking construction sites and excessive driving up to four (4) hours at a time

  • Potential for occasional overnight travel

  • On-call as needed

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)

90 N Finley Rd.

Glen Ellyn, 60137

Req ID: GAS2001945