Southern Company Analyst,Regulatory in Houston, Texas



Functional Expertise :

  • Assist with the management of regulatory compliance at the federal and state level through research, analysis, and filing preparation for the corporation’s Houston-based Commercial Businesses (“the Company”) – Pivotal Energy Development (natural gas storage facilities), Pivotal LNG (LNG producer and supplier), Southern Company Gas Pipeline Holdings (interstate pipeline ownership) and Sequent Energy Management (wholesale natural gas marketing, trading and asset management)

  • Researches federal and state compliance reporting requirements, maintains compliance reporting calendars, coordinates compliance reporting filings and maintains regulatory records.

  • Administers Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) Gas Tariff software database (TariffShark/Hammerhead) and preparation of FERC gas tariff and Statement of Operating Conditions filings and state tariff filings for natural gas storage facilities.

  • Assists in the research, preparation, and submission of certificate applications, interventions in proceedings, comments to the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) and other state agencies’ rulemakings and regulatory data requests.

Business Acumen:

  • Researches, coordinates and prepares detailed regulatory analysis for existing assets and businesses, potential acquisitions and/or other special projects.

  • Coordinates permit renewals with Alberta Energy Regulator, National Energy Board, U.S. Department of Energy for Sequent and works with Accounting to submit customs and import/export reporting to applicable agencies.


  • Works closely with key representatives from Accounting, Operations, Engineering, and Commercial to gather data for compliance reports to various state and federal agencies.

  • Engages with regulatory agency staff when needed for compliance reporting.

  • Works with outside counsel to submit blanket certificate renewals and obtain contract approvals from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

  • Tracks and schedules regulatory compliance training of Company personnel.

Driving Results:

  • Follows regulatory and organization policies to ensure that all compliance reporting and permit renewals and other filings are submitted accurately and timely to ensure compliance.

  • Monitors federal (FERC and Department of Energy) and state agencies’ websites to determine filings of key importance and prepares summary reports on matters of key importance for various business groups.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required: BA/BS degree

Related Work Experience:


  • 1-3 years work experience in the natural gas or related industry


  • 1-3 years of regulatory experience with an interstate or intrastate pipeline/storage facility or other regulated natural gas business; gas marketing/asset management company or federal, state, or related local government experience

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

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must interact effectively with all levels in the organization

  • Strong organizational, research and analytical skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and dependable

  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


  • Proficiency with SharePoint and/or TariffShark/Hammerhead tariff software

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 Field: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Texas-Metro Houston-Houston

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Sequent Energy Mang LP - Texas - 1200 Smith Street (1200HoustonCODE)

1200 Smith Street

Houston, 77002

Req ID: GAS2001402