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Southern Company Cross Bore, Analyst in Naperville, Illinois

Cross Bore, Analyst


Job Summary:

The Cross-Bore Project Analyst is accountable for ensuring execution of the Construction Operations Cross Bore Prevention, Inspection, and Remediation program. The Cross-Bore Project Analyst is responsible for managing the program for Construction Operations within Nicor Gas.

Functional Expertise:

  • Manage multiple projects and contractors performing sewer camera verification work.

  • Track and report on project status and Impingements identified.

  • Ensure cross functional communication and support between Construction Operations, Contractors, Construction Services, DIMP, Asset Protection, etc.

  • Review and approve Contractor invoices.

  • Oversee that standards and processes are being met internally and with contractors.

Business Acumen:

  • Ensure projects are managed to budget, schedule, and standards.

  • Develop, maintain, and report on project budgets.

  • Work with Cross Bore Program Manager to ensure proper interpretation, application, and implementation of new federal, state, and local codes and guidelines.

  • Provide direction to contractors and team members based on program requirements and changes in the program.


  • Provide proper oversight for project activities.

  • Attend team meetings on a regular basis.

  • Provide program metrics to Cross Bore Program Manager for reporting to business unit owners and upper management.

  • Support development of new processes and standards as new field initiatives are introduced.

  • Meet with and develop working relationships with city/county municipal representatives as necessary.

Driving Results:

  • Ensure project team tasks and responsibilities are met. Full engagement with deliverables.

  • Manage Cross Bore program contractors and sewer camera vendors

  • Review incident investigations and work with Cross Bore Program Manager to develop program enhancements based on findings.

  • Review lessons learned and trend analysis.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


• BA/BS degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Accounting, or related field


• Equivalent experience


• Project Management Professional

Related Work Experience:


• 5 years developing and implementing process improvements

• 2 years construction or operations experience in gas distribution or related field


• Experience working with city and county infrastructure and the operation of these systems

• Knowledge and experience with cross bore impingement discovery, remediation, and program administration

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

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


• MS Office Suite

• Regulation/Code knowledge

• Analytical skills

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate with all levels in the organization


• Strong engineering, construction, and natural gas distribution systems experience.

• Negotiating skills

• Influencing skills

• Standards and processes development

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

• Candidate will primarily work in an office environment

• Candidate will spend approximately 25% of their time in the field visiting jobsites

• Position will require 5% travel

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 Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2002694

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