Southern Company Manager, Safety Management System Program in Naperville, Illinois
Manager, Safety Management System Program
The purpose of this role is to provide management and analytic services in support of the corporation’s current and future safety management systems and its maintenance, operations, compliance, and performance measurement for Nicor Gas.
The role provides guidance and direction for the planning, implementation, and operation of the organization’s pipeline safety management system (PSMS) being developed based on API standards. This position is accountable for developing the procedures, assisting with implementation, analyzing performance for continual review and improvement of the Safety Management Systems (SMS) program.
Working with others, develops sustainable and standardized Pipeline Safety Management System programs and plans for single or multiple jurisdictions ensuring standardization with other operating units
Provides actionable analysis of data and performance to facilitate improvements including risk reductions and safety management operational efficiencies in public, personnel, and asset protection and other operations activities as appropriate
Continues to improve data quality and availability of all PSMS data and provides transparency to the performance through PSMS Dashboards and other reporting processes
Supports the development of performance evaluations, models, and tools to assist in monitoring, measuring, and improving the PSMS
Performs ad hoc PSMS data analysis and presentation services for the enterprise including thematic mapping, specialized analysis, and specialized data services to enterprise clients.
Assist with the Company’s Regulatory Compliance program and any large projects that develop out of the Regulatory Compliance department.
Determines if any Regulatory Compliance risk points exist based on the analyses of the PSMS data collected during the implementation of the PSMS program
Identify any gaps or deficiencies in the Company’s operations relative to PSMS and develop solution plans to address these gaps or deficiencies.
Work closely with operating personnel in other departments to understand and communicate PSMS mandates and seek opportunities to position the company as an industry leader in PSMS Programs.
Identify and develop relationships within the entire organization including human resource, information technology, customer service, technical services, engineering and operating departments that will improve communication and successful implementation of mandated and strategic PSMS initiatives both corporately and to individual companies
Provides forward thinking supported by quantitative analyses to achieve compliance and optimal business results while striving for an overall safe, reliable, and cost effective gas system.
Establish clear linkages between PSMS and business objectives so that PSMS process results assist in the approval of the safety and reliability of the corporation towards the public, company personnel and our assets.
Forges collaborative relationships with information technology, engineering, operations, compliance assurance, and information systems services to provide best in class analytic services.
Present PSMS program results to operating leadership to ensure understanding and support of program direction, costs, and results.
Monitor PHMSA rule making and direction as it relates to PSMS and recommend program adjustments to ensure compliance.
Engage in local, state, or federal information bulletins, conferences, etc. to monitor the development of PSMS across the industry and assess the Company’s PSMS program development
Prepare and administer program budget as a part of the regulatory compliance budged, and monitor budget variances. Provide explanations on variances and take appropriate action to correct variances as needed.
Establishes coaching, training, and strategic goals for personal development objectives of direct reports, as applicable.
Develops and delivers on SLAs, metrics, project budget, deliverables and implementation schedules for department around projects and assigned tasks.
Delivers on consolidating processes, systems and practices for new organization post integration activities
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, process improvement, systems analytics, or related field
Professional Engineering License (PE) or GIS Professional
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification
Masters Degree – Technical or Business or Project Management Certification
Related Work Experience:
2 years experience in managing, analyzing and assessing safety and Regulatory Compliance-related data using related business systems within a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy related field to identify and reduce risks and assure compliance.
2 years engineering and operations experience in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, pipeline safety compliance, or other energy related field
1 years of supervisory/management experience leading analytical departments or project teams
2 years experience supporting the development of integrated compliance and safety related systems and applications related to protection of the public, company personnel, and assets measuring performance, compliance assurance, operational efficiency and/or risk modeling
1 years experience with PHMSA regulation knowledge and experience including 49 CFR Part 192/193/195
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Strong Communication Skills for interactions with all levels of employees , managers, and executives.
Strong Process Improvement and Procedural Development Skills
Strong Data Mining and Analytics Skills
Understanding of 49 CFR Parts 191-199
Data Management System
ETL Business Analytics, Dashboards and Reporting
Integrity Program Management Knowledge
Utility/Pipeline Distribution / Industry Knowledge
Project Planning & Management
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Comprehensive Knowledge of gas distribution and utility operations
Leading/Supporting Software Development teams
Knowledge in Lean Manufacturing processes such as 6 Sigma and/or Kaizen
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Keyboarding = Frequent (75-100%)
Travel = Occasional (5-20%)
Disclaimer: 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
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Job Field: Legal & Compliance
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville
Operating Company: Nicor Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)
1844 W Ferry Rd.
Req ID: GAS2001167