Inspector Construction, II - Newport News

Newport News, VA

The Construction Inspector position for Virginia Natural Gas is instrumental to ensuring our pipeline assets are constructed in a safe, quality, compliant, and efficient manner. The pipeline assets constructed by our internal and external crews are the assets that fuel our Company’s success and provide millions of customers safe and reliable gas service.

As our Inspector Construction, a typical day might include:

  • Overseeing construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties to ensure they are installed per the design

  • Inspecting Construction Activities (safety, compliance, quality, environmental, locates and restoration) to ensure quality & safety standards are met & documented.

  • Maintaining 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.).

  • Serving as technical support for Company Specifications (OPM), Operator Qualifications (OQ) and Construction Quality Assurance/Control (CQA) and makes corrective actions as needed.

This might be the job for you if:

  • You enjoy working with others to ensure that all inspections and project documentations are properly archived

  • You have the ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external customers

  • You have a customer focused mindset with a proven ability to respond quickly to concerns/inquiries from customers, municipalities, and governmental agencies.

  • You have strong organizational skills and excellent follow through skills

  • You have a passion for prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously

What you'll bring:

Inspector Construction, II


  • 2 years of industrial construction experience with related degree

  • 4 years of industrial construction experience with no degree

  • Demonstrated success in quality control on small industrial construction projects

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Basic construction contract and construction safety knowledge

  • Basic MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint

  • Intermediate interpretation of design drawings and specifications

  • Basic knowledge of gas industry and OSHA regulations and their impact on construction processes

  • Intermediate knowledge of piping construction techniques, welding; basic knowledge of NDE, excavation, compaction, coating, inspection, pressure testing, pigging/cleaning


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 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: 5594

Job Category: Construction

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Virginia Natural Gas