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Supervisor, Construction - Large Pipeline

Company: AGL Resources
Location: Elgin
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Supervisor, Construction - Large Pipeline Description Job Summary The purpose of this position is to be in the field directing construction activities related to the installation, replacement and retirement of natural gas mains and facilities. The incumbent in this role manages utility inspectors and works directly with project coordinators, pipeline contractors and various other construction staff who oversee and support the execution of gas utility infrastructure, while delivering on individual project financial and operating objectives. This person drives quality and safety expectations and ensures that those standards are met within a functional or regional area. Functional Expertise: * Oversees construction of Transmission and Distribution infrastructure that serves 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, Transmission, Storage, System Operations, Environmental, Real Estate, 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 utility inspectors and construction crews 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. Engagement: * 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: Required: 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: Preferred: 2 years of supervisory/management experience Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience. Specific Skills& Knowledge: Required: 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 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: Construction Job Type: Standard Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Elgin Operating Company: Nicor Gas Job Type: Standard Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time Work Location(s): Elgin - 1800 Big Timber Rd. (1800ElginCODE) 1800 Big Timber Rd. Elgin, 60120 Req ID: GAS*******

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