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Southern Company Project Engineer- I, II or III in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Engineer- I, II or III

Description

Job Summary:

Atlanta Gas Light is looking for Engineers interested in joining this country’s vital natural gas industry. Natural Gas is an essential part of America’s Energy mix and a trusted energy source for more than 70 million homes and businesses. With over a 100-year supply of natural gas reserves in North America, the natural gas industry has a bright future.

This position is an exciting opportunity for engineers who enjoy the challenges and responsibilities of overseeing and supporting the construction of natural gas transmission and distribution facilities.  The right candidate must be a self-starter and able to make sound decisions. Incumbents in this role provide project-level technical support and administer external resources who construct gas utility infrastructure, while delivering on financial and operating objectives.  The Project Engineer promotes quality and safety expectations and ensures that those standards are met within a functional area.

Functional Expertise:

  • Support the development of technical procedures, projects, and engineering designs related to natural gas pipelines, regulator stations and associated appurtenances by interacting with staff and performing quality reviews to ensure designs meet PHMSA, State, and Company standards

  • Makes decisions in the field and coordinates with internal and/or external service providers and support departments (Engineering, System Operations, System Planning, Integrity Management and Material Standards) to ensure that work is performed as planned and in accordance with applicable codes and standards

  • Inspects Construction (safety, compliance, quality, locates and restoration)

  • Reviews and approves reports, field changes, and as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies

  • Updates as necessary, Management, Engineering and other applicable stakeholders on project progress

Business Acumen:

  • Develop permanent records and evaluation processes to an established standard

  • Support the design of engineering solutions that provide the most efficient and cost-effective long-term solutions for ongoing issues with the Company’s natural gas system

  • Ensure that applicable requirements and standards for reporting are followed

  • Assure compliance with Company policies & procedures

  • Identify and properly manage project risk

Engagement:

  • Collaborate with Construction Operations, Engineering, GIS and Asset Data Services, System Integrity and System Planning leaders to produce effective solutions and designs

  • Attend regular department and project meetings

  • Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values.

  • Track project metrics to identify project risks

Driving Results:

  • Establishes and monitors work goals and objectives. Measures performance and sets safety, quality and productivity metrics.

  • Creates and/or implements improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environments.

Project Engineer I

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BS in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Civil or similar)

  • 0-2 years of progressive Engineering experience

Or

  • Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

  • Technical writing, analysis, problem solving

  • Basic ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Resolve construction-related technical issues

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System - basic proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

Certifications/Licenses:

Preferred:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

Project Engineer II

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Civil or similar)

  • 2-4 years of progressive Engineering experience

Or

  • Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

  • Technical writing, analysis, problem solving

  • Basic project management

  • Intermediate ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Basic ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • Resolve construction-related technical issues

  • Develop system isolation, purge, and pressurization routines

  • Review hydrostatic test procedures

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System - intermediate proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

Certifications/Licenses:

Preferred:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Engineer III

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Civil or similar)

  • 4 years of progressive engineering experience in gas standards and materials, project engineering or construction management of natural gas or other pipeline facilities

  • Demonstrated success in multiple utility-related departments (i.e. Design Engineering, Construction Operations, Cathodic Protection, Standards Development, PMO, System Planning, Field Ops, Integrity Management, etc.)

  • 2 years familiarity and experience with Gas Safety regulations or utility pipeline construction practices

Preferred:

  • Master of Business Administration or MS in Engineering

Skills:

  • Technical writing, analysis, problem solving

  • Intermediate to advanced project management

  • Process improvement

  • Document management

  • Material failure investigations

  • Construction-related technical issue resolution

  • Significant ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Development of system isolation, purge, and pressurization routines

  • Approval of hydrostatic test procedures

  • Intermediate to advanced ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • Computer Assisted Design or Geographic Information System - intermediate proficiency

  • MS Office – advanced proficiency

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

Preferred:

  • Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), or Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements :

  • The incumbent will be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.

  • The incumbent will be exposed to construction related activities including walking of construction sites

  • This position occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking.

  • This position occasionally requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder-level.

  • This position occasionally requires the incumbent to climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect pipeline construction activity.

  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Local travel with occasional overnight travel

  • Keyboarding

  • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals and provided proper PPE.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise and provided proper PPE.

  • This position requires the use of a Company vehicle.

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2003635

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