Southern Company Standards Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Standards Engineer

Description

This position provides technical expertise for the development and publication of Southern Company Gas’ Corporate Operating and Maintenance Standards, Southern Company Pipelines Standards as well as Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) manuals. The position provides expertise, research, interpretation and insight into regulations, codes and procedures for an array of disciplines including construction and maintenance, system operations, engineering design, plant operations, leak survey, damage prevention, etc. The candidate will serve on project teams to support the standardization efforts for combining independent Local Distribution Company (LDC) procedures into Enterprise Wide Standards.

Functional Expertise:

  • Provides expertise, oversight, and analysis in the development of standards within Southern Company Gas

  • Provides expertise, research, interpretation, and insight into regulations, codes, and procedures for an array disciplines including engineering design, plant operations, system maintenance, premise and appliance standards, pressure regulation, uprating procedures, welding, cathodic protection, leak survey, damage prevention, etc.

Business Acumen:

  • Proficient at applying codes and standards as they apply to natural gas engineering. Codes include, DOT CFR 192/193, ASME B31.8 and API 5L.

  • Maintains working knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices. Ensure engineering standards, methods and practices are in regulatory compliance.

Engagement:

  • Acts as ‘gatekeeper’ for updates/reviews/enhancements of the following manuals: Operations Procedures Manual (OPM), Operations & Maintenance Manual (O&M), Gas Construction Specifications (GCS), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) etc.

  • Serves as project lead on procedure development, revisions and updates. Takes the lead on working with the Business Unit’s subject matter experts (SME) to develop enterprise standards. Will provide assistance to the Business Unit’s SME teams for implementation of the recommended procedures

Driving Results:

  • Develops and drives program for change control review of operational standards and procedures

  • Researches and evaluates operational performance, safety regulation, compliance and cost impact of proposed standards and procedures.

Education, Related Work Experience, Certifications/Licenses and Skills:

Engineer

Required:

  • BS in recognized engineering discipline from and ABET accredited institution

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an engineering discipline, and rotation in a field position or special project

-or-

  • Five-year total engineering experience

-or-

  • Completed assignments in 2 engineering disciplines

  • Skills: Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • CAD/GIS – basic proficiency

  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

Preferred:

  • Professional Engineering License, Project Management Professional

Senior Engineer

Required:

  • BS in recognized engineering discipline from an ABET accredited institution

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive Engineering experience

  • 3 years’ experience in specialized engineering natural gas discipline

  • Skills: Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain working relationships

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • MS Office – Advanced proficiency

Preferred:

  • Professional Engineering License, Project Management Professional Certification, Technical Writing Proficiency

Lead Engineer

Required:

  • BS in recognized engineering discipline from an ABET accredited institution

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive Engineering experience

  • 4 years’ experience in specialized engineering natural gas discipline

  • Skills: Project Management

  • Technical Writing Proficiency

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain working relationships

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • MS Office – Advanced proficiency

Preferred:

  • Professional Engineer certification or Project Management certification

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent works in an office environment.

  • The incumbent may/will work near or with moving mechanical parts.

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.

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

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to excessive noise.

  • The incumbent may/will be exposed to construction related activities

  • 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 bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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

  • Local travel.

  • Occasional overnight travel

  • Keyboarding required in approx 40% - 60% of daily tasks

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 www.

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

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: GAS2001928

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