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Southern Company New Business Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia

New Business Coordinator


Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to facilitate and progress the on-boarding of new residential, commercial, and industrial customers to the utility’s distribution system and to manage the addition of incremental load to the existing customer base system in the most efficient manner possible. The incumbent in this role initiates and maintains relationships with various internal departments and will utilize rigorous project management and technical research skills to create and administer New Business designs in a timely manner as well as optimize designs such that they are both cost effective and fulfill the terms of corporate policies and standards.

Functional Expertise:

  • Initiates new business projects within SCG's corporate application for tracking new projects (ARM system)

  • Responds to inquiries concerning natural gas availability from potential customers

  • Evaluates and documents required project, general contractor, and applicant information for new customer additions or added load projects

  • Progresses projects with applicants by obtaining and processing essential project information such as plats, site plans, load and pressure requirements, etc. and updates SCG's corporate application for tracking new projects (ARM system)

  • Advises internal departments of constructability issues during the application process

  • Recognizes potential job site efficiencies and incorporates into gas main design

  • Designs gas mains within SCG's Geographic Information System (GIS) that will be required to serve the project. Sets up building points in SCG’s GIS system and submits to Mapping

  • Generates budgets for new business projects and runs feasibility models inherent to SCG's project tracking system (ARM system)

  • Obtains authorization to spend capital dollars for the new project

  • Creates main work units or work orders from the approved design that will be used to distribute work within a centralized scheduling system

  • Advances and executes contracts with customers and payments expeditiously

Business Acumen:

  • Formulates the most efficient routing of new gas mains and services to serve new residential, commercial, and industrial development

  • Recognizes job site opportunities and proposes alternative gas main and service designs for system reliability and cost effectiveness


  • Initiates and maintains long-standing relationships with internal departments

  • Consults with engineering, construction, and operations resources on constructability and meter set issues for new projects

Driving Results:

  • Expedites project design and financial approvals for gas construction projects

  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects simultaneously to optimize overall customer demand portfolio


Education, Certifications/Licenses and Related Work Experience:


• Valid Driver’s License

• BA/BS degree


• 3 years of gas utility experience

Preferred: Past experience working with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required : MS Excel and Word proficiency

Preferred: Experience with SCG systems including SCG’s Work Management, GIS, and Project Costing (Accounting) systems

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

The incumbent works in an office environment with occasional trips to the field

This position occasionally requires walking of construction sites and could require the individual to bend, kneel, or crouch from time to time.

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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2003067

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