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Inspector II, Construction

Chattanooga, TN

Job Summary:

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. The Construction Inspector position for Chattanooga Gas Company is instrumental to ensuring our pipeline assets are constructed in a safe, quality, compliant, and efficient manner.

Functional Expertise:

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

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

  • Reviews and submits work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies.

  • Provides timely project updates & inspector reports to applicable stakeholders (i.e. Engineering, Construction Operations, Operations, Sales, Contractors).

  • Reviews and submits work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance with company standards and policies.

  • Will be assigned to specific project or projects

Business Acumen:

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

  • Looks beyond day-to-day activities to any potential obstacles that need to be addressed and communicates accordingly.

  • Works with Construction Supervisor to ensure that all inspection & project documentation is properly archived as part of the project closeout.


  • 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).

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

Driving Results:

  • Monitors work/project goals and objectives.

  • Understands pipeline contracts. Holds contractor accountable to contract items.

  • Enforce company policies & standards, permit requirements, and environmental requirements on construction projects to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


Construction Inspector (Grade 4):

Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED with 3+ years of experience in construction utility operations


  • BA/BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field, or Vocational Degree or Certificate in a technical field.



  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


  • Construction Inspection

  • Material Inspection

  • Pipeline Inspection

  • Welding/NDE

  • Environmental Regulations

  • CFR 49, Part 192 Regulations

  • OSHA Regulations

  • CAD Software

  • GIS

  • Pipeline Design

  • Intermediate proficiency with GIS (Geospatial Information System) or comparable system

  • Intermediate proficiency with Work Management System (WMS) or comparable system

  • Has demonstrated Leadership skills with previous experience.

  • Ability to interact professionally with Customers and Government agencies as demonstrate in previous experiences.



  • Valid Driver’s License


  • • CWI or CPWI• NACE Coating Inspection• API 1169

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Exposure to all types of weather

  • Travel may occasionally be required.

  • Keyboarding

  • Walking of construction sites

  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time.

  • Climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect pipeline construction activity.

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit .

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: 6655

Job Category: Construction

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Chattanooga Gas


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