Southern Company Coordinator, Landscape & Paving in Joliet, Illinois

Coordinator, Landscape & Paving


Functional Expertise :

  • Oversees the completion of landscaping and paving restoration repairs for Nicor Gas

  • Review contractor invoices for accuracy & timeliness

  • Approve Restoration Contractor Payments.

  • Review and Approve Monthly Liability Accruals when applicable

  • Responds to emergency situations in a specific region during after-hours (duty supervisor)

Business Acumen:

  • Provides vision and direction for direct external reports, contractors, within a functional or regional area of responsibility.

  • Evaluates and recommends process changes & improvement opportunities.


  • Responsible for enhancing productivity of external reports through training, motivation and performance coaching.

  • Interprets landscaping & paving 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

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

Driving Results:

  • Daily supervision of Nicor Gas landscaping & paving external contractors.

  • Audit Company/Contractor Damage and Restoration Contractor Repairs to ensure surface damage is being minimized and quality & accurate repairs are being completed.

  • Provide coaching and feedback when necessary to control damage and improve quality to respective business units & contractors

  • Holds external contractors and business units accountable to meet department metrics.

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

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • BA/BS Degree OR 3 year’s experience in construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utility, or other energy/utility related field.

Related Work Experience:


  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience. Specific Skills & Knowledge: Required:

  • MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Access – intermediate proficiency

  • Strong communication skills

  • Effective time management skills


  • PeopleSoft Financials – intermediate proficiency

  • Experience working with external resources/contractors

  • Experience interacting with customers & governing agencies

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-Joliet

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Joliet - 3000 East Cass St. (3000JolietCODE)

3000 East Cass St.

Joliet, 60432

Req ID: GAS2001404