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Southern Company Gas Confirmation Specailist in Naperville, Illinois

Gas Confirmation Specailist



The purpose of this position is to ensure that the appropriate nominated gas volumes are confirmed and scheduled with both the supplying pipelines and the Southern Company Gas utilities. This includes confirming, scheduling, tracking and reporting the flow of natural gas, primarily between the pipeline and the local distribution companies.


Functional Expertise:

  • Utilize Company and Pipeline EBBs to review nominated volumes and determine volumes that should be confirmed and scheduled.

  • Use applicable business rules to evaluate what volumes should flow when volumes do not match between Company and pipeline companies.

  • Assist in finalizing supply/consumption volumes mid-month/end of month and posting alerts associated with trading periods.

Business Acumen:

  • Have working knowledge of the operating characteristics of the assets being nominated by the shippers.

  • Review final volume reports to verify that the supply volumes were scheduled accurately and completely.


  • Collaborates with pipeline scheduling groups, as well as, shippers to effectively resolve nomination/scheduling issues.

  • Communicates final scheduled volumes along with any specific supply issues with Gas Control and others as required. This is done for each of the five scheduling cycles each day.

  • Discusses operating system issues with the IT support group and IT security personnel as required.

Driving Results:

  • Conduct daily activities in a way that ensures processes are followed for consistent results.

  • Create action plans that fill gaps in processes where adjustments need to be made.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Working knowledge of the Internet. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel.

Related Work Experience:


  • Previous experience in working with gas operations issues, preferably dealing with natural gas suppliers.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to deliver quality work with limited supervision. This job entails meeting stringent deadlines throughout each day with accuracy.


  • Experience dealing with pipeline and Company electronic bulletin boards.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • This position does not require travel.

  • Weekend and holiday work are required.

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: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2001991

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