Southern Company Program Manager, Pipeline Integrity in Naperville, Illinois
Program Manager, Pipeline Integrity
Position is flexible to have the home office be either the Atlanta, GA office or the Naperville, IL office.
The Program Manager is accountable to develop, monitor, and report on a comprehensive project plan across the enterprise ensuring all Transmission Integrity Management Program objectives are met. The Program Manager will monitor key milestones and deliverables to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and commitments and adherence to Company procedures. The Program Manager works with cross-functional teams and ensures deliverables are understood and delivered according to program, schedules and budget.
Review requirements of 49CFR192, Subpart O and Company Integrity Management Plan to develop a comprehensive project plan that ensures required tasks are identified and tracked.
Determine resource requirements to complete all required tasks within required timelines.
Develop appropriate outsourcing plan, as necessary, to execute on the Project Plan
Develop appropriate tools for tracking and moitoring progress against defined objectives.
Develop, monitor, and report variances for departmental budgets.
Identify and properly manage risks.
Solves complex problems and makes appropriate decisions.
Prepares multiple options to achieve desired results.
Provides regular reporting regarding assessment activities to internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders.
Coordinates and collaborates with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful completion of assessment activities (i.e. gas control, engineering, field operations, supply chain, land management, environmental, etc.)
Establishes and maintains positive communications and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Actively monitors and monitors progress against the project plan to ensure completion within required timeframes
Constructs project schedules and assigns roles/responsibilities to ensure successful completion of required activities
Actively identifies and communicates alternative plans or courses of action when project schedules are at risk.
- Bachelor’s Degree (engineering, project management, or construction management preferred)
- Project Management Certification (i.e. PMP)
- Equivalent combination of education and work experience
Bachelor’s Degree AND Project Management Certification
Six Sigma Certification
Total Quality Management Certification
Related Work Experience:
- With Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years progressive Project Management experience
- With Project Management Certification: 6 years progressive Project Management experience
- With Bachelor’s Degree and Project Management Certification: 2 years progressive Project Management experience
- With Bachelor’s Degree and MBA: 3 years progressive Project Management experience
Gas Transmission (pipeline) Integrity Management
Natural gas pipeline experience (engineering, operations, construction, etc.)
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
MS Office – advanced proficiency, especially Excel
MS Project, Primavera P6, or similar scheduling tool(s)
SharePoint – intermediate proficiency, or similar tool
Project management and project scheduling concepts – intermediate proficiency
Ability to read and interpret codes, standards, regulations, and procedures and translate into an actionable plan.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
Attention to detail
Ability to solve complex problems and arrive at preferred solutions
Ability to read, interpret, and implement codes, standards, and procedures
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work independently with little supervision,
Ability to develop, monitor, and report on budgets
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and situations
Demonstrated leadership abilities by influence
Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards pursuant to Pipeline Integrity Management: 49 CFR 192, Subpart O; ASME B31.8S; NACE SP0502; etc.
Ability to define requirements for technology (i.e. software) projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
PeopleSoft Financials proficiency
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
The incumbent works in an office environment.
The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts.
The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.
The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.
The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise.
The incumbent may 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.
Occasional local travel.
Keyboarding required in approx 60% - 80% 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
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
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Job Field: Engineering
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...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)
1844 W Ferry Rd.
AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)
10 Peachtree Place NE
Req ID: GAS2002128