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Southern Company Supervisor, Construction - New Business in Yorkville, Illinois

Supervisor, Construction - New Business


Nicor Gas is seeking a Supervisor for Construction Operations. You will ultimately be overseeing construction of underground gas utility infrastructure related to customer growth, relocation and renewal projects. You will also supervise Inspecor,Constructions and Hourly Union Employees responsible for construction oversight including safety, quality and productivity metrics within a functional or regional area.

Functional Expertise:

  • Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

  • Drives field decision-making and coordinates with resource management, internal and/or external service providers and support departments (i.e., environmental and real estate departments) and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted and scheduled.

  • Orders materials and tools needed to properly execute field work.

  • Inspects Construction (safety, compliance, quality, locates and restoration).

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

  • Informs engineering, new business, regional and other applicable stakeholders on project progress.

  • Monitors project specific budget and/or cost per unit variances and identifies exceptions/variances and appropriate corrective actions.

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

Business Acumen:

  • Provides vision and direction for internal crews within a functional or regional arena of responsibility.

  • Evaluates and recommends field design changes to optimize project investment and spend.

  • Prepares and monitors monthly and annual capital and operating expense budgets and implements cost control within a functional and/or geographic area.


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

  • Interprets pipeline 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 at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTs, counties, etc.).

  • Instills corporate values and personal responsibility into direct reports.

  • Influences external contractors who represent the company’s corporate values.

Driving Results:

  • Oversees employees who construct gas utility infrastructure.

  • Establishes and monitors work goals and objectives. Measures employee performance and sets safety, quality and productivity metrics.

  • Creates and/or implements process improvements and techniques to enhance operating environments.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • BA/BS Degree OR 3 years experience in construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utility, pipeline transmission, or other energy/utility related field.

Related Work Experience:


  • 2 years of supervisory/management experience

  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

    Specific Skills& Knowledge:


  • Geographic Information System (GIS) or comparable system—intermediate proficiency

  • PeopleSoft Financials – intermediate proficiency

  • MS Excel, Word and Access – intermediate proficiency

  • Strong project management skills

    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-Yorkville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Yorkville - 259 Commerical Dr. (259YorkvilleCODE)

259 Commerical Dr.

Yorkville, 60560

Req ID: GAS2003924