Southern Company Manager, Leak Survey Operations in Atlanta, Georgia
Manager, Leak Survey Operations
The purpose of this position is to execute the Leak Survey program for compliance with federal and multi-state pipeline safety rules in 11 state jurisdictions as well as both regulated and non-regulated storage field operations. This position operates in a shared services role. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance for leak survey activities on facilities including, but not limited to: inside meters, distribution systems, transmission pipelines, business districts, vertical main, and storage fields.
Ensures that leak survey data is updated and maintained in the appropriate system
Implements winter / frost cast iron leak surveys
Develops and maintains written processes and procedures specific to leak survey work
Develops and maintains written processes and procedures specific to inside leak survey work
Develops and maintains written processes and procedures specific to atmospheric corrosion work
Ensures that graded leak data is updated and maintained in the appropriate system
Ensures that atmospheric corrosion survey and repair data is updated and maintained in the appropriate system
Ensures that inside leak survey data is updated and maintained in the appropriate system
Develops and maintains appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) processes and measures to validate and ensure quality of the work performed
Administers compliance monitoring of leak survey records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures
Prepares annual leak survey plan to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures
Tracks and monitors completion of the work against the defined project plans to ensure compliance
Designs, develops and maintains compliance data monitoring systems to be utilized by Resource Management for visibility and planning purposes
Monitors, generates and assigns leak re-evaluations activities to internal and external resources to ensure compliance
Identifies issues or problems that could affect performance of the work and develop appropriate solutions to ultimately ensure success
Administers compliance monitoring of graded leak records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
Administers compliance monitoring of inside leak survey records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
Administers compliance monitoring of atmospheric corrosion records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
Maintains the company O&M Leak Manual and appendices to ensure company policies are accurately documented and communicated with regulatory agency
Prepares annual compliance program reporting to be presented to the state regulatory agency for auditing purposes
Prepares and tracks against budget for contracted leak survey.
Prepares supporting documentation and data necessary for Operations to prepare leak survey budgets for use of internal resources.
Analyzes and interprets data to identify problems and trends. Takes appropriate and timely actions to correct or improve.
Coordinates leak surveys for special projects (i.e. uprates)
Identifies computer application improvements required and coordinates with IT as necessary to implement
Coaches and develops employees within span of control.
Collaborates and builds effective relationships with various stakeholder groups.
Coordinates the efforts of cross departmental committees to ensure compliance.
Provides leak survey, inside leak survey, leak re-evaluations, leak repair and atmospheric corrosion requirements to project teams developing or modifying enterprise work management systems
Establishes goals and objectives for the department to ensure compliance activities are met and to drive continual improvement.
Provides leak survey-related support to Integrity Management Departments when determining appropriate Accelerated Actions and Preventive & Mitigative measures.
Provides relevant, timely metrics and data to relevant stakeholders
Elevates issues, problems, or concerns to the appropriate level in a timely manner to ensure resolution
Ensures business districts are defined and updated on a timely basis
Process invoices and accruals on a timely basis.
Ensures inside leak survey customer communication process is properly executed.
Identifies proper timing for the activation of ILS and AC inspection characteristics in CC&B
Generates inside leak survey disconnect notification activities to be executed in the field
Implements leak survey-related Accelerated Actions to support Distribution Integrity Management (DIMP) (actions identified by others)
Implements leak survey-related Preventive & Mitigative (P&M) measures to support Transmission Integrity Management (TRIMP) (actions identified by others)
Develops processes and associated tracking measures to drive change, improve metrics, and achieve goals
Bachelor’s Degree – Preferably in Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or other technical disciplineOR
Equivalent education and experience
Related Work Experience:
- 2 years
- Experience working in a regulated environment, preferably utility operations
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Ability to manage, integrate, and interpret large volumes of data
Ability to self-prioritize work
Ability to identify and work with key stakeholders as necessary
Ability to work independently
Strong written and oral communication skills both upward and downward throughout the organization
MS Office – intermediate to advanced proficiency
MS Excel – advanced proficiency
Strong attention to detail
Ability to read, interpret, and implement codes, standards, and procedures
Ability to identify process improvements and develop appropriate processes and procedures
Directing and developing direct reports
Development of and management to budgets
Geographic Information System (GIS) basic proficiency
Project management proficiency
Contractor management proficiency
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Travel: Occasional local and overnight travel (5 – 20%)
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment: The incumbent works primarily in an office environment.
The incumbent may work occasionally in varying outdoor weather conditions.
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 of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
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: Engineering
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
Operating Company: AGL Services Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)
10 Peachtree Place NE
Req ID: GAS2000248