Southern Company Pipeline Integrity Engineer/Analyst in Naperville, Illinois

Pipeline Integrity Engineer/Analyst

Description

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 .

The Pipeline Integrity Engineer is a focused discipline within a job family. The duties listed are activities associated with the various levels of the engineering progression. This progression covers the following general titles:

  • Integrity Engineer I

  • Integrity Engineer II

  • Integrity Engineer III

The Pipeline Integrity Analyst is a focused discipline within a job family. The duties listed are activities associated with the various levels of the analyst progression. This progression covers the following general titles:

  • Analyst, Pipeline Integrity

  • Senior Analyst, Pipeline Integrity

This position provides technical support for the implementation of the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP).

Functional Expertise:

  • Analyze transmission pipeline data – identify High Consequence Areas, identify pipeline threats, prepare pre-assessment data, select appropriate assessment methods, review & integrate assessment data, recommend re-assessment intervals, and draft written post-assessment reports.

  • Prepare excavation plans and technical exhibits to assist in permit acquisition for field assessment activities. Perform technical analysis to evaluate pipeline condition, root cause analysis, and fitness for service.

  • Document all aspects of transmission pipeline integrity management plan. Organize and maintain pipeline data, assessment reports, technical documentation, procedures, and the basis for all TIMP decisions. Perform written plan updates and initiate plan changes as needed to maintain code compliance. Organize supporting documentation and plan for regulatory audits.

  • Analyze assessment data. Prepare remediation plans and schedule and identify other pertinent risk reduction measures.

Business Acumen:

  • Prepare technical requests for proposals for transmission pipeline integrity field services, evaluate vendor submittals, and recommend vendor selections.

  • Responsible for determining assessment budget requirements

  • Responsible for tracking, monitoring, and reporting of assessment budget

  • Responsible for processing invoices and accruals

  • Administer contracts with 3rd party contractors. Perform quality audits of contractor work to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for identification and implementation of process improvements

Engagement:

  • Provide technical assistance for operations and formulate guidance to maintain pipeline safety and regulatory compliance with technical regulations.

  • Gather data from Operations, Company Systems, and other sources necessary to support TIMP decisions, threat identification, risk analysis, and regulatory reporting (i.e. pressure history, gas quality, leak history, encroachments)

  • Provide technical support for engineering, construction, and operations

  • Utilizing comprehensive analysis, identify necessary Preventive & Mitigative (P&M) measures. Work with key operational stakeholders to implement and track effectiveness.

  • Review and evaluate new IM technology. Develop corresponding processes and procedures for use. (materials & equipment)

  • Identify needs for pipeline modifications (i.e. piggability retrofit) and coordinate with engineering to implement

Driving Results:

  • Work with permitting authorities to secure necessary permissions for assessment activities

  • Communicate with affected landowners in areas affected by assessment activities

  • Communicate with internal resources as necessary to prepare for and execute assessment activities (i.e. gas control)

  • Responsible to prepare required regulatory reports, notifications, and documentation

  • Responsible for transmission data model updates and maintenance

  • Verify proper training and qualifications of contractor resources (i.e. OQ)

  • Monitor Integrity assessment and remediation schedules and track progress towards regulatory deadlines

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Analyst/Sr. Analyst

Required:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • ESRI Professional Certification

Integrity Engineer I and II

Required:

  • B.S. Engineering

Preferred:

  • Engineer In Training (E.I.T.) Certification

  • Engineering Discipline – Civil, Mechanical, Metallurgical, or Materials

Integrity Engineer III

Required:

  • B.S. Engineering

Preferred:

  • Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Project Management Certification

  • Engineering Discipline – Civil, Mechanical, Metallurgical, or Materials

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s – i.e. MBA or Master’s in Engineering)

Related Work Experience:

Analyst

Required:

  • High School Diploma with 5 years relevant work experienceOR

  • Associate’s Degree with 3 years relevant work experienceOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years relevant work experience

Sr. Analyst

Required:

  • High School Diploma with 8 years relevant work experienceOR

  • Associate’s Degree with 6 years relevant work experienceOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years relevant work experience

Preferred:

  • Pipeline Integrity experience

  • Utility experience

Integrity Engineer I

Required:

  • 3 years gas utility operations, engineering, or related experience

Preferred:

  • Transmission pipeline integrity experience

  • Integrity Engineer II

Required:

  • 5 years gas utility operations, engineering, or related experience

  • 2 years transmission pipeline integrity experience

Integrity Engineer III

Required:

  • 7 years gas utility operations, engineering, or related experience

  • 3 years transmission pipeline integrity experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Analyst/Sr. Analyst

Required:

  • Project management proficiency

  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) proficiency

  • Advanced MS Office proficiency

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Proficient technical writing skill

  • Advanced analytical and data management skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Advanced ability to analyze and integrate relational data

Preferred:

  • Technical pipeline evaluation software

  • Remaining strength calculations proficiency

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

  • NACE (or other industry equivalent) credentials

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards 49 CFR 192, ASME B31.8, etc.

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

Integrity Engineer I

Required:

  • Project management proficiency

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) proficiency

  • MS Office proficiency

  • Proficient analytical and communication skills

  • Technical writing proficiency

Preferred:

  • Technical pipeline evaluation software

  • Remaining strength calculations proficiency

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards 49 CFR 192, ASME B31.8, etc

  • NACE credentials

Integrity Engineer II

Required:

  • Project management proficiency

  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) proficiency

  • Advanced MS Office proficiency

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Advanced technical writing skill

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards 49 CFR 192, ASME B31.8, etc.

  • Proficient analytical and data management skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Preferred:

  • Technical pipeline evaluation software

  • Remaining strength calculations proficiency

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

  • NACE (or other industry equivalent) credentials

  • Remaining strength calculations proficiency

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

  • NACE (or other industry equivalent) credentials

Integrity Engineer III

Required:

  • Project management proficiency

  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) proficiency

  • Advanced MS Office proficiency

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Advanced technical writing skill

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards 49 CFR 192, ASME B31.8, etc.

  • Advanced analytical and data management skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to coach others on performance of the work

Preferred:

  • Technical pipeline evaluation software

  • Remaining strength calculations proficiency

  • Pipeline assessment vendor in-line inspection software proficiency

  • NACE (or other industry equivalent) credentials

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent primarily 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 and overnight travel.

  • Keyboarding required in approx 40% - 60% 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 of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: AGL Services Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

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: GAS2000146