Southern Company Associate Engineer in Union, New Jersey


Job Summary:

This position is an exciting opportunity for engineers and construction management professionals that enjoy the challenges and responsibilities of project management for the construction of natural gas transmission and distribution facilities. The right candidate must be a self-starter and able to make sound decisions to advance projects through the construction process.

Functional Expertise:

  • Serves as Project Manager of infrastructure replacement programs and projects

  • Implements PMO business processes on infrastructure replacement programs and projects

  • Reviews and approves work orders, progress reports, invoices, as-built records to ensure compliance with company standards and policies

  • Monitors project specific budget and/or cost per unit variances and identifies exceptions/variances

  • Appraises applicable stakeholders on project progress

Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes costs and benefits for specific construction projects and evaluates alternatives to ensure cost effectiveness of construction projects

  • Implement project execution plans

  • Ensures compliance with company policies & procedures

  • Identifies and properly manage project risks

  • Ensures that project materials and services are acquired for project

  • Ensures that contract schedule of values are clearly defined/consistent with corporate WBS/CBS

  • Ensures that contractors' invoices and payments are reviewed and approved per contract


  • Interprets pipeline contracts to effectively leverage and negotiate the application of contractual items with external service providers

  • Prepares and presents project metrics to indicate project health (EVA, Financial Analysis, Schedule, Risk, etc.) for presentation to business owner and upper management

  • Ensures that scope changes are appropriately addressed per the Change Management process (e.g. adequately documented, impact analysis, approved, etc.)

  • Supports proper communications with governing agencies, permitting bodies, and communities

  • Supports Project Coordinators with retirement procedures & as-built drawings

Driving Results:

  • Ensures requirements/standards for Project reporting are followed

  • Ensures that projects are managed to budget, schedule, design, and standards

  • Ensures that project completion packages are secured from contractors and that they are distributed to appropriate parties

  • Monitors and reports construction progress to ensure projects meet or exceed budget and schedule goals.

  • Creates and/or implements improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environments.


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical or Civil preferred)

  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System

  • MS Office – Advanced proficiency



  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.), PMP Certification, PE License

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to all types of weather

  • Travel may occasionally be required

  • Keyboarding

  • Periodic field presence at construction sites

  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


Company Information:

Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 283,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For more information, visit at .


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at .

Job ID: 2016-5337

Company: Elizabethtown Gas Services

Job Locations: US - NJ - Union

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 11/10/2016