Southern Company Coordinator, New Business in Union, New Jersey


Job Summary:

This position is an exciting opportunity for engineers and construction management professionals to utilize rigorous project management and technical research skills to create and administer New Business designs such that they are both cost effective and fulfill the terms of corporate policies and standards. The purpose of this position is to facilitate and progress the on-boarding of new residential, commercial, and industrial customers to the utility’s distribution system and to manage the addition of incremental load to the existing customer base system in the most efficient manner possible.

Functional Expertise:

  • Initiates new business projects within AGLR's corporate application for tracking new projects (Gas Request system)

  • Responds to inquiries concerning natural gas availability from potential customers

  • Evaluates and documents required project, general contractor, and applicant information for new customer additions or added load projects

  • Progresses projects with applicants by obtaining and processing essential project information such as plats, site plans, load and pressure requirements, etc. and updates AGLR's corporate application for tracking new projects (Gas Request system)

  • Advises potential residential, commercial, and/or industrial natural gas customers of constructability issues during the application process

  • Recognizes potential job site efficiencies and incorporates into gas main design

  • Establishes "landbase" maps within AGLR's Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • Designs gas mains within AGLR's Geographic Information System (GIS) that will be required to serve the project. Sets up building points in AGLR’s GIS system and submits to Mapping

  • Generates budgets for new business projects and runs feasibility models inherent to AGLR's project tracking system (Gas Request)

  • Obtains authorization to spend capital dollars for the new project

  • Creates main work units or work orders from the approved design that will be used to distribute work within a centralized scheduling system

  • Advances and executes contracts with customers and payments expeditiously

  • Negotiates and completes the application of contracts, commitments, or agreements with the prior to releasing new business projects to the Construction Dept

Business Acumen:

  • Formulates the most efficient routing of new gas mains and services to serve new residential, commercial, and industrial developments

  • Recognizes job site opportunities and proposes alternative gas main and service designs for system reliability and cost effectiveness


  • Initiates and maintains long-standing relationships with builders and governing bodies

  • Consults with engineering, construction, and operations resources on constructability and meter set issues for new projects

  • Negotiates gas infrastructure service locations with customers to increase company return and facilitate future maintenance

Driving Results:

  • Expedites project design and financial approvals for gas construction projects

  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects simultaneously to optimize overall customer demand portfolio

  • Reconciles past CIAC payments to the original customer commitment (years, load, meters, etc) and collects or reimburses the customer as directed by tariff



  • Valid Drivers License

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil/mechanical engineering or construction management


  • 3+ years of gas utility experience


  • Past experience working with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • PMP or PE License

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook (Intermediate Skills)

  • AutoCad


  • Experience with AGLR systems including AGLR’s Work Management, GIS, and Project Costing (Accounting) systems

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent works in an office environment with occasional trips to the field

  • More frequent field visits will be required as new business dictates

  • Occasionally requires walking of construction sites and could require the individual to bend, kneel, or crouch from time to 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: 2016-5275

Company: Elizabethtown Gas Services

Job Locations: US - NJ - Union

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 10/14/2016