Southern Company Engineer in Union, New Jersey


Basic Function:

Under minimal supervision of more senior staff, assists in the planning, design and development of technical standards for gas distribution infrastructure projects. This position is typically assigned to perform basic tasks and analysis on larger projects or perform standard tasks on all phases of smaller projects.

This position is being posted as part of a job family.

The position may be filled at either the Associate Engineer (Grade H) or Intermediate Engineer (Grade I) level. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade. Higher grade level will work independently on more complex gas transmission, gas storage, and gas fueling station assignments. Tasks assigned to a more senior Engineer often involve the consistent recognition and development of new or improved products/processes or techniques that substantially impact how Elizabethtown Gas does business on a daily basis. This may include system planning, designing and development of strategic and large capital projects for regulated and non-regulated businesses.

Position may be required to perform the following engineering disciplines, depending on assignment:

  • Design - Performs engineering assignments involved in the design of components, features or functionality of pipeline products and operations.

  • Compliance - Conducts audits/reviews and tests to ensure compliance with government/industry regulations and standards.

  • Systems - Performs engineering assignments involving gas operations, system modeling and system design.

  • Project - Performs engineering assignments as part of a work team involved in planning, organizing, developing and managing complex projects.

  • Mechanical/Maintenance - Performs engineering tasks involved in the planning and design of mechanical equipment and components and associated tasks involving maintenance of mechanical equipment.

  • Hydraulic analysis- Perform system balances to determine best overall solution to solve system issues or identify system low points and methods to best solve them.



Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil or General)

  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience


Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System - basic proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 2 -3 years of progressive Engineering experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • CAD/GIS - intermediate proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Exposure to all types of weather

Field Work: 20% - 25%

Keyboarding: 25% Periodic

Field Presence at Construction Sites


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: 2016-5335

Company: Elizabethtown Gas Services

Job Locations: US - NJ - Union

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 11/10/2016