Southern Company Project Manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Project Manager


The purpose of this position is to manage the safe development of small to medium scale fixed asset growth Tier 3 projects or parts of a large scale fixed asset growth Tier 3 project. Tier 3 projects are projects that are > $10 million in value or complex unique projects. The incumbent in this position applies PMO strategies for managing and executing projects

Functional Expertise:

  • Serves as Project Manager of small or medium scale Tier 3 projects

  • Implements PMO business processes on small or medium scale Tier 3 projects

  • Works and ensures that all projects are executed within the Company’s 5-stage Asset Development Process (ADP).

Business Acumen:

  • Ensure that projects are managed to budget and schedule

  • Develop Projects' Organization Charts (including template)

  • Define roles and responsibilities for project team

  • Ensure requirements/standards for Project reporting are followed

  • Develop project charter

  • Define project scope and base line it

  • Develop project execution plans

  • Assures compliance with company policies & procedures

  • Identify and properly manage project risks

  • Manage project contractors per PMO procedures

  • Provide proper oversight for construction management & field activities

  • Participate as "contract owner" in all project related contract negotiations

  • Ensure that project materials and services are acquired for project and that requisitions are entered into PS with appropriate account coding and follow appropriate approval process

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

  • Ensure that contractors' invoices and payments are audited and approved per contract


  • Identify and contract qualified contractors for project work

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

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

  • Identify and establish project team resources

  • Hold project team meetings on a regular basis (progress & plan)

  • Participate in drafting contracts and performing final review of all project related contracts (from any track) prior to execution

  • Assign appropriate field engineering and inspection personnel

  • Provide input for ADP improvement

Driving Results:

  • Complete Goals of Asset Development Process Stage 5

  • Gather lessons learned after every project and funnel to PMO for inclusion in appropriate process improvement initiatives

  • Ensure that project job data books, as-builts, other job documentation are secured from contractors and that they are distributed to appropriate parties

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


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


  • MBA, Project Management Professional (PMI), Professional Engineer (PE)

Related Work Experience:

  • Required: 5 years experience working in the natural gas transmission and distribution field

  • 3 years leading project planning and implementation

  • Direct personnel supervision and contractor management

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

  • Required: MS Office - intermediate proficiency

  • MS Project/Primavera - advanced proficiency

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to manage multiple projects under stressful conditions

  • Ability to use project management tools and methods (e.g., earned value analysis, critical path scheduling, project administration, establishing project teams)

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Position is located in an office environment

  • Occasional trips to field projects is required

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 in the job. Reasonable accommodations 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 .

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: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Virginia Beach

Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

VNG Virginia Beach - 544 S. Independence Blvd (544VirginiaBeachCODE)

544 S. Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, 23452

Req ID: GAS2000224