The Southern Company Naperville , IL 60540

Posted 4 days ago



Basic Function :

Under minimal supervision of more senior staff, assists in the planning, design and development of technical standards for gas distribution and transmission 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.

The position may be filled at either the Associate Engineer (Level 3), Intermediate Engineer (Level 4) or Engineer (Level 5).

Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade.

Higher grade levels 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 Nicor Gas does business daily. 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.

More senior positions require the following disciplines:

  • Initiate project statement to get consensus on scope, deliverables, timetable, and budget.

  • Collect and Evaluate data required to perform engineering and design work on natural gas projects/requests (pipelines, meter & regulator stations, and gas plant facilities (gas storage, compression and vehicle fueling stations).

  • Work independently or as part of a team to develop options, propose solutions, and complete tasks.

  • Provide oversight and support for construction activities.

  • Develop and comply with gas transmission facility standards and processes for asset development.

  • Manage outside engineering services to ensure project goals are met


Education and Experience:


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

  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience or any equivalent education and experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System - basic proficiency

  • MS Office - advance proficiency


Education and Experience:


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

  • 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


  • None required


Education and Experience :


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

  • 5 years of progressive engineering experience in gas standard and materials, project engineering or construction management of natural gas, pipeline facilities or other applicable industries.

  • 2 years or more of familiarity and experience with Gas Safety regulations or utility pipeline construction practices



  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

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

Req ID: GAS2002580

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