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Southern Company Pipeline Integrity Project Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia

Pipeline Integrity Project Administrator


The Pipeline Integrity Administrator is accountable to support and oversee field-related activities related to the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP). This position will coordinate various inspection contractors, ensure work sites are prepared and ready prior to contractor arrival, ensure that procedures are followed, and ensure that contractual obligations are met. This person drives quality and safety expectations and coordinates activities with other disciplines on the project.

Functional Expertise:

  • Monitors and oversees assessment activities on natural gas transmission pipelines

  • Performs field inspections of contractor crews to ensure compliance with project specifications, procedures, permitting requirements, locate requirements, etc.

  • Reviews, approves, and submits vendor invoices for payment.

  • Procure necessary project materials following Company processes.

  • Obtain all necessary permits required to perform field-related Integrity Assessment activities. Prepare all documentation as necessary. Submit permits in accordance with agency specifications.

  • Utilizes appropriate standards and resources to determine pipeline remediation

  • Assist with site and structure identification, as necessary, to support HCA analyses

  • Develops Statements of Work (SOWs) for Integrity Assessment activities

  • Monitors assessment activities to ensure efficiency and effective utilization of resources.

  • Monitor contractor adherence to written contracts

Business Acumen:

  • Coordinates and schedules contractors to perform Integrity Assessments

  • Reviews and approves Integrity Assessment reports and documentation to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with TIMP requirements. Works with vendors, as necessary, to correct reports prior to accepting

  • Assists with collecting data, as necessary, to support risk analyses

  • Understands cost drivers for Integrity Assessment activities and provides support in developing budgets and variance reporting

  • Seeks innovative solutions and technologies to improve quality and efficiency in performance of assessment activities


  • Provides regular reporting regarding assessment activities to key stakeholders

  • Coordinates with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful completion of assessment activities (i.e. gas control, engineering, field operations, supply chain, land management, environmental, etc.)

  • Establishes and maintains positive communications and relationships with external contractors / vendors as well as with internal stakeholders

  • Mentor and train entry-level pipeline integrity coordinators

Driving Results:

  • Monitors assessment progress to ensure completion within required deadlines

  • Performs and documents objective vendor evaluations to drive quality in work performed.

  • Constructs project schedules and assigns roles/responsibilities to ensure successful completion of assessment activities

  • Actively identifies and communicates alternative plans or courses of action when project schedules are at risk

  • Measure and monitor the status of projects of entry-level pipeline integrity coordinators

Education, Certifications/Licenses & Related Work Experience:


  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED

  • Pipeline Construction, Operations, or Inspection Experience

  • Equivalent combination of 5-7 years knowledge and experience in construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utilityOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree (technical field) with 2 years Pipeline Integrity Management Assessment experience AND 1 years Project Management experienceOR

  • 2 years Pipeline Integrity Management Assessment experience AND 3 years knowledge and experience in construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utility


  • BS Engineering

  • Project Management Certification

  • Corrosion Control / Cathodic Protection experience

  • Supervision experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and industry standards pursuant to Pipeline Integrity Management: 49 CFR 192, Subpart O; ASME B31.8S; NACE SP0502; etc.

  • Knowledge of pipeline integrity assessment methodologies

  • Knowledge of steel pipeline repair methodologies

  • General understanding of pipeline construction procedures and practices

  • Project management

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to solve complex problems and arrive at preferred solutions

  • Ability to read, interpret, and implement codes, standards, and procedures

  • Ability to identify process improvements and work with others to develop appropriate processes and procedures

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Pipe failure analysis

  • Root cause analysis

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

  • PeopleSoft Financials proficiency

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Walking construction sites and excessive driving up to four (4) hours at a time

  • Frequent local travel with the potential for occasional (5% - 20%) overnight travel

  • Keyboarding – frequent (50% - 85%)

  • On-call as needed

  • Working in both office and field environments

  • May work near or with moving mechanical parts

  • May be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals

  • Exposure to excessive noise

  • Prolonged standing or walking

  • Reaching above shoulder level

  • Bending, kneeling, crouching, and crawling

  • Lifting up to 25 pounds

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.

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.

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Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2004448