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Southern Company Inspector,Construction in Ball Ground, Georgia



Please note, this position will be located out of the Cherokee Service Center

Job Summary:

The pipeline assets constructed by our internal and external crews are the assets that fuel our Company’s success and provide millions of customer’s safe and reliable gas service. The Construction Inspector position for Southern Company Gas is instrumental to ensuring our pipeline assets are constructed in a safe, quality, compliant, and efficient manner.

Functional Expertise:

  • Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties to ensure they are installed per the design

  • Inspects Construction Activities (safety, compliance, quality, environmental, locates and restoration) to ensure quality & safety standards are met & documented.

  • Reviews and submits work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies.

  • Provides timely project updates & inspector reports to applicable stakeholders (i.e. Engineering, Construction Operations, Operations, Sales, Contractors).

  • Reviews and submits work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance with company standards and policies.

  • Will be assigned to specific project or projects

    Business Acumen:

  • Serves as technical support for Company Specifications (OPM), Operator Qualifications (OQ) and Construction Quality Assurance/Control (CQA) and makes corrective actions as needed.

  • Looks beyond day to day activities to any potential obstacles that need to be addressed and communicates accordingly

  • Works with Construction Supervisor to ensure that all inspection & project documentation is properly archived as part of the project closeout


  • Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTS, Counties, etc).

  • Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values.

Driving Results:

  • Monitors work/project goals and objectives.

  • Understands pipeline contracts. Holds contractor accountable to contract items

  • Enforce company policies & standards, permit requirements, and environmental requirements on construction projects to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations


Construction Inspector (Grade 4):

Education and Experience:


• High School Diploma or GED with 3 years of experience in construction utility operations


• BA/BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field, or Vocational Degree or Certificate in a technical field.



• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


• Construction Inspection

• Material Inspection

• Pipeline Inspection

• Welding/NDE

• Environmental Regulations

• CFR 49, Part 192 Regulations

• OSHA Regulations

• CAD Software


• Pipeline Design

• Intermediate proficiency with GIS (Geospatial Information System) or comparable system

• Intermediate proficiency with Work Management System (WMS) or comparable system

• Has demonstrated Leadership skills with previous experience

• Ability to interact professionally with Customers and Government agencies as demonstrate in previous experiences



• Valid Driver’s License



• NACE Coating Inspection

• API 1169

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

• Exposure to all types of weather

• Travel may occasionally be required

• Keyboarding

• Walking of construction sites

• Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time

• Climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect pipeline construction activity

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 www,

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: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Ball Ground

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Cherokee Depot - 357 Wilbanks Dr. (357BallGroundCODE)

357 Wilbanks Dr.

Ball Ground, 30107

Req ID: GAS2003918