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Southern Company Field Operations Supervisor II/Superintendent in Bellwood, Illinois

Field Operations Supervisor II/Superintendent


The purpose of this position is to lead and supervise employees who maintain and operate the gas distribution system. The incumbent in this role directly supervises internal resources who sustain and preserve gas utility infrastructure integrity and customer safety, while delivering on financial and operating objectives. This person drives quality, safety and compliance expectations and ensures that those standards are met within a functional or regional area. Positions are slated for either service or delivery dependent on location.

Functional Expertise:

•Responsible for overseeing the successful operation and maintenance of above ground and underground gas utility infrastructure, including work on mains, services, regulators, meters, and regulating stations.

•Directs and manages emergency response effort within a defined sub-regional area.

•Accountable for driving field decision-making and coordinating with centralized scheduling, internal and/or external service providers, support departments and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted and scheduled (Supervisor II).

•Responsible for maintaining compliance with local, state and federal regulations, coordinates ongoing OQ training as needed, ensuring all promoted employees receive appropriate training and qualifications in appropriate areas.

•Responsible for ensuring employees have proper tools and equipment to perform duties.

•Responsible for driving safety, performance, quality, and workmanship.

•Responsible for execution and delivery of projects on time and on budget.

Business Acumen:

•Sets performance expectations and direction for direct internal crew reports within a functional or subregional arena of responsibility.

•Responsible for partnering with centralized scheduling to determine and ensure resource, tool and maintenance techniques meet demand and optimize project investment and spend.

•Responsible for preparing and monitoring monthly and annual capital and operating expense budgets and implements cost control within a functional and/or geographical area.


•Responsible for enhancing productivity of direct reports through selection, training, motivation and performance management.

•Responsible for maintaining 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).

•Instills corporate values and personal responsibility into workgroup.

Driving Results:

•Responsible for establishing and monitoring work goals and objectives for safety, quality, cost management, productivity and customer service; measures employee performance accordingly.

•Responsible for driving change and coaching and developing staff through effective feedback and performance evaluation.

•Responsible for creating and implementing improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environment (Supervisor II).


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


•BA/BS degree or 3-6 yrs. experience in gas utility operations (Supervisor II)

•BA/BS degree or 5-10 yrs. experience in gas utility operations (Superintendent)

•Valid driver’s license

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

•Supervisory experience

•PeopleSoft Financials - intermediate proficiency

•MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access - intermediate proficiency preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Working on various job sites and excessive driving up to four (4) hours at a time

•Potential for occasional overnight travel

•On-call as needed

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Bellwood

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Bellwood - 615 Eastern Ave. (615BellwoodCODE)

615 Eastern Ave.

Bellwood, 60104

Req ID: GAS2003622

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