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Southern Company Supervisor, Corrosion Control in Glenwood, Illinois

Supervisor, Corrosion Control


The purpose of this position is to supervise the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of cathodic protection systems used for corrosion control to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

Functional Expertise:

  • Accountable to ensure that required readings (i.e. annual test points, isolated services, casings, bonds, foreign crossings) are performed in compliance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures.

  • Accountable to ensure interference testing and monitoring (A/C & D/C) is performed and appropriate remediation taken.

  • Accountable for design and implementation of interference mitigation

  • Accountable for troubleshooting (i.e. low systems, shorted conditions) within a timely fashion (1 month)

  • Accountable for ensuring work orders for remediation (i.e. install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station) are generated in a timely fashion. Follows through with necessary stakeholders to ensure completion in a timely fashion.

  • Accountable for maintenance and updates of corrosion control mapping systems (Atlas pages / GIS) in a timely fashion

  • Accountable for performance of QA checks on isolated service reads performed by Leak Survey contractor

  • Accountable for designing new Cathodic Protection (CP) systems in accordance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures.

  • Accountable for monitoring new CP installation projects to ensure successful completion in accordance with plans and procedures

  • Accountable for troubleshooting and maintenance of rectifiers

  • Accountable for ensuring half-cells are calibrated in accordance with procedures

  • Accountable for ensuring inspection of bridge (exposed) crossings in accordance with procedures

  • Accountable for review of corrosion control designs for new construction or other / special projects

Business Acumen:

  • Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance

  • Seeks out information sources and reviews available information to identify additional reads / surveys to be performed (i.e. foreign line crossings, casings)

  • Identifies and works with others as necessary to implement process improvements

  • Measures and monitors performance (i.e. productivity and QA)

  • Trends and analyzes corrosion control data


  • Provides support for pipeline replacement prioritization

  • Provides relevant support for engineering / construction projects

  • Provides corrosion control-related support to Integrity Management Departments when determining appropriate Accelerated Actions and Preventive & Mitigative measures.

  • Provides support in evaluating new corrosion control technology as well as corresponding processes and procedures for use.

  • Responsible for coaching and developing employees within span of control.

  • Responsible for collaborating and building effective relationships with various stakeholder groups.

  • Responsible for establishing goals and objectives for the department to ensure compliance activities are met and to drive continual improvement.

Driving Results:

  • Responsible for ensuring payment for electric (rectifiers) and remote monitoring

  • Generates reports as needed

  • Tests application upgrades

  • Implements accelerated actions (DIMP) & additional Preventive and Mitigative measures (TRIMP) as identified by others

  • Verifies OQ, safety, and training compliance for staff and applicable contractors

  • Directs the work of Corrosion Technicians to ensure efficient, compliant completion

  • Ensures that compliance records are accurately entered into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion

  • Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success

  • Completes work for respective area within budgetary constraints. Provides timely, thorough, and accurate variance explanations as necessary.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Valid drivers license

  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical, Electronics, or equivalent electrical training


  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other Technical Discipline


  • NACE CP3 (Cathodic Protection Technologist)

  • BS Electrical Engineering or other Engineering Discipline

    Related Work Experience:


  • 7-10 years experience in cathodic protection and corrosion control

  • 5-7 years pipeline experience


  • 2-3 years supervisory experience

    Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • 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

  • Directing and developing direct reports

  • Managing to budgets


  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) or CORCON proficiency

  • Compliance Tracking System (CTS) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

  • Comshare proficiency

  • PeopleSoft Financials proficiency

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:


  • Occasional (5 – 20%)

Physical Demands:

  • This position occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking.

  • This position occasionally requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder level.

  • This position occasionally requires the incumbent to bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The incumbent works in an office environment.

  • The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise.

    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 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: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glenwood

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Glenwood - 19199 Glenwood Chicago Heights Rd. (19199GlenwoodCODE)

19199 Glenwood Chicago Heights Rd.

Glenwood, 60425

Req ID: GAS2003683

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