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Southern Company Corrosion Engineer in Naperville, Illinois

Corrosion Engineer


Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Functional Expertise:

  • Responsible to perform AC/DC interference monitoring and develop sound, technical solutions for remediation

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

  • Responsible for complex CP troubleshooting activities and generation of appropriate maintenance and remediation orders

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

  • Ensures projects are designed and installed according to plans, specifications, procedures, and regulations

  • Review and evaluate new corrosion control technology for use. Assist with development of corresponding procedures

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

  • Responsible for timely cathodic protection troubleshooting (i.e. low systems, shorted conditions)

  • Responsible for timely creation of remediation work orders (i.e. install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station). Follows through with necessary departments to ensure timely completion

Business Acumen:

  • Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance

  • Evaluates corrosion control processes and procedures; suggests modifications and updates to improve efficiency, clarity, and understanding

  • Provides sound, technical guidance to Corrosion Technicians to address complex CP issues


  • Provide technical support for pipeline replacement projects and prioritization

  • Provides technical support for cathodic protection replacement, enhancement, or remediation projects

Driving Results:

  • Generates reports as needed

  • Assists with implementation of accelerated actions (DIMP) & additional preventive and mitigative measures (TIMP)

  • Reviews and analyzes Cathodic Protection, leak history, and other pertinent data to identify trends and develop appropriate remedial measures

  • Troubleshoots complex corrosion control and cathodic protection issues; works with others to resolve

  • Enter compliance records accurately into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion

  • Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution

  • NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Technologist CP3

  • Valid drivers license


  • NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist CP4

  • NACE Coating Inspector - Level 1 or higher

  • Professional Engineering License, Project Management Professional

Related Work Experience:


  • 4 years’ work experience in pipeline cathodic protection and corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • CAD/GIS - basic proficiency

  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills

  • 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

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Advanced cathodic protection system design and maintenance

  • Advanced cathodic protection system troubleshooting


  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Travel: Frequent local travel with occasional (5 – 20%) overnight travel.

Must possess a valid driver’s license

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

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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: NGC2000039