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Southern Company Supervisor, Drafting in Naperville, Illinois

Supervisor, Drafting



The main responsibility of this position is to supervise a team of CADD drafting specialists supporting Distribution and Transmission design activities. This role provides leadership and technical direction with respect to CADD drafting design, processes and integration.


  • Leads, coordinates and directs the assignments of CAD technicians (up to 4) relating to CAD design activities (drafting, redlining, engineering support, etc)

  • Ensures workflows with various internal departments are accurate, up to date and documented

  • Analyzes current business processes and recommends best practice solutions

  • Oversees CAD Technicians, develops performance goals, systems for calculating metrics and delivers performance feedback and reviews

  • Provides subject matter expertise on Nicor Gas drafting issues (strategy, process improvements, etc.)

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert on drafting projects



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in CAD Drafting or related discipline or equivalent work experience.


  • 3 year’s work experience with AutoCAD and/or other CAD software.

  • Experience leading and developing resources (Performance planning, Training, goal setting etc.)

  • Experience with ESRI geodatabase design, structure and management

  • Familiar with data standards and assisting in the development and implementation of new procedures

  • Experience with a content and document management applications with integrations into workflow

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 a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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: 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: GAS2003810