Southern Company Director, Measurement in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Director, Measurement


The purpose of this position is to set corporate direction, policy, and metrics for the gas measurement discipline to ensure regulatory conformity and industry standards are achieved. Manages supervisory staff and enforces measurement compliance activities including meter shop functions, field meter inspections, and Company PT meter sampling program. Manages work environment and personnel concerns within a department of both union and non-union employees. Acts as liaison to State regulatory commissions, end-use customers, and industry associations i.e. AGA for measurement issues and questions. Additional responsibilities include business plan development, budget execution and new product implementation.

Functional Expertise:

  • Sets corporate direction for all gas measurement activities and enforces standardization across organization where applicable

  • Establishes and monitors departmental metrics and manages accordingly to accomplish goals and service level agreements

  • Complete and comprehensive understanding of and compliance with AGA, ANSI, GPA, API and ICC natural gas measurement policies and standards

  • Accountable for the completion of all activities associated with Meter Shop and field meter testing

  • Accountable for the periodic meter testing sample programs and responsible for ensuring annual schedules are developed, understood and followed

  • Understands and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements governing meter testing and compliance filings

  • Ensures regulatory filings concerning measurement and meter testing are completed accurately and filed per schedules

  • Develops projects to take advantage of new technology within Measurement to improve safety, work efficiency and business support

  • Provide leadership and guidance to corporate and measurement staff on all matters related to measurement compliance and best practices.

  • Preparation and enforcement of departmental and company budgetary targets; responsible for department budget variance explanations

Business Acumen:

  • Assist corporate leadership in formulating appropriate strategic direction for all aspects of the measurement function

  • Develop and live departmental vision and mission

  • Identifying potential opportunities and risks and associated action plans


  • Directs measurement supervisory staff to ensure goals are understood and carried out down to the field level

  • Establish effective relationships with subordinates and internal departments, providing motivation and productivity guidance

  • Communicate all corporate initiatives vertically and horizontally

  • Cast a positive model and engage other employees to model the same behavior

Driving Results:

  • Execute departmental and corporate metrics

  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are met

  • Ensure departmental budgetary guidelines for an efficient operation are set and achieved

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Bachelor’s DegreeOr

  • 10 years of LCC operating experience in engineering or operation management

Related Work Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years experience or

  • Master’s Degree with 6 years experience or

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams

  • Demonstrated ability to set departmental strategies and achieve goals


  • General knowledge of operation and maintenance of meters, associated devices and measurement theory

  • Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional Traveler (5-20% travel): The incumbent will be required to travel on occasion. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

  • The incumbent works in an office environment

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 (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)

90 N Finley Rd.

Glen Ellyn, 60137

Req ID: GAS2000658