Southern Company Director, Measurement in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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.
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
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
Execute departmental and corporate metrics
Ensure all regulatory requirements are met
Ensure departmental budgetary guidelines for an efficient operation are set and achieved
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 www.southerncompany.com.
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-Glen Ellyn
Operating Company: Southern Company Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)
90 N Finley Rd.
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Req ID: GAS2000658