Southern Company Analyst,Safety Mgmt Systems in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Analyst,Safety Mgmt Systems


Performs analysis of data regarding the pipeline safety management system to determine threats and risks inherent to pipeline operations and assists in developing mitigation plans to reduce those risks in support of VNG’s Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) Program. Responsible for monitoring mitigation actions for effectiveness and making recommendations to those actions as needed to achieve positive results and to reduce or elimiate risks. Responsible for developing processes, process flow diagrams, and procedures in support of VNG’s PSMS Program.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extracts data from various sources including Work Management and Field Workforce systems, GIS, compliance tracking database, cathodic protection data base, other reports and similar sources.

  • Identifies new sources for data extraction to perform analysis on process key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Using advanced data analysis skills, conducts research and analyzes data to identify risks to the pipeline system and trends when analyzing process KPIs.

  • Recognizes where gaps in data and processes exists and monitors the mitigation actions implemented to close the gaps.

  • Using advanced data analysis skills, builds plans for the mitigation of risks and threats to the pipeline’s operation.

  • Tracks and reports effectiveness of mitigation actions and assists in developing additional corrective actions as needed.

  • Creates visual presentations, reports, and dashboards (tables, charts, graphs, etc.) in Microsoft Office.

  • Provides forward thinking supported by quantitative analysis to drive risk mitigation.

  • Develops and tracks essential PSMS documents and records as required.

  • Perform other reasonable essential duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Systems or Process Engineering, or other technical and analytical discipline.

  • 2 years experience of demonstrated technical and analytics experience.

  • Demonstrated experience performing analysis across multiple business units and subject areas.

  • Demonstrated ability to generate concise summaries based on analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop processes, process flow diagrams, and procedures to meet both technical and non-technical requirements.


  • 2 years experience involving the energy services or utility industry.

  • 1 years experience involving risk management and root cause analysis.

  • 1 years experience with American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 1173 (API RP 1173), PHMSA regulation knowledge, and experience including 49 CFR Parts 191-199.

  • Working knowledge of analytical techniques including stochastic, data aggregation and correlation methodologies.


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Required:Strong analytical skills and ability to solve problems

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to effectively communicate key findings of complex information

  • Ability to develop processes, process flow diagrams, and procedures

  • MS Access – average proficiency

  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint - advanced proficiency

  • High degree of initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Sound judgment in use of oral and written communication

  • Strong attention to detail


  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials - intermediate proficiency

  • Working knowledge of Visual Basic, C , Python, or other programming language.


  • Professional certificate(s) and/or licence in field of expertise is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Position is located in an office environment.

  • Keyboarding and viewing reports on-line = 90%.

  • Travel = 10%.

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 of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation 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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Virginia Beach

Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

VNG Virginia Beach - 544 S. Independence Blvd (544VirginiaBeachCODE)

544 S. Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, 23452

Req ID: GAS2000333