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Southern Company Measurement Engineer in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Measurement Engineer



The purpose of this position is to be responsible for maintaining and analyzing data used for compliance, and project management for the design, installation and startup of large industrial meter sets and city gate measurement stations. Works with measurement staff and Corporate Engineering to make corrective changes to daily procedures and processes if inconsistencies are discovered in analysis of data. This position also provides performance, quality assurance and test data for both new and in-service products. Reviews measurement data to ensure equipment is meeting regulatory, industry and manufacturing standards. Works with manufacturers to resolve any discrepancies with product’s stated functionality and specifications. Position works closely with Measurement Director and Supervisors to review departmental procedures and processes. Updates procedures and processes with needed changes and ensures new procedures are disseminated to field technicians. Conducts field audits of metering stations to ensure field measurement work and projects are being completed as required.


Functional Expertise:

  • Collects and analyzes measurement data to ensure equipment performance and accuracy.

  • Acts as project manager over measurement aspects of large metering installations.

  • Maintains and reviews departmental procedures to ensure current AGA and industry standards are included in measurement testing processes.

  • Performs field audits of measurement sites to ensure staff are following departmental procedures.

  • Understands various measurement devices and equipment and stays current on new technology to make recommendations on future strategies.

  • Works with manufacturers to resolve any equipment issues or quality faults; also works closely with management to resolve any pipeline gas suppliers or large customer measurement issues.

  • Reviews and audits Meter Shop operations as well as field Measurement activities.

  • Completes regulatory reports for Meter Shop and Measurement compliance filings.

  • Establishes, conducts and monitors ongoing quality assurance tests on all in-service measurement equipment.

  • Reviews new measurement products and performs quality assurance testing.

  • Provide support to multiple business units.

  • Assists in establishing training based off audits and new technology implementation.

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to analyze data and provide information used for strategic decisions.

  • Ability to project manage and provide reports in support of project targets and goals.

  • Full understanding of engineering principles and how they apply to gas measurement.

  • Define meter design parameters.


  • Collaborate and engage numerous internal departments to meet company goals and build cohesive relationships.

  • Communicates with management to meet all regulatory requirements.

  • Participates as a team member with the field measurement staff.

  • Works closely with Corporate Engineering to support goals and project.

  • Enhance measurement support.

Driving Results:

  • Execute departmental metrics.

  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are met.

  • Oversees departmental capital projects and provides project updates to management.

  • Supports the development of the department’s multi-year capital project strategy and provides business case justification.


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, or similar)

  • Two to three years of progressive engineering experience


  • Equivalent academic education and experience


  • Natural Gas Measurement engineering experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Some travel; working in the field, as well as an office environment.


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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

90 N Finley Rd.

Glen Ellyn, 60137

Req ID: GAS2003113