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Southern Company Risk Control Analyst in Houston, Texas

Risk Control Analyst


Basic Function:

This role will conduct risk assessments and follow up on organizations Risk Management Policy to address any policy deficiencies, as well as, conduct fact-finding reviews to ascertain the root cause of any policy deficiencies. This role will require communicating with individuals throughout the organization regarding risk practices and emerging risks. This role will also regularly act as a consultative resource to the first and second lines of defense, put together risk presentation or informational reports for business unit leaders, executive management and the Board of Directors.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the ongoing oversight of our Risk Management Policy in support of compliance.

  • Execute and monitor risk management practices, detailed investigation of operational issues and control breakdowns to determine root cause and trends

  • Complete control assurance testing on critical controls and present results to senior management and assist businesses in the scoping and deployment of significant business enhancements, such as new system implementations, process changes and business integrations, to ensure operational risks have been considered and mitigated.

  • Develop ad-hoc analysis, deep dive investigations and drive specific risk initiatives as needed

  • Analytical and investigative mindset, attention to detail

  • Ability to interpret trading data and to independently provide summary of operational data

  • Ability to handle multiple task and prioritize

  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and quality

  • Provides routine day-to-day support and service to other groups within the Risk Control Organization

Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or Business


  • Risk management experience OR equivalent academic education and experience

  • Solid understanding of natural gas markets

  • Strong excel skills (pivot tables, data visualization, etc.)

  • Openlink-Endur

  • 1-5 years of experience in risk management in the natural gas marketing and trading industry



  • MS Word - basic proficiency

  • MS Excel - intermediate proficiency

  • MS PowerPoint - intermediate proficiency

  • Visual Basic - basic proficiency

  • Multi-tasking skills


  • None required

SCG Success Factors:

  • Executing for Results

  • Collaboration and Building Relationships

  • Learning and Thinking

  • Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen

  • Honoring Corporate Values & Standards

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • 75% Keyboarding

  • Dynamic, Fast-paced, demanding 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: Texas-Metro Houston-Houston

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Sequent Energy Mang LP - Texas - 1200 Smith Street (1200HoustonCODE)

1200 Smith Street

Houston, 77002

Req ID: GAS2002802