Southern Company Business Analyst - Construction Operations in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Business Analyst - Construction Operations


Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to provide financial and process analysis, reporting, modeling, and budgeting to support Construction business activities for VNG. The incumbent in this position will provide cost and budget analysis for local and executive level reviews, compile budget and metric variance explanations, and provide support for construction related activities (contracts, metrics, data analysis, system support) for VNG Construction Operations.

Functional Expertise :

• Reconcile records coming in from contractors and project coordinators to contractor invoices (attach in WMIS if necessary)

• Examine projects to ensure all information is being appropriately collected in WMIS

• Document the deliverables required by Contractor Quality Assurance Program (NOE’s, contactor monthly review meetings, project coordinator presentations, program compliance evaluation and tracking, etc

• Review and track renewal and master meter projects and provide status reports

Business Acumen:

• Generate and Analyze capital and O&M reports. project closeouts to ensure that assets have been completed and the project is closed out in the appropriate system

• Develop job cost summaries, pointing out significant variances to Manager of Construction Operations


• Collaborates with pipeline contractors to ensure compliance with OQ program (checks route sheets to make ensure individuals going out in the field have proper qualifications, reminds contractors who is coming due in the next 30, 60 days)

• Guide the VNG Construction department concerning employee safety, compliance and other training requirements

Driving Results:

• Monitor contractor crew counts and assist supervisors in making sure adequate contract crew coverage by Project Coordinators

• Ensure documentation of all required pre-construction meetings

• Oversee service card process through submittal from contractors, scanning, tap placement in GIS and final filing

• Ensure a project closeout form has been completed ensuring that Project Coordinator has signed off on all aspects of project including restoration

• Execute job closing tasks to ensure maps are accurately and timely submitted to GIS team (ensure locate contractor has drawings prior to placement in GIS)

• Ensure Contractors have completed mandated Contractor Training

• Monitor crew rate and labor plus invoices for proper approvals

Education, Certifications/Licenses, and Work Experience:


  • BA or equivalent 2-year degree in Business, Finance, or Engineering

  • 2-4 years work related experience

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Equivalent academic education and experience


  • General knowledge of natural gas distribution facilities, Company policies, procedures and gas operation methods and standards

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Excel – Intermediate proficiency

  • MS Word – Intermediate proficiency

  • MS PowerPoint -Basic proficiency

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Strong organizational skills


  • MS Access – Basic proficiency

  • MS Visio – Basic proficiency

  • MS Project – Basic proficiency

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent works in an office environment

  • This position occasionally requires prolonged standing or walking and may require walking of construction sites on occasion.

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 Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Virginia Beach

Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

544 S. Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, 23452

Req ID: GAS2001557