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Company: Southern Company
Location: Newport News, VA, US VA
Posted: 10/15/2021
Salary: N/A

•*Construction Inspector**
•*Job Summary** The pipeline assets constructed by our internal and external crews are the assets that fuel our Company’s success and provide millions of customer’s safe and reliable gas service. The Construction Inspector position for Southern Company Gas **(Located in Newport News Virginia)** is instrumental to ensuring our pipeline assets are constructed in a safe, quality, compliant, and efficient manner.
•*Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency**
•*Functional Expertise:** + Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties to ensure they are installed per the design, company standards, policies, & procedures. + Inspects Construction Activities (safety, compliance, quality, environmental, locates and restoration) to ensure quality & safety standards are met & documented. + Reviews and submits work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies. + Provides timely project updates & inspector reports to applicable stakeholders (i.e. Engineering, Construction Operations, Operations, Sales, Contractors). + Responds to emergency situations in a specific region during after hours + Will be assigned to specific projects
•*Business Acumen:** + Serves as technical lead for Company Specifications (OPM), Operator Qualifications (OQ) and Construction Quality Assurance/Control (CQA) and makes corrective actions as needed. + Looks beyond day to day activities to any potential obstacles that need to be addressed and communicates accordingly + Works with Construction Supervisor to ensure that all inspection is properly archived as part of the project closeout
•*Engagement:** + Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values. + Provides daily feedback on contractor’s performance. Feedback is documented in the Company’s compliance/inspection reporting system
•*Driving Results:** + Monitors work/project goals and objectives. + Understands pipeline contracts. Holds contractor accountable to contract items. + Enforce company policies & standards, permit requirements, and environmental requirements on construction projects to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
•*Construction Inspector:** Education and Experience: Required: + High School Diploma or GED + 3 years of experience in construction or utility operations Preferred + 5 years of experience in utility construction + Vocational Degree or Certificate in a technical field, or + Associates Degree in Construction or related field
•*Or** Equivalent academic education and experience Skills: Required: + Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint + Intermediate proficiency with GIS or comparable system + Construction Inspection Preferred: + Basic knowledge of Pipeline Inspection + Basic knowledge of Welding/NDE + Basic knowledge of Material Inspection + Basic knowledge of Environmental Regulations + Basic knowledge of CFR 49, Part 192 Regulations + Basic knowledge of OSHA Regulations + Basic knowledge of Pipeline Design Certifications/Licenses: Required: + Valid Drivers License Preferred: + CWI or CPWI + NACE Coating Inspection + API 1169
•*Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:** + Exposure to all types of weather + Travel may occasionally be required + Keyboarding + Walking of construction sites + Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time + Climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect pipeline construction activity
•*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 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-Newport News
•*Operating Company:** Virginia Natural Gas
•*Job Type:** Standard
•*Travel (Up to...):** Yes, 25 % of the Time
•*Work Location(s):** VNG Newport News - 746 Diligence Drive (746NewportNewsCODE) 746 Diligence Drive Newport News, 23606
•*Req ID:** GAS2003710

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