Southern Company Engineer or Engineering Associate - STATEWIDE (Multiple Openings) in Atlanta, Georgia

Engineer or Engineering Associate - STATEWIDE (Multiple Openings)



Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is seeking an Engineer or Engineering Associate in various locations within Georgia

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Work Locations:

Central – Vidalia

Coastal – Savannah

Coastal – Brunswick

Metro North (Atlanta) – Atlanta - North Shallowford Rd. (2 vacancies)

Metro West (Atlanta) – Marietta - Sands Place

Candidates must currently live within a reasonable, daily commuting distance to the selected area OR be willing to immediately relocate to be within commuting distance. Relocation assistance may be available.


This position will be required to handle all of the day to day engineering work activities in an assigned area. Responsibilities include service design, estimating, and coordinating construction for multiple overhead and underground new business and other construction projects. Candidate must provide superior customer service and be able to prepare and schedule construction of jobs to meet committed service dates. Candidate will write and execute switching orders to effectively operate and maintain the Distribution System. They will also assist in planning for the growth and reliability of the distribution system. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for processing all documentation in accordance with SOX and other Compliance requirements. Other duties will include handling customer inquiries (voltage complaints, claims, etc.) and assisting with Distribution asset management programs. Candidate will also participate in the on-call trouble supervision rotation and must be available after business hours for local, out-of-town, and out-of-state trouble and storm restoration.


Education and Experience: (The following education or license is required)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Math or Science OR

  • Professional Engineer's License (PE) in lieu of the above bachelor's degree

  • Previous Distribution Engineering Experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient with MS office products and other related engineering Software systems highly desired.

  • Strong Technical Engineering Skills and understanding of Power Systems are highly desired

  • Candidate should possess knowledge of general engineering and construction principles.

  • Knowledge of electrical system operations, distribution systems, underground and overhead construction practices.

  • Prior experience in writing and executing switching orders preferred.

  • Working knowledge of ARMS, JETS/JETS Scheduling, Designer/GIS, CSS, Socket, DistView, TCMS Web, NJUNS, EDEN, and DisIntel preferred

  • Knowledge of the Franchise Manual, Distribution Bulletins, Engineering Handbook/Specifications, Distribution Operating Procedures, ARC Flash Requirements, Metering Blue Book, Consistency Manual and the Financial and Business goals preferred

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to manage multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent project management skills that lead to desired results.

  • Ability to work with customers and others as a team member.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and build positive relationships with customers, engineers, customer service, sales, corporate partners and line crew personnel.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Good Attitude and Ability to provide excellent customer service both internally and externally

  • Working knowledge of NESC.

  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Must have a safe work record and successfully follow safe work practices & policies for a Safety Excellence environment.

  • Must demonstrate the "Our Values" behaviors: defined as Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Pursue high standards for safety and customer service.

  • Self-motivated and directed.

  • Take personal responsibility for distribution projects and problems. Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure quality completion.

  • Must be able to build positive relationships and work well with diverse groups, tailoring communication methods appropriately for customers, covered employees, supervision, and management.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Georgia Power and Southern Company distribution construction practices, guidelines, and procedures.

To Apply: All candidates must submit an updated resume (preferably as an attached Word document) and complete a series of job related questions in order to be considered for this position.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

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 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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Vidalia

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Savannah, Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Brunswick, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Marietta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Vidalia Operating HQ - 406 E. Oxley Blvd (406VIDALIA)

406 E. Oxley Blvd

Vidalia, 30474

Savannah Operations Center - 3102 Kilowatt Dr. (3102SAVANNAH)

3102 Kilowatt Dr.

Savannah, 31405

Brunswick Oper Hdqtrs - 3951 Community Road (3951BRUNSWICK)

3951 Community Road

Brunswick, 31520

North Shallowford Office - 4404 N Shallowford Road (4404ATLANTA)

4404 N Shallowford Road

Atlanta, 30338

Sands Place Opr Hdqs - 1769 Sands Place (1769MARIETTA)

1769 Sands Place

Marietta, 30067

Req ID: GPC2006121