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Southern Company Reliability Engineering Supervisor in Atlanta, Georgia

Reliability Engineering Supervisor


Georgia Power Company(GPC); Reliability Engineering Supervisor I – Distribution Reliability

Reports to: J.D. Wilson, Distribution Reliability Manager

Location: Daily reporting location is flexible. The Distribution Reliability Engineering Supervisor will support a team of reliability engineers around the state and travel will occasionally be required to support their efforts. If you work remotely, your schedule may change from time to time to accommodate special projects, storm restoration, customer needs or other aspects of your job.

This role is responsible for multiple aspects of GPC Distribution Reliability strategy, execution and development of personnel. This job will be posted at a level 7E. Relocation assistance may be provided if needed.


Education / Certification Requirements:

  • 4-year Accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree or equivalent required

  • Professional Engineer's License (GA or by comity) a plus

Experience Requirements:

  • Power Delivery Field Engineering and Operating experience is required.

  • A minimum of 2 years of related Power Delivery experience as a supervisor is preferred.

  • Technical knowledge in Distribution Reliability, Distribution Planning, system protection, and/or DER interconnections is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proven knowledge of the Distribution systems, policies, and procedures, demonstrates understanding of Section 0, Distribution Bulletins and SDOP

  • Recognized proficiency in Southern Company leadership competencies in previous positions and understanding of customer service needs

  • Communicates well through written reports, well organized presentations, and oral discussions

  • Interacting with internal and external customers on technical and political issues

  • Ability to deal with heavy workloads, multiple tasks, and conflicting demands

  • Ability to effectively engage at all levels of GPC and SO leadership hierarchy

  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools is a plus.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Candidate must be committed to Safety Excellence as a core value

  • Demonstrates all elements of Our Values and models ethical conduct

  • A champion of DE I principles through words and actions

  • Strong adherence to Human Performance principles

  • Applies Southern Company Leadership competencies to daily approach and works to develop, reward and hold team accountable

  • Decisive and takes initiative and ownership to resolve issues and challenges

  • Uses applied and seasoned judgment

  • Follows through on commitments in a timely and accurate manner

  • Exhibits a strong customer focus and excellent customer support

  • Works effectively with others in a team environment as well as be a self-starter with the ability to act independently

  • Represents GPC & SoCo on Industry Committees

  • Looks for opportunities to grow and develop in knowledge and understanding


  • The Distribution Reliability Supervisor will lead a team of 10-15 technical experts and provide project approval and governance for Distribution system reliability projects. This leader will have statewide responsibility for Corporate Reliability program, project selection, solution development and approvals.

  • Oversees $18m distribution reliability budget for worst performing feeders, SCADA device additions/upgrades and other strategic investment initiatives. Role provides support and guidance for Area Reliability projects, Grid Investment program, system upgrades, asset management and Southern Company Generation projects.

  • Lead for GPC PD system reliability indices, reporting and goal achievement. Includes severe weather exclusions are documented for indices.

  • Serve and lead industry committees as well as supporting PSC and EIA reporting for reliability metrics.

  • Works directly with Distribution Areas and their leadership, other departments and Operating Companies to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for improving the reliability of the distribution system.

  • Proactively build and maintain partnerships with associates in Transmission, SCM, Sales, and other organizations.

  • Provides support for other activities and projects as assigned.

  • Be available for storm restoration support as needed.


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

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2009342