Southern Company Transmission Planning East – Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Transmission Planning East – Project Manager


Transmission Planning East – Project Manager

Atlanta, GA


This position is responsible for leading and coordinating a team of engineers in planning the bulk transmission system for Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Integrated Transmission System (ITS) participants. Plans must satisfy all user requirements, be coordinated with Operating Company budgeting and project development processes, and ensure compliance with applicable NERC and Southern Company transmission planning criteria. This position will also direct, perform or coordinate transmission studies related to generation plant siting, transmission service requests, operational studies, special studies, and RFP evaluations. The Project Manager will review study results and provide summary reports and presentations for all levels of Southern Company management review.

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline required - Electrical preferred, but other areas may be acceptable with proper experience; Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline or in Business Administration is desirable.

  • Experience in planning, design, operations and maintenance of transmission systems with an emphasis on planning the Southern bulk electric system.

  • In depth knowledge of:transmission planning, transmission system power flow analysis, bulk power operations, transmission system design, power system protective schemes, principles of economic evaluations, regulatory requirements, and an understanding of capital and O&M budgets.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written; market and sell the transmission recommendations to clients; create in-depth system solutions; analytical and problem-solving skills to examine a broad range of complex financial and engineering problems; be a leader in a dynamic planning team; develop effective client partnerships.

  • Proven leadership skills in past roles.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead/perform/coordinate transmission planning activities for the Georgia ITS joint planning process and regional planning processes (SERTP).

  • Provide work direction and performance management for professional employees. Evaluate team training needs to include the development and presentation of training programs.

  • Provide support for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) submitted to the Georgia PSC.

  • Continually review technical and industry literature to stay abreast of industry changes, technological advances and new areas of transmission planning business opportunity.

  • Review, organize and analyze all study input/output data to ensure product accuracy and provide specialized expertise in the areas of special studies, utilization of planningtools and creative solution development.

  • Continuously interface with client transmission personnel to understand their business, anticipate their needs and assess the quality and value of services provided.

  • Practice the Southern Style.

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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: SCS2008014

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