Southern Company Meter Specialist / Associate Meter Engineer / Meter Engineer in Forest Park, Georgia

Meter Specialist / Associate Meter Engineer / Meter Engineer



Primary job location is at the General Services Headquarters in Forest Park, GA.


This position reports to the Metering Services Supervisor and is primarily responsible for engineering projects. These projects may include design and development, product testing, quality assurance or special projects. This position will also cross-train with Field Personnel including Interchange Meter Specialists responsible for interchange metering, intra-tie metering, Georgia Integrated Transmission System (ITS) load metering, substation metering, and generation/IPP metering.


  • Responsible for application engineering, specifications and testing of meters/meter systems including electronic meters, instrument transformers, data communications interfaces including AMI, Ethernet LAN/WAN or wireless radios on meter products ranging from residential customers up through commercial, industrial, generation and bulk power systems.

  • Advanced meter data analysis and verification including AMI data, pulse data, SCADA, energy logs and MV90.

  • Software quality, performance and compatibility testing including electricity meter vendor application software, meter firmware and related configuration files for correct operation and billing accuracy.

  • Product testing of revenue meters and systems.

  • Understand and interpret relevant industry standards and specifications including ANSI C12, UL, NEMA, IEEE, etc.

  • Coordinate work with various organizations and stakeholders.

  • Project manage all engineering projects.

  • Must communicate to other departments and work well with personnel at all levels to be affective in this position.

  • Maintain documentation files and records for all projects relating to electricity metering product approvals including design, development and testing activities.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering discipline (computer, software, electrical engineering) from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.

  • In lieu of technical degree, candidate may qualify with a minimum of five (5) years of specific electric metering experience including meter programming, calibration/testing, application of instrument transformers and intimate knowledge of electric metering products.

Experience Requirements:

  • Prior experience working with electric utility high-end metering including meter calibration/testing and substation equipment.

  • Experience with a broad range of electricity meters and vendor software packages including AMI smart meters and high-end meters such as Sensus iConA, Honeywell (Elster) A3, Aclara I-210 c, Schneider ION 8300/8500/8600, Landis Gyr Focus/Elite, etc.

  • Experience with associated meter software packages including Maxcom, ION Enterprise, 1132COM, 1132PROG, Metercat, Metermate, FlexNet Utility.

  • Experience with electric utility system components such as revenue meters, SCADA/RTU, transducers, instrument transformers, generating plant systems, substation systems, RS-232/RS-485/DNP3/IP communications preferred.

  • Able to demonstrate excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to develop and analyze drawings, blueprints, one-lines, schematics, specifications, proposals, and any other necessary project documentation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Broad knowledge of electricity meters, meter software packages and meter systems.

  • Must be able to perform accurate engineering calculations of power system quantities and metering values.

  • Ability to schedule and prioritize work.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to resolve conflict and proven negotiation skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to apply scientific approaches to projects and problems.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems to make sound and timely engineering decisions based on experience and appropriate industry practices.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must be able to operate safely.

  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative, personal responsibility and professionalism.

  • Detailed, dependable, flexible and innovative.

  • Effective communications with stakeholders, team and management.

  • Must be a team player.

  • Must be customer focused.


  • Travel which may include overnight trips (based on business needs) - could be up to 25% of time.

  • Valid driver's license required and a safe driving record.

  • Must be comfortable working alone and able to lift 70lbs.

All candidates are subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position .

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 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 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-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2006342