Southern Company Engineer / Engineering Associate or Engineering Representative - STATEWIDE (multiple openings) in Union City, Georgia

Engineer / Engineering Associate or Engineering Representative - STATEWIDE (multiple openings)



Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is currently seeking an Engineer, Engineering Associate, or Engineering Representative in several GA locations.

Each position listed below can be filled as either an Engineer/Engineering Associate or an Engineering Representative depending on the skills, education and experience qualifications of the successful candidate.

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Work Locations:

South – Bainbridge

South – Tifton

South – Valdosta

Metro South – Union City

Metro South – Jonesboro

West – Columbus

Northeast - Gainesville

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 residential, 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 maintain, operate, and assist in the distribution planning of the system for reliability. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for processing all documentation in accordance with Compliance requirements. Other duties will include handling customer inquiries (voltage complaints, claims, etc.) and assisting with Distribution compliance and 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 for an Engineer or Engineering Associate position:

  • 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

Education and Experience for an Engineering Representative position:

  • Two-year accredited Technical Degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Industrial, or related technical field.) OR

  • 4-year degree in a non-technical field, OR

  • EUT Certificate

  • Distribution and or related Engineering experience with a power utility company 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.

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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-South Georgia-Bainbridge

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-South Georgia-Tifton, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Jonesboro, Georgia-South Georgia-Valdosta, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Union City, Georgia-North Georgia-Gainesville, Georgia-West Georgia-Columbus

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Bainbridge Local Office - 308 Airport Road (308BAINBRIDGE)

308 Airport Road

Bainbridge, 39817

Transmission Maint Center Tifton - 1010 Bruce Lane (1010TIFTON)

1010 Bruce Lane

TIfton, 31794

Noah's Ark Local Office - 1704 Noah's Ark Road (1704JONESBORO)

1704 Noah's Ark Road

Jonesboro, 30236

GPC Operating - 200 Miller St (200VALDOSTA)

200 Miller St

Valdosta, 31601

Oakley Operating HQ - 7365 Oakley Industrial Blvd (7365UNIONCITY)

7365 Oakley Industrial Blvd

Union City, 30291

Gainesville Local Office - 426 Spring Street (426GAINESVILLE)

426 Spring Street

Gainesville, 30501

Transmission Maint Center Columbus - 3610 Gentian Blvd (3610COLUMBUS)

3610 Gentian Blvd

Columbus, 31907

Req ID: GPC2006124