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Southern Company Transmission Estimating – Distribution Estimator/Engineer or Designer in United States

Transmission Estimating – Distribution Estimator/Engineer or Designer


Transmission Estimating – Distribution Estimator/Engineer or Designer

SCS Transmission Engineering Services

This position will be located in Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta)


This position is responsible for providing project scoping, estimating, design and construction support services in support of Georgia Power’s distribution projects that are associated with transmission capital projects. This position will be responsible for supporting Georgia Power’s planning and budgeting processes (Gated Process) by providing complete and accurate estimates of material, labor, and total costs associated with distribution projects. The position will require field visits and will involve travel in the GPC footprint, up to 50% of the time.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree required.

  • BS Engineering or Engineering Technology is preferred.

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


  • Prior experience in distribution design, construction, or maintenance is required.

  • Prior experience in project development and cost estimating is preferred.

  • Previous experience in designing and presenting large and complex projects in a power utility company to management is preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the phase-gated project management process is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General Knowledge of distribution planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance.

  • General knowledge of the activities associated with surveying, land acquisition, obtaining easements and permits.

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

  • Detailed knowledge of the Distribution Engineering design standards, processes, procedures, and tools used to scope, estimate, and design distribution line projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing the design and construction of distribution line projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of distribution cost estimating.

  • Detailed knowledge of distribution construction methods, equipment, techniques, and associated costs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, JETS, Designer/GIS, Socket, DistView, and other distribution software applications currently in use to estimate and design distribution projects.

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

  • Exhibits strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain peer and customer relations across organizational lines.

  • Proven ability to build consensus and achieve results through effective use of persuasive communication and formal presentation skills.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Model “Our Values”: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Unwavering adherence to the Southern Company code of ethics.

  • Delivers top performance and achieves business results.

  • Proactively identifies and shares best practices and pursues consistency and standardization among the Operating Companies where possible.

  • Demonstrate the ability to build relationships with peers and across organizational lines, to succeed in a team-oriented environment and upholds the decisions of the team.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Human Performance principles – a questioning attitude and a pursuit of continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to innovation - identifies new opportunities to improve products & services and then works with leadership to develop and implement plans to achieve results.

  • Pursues ambitions standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, job knowledge, personal development and seeks continual improvement.

  • Maintains a customer-focused mindset, takes personal responsibility to complete all assignments and resolve all issues, and achieves excellence in customer satisfaction.

  • Participates, and encourages others to participate, in efforts designed to contribute to the success of our internal and external communities.

  • Values, and takes personal initiative to create and foster, a diverse and inclusive workplace.


This position is responsible for providing project scoping and estimating services in support of Georgia Power’s distribution projects. Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Create a safe work environment through personal commitment to safety.

  • Apply distribution engineering expertise to accurately scope projects and to provide quality cost and duration estimates in a timely fashion.

  • Develop detailed project scopes and conceptual design packages used to produce accurate cost estimates and project schedules and as the basis for detailed design activities.

  • Develop detailed distribution design and construction packages, including coordination of easements, DOT permits, and Transmission encroachments.

  • Provide supporting project engineering services, such as field work, pre-engineering meetings, approval routing, pre-construction meetings, and job closeout.

  • Provide timely and accurate cost estimates to customers including Project Management, Area Planning, Distribution Planning, Transmission Planning, and Transmission Maintenance Support to facilitate budget development and management.

  • Provide input on the development and refinement of engineering estimating units used in the estimating system (JETS) to ensure accurate estimates of equipment, material, labor duration, and total costs.

  • Participate in and support Southern Company Transmission activities and initiatives.



  • Up to 25-50% travel should be expected within the Southern Company footprint

  • Travel frequency and location will be dictated by the specific project(s) supported


  • Some relocation assistance may be available for this position if the selected candidate currently resides outside the Atlanta area

  • This position may have some flexibility for remote teleworking, with the expectation that the successful candidate would be willing to travel to Forest Park and/or project site(s) on a routine and as-needed basis.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume with your application*

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 .

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: United States, Georgia

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: SCS2010986