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Southern Company Distribution Engineer, Engineer Associate, or Engineer Representative - Valdosta Dist Area in Waycross, Georgia

Distribution Engineer, Engineer Associate, or Engineer Representative - Valdosta Dist Area



Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is currently seeking an Engineer or Engineering Associate for the Valdosta Distribution Area

The position listed below can be filled as either an Engineer or Engineering Associate depending on the skills, education

and experience qualifications of the successful candidate. (Position to be posted for two weeks internally)

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor - Randy Allen Folsom

Work Department: Valdosta Distribution

City : Waycross

Work Location : (Valdosta Area) 2470 Wadley Rd Waycross, GA

Candidate 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 (From ABET Acredited School) 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

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

Education and Experience for an Engineer Representative position:

  • A two-year technical degree, OR four-year degree in a non-technical field, OR EUT Certificate with two years of utility experience is preferred but not required.

  • Previous Distribution Engineering Experience is a plus

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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 PDF 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 preemployment

screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant

successfully completing all required fitness assessments.


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

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-South Georgia-Waycross

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Waycross Local Office - 2470 Wadley Road (2470WAYCROSS)

2470 Wadley Road

Waycross, 31503

Req ID: GPC2009343