Southern Company Distribution Engineer or Engineering Associate - Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA in Athens, Georgia
Distribution Engineer or Engineering Associate - Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA
DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER OR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE - Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is currently seeking three Engineers or Engineering Associates for the Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA Operating Headquarters .
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 and externally)
Reports to: Engineering Supervisor
Work Location:Athens Operating HQ; Gainesville Operating HQ;
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.
Gainesville Local Office - 2294 Skelton Road
Athens Local Office - 205 Dairy Pak Road
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.
This position could also include a Maintenance Engineer opportunity for the Smyrna Operating Headquarters. This position will be required to handle of the day-to-day maintenance needs for all of Smyrna Distribution Area. Responsibilities include Emergency Region & Trouble Team Capital Work Order creation, Region & Trouble maintenance blanket creation and management, proactive approach to resolving all region abnormal device’s and safety documents. Candidate must provide superior customer service, be available to participate in storm restoration, and provide services necessary for supervisor on call responsibilities. 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.
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
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.
- Must have a safe work record and successfully follow safe work practices & policies for a Safety
- Must demonstrate the "Our Values" behaviors: defined as Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and
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.
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, vaping, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six
months prior to applying 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.
As an employee of Southern Company, the value you bring is realized through the results you achieve and the
demonstration of “Our Values”. In return, Southern Company provides a job and a company in which you can take
pride; a supportive workplace in which you can be successful; and a competitive pay and benefits package.
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company.
Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million
customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy
at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear,
coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering
world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates
as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with
the Company on Facebook ( Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter ( Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries
as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating
companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving
wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and
telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and
affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and
developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies,
natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation
and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers
and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those
we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and
hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc,
Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.
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-North Georgia-Gainesville
Operating Company: Georgia Power Company
Other Locations: Georgia-North Georgia-Athens
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Gainesville Operating HQ-2294 Skelton Road (2294Gainesville)
2294 Skelton Road
Georgia Power Northeast Region Operating HDQ (205Athens)
Dairy Pack Road
Req ID: GPC2008090