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Southern Company Network Underground Distribution Protection & Control Test Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Network Underground Distribution Protection & Control Test Engineer


Network Underground Distribution Protection & Control Test Engineer

Southern Company Desired Grade Levels: Non-Exempt 07, Non-Exempt 08, Non-Exempt 09, and Non-Exempt 10

Hiring Manager: Nelda Vilgrain

Travel (up to): Yes, 25% of the time

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Work Location: 829 Jefferson St, Atlanta, GA

Candidate must currently live within a reasonable, daily commuting distance to Metro Atlanta or be willing to relocate to be within commuting distance. Relocation assistance may be available.


The Network Underground P&C Test Engineer role ensures the safe and efficient installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of the Network Underground Systems in Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Athens, Savannah, and Valdosta. Responsibilities include working on energized equipment in enclosed spaces that are below grade, writing switching orders and utilizing hot line tools to perform circuit switching on medium voltage equipment (4KV to 25KV), assisting in the development and implementation of new technology for SCADA system monitoring, participating in an on-call rotation and responding to system emergencies and concerns as they arise, handling customer inquiries (voltage complains, claims, etc.), and communicating effectively with high profile customers to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Note: Position requires candidate to be available for on-call 24/7 (rotating schedule), paid overtime, and statewide travel. Candidate must be available to travel on short notice for extended periods of time including overnight stays, weekends, and holidays.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred) OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology OR

  • Experience performing in an engineering capacity the skills and abilities listed below

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

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

  • Knowledge of SCADA, RTU, PLC, DCS, GIS is preferred.

  • Ability to read electrical wiring diagrams, troubleshoot equipment, and make quick decisions safely.

  • Ability to work in adverse conditions (heat, cold, wet, etc.) outdoors and to access below grade, tightly enclosed spaces by means of ladders up to 25ft in length.

  • Proficiency with MS office products and other related engineering software systems.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to manage multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

  • Must be able to build relationships and communicate with customers, engineers, sales, corporate partners, and crew personnel.

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize customer service both internally and externally. Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure quality completion.

  • Must be able to follow safe work practices & policies for a Safety Excellence environment.

  • Demonstrate "Our Values" behaviors defined as Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Be self-motivated and directed.


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.

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 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 is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

We offer a competitive compensation package. 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-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Jefferson Street Office - 829 Jefferson Street (829ATLANTA)

829 Jefferson Street

Atlanta, 30318

Req ID: GPC2008228