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Southern Company Transmission Planning Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Transmission Planning Engineer


Transmission Planning Engineer

Atlanta, GA


This position is responsible for conducting and evaluating transmission planning studies on the Georgia Integrated Transmission System (ITS) in order to create expansion plans that reliably and economically meet the needs of all transmission users. Successful candidate will lead solution teams, participate in the budgeting, prioritization and project development and management of proposed projects. This position interfaces with Georgia Power Customer Service Organization clients and external Transmission System planning contacts.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline required - Electrical preferred, but other areas may be acceptable with proper experience; Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline or in Business Administration is desirable.

Experience Requirements

  • Engineering related experience in planning, design, maintenance, or operation of transmission system required.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of bulk power operations, transmission system planning or design, and/or system protective schemes

  • Understanding of the principles of economic evaluation

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of PSSE and ACCESS a plus

  • Understanding of capital budgets

  • Understanding of NERC/SERC reliability standards

  • Proven effective interpersonal, analytical, communication, teamwork, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Ability to work productively as a team player or independently as required

  • Ability to modify and enhance computer programs and develop methodologies to enhance efficiency

Behavioral Attributes

  • Must exhibit “Our Values” behavior as part of Southern’s ethics commitment.

  • Must be detail oriented and thorough. Strong customer focus.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • The applicant should have strong problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to make independent decisions and manage multiple tasks.

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

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: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008127

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