Protection & Control Field Service Test Engineer - Augusta

Augusta, GA

P&C Field Services Engineer – Augusta, Georgia

Job Summary

This posting is for Protection & Control Field Services Engineer positions based in the Transmission Maintenance Center of Augusta. These positions will be filled as Non-Exempt positions in the Protection & Control Field Services Engineer family, with the pay and level commensurate with the qualifications, education, and experience of the successful candidate. This posting is for vacancies in Augusta, Georgia. Service area for Augusta, Georgia locations include Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes counties.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the Protection & Control (P&C) Field Services activities in the area. Safety and Quality are paramount in this position. The successful candidate will be expected to learn and apply switching procedures and safety measures. The candidate will be expected to plan and complete projects safely, efficiently, on schedule, and without service interruptions.

Candidates Selected to interview will be chosen from the applicants based on fit with the job requirements listed below.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

Education Requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or

  • Professional Engineering License

Experience

  • P&C Field Services experience is a plus

  • Electric power utility transmission construction, maintenance, or operations experience

  • Related substation experience (P&C Applications, Design, Construction, Major Equipment, Project Management, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of 3-phase power systems, AC/DC Protection & Control Schemes, Fault Analysis

  • Familiar with test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, communications instruments, and computerized relay test sets.

  • Candidate must possess ability to solve problems and make decisions while managing projects with multiple priorities

  • Ability to communicate across multiple work groups including customers, covered employees, and leadership

  • Familiar with computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office products (Word, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Successful candidates shall participate in callout rotation and be available to respond to outages or other abnormal conditions outside of their normal work schedule.

  • Overnight travel is sometimes required.

  • Safety sensitive position subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty.

  • Field position requiring the physical ability to operate manual switches and work in a substation environment.

  • Must live in/near or be willing to relocate within reasonable distance to the office location.

  • Must be able to pass the standard Southern Company background check, drug screen, and NERC Background check.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

Job Responsibilities

  • Commissioning, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting protective relaying, controls, and communication equipment associated with substation and transmission power lines.

  • Complete construction projects and substation routines as assigned, ensuring they are completed without service interruptions. This includes managing clearances effectively to meet quality, schedule, and budget targets.

  • Coordinating substation outages and commissioning activities with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Handle trouble calls as needed.

  • Develop and use safe and efficient work practices to prevent safety and operational incidents. Follow formal written requirements. Conduct job briefings to identify and mitigate safety and operational risks.

  • Develop and share technical expertise in 3-phase power, relaying, SCADA, and substation testing techniques with others through daily work.

  • Isolate hazards and damaged equipment during emergencies to safely and efficiently restore service

Behavioral Attributes

  • Model “Our Values”: Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Incorporate Human Performance tools into daily work practices

  • Support GPC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals

  • Self-motivated to produce results without direct supervision

  • Customer focus

  • Desires hands-on field experience likes working outdoors

  • Questioning attitude

  • Active learner seeking to expand knowledge of GPC and Southern Company maintenance practices, guidelines, and procedures for substation and line major equipment and relays.

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 assessment.

This position has been identified as a role that will require the use of a Georgia Power fleet vehicle. The following will be required if you are selected for this position:

  • Must have at least one year of verifiable driving experience (Must hold a valid driver’s license for the class vehicle to be operated. Driving permits are not typically considered a valid driver’s license).

  • Must have no revocation of driving privileges within the 36 months prior to application, no convictions of major traffic violations (DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, etc.) within the 12 months prior to application, or any pending charges for a major traffic violation at the time of application.

Must consent to a continuous monitoring of your Motor Vehicle Record

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 recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeogiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 6495

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power

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