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Southern Company Transmission Estimating - Substation Physical Estimator/Engineer or Designer in Forest Park, Georgia

Transmission Estimating - Substation Physical Estimator/Engineer or Designer


Transmission Estimating - Substation Physical Estimator/Engineer or Designer

SCS Transmission Engineering Services

This position will be located in Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta)


This position is responsible for providing project scoping, estimating, and conceptual design services in support of the Operating Company’s substation control projects. This position will be responsible for supporting the Operating Company’s planning and budgeting processes by providing complete and accurate estimates of material, labor, and total costs associated with substation control projects. The position will require field visits and may involve occasional overnight travel.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


  • BS Engineering or Engineering Technology degree is preferred.

  • BS Engineering or Engineering Technology degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering is preferred.

  • Two-year degree from a technical school/university or significant related work experience will be considered in lieu of BS degree.

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is a plus


  • Prior experience in transmission or distribution planning, design, construction, operations, or maintenance is preferred.

  • Experience in substation Physical Design is strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience in project development and cost estimating is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General Knowledge of substation control, design, construction, operation and maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of operating company processes, procedures and tools used in the development of transmission substation projects.

  • Working knowledge of the SCS Transmission Engineering design standards, processes, procedures, and tools (AutoCAD, Vault, and TEAMS) used to scope, estimate, and design substation control projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing the design and construction of substation control projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of substation control cost estimating.

  • Detailed knowledge of substation construction methods, equipment, techniques, and associated costs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products and transmission software applications currently in use to estimate and design substation projects.

  • Time management and organizational skills sufficient to manage multiple projects with various priorities and competing deadlines.

  • Exhibits strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain peer and customer relations across organizational lines.

  • Proven ability to build consensus and achieve results through effective use of persuasive communication and formal presentation skills.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Model “Our Values”: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Passionate commitment to personal safety and well-being as well as for others.

  • Unwavering adherence to the Southern Company code of ethics.

  • Delivers top performance and achieves business results

  • Proactively identifies and shares best practices and pursues consistency and standardization among the Operating Companies where possible.

  • Demonstrate the ability to build relationships with peers and across organizational lines, to succeed in a team-oriented environment and upholds the decisions of the team.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Human Performance principles – a questioning attitude and a pursuit of continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to innovation - identifies new opportunities to improve products & services and then works with leadership to develop and implement plans to achieve results.

  • Pursues ambitions standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, job knowledge, personal development and seeks continual improvement.

  • Actively engaged in personal career planning and in the Performance Management process.

  • Maintains a customer-focused mindset, takes personal responsibility to complete all assignments and resolve all issues, and achieves excellence in customer satisfaction.

  • Participates, and encourages others to participate, in efforts designed to contribute to the success of our internal and external communities.

  • Values, and takes personal initiative to create and foster, a diverse and inclusive workplace.


  • Create a safe work environment through personal commitment to safety.

  • Apply substation engineering expertise to accurately scope projects and provide conceptual design layouts for stakeholder site evaluations

  • Develop detailed project scopes and conceptual design packages to produce accurate TEAMS cost estimates and project schedules as the basis for detailed design activities.

  • Provide timely and accurate cost estimates to customers including Project Management, Transmission Planning, and Transmission Maintenance Support to facilitate budget development and management.

  • Serve as the substation control engineering representative on related project meetings (scoping, status updates, preliminary outage coordination, solution team, site selection committees etc.) and prepare conceptual designs as required to support the process.

  • Provide input on the development and refinement of substation engineering estimating units used in the estimating system (TEAMS) to ensure accurate estimates of equipment, material, labor duration, and total costs.

  • Provide input on the development and refinement of Physical estimating practices, guidelines, and training.

  • Apply substation engineering expertise to support and/or perform QA/QC of peer or contract vendor deliverables.

  • Participate in and support Southern Company Transmission activities and initiatives.

  • Serve as a damage assessment team member after major storms after receiving the company-provided training.



  • Up to 25% travel should be expected within the Southern Company footprint

  • Travel frequency and location will be dictated by the specific project(s) supported


  • Some relocation assistance may be available for this position if the selected candidate currently resides outside the Atlanta area

  • This position may have some flexibility for remote teleworking, with the expectation that the successful candidate would be willing to travel to Forest Park and/or project site(s) on a routine and as-needed basis.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume with your application*

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-Forest Park

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: United States, Georgia

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: SCS2010987