P&C Field Services Engineer, Engineer Assoc, or Technician

Albany, GA

Protection & Control Field Services Engineer / Technician – Albany Transmission Maintenance Center or Valdosta Transmission Maintenance Center

Job Summary

This posting is for a Protection & Control Field Services Engineer, Engineering Associate, or Technician position based in either the Albany Transmission Maintenance Center or Valdosta Transmission Maintenance Center. This position will be filled as a Non-Exempt position in the Protection & Control Field Services Engineer/Technician family, with the pay and level commensurate with the qualifications, education, and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Protection & Control (P&C) Field Services activities in the Southern Transmission Maintenance area (TMA). 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 how qualifications align with the job requirements listed below.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

Education Requirements

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

  • 4-year BS Degree in Engineering Technology, or

  • Professional Engineering License, or

  • 2-year technical degree in electrical maintenance, or

  • Equivalent applicable experience (Examples: Electrician, Technician, Wiremen, HVAC, etc.)

Preferred Experience

  • P&C Field Services experience

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

  • Experience related to P&C Applications, Design, Construction, Major Equipment, Project Management, etc.

  • After hours response

Preferred 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.

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


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

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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

  • 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.

  • Hybrid position requiring:

  • physical ability to operate manual switches,

  • work in an outdoor environment with exposure to the elements, and

  • some periods of conducting business in an office setting.

  • Must live near or be willing to relocate within reasonable distance to the Southern TMA coverage area (Examples of cities within coverage area: Bainbridge, GA, Homerville, GA, Tifton, GA, Fitzgerald, GA, Cuthbert, GA, Moultrie, GA, Blakely, GA, Pitts, GA, Lake Park, GA, etc.).

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


Job Responsibilities

  • Commissioning, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting protective relaying, controls, and communication equipment.

  • Complete assigned tasks ensuring they are completed without service interruptions. This includes isolating equipment effectively to meet quality, schedule, and budget targets.

  • Coordinating assigned activities with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

  • Serve as first responder to investigate power interruptions and equipment alarms.

  • 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.

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

  • Opportunity for periods of remote work from within the area

Behavioral Attributes

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

  • 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

  • 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 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: 4884

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power