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Southern Company Distribution Engineer or Engineering Associate - Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA in Athens, Georgia

Distribution Engineer or Engineering Associate - Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA



Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is currently seeking three Engineers or Engineering Associates for the Athens, Ga & Gainesville, GA Operating Headquarters .

The position listed below can be filled as either an Engineer or Engineering Associate depending on the skills, education

and experience qualifications of the successful candidate. (Position to be posted for two weeks internally and externally)

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Work Location:Athens Operating HQ; Gainesville Operating HQ;

Candidate must currently live within a reasonable, daily commuting distance to the selected area OR be willing

to immediately relocate to be within commuting distance. Relocation assistance may be available.

Gainesville Local Office - 2294 Skelton Road

Athens Local Office - 205 Dairy Pak Road


This position will be required to handle all of the day-to-day engineering work activities in an assigned area.

Responsibilities include service design, estimating, and coordinating construction for multiple overhead and underground

residential, new business and other construction projects. Candidate must provide superior customer service and be able

to prepare and schedule construction of jobs to meet committed service dates. Candidate will write and execute switching

orders to effectively maintain, operate, and assist in the distribution planning of the system for reliability. In addition,

the candidate will be responsible for processing all documentation in accordance with Compliance requirements. Other

duties will include handling customer inquiries (voltage complaints, claims, etc.) and assisting with Distribution compliance

and asset management programs. Candidate will also participate in the on-call trouble supervision rotation and must be

available after business hours for local, out-of-town, and out-of-state trouble and storm restoration.

This position could also include a Maintenance Engineer opportunity. This position will be required to handle of the day-to-day maintenance needs for all of Smyrna Distribution Area. Responsibilities include Emergency Region & Trouble Team Capital Work Order creation, Region & Trouble maintenance blanket creation and management, proactive approach to resolving all region abnormal device’s and safety documents. Candidate must provide superior customer service, be available to participate in storm restoration, and provide services necessary for supervisor on call responsibilities. Candidate will write and execute switching orders to effectively maintain, operate, and assist in the distribution planning of the system for reliability. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for processing all documentation in accordance with Compliance requirements. Other duties will include handling customer inquiries (voltage complaints, claims, etc.) and assisting with Distribution compliance and asset management programs.


Education and Experience for an Engineer or Engineering Associate position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Math or Science OR

  • Professional Engineer's License (PE) in lieu of the above bachelor's degree

  • Previous Distribution Engineering Experience is a plus

  • Distribution and or related Engineering experience with a power utility company is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient with MS office products and other related engineering Software systems highly desired.

  • Strong Technical Engineering Skills and understanding of Power Systems are highly desired

  • Candidate should possess knowledge of general engineering and construction principles.

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

  • Prior experience in writing and executing switching orders preferred.

  • Working knowledge of ARMS, JETS/JETS Scheduling, Designer/GIS, CSS, Socket, DistView, TCMS Web, NJUNS,

EDEN, and DisIntel preferred

  • Knowledge of the Franchise Manual, Distribution Bulletins, Engineering Handbook/Specifications, Distribution Operating

Procedures, ARC Flash Requirements, Metering Blue Book, Consistency Manual and the Financial and Business goals


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

  • Excellent project management skills that lead to desired results.

  • Ability to work with customers and others as a team member.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and build positive relationships with customers, engineers, customer service,

sales, corporate partners and line crew personnel.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Good Attitude and Ability to provide excellent customer service both internally and externally

  • Working knowledge of NESC.

  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Other Requirements

  • Must have a safe work record and successfully follow safe work practices & policies for a Safety

Excellence environment.

  • Must demonstrate the "Our Values" behaviors: defined as Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and

Total Commitment.

  • Pursue high standards for safety and customer service.

  • Self-motivated and directed.

  • Take personal responsibility for distribution projects and problems. Follow through on all aspects of assignments to

ensure quality completion.

  • Must be able to build positive relationships and work well with diverse groups, tailoring communication methods

appropriately for customers, covered employees, supervision, and management.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Georgia Power and Southern Company distribution construction

practices, guidelines, and procedures.

To Apply: All candidates must submit an updated resume (preferably as an attached Word document) and complete a

series of job related questions in order to be considered for this position.

All candidates are subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all

tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six

months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant preemployment

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 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 consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates

as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with

the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries

as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating

companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving

wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and

telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and

affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and

developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies,

natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation

and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers

and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those

we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and

hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc,

Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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-North Georgia-Gainesville

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-North Georgia-Athens

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gainesville Operating HQ-2294 Skelton Road (2294Gainesville)

2294 Skelton Road

Gainesville, 30501

Georgia Power Northeast Region Operating HDQ (205Athens)


Dairy Pack Road

Athens, 30607

Req ID: GPC2008090

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