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Southern Company Distributed Generation Interconnection Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Distributed Generation Interconnection Engineer


DG Interconnection Engineer

Relocation assistance is available.

This position can be filled as an Engineer or Engineering Associate


The Distributed Generation (“DG”) Engineer, facilitates the interconnection of statewide renewable projects to the Georgia Power Company (GPC) distribution system. The position will partner primarily with the DG project management team to administer DG programs and contracts but will have responsibilities for engineering and technical support of other Renewable Development functions. The position is responsible for the engineering, design, construction, scheduling, and testing of GPC equipment used to interconnect DG solar generation facilities, which are owned by third parties and typically up to 3 MW in size.


  1. Serve as a technical point of contact for generators who have the ability export onto the distribution system, including all interconnection activities throughout the engineering and construction process

  2. Review Planning and Reliability studies to assist in designing Interconnection estimates

  3. Produce engineering calculations using software that evaluates fault current, loading, pole height, etc.

  4. Provide assistance during project design and construction for interconnection related issues

  5. Produce a construction estimate using Distribution estimating software and develop a construction print using a mapping software

  6. Work with GPC environmental team to identify issues which could affect the selection of an optimal interconnection solution

  7. Coordinate with the generator to ensure their facilities properly interconnect to the GPC distribution system

  8. Ensure engineering of new projects follows all requirements of GPC Power Delivery standards

  9. In partnership with the DG Project Management team, administer DG program documents and legal contracts as they apply to the interconnection study, construction and operation of generation projects

  10. Assist region Power Delivery personnel in scheduling jobs for construction

  11. Assist with operating devices during Witness Test as needed

  12. Properly record all design, construction, and testing documentation to ensure compliance with DG programs

  13. Job will require attendance at out of town project site meetings (within Georgia) and occasional industry conferences/meetings, etc.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Math, or Science OR a Professional Engineer's License (PE) in lieu of the above bachelor's degree (preferred)

  • 2-year accredited Technical Degree, 4-year accredited degree in a non-technical field, OR EUT Certificate with previous Distribution Engineering Experience

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

  • Strong technical engineering experience and knowledge of electrical system operations, distribution systems, underground and overhead construction practices

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite and Distribution Estimating Software

  • Knowledge of the Distribution Bulletins, Engineering Handbook/Specifications, Distribution Operating Procedures, ARC Flash Requirements, and Metering Standards, preferred

  • 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.

  • 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

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Role model of Our Values and Safety Excellence; must follow safe work practices

  • Strong team player

  • 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

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, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

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 at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

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: GPC2007327

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