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.
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Review Planning and Reliability studies to assist in designing Interconnection estimates
Produce engineering calculations using software that evaluates fault current, loading, pole height, etc.
Provide assistance during project design and construction for interconnection related issues
Produce a construction estimate using Distribution estimating software and develop a construction print using a mapping software
Work with GPC environmental team to identify issues which could affect the selection of an optimal interconnection solution
Coordinate with the generator to ensure their facilities properly interconnect to the GPC distribution system
Ensure engineering of new projects follows all requirements of GPC Power Delivery standards
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
Assist region Power Delivery personnel in scheduling jobs for construction
Assist with operating devices during Witness Test as needed
Properly record all design, construction, and testing documentation to ensure compliance with DG programs
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
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 www.GeorgiaPower.com at http://www.georgiapower.com/ and connect with the Company on Facebook ( Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower ), Twitter ( Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower ) and Instagram ( Instagram.com/ga_power ).
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
Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Req ID: GPC2007327