Southern Company Distribution Planning Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Distribution Planning Project Manager


Distribution Planning Project Manager

Job Summary:

Distribution Planning is the organization in Power Delivery that performs system studies and analysis for Georgia Power Distribution facilities. As part of this process, analysis of the loading and voltage is performed to develop projects to ensure safe and reliable operation of these Distribution facilities. This position would be responsible for Distributed Generation projects in the review and technical support of project studies. This position would work closely with our Renewable, Reliability, Area Planning, Transmission Interconnections, and area Power Delivery teams to ensure a seamless experience for these Renewable Customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Distribution Generation (DG) Project Review – Interconnections Agreement Review of Public Service Commission (PSC) approved DG projects

  2. Technical Support of Project Studies

  3. Perform and coordinate system studies, including Load-Rejection Transient Overvoltage (TOV) Analysis, Stiffness Analysis, Integrated Transmission (ITS) Assessment, and Detailed Load Flow Studies, quality review of interconnection facilities design.

  4. Technical review of contracts prior to execution (interconnection agreements and amendments, if needed)

  5. Assist in the preparation and issuance of NESB & procurement of non-stock materials (e.g. fiber optic cable)

  6. Assist in the construction of interconnection facilities (including acquiring railroad and dot permits, encroachment agreements, easements, etc.)

  7. Assist in communications with the Facility Owner regarding energization of tie line, initial synchronization, witness testing, true-up of all costs associated with the interconnection requests

  8. Technical Support in providing a seamless experience for Renewable Customers from start to finish

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, & Behavioral Attributers):

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Business is preferred; additional consideration of experience for electric utility industry certifications

  • Minimum 5 years electrical utility distribution experience desired; additional consideration of Power Delivery experience

  • Experience with CymeDist or other Distribution modeling software is helpful

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong technical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Effective at building relationships with cross functional teams

  • Ability to work under deadlines to meet RFP requirements and respond to customer demands

  • Ability to prioritize work effectively, exercise sound judgment, and accurately complete multiple tasks

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 an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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: GPC2006325