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Southern Company Network Underground Services Principal Engineer (Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia

Network Underground Services Principal Engineer (Atlanta)


Network Underground Services Principal Engineer

Location: 829 Jefferson St., Atlanta, GA

Relocation assistance is available if needed.


This position is responsible for technical expertise relating to the development, expansion, planning design, maintenance and operation of the High Reliability and Network electric distribution systems. This position will coordinate the evaluation of High Reliability/Network system failures, system reliability data and resolutions. This position will support operations during unplanned maintenance, capacity and reliability upgrades and the assessment of emerging issues.

This position will be responsible for coordinating the evaluation of High Reliability and Network electric distribution systems. In addition the position will be responsible for material standards related to the underground network system including network transformers, vaults, protectors, limiters and specialized distribution cables used on the High Reliability and Network systems. The responsibilities will include construction standards for the installation of specialized distribution cable, splicing materials, underground switches and facilities. This position will be responsible for providing summaries and recommendations through root cause analysis of Network Underground distribution system failures including cable, splice failures and manhole events.

This position will provide technical expertise in determining design policies and standards for an engineering staff responsible for designing network and high reliability distribution systems which serve large demand, high profile, and high revenue customers statewide. The Principal Engineer will also provide technical support and expertise to the Operations and Reliability department of Network Underground. This individual must be a recognized expert and leader in his field.

The position will represent Georgia Power and Southern Company on various industry committees.


  • Responsible for material and construction standards

  • Provide failure analysis of all equipment and materials including summaries and recommendations.

  • Responsible for Splice and Pothead design on the Network System.

  • Responsible for the development and updates of the Network Engineering Handbook.

  • Provide technical assistance in the development and compliance of department policies, standards, and safe work procedures pertaining to all applicable codes

  • Responsible for the development and updates of all Network Specifications

  • Provide formal and informal training throughout the organization on various technical practices and standards

  • Assist in department efforts on special projects.

  • Evaluate new products.

  • Develop new design techniques and provide training.

  • Review and approve updates to network feeder one line operating maps

  • Assist Operations & Reliability section as required with technical expertise

  • Apply customer-related policies and practices uniformly and consistently

  • Provide Non-Owned Distribution System Evaluation

  • Provide Construction Methods and Practices

  • Provide input to the planning department on future Network needs

  • Assist other operating companies in the evaluation of Network and Hi-Reliability systems.



  • This position requires a BS degree or higher in Engineering or Engineering Technology degree

  • PE License is required


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Network Underground Engineer and/or 10 years of experience as a Distribution Engineer

  • Experience with network and duct line system design and construction preferred

  • Excellent (proven) leadership skills

  • Highly advanced knowledge of the extensive variety of distribution systems used within GPC & other utilities

  • Extensive knowledge of Network or Distribution Underground equipment, materials, and construction practices is required

  • This position must provide technical expertise to the Network engineering staff and also have the interpersonal skills to work with Consulting Engineers, Marketing, and Customers inside and outside the company.

  • Excellent Written and oral communication skills are required.

  • This position requires the ability to support Marketing, resolve customer issues and assist the Operations & Reliability section.

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

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 at 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-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Jefferson Street Office - 829 Jefferson Street (829ATLANTA)

829 Jefferson Street

Atlanta, 30318

Req ID: GPC2007105

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