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Southern Company Substation Support Condition Based Monitoring Coordinator - Metro Atlanta in Forest Park, Georgia

Substation Support Condition Based Monitoring Coordinator - Metro Atlanta



Substation Support CBM Coordinator

GPC Substation Support

Requisition Number:

State-Region-City : Forest Park, Georgia

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company


Summary of Position Duties:

This position will be responsible for supporting and working with the GPC Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) Equipment. This will include, but not limited to the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the CBM monitors and associated communications systems located in GPC equipment across the state. CBM monitors include transformer dissolved gas analysis, bushing and IR monitors, breaker monitors, battery monitors and any future monitoring that may be developed. This position will work closely with SCS Monitoring and Diagnostic (M&D) Group, CBM equipment manufacturers and the TMC’s to build out and maintain the GPC CBM system. Other duties include assisting in failure investigations, supporting repair/replacement, providing expertise to CBM program, providing performance evaluations, and developing and delivering CBM training.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Total commitment to the safety.

  • Installation and commissioning CBM equipment and associated communications equipment.

  • Establish communications between CBM equipment and CBM systems and SCS M&D center.

  • Provide oversight and support of venders performing installation, troubleshooting, repair, and commissioning of monitors.

  • Ensuring substation drawings get updated to reflect the additions of CBM equipment.

  • Troubleshooting and repair of CBM equipment and associated communication equipment.

  • Evaluating new technologies and equipment for use at GPC/Southern Company.

  • Provide feedback to monitoring vendors and internal CBM groups.

  • Provide direction to GPC and SoCo CBM programs.

  • Understanding of equipment construction and maintenance practices so value of monitoring can be evaluated.

  • Perform and interpret infrared scans of equipment.

  • Understanding of dissolved gas analysis of power transformers.

Education Requirements

  • B.S. degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred)

  • OR –

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance and/or installation substation equipment and/or installation and maintaining CBM equipment. - Field experience in Substation Maintenance including maintenance procedures and testing, equipment troubleshooting, and/or electronic device configuration and/or installation and maintaining CBM equipment is preferred

Job Experience Requirements

  • Substation experience is a plus.

  • Travel in the service area will be required.

  • Current NERC CIP access or the ability to obtain NERC CIP access is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new technologies is required.

  • Experience with electronic controls and communications systems is a preferred.

  • Knowledge of substation equipment installation, commissioning, testing, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the Southern Company Transmission Substation Maintenance Program.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of efficiency is a must.

  • Experience with mechanical systems including piping and pressure vessels is a plus.

  • Proficient in the use of software used to communicate with intelligent electronic devices.

  • Expertise in MS Access queries and database management a plus.

  • Expertise in Ethernet and serial communications a plus.

  • Experience in SoCo substation equipment maintenance practices is preferred.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Candidate must be committed to safety and make Target Zero a core value.

  • Candidate must exhibit “Southern Style”: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Candidate must be able to work in the substation environment both outdoors and in the control building.

  • Candidate must be a relationship builder; respected for knowledge and commitment.

  • Exhibit a strong customer focus and excellent customer support.

  • Innovative, take initiative & ownership, and demonstrate personal responsibility, decisive and flexible.

  • Work effectively with others in a team environment as well as be a self-starter with the ability to act independently.

  • The successful candidate must be available for after-hours restoration as needed.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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 America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

160 Lake Mirror Road - 160 Lake Mirror Road (160FORESTPARK)

160 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2008604