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Southern Company Substation Support - Infrastructure Project Engineer - Metro Atlanta in Forest Park, Georgia

Substation Support - Infrastructure Project Engineer - Metro Atlanta


Infrastructure Project Engineer- Scoping

GPC Transmission Substation Support

Requisition Number :

State-Region-City : Forest Park, GA 30297

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company


Summary of Position Duties:

This position will be responsible for supporting and working with the GPC Transmission Maintenance Centers to ensure reliability of the Substation facilities. This will include, but is not limited to the development, prioritization, implementation, coordination, and financial oversight of GPC Substation Infrastructure Capital Projects. Work to ensure TEAMS estimates adequately reflect the work which needs to be performed in advance of the fiscal spending year. Provide guidance to PM and Design organizations on scope definition. Work with the Grid Team to maintain efficient coordination of capital projects. This position will work closely with T&PS Transmission Design, GPC Transmission Maintenance Centers, Project Management, and Budgeting/Accounting to effectively manage the Capital Infrastructure Improvement Budget. Other duties include support of facility inspections, asset management, emergency restoration efforts, and projects to improve work practices and reduce cost. This position will create TEAMS Capital Projects for TMCs as needed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Total commitment to safety.

  • Coordinate with the Transmission Maintenance Centers (TMCs) and Substation Support to select and prioritize Infrastructure Capital projects statewide to maximize reliability and minimize system risk.

  • Assure TEAMS estimates adequately reflect the work which needs to be performed in advance of the fiscal spending year.

  • Support the development and loading of the annual infrastructure capital budget into Oracle Projects.

  • Work with accounting to provide monthly budget variance explanations and reporting.

  • Effectively manage and control “Scope Creep” after projects are approved.

  • Act as the liaison between the TMCs, Substation Support, Project Management organization, accounting, and T&PS Engineering (Design) for all changes in project scope.

  • Continually refine the Outdoor & Indoor Substation Scoping Documents with reliability as the focus.

  • Submit requests for new Retirement Units Codes (RUC) to GPC Property Accounting as needed to reduce O&M expenses.

  • Support decisions on projects to be deferred in order to manage within the budget or comply with mid-year budget reduction or increases requests from GPC management.

  • Coordinate the creation of TEAMS work orders and Substation Design transmittals to assist the TMCs with equipment failures.

  • Create projects in support of proactive equipment replacement programs for Transformers, Breakers, Batteries, Animal Protection, Switch House roofs, CCVTs, etc.

  • Provide support to the GPC Transmission Maintenance Centers (TMCs) and Substation Support on special projects.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with TMCs, Substation Construction, Substation Engineering Design and Estimating, Distribution and Transmission Planning, Project Management, and Operations.

  • TERP On Call support

  • Respond to emergency and scheduled events outside normal work hours, including support for major storms.

Education Requirements

  • B.S. degree in Engineering preferred.

  • Accounting and Financial background a plus

  • P.E. License preferred.

Job Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years’ combined experience in Transmission Maintenance, P&C FS, Substation Design, and/or Substation Estimating.

  • Experience in Substation Maintenance and/or T&PS Design Project Estimating is preferred.

  • Experience with TEAMS, STOMP, TransMap, and SCST Vault required.

  • Strong TEAMS experience creating estimates, Project Items, and Work Orders preferred.

  • Experience with financial/accounting systems Maximo, Sofia, PowerPlan, and Budworks a plus.

  • Familiarity with GPC and/or Southern Company budgeting processes a plus.

  • Project Management experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of Substation Design Criteria Standards and GPC Substations Project Scoping Documents and the ability to effectively apply each toward the allocation of the infrastructure capital budget.

  • Knowledge of the Southern Company Transmission Substation Maintenance Program.

  • Experience and knowledge of the Transmission and Distribution system electric operating practices, design practices, construction practices, land requirements, budgeting, scheduling, and general business practices.

  • 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.

  • Communicate through clear and concise reports, well-organized presentations, and one-on-one discussions.

  • Must possess analytical skills and knowledge to manage risk in a strained budget environment to apply Capital dollars in the most efficient manner.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and TEAMS.

Behavioral Attributes :

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

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

  • 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: GPC2008607