Project Manager- Federal Services

Macon, GA


Southern Company Federal Services is a serviced based organization that provides energy related solutions and service to all OPCOs and LDCs. These services range from consulting to project initiation and execution. Primarily focused on aiding SOCO federal customers meet their energy reduction, renewable and resilient goals. Federal Services strives to make Southern Company the premiere solution provider for the United States government. Federal Services is looking for an innovative, experienced, proactive leader willing to embrace the opportunities of developing and implementing new and existing strategies to support the growth of the federal market within the SOCO footprint.

The Project Manager, Federal Services is responsible for achieving net income growth by creating earnings opportunities through all aspects of federal project execution including development, planning, contracting and construction. They will engage and collaborate across the system to implement new and existing initiatives that maximize earnings and customer value for all subsidiaries.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively with customers, account managers, and business partners.

  • Develop and/or manage energy related projects which add value to both our customers and Company, including scope of work, energy calculations, construction budget, and schedule.

  • Build and lead project teams across various organizations that thrives on customer interaction, embraces innovation, design excellence, exceptional performance, and safety.

  • Interface with customers, engineering firms, construction firms, equipment manufacturers, Key Account Managers, Power Delivery, and Region External personnel.

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end, defining project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents, effectively communicating project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals, setting and continually managing project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Plan, schedule, and track project timelines and milestones (work & financial) using appropriate tools.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.

  • Conduct project closeout reviews and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; engineering degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of project management experience required; mid to large projects preferred; federal project experience preferred.

  • Must have full lifecycle project management experience including managing project budgets and resources

  • Knowledge of commercial & industrial MEP systems, including lighting, boilers, chillers, HVAC equipment, switchgear, motors, transformers, sanitary plumbing, and water treatment.

  • Ability to resolve problems and other issues in a positive manner between customers, manufacturers, contractors, and other stake holders.

  • Track record of building and leading teams.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Willing to travel approximately 60% of the time statewide to customer locations as part of project oversight and relationship management responsibilities.

Key Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Executional Leadership. Demonstrated ability and drive change and build new capabilities / functions. Ability to manage the complexity of multiple products and services simultaneously.

  • Influence and Leadership. Influences without formal authority, able to build strong teams and maintain strong relationships. Ability to establish close collaboration with strategic partners; able to attract and develop top talent and inspire and align a diverse organization.

  • Work Style. Works collaboratively across expertise areas and functions; seeks to advance higher goals; highly regarded across stakeholders both at senior and junior levels; inspires trust at all levels

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 6497

Job Category: Construction

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services