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Southern Company Engineer or Specialist - Modeling - Operations Support in Atlanta, Georgia

Engineer or Specialist - Modeling - Operations Support


Engineer or Specialist - Modeling

Operations Support - Power Delivery

Job Summary

This position is primarily responsible for a variety of tasks including but not limited to: modeling and engineering distribution capital, O&M, Distribution Automation (DA), and Network Underground Services (NUS) projects in GE Energy Management Systems (DSCADA); support LTE conversion projects and respond to customer requests in real-time. This position is also responsible for modeling and engineering transmission capital and O&M projects in Siemens Spectrum Energy Management Systems (EMS). Additionally, this position must balance multiple priorities and coordinate work with various groups within and outside of the Power Delivery organization. This position is located in Atlanta (currently Virginia Avenue near downtown but in 2019, it will be relocated to Douglas County near Lithia Springs).

Job Responsibilities

  • Model distribution capital, O&M, DA, NUS and LTE conversion projects in DSCADA for GPC and ITS participants.

  • Model transmission capital, O&M, and LTE conversion projects in EMS for GPC and ITS participants.

  • Support ongoing modeling and commissioning projects with field engineers, DA, NUS, Transmission Control Center (TCC), and Distribution Control Center(s) (DCCs).

  • Respond in real-time to various customer requests from TCC, DCCs, field, NUS, etc.

  • Provide backup assistance to Operations Support Communications team.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor or Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree preferred

  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree a plus


  • Proficiency with GE and/or Siemens Energy Management System (EMS) is preferred

  • Experience with SCADA systems is a plus

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications

  • Knowledge of any SCADA Hardware systems is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal attributes

  • Excellent analytical and technical problem-solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple items/tasks simultaneously

  • Effective oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to obtain Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Insider Threat Program (ITP) security clearance is required


Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 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.

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 Diversity Inc, 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 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):

Virginia Avenue Office - 689 Virginia Ave NE (689ATLANTA)

689 Virginia Ave NE

Atlanta, 30306

Req ID: GPC2006898