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Southern Company Project Controls Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Controls Specialist


Reports to: GPC CCR Project Controls Manager

Location: 241 Ralph McGill, Atlanta, GA - GPC Corporate Office


Responsibilities for this position include performing cost analysis and oversight for assigned projects as well as the development and oversight of project summaries to support the CCR Program portfolio reporting. Some of the job responsibilities in this position include:

  • Provide cost oversight and analysis for GPC CCR ARO projects

  • Drive consistency with cost tracking, forecasting, risk, and change control processes across the portfolio

  • Assist in detailed monitoring and analysis of project forecast and actuals

  • Perform portfolio level reporting and lead ongoing reporting enhancements

  • Effectively partner with the GPC CCR Team on developing and implementing strategic program initiatives

  • Support preparation of PSC communications and semi-annual reporting requirements

  • Liaison with GPC Property Accounting to ensure the program meets all accounting requirements

  • Provide contracting support and oversight as needed

  • Support internal and external audit requests

  • This position must establish and maintain a close working relationship with many stakeholders at Georgia Power and SCS



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, engineering, or related field

  • Advanced degree a plus


  • 3- 5 years of experience in cost management on a variety of projects in the utility industry

  • Experience with cost tracking, forecasting, risk, and change control processes

  • Experience working in a strategic, analytical, and collaborative environment required

  • Experience in developing strategically oriented materials for various levels in the organization

  • Experience using Power Plan, Maximo, Oracle, or other associated cost tracking tools required

  • Experience with regulatory communications or filings a plus

  • Experience with construction, remediation, decommissioning, or similar projects a plus

  • Experience with analyzing schedule trends a plus


  • Knowledge of key financial, accounting, and project controls principles

  • Knowledge of accounting, finance, and supply chain processes and the systems used in support of those groups

  • Knowledge of how to analyze project estimates, forecasts, cash flows, risk identification, and change control processes

  • Excellent computer skills including all Microsoft Office applications required


  • Must excel at analyzing large amounts of data and identifying trends

  • Must demonstrate a strong attention to detail

  • Must operate effectively in a highly collaborative and matrix environment

  • Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with a wide variety of teammates

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills for communicating and with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a wide variety projects with competing deadlines

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple assignments.

  • Ability to professionally bring challenge and influence to others

  • Ability to adapt to uncertain and changing requirements

  • Strong emphasis on providing high level of customer service and engagement with GPC CCR Team, AFT, SCS, Generation, and other key stakeholders

Other Attributes

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent Our Values – Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Champions diversity and inclusion

  • Self-directed with strong initiative

  • Ability to produce high quality and accurate work with limited supervision

  • Must demonstrate the judgment skills necessary to develop plans, make decisions, solve problems, and implement solutions through collaboration with others

  • Exhibits technical expertise, creativity, and resourcefulness in planning and coordinating projects


  • Some travel may be required (<15% of time)

  • Relocation may be considered

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, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

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 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-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007706