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Southern Company Survey Specialist (Office) in Atlanta, Georgia

Survey Specialist (Office)



The Survey Specialist (Office) is responsible for support of field surveying activities as well as ensuring quality and accuracy of all Land Engineering products. The survey specialist supports a variety of internal clients and possesses a high level of surveying & mapping skill, expertise and knowledge.

This position may be filled as Survey Specialist Level III, IV or V. People who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.


Education Requirements:

  • High school degree, required

  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred in Surveying and Mapping, Geomatics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related degree.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 year of field and/or office surveying and mapping experience (or college related course work) preferred. A combination of both field and office experience is a plus.

  • Working knowledge and experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D or comparable mapping software is required.

  • Experience with PLS-CADD is preferred.

  • Experience in geographic information systems (GIS) is preferred.

  • Experience in global positioning systems (GPS) is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of survey data processing using a variety of available software.

  • Excellent computer skills required.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.

  • Experience with LiDAR data and/or laser scanning data is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of land and construction surveying concepts & techniques.

  • Ability to read and understand surveying and property documents and drawings.

  • Understanding of property research needs in support of field survey.

  • Knowledge of the various survey coordinate datums and projection systems and their differences.

  • Knowledge of specific software/databases including Carlson data collection software, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ArcView, PLS-CADD.

  • Understanding of CADD Mapping, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS).

  • Use of basic office software (MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, PC file folder systems, etc).

  • Good communication skills, ability to work with a team, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


  • Quality control and quality assurance of all surveying and mapping products.

  • Processing of field data for boundary, topo, volumetric, hydrographic, etc. surveys using Carlson software and/or company specific software and perform mapping/PLS-CADD tasks as required to complete projects.

  • Provide first line support to Land Engineering field survey and office mapping staff.

  • Update procedure documentation for Land Engineering processes, as needed.

  • Provide training for Land Engineering production staff to ensure that field data acquisition and office mapping is performed accurately, efficiently, and completely.

  • Stay informed on Land Engineering status for assigned projects and provide timely feedback to update progress schedules.

  • Ensure surveying and mapping products are delivered to clients on schedule.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Skill to function as part of a team and to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.

  • Capacity to establish client relationships and to focus on the needs of the client.

  • Excellent customer service and teamwork attitude.

  • Responsible decision maker and schedule oriented.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license.

  • LSIT certification or RLS certification in Georgia a plus.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Approximately 25% travel requirements.

  • Must be able to commute daily to Downtown Atlanta office.

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 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-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: GPC2007930