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Southern Company Team Leader, Operations in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Summary

The Operations Team Leader position provides leadership to McDonough-Atkinson employees to optimize plant reliability and efficiency while complying with all safety, regulatory, and environmental requirements. The incumbent will provide performance management for each member of the team, seeking to develop the employees’ skills for individual and plant success.

Responsibilities include: providing general direction and support to all work groups involved in the operation of the plant on a 24-hour, 7 days a week basis. This position will serve alongside the other Operations TLs and be responsible for day to day operation of the plant including but not limited to; providing operational expertise for operations personnel, communicating with Fleet Operations, working with the Planning and Scheduling department to ensure outage and maintenance activities are performed in a manner that drives excellence in reliability and plant performance. Additional responsibilities include procuring materials and reviewing/approving invoices, coordinating various contractor provided services and overseeing those projects to insure safety, quality workmanship and value for cost of service. As a member of the Plant leadership team the incumbent will provide input concerning potential work methods, processes, or equipment improvements that will lead to continuous improvement in overall plant performance.

This position will support the Retail ORB process; continue support of System and Equipment Owner Programs; foster the culture of diversity and inclusion established at McDonough and lead by example. This position may also assume total responsibility for on-site activities including acting as Incident Commander when Plant Management is not available.


Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Operations or Maintenance of electric generating plants required, Combined Cycle preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (such as, but not limited to: previous supervisory experience, substituting as a leader, leader of a project/assignment, system owner, or leadership role in a community organization) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Analytical skills necessary to determine current and future operating conditions and trends for optimizing plant performance.

  • Well-developed set of analytical skills; capable of troubleshooting a wide variety of simple and interrelated systems.

  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Steam Turbine and BOP equipment, instrumentation and controls.

  • Knowledge of Gas Turbines and auxiliary equipment and controls.

  • Thorough understanding of the IBEW contract agreement.

  • Knowledge of environmental, safety and OSHA regulations preferred.

  • Knowledge of Capital and O&M Budget processes preferred.

  • Proficient with power plant systems and components.

  • Strong planning and coordination abilities.

  • Maximo experience required.

  • Computer skills required.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Role Model for Our Values – Safety Excellence, Superior Performance, Total Commitment and Unquestionable Trust.

  • Ability to handle complex pressure situations and a changing work environment.

  • Must be able to provide Operation’s support on a 24/7 schedule, including holiday work when necessary.

  • Demonstrated ownership and involvement.

  • Be a constructive participant in a diverse team environment.

  • Be flexible, forward-thinking and strategic-minded.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills, demonstrated performance management skills preferred, planning and coordination abilities, and budgeting experience.

  • Self-motivated, customer-focused, and an excellent ability to work well with and develop teams.

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 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 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: 6559

Job Category: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power