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Southern Company Team Leader, Solar Site in Forest City, North Carolina

SPC Solar Site Team Leader (GA & NC)

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support for SPC Solar Operations Technicians (non-exempt employees) and for operating and maintaining the SPC Solar Fleet in a safe, compliant, reliable, and efficient manner. This position is accountable for safety, environmental and regulatory compliance; team development and technical direction; performance management; managing resources and work priorities; assist in developing O&M and Capital budgets and management; development and management of solar maintenance strategy and PMs; Coordination of contracts and contractors; and other related goals as required by the business.

Note: This position will have responsibilities at the Decatur Solar Center (Bainbridge, GA) and Rutherford Solar Center (Forest City, NC).


  • Maintain familiarity with all maintenance activities within the facilities and keep abreast of ongoing issues.

  • Perform periodic walk-downs and visual inspections of each site in coordination with Solar Technicians, as well as provide back-up & support for some tasks.

  • Assist in managing the overall compliance of the solar sites including but not limited to safety, environmental, financial, and contract/contractor management.

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure safe and compliant LOTO program for solar.

  • Assist in the development and manage Capital and O&M budgets to meet year-end projections. Write/approve purchase requisitions, invoices, etc.

  • Provide project management leadership and support as required.

  • Work with SPC M&D ROC to monitor operational activities and alarms for solar sites.

  • Administer workflow process in Maximo. Review CRs daily and ensure work orders are prioritized, planned, executed, and closed out.

  • Provide Asset Management of all solar sites including performing and maintaining a maintenance strategy for each solar facility with optimized PMs.

  • Work with vendors and contractors in the proper maintenance and operation of the solar facilities.

  • Develop and implement an inventory management process for solar sites.

  • Work with other departments (New Generation, Renewables, etc.) as necessary on all new site and project development activities.

  • Experience with contractor maintenance and management.

  • Assist plant technicians with equipment troubleshooting and/or maintenance as required by emergency or availability.

  • Manage above responsibilities at multiple sites and with multiple site crews in the specified region.


Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • BS or Associates Electrical/Electronic degree a plus.

  • Supervisory experience including performance management preferred.

  • Three years of work experience in generating plant maintenance or operations required.

  • Experience with asset management (System Ownership) within a generating plant or equivalent work experience. Project management experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of MAXIMO preferred.

  • Be knowledgeable of site PPA(s) to maximize profit through production and maintenance planning.

  • Computer skills as required to understand and communicate with digital-based devices.

  • Advanced knowledge of AC and DC electrical circuits.

  • Understanding of maintenance strategy, budgeting, cost reporting, and reliability reporting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all working and management levels.

  • Competency with current Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must be available for extended work hours including nights and weekends.

  • Solar plant experience (or similar process) with emphasis on plant controls, communication networks and SCADA is preferred.

  • Represent Southern Power in the Renewable Operations Review Board (ORB) meetings (and other applicable ORBs). - Working knowledge of switchyards and related equipment required.

  • Travel may be often and across multiple sites.

  • Must be flexible, forward-thinking, and strategic minded to plan for the future needs of the system.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; leadership skills; performance management skills; and planning and coordination skills.

  • Role model for Our Values.

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

  • Travel may be often and across multiple sites and states. The requirement to travel may be required with little to no notice for multiple days at a time and throughout the year. Travel may be up to 50% at times depending on site needs and requirements.

  • Interaction and participation with other groups and teams for various reason will be required.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

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: 6119

Job Category: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power