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Southern Company P&C Engineer, Engineer Associate - Substation Automation Support in Forest Park, Georgia

P&C Engineer, Engineer Associate - Substation Automation Support


P&C Field Services Engineer / Technician – Substation Automation (SIA Support)

Job Summary:

We are seeking experienced and motivated individuals to join our Substation Automation (SIA) Support Team for multiple vacancies across Georgia. As an Exempt position in the Protection & Control Field Services Engineer/Associate/Staff family, the pay and level will be commensurate with the qualifications, education, and experience of the successful candidate.


As a member of the SIA Support Team, you will be responsible for supporting SIA and other Protection & Control (P&C) Field Services activities statewide. Most work will be conducted remotely in a Support capacity, with occasional field work required. You will have the opportunity to drive innovative solutions and support strategic initiatives to benefit Power Delivery and Southern Company, frequently serving as a subject matter expert for your assigned function(s). This position requires self-motivation and the ability to work remotely with minimal oversight.

In addition to leading several initiatives, the successful candidate will gain extensive project management experience, engage in technology research and development, and build strong working relationships throughout Power Delivery and cross-functional areas.


Candidates selected for an interview will be chosen based on their fit with the following job requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or

  • 4-year BS Degree in Engineering Technology, or

  • 4-year BS Degree in Computer Science or

  • 2-year Degree and experience in Protection & Control Field Services


  • P&C Field Services or Operations Support experience

  • Experience with the SEL RTAC platform

  • Project management experience is a plus

  • Experience with NERC Compliance is a plus

  • VB.NET, MS SQL Server, TCP/IP, and HTML experience is a plus.

  • Computer network (Ethernet, switches, routers, servers) experience is preferred

  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of substation IEDs: meters, relays, RTUs, etc. is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and multi-tasking

  • Attention to detail

  • Takes personal responsibility for projects and problems

  • Self-motivated and able to work productively as a team player or independently without frequent oversight as required

  • Ability to develop and champion innovative solutions

  • Must be detail-oriented and thorough

  • Demonstrates strong customer focus

  • Knowledge of communication protocols: SEL protocols, DNP3, Modbus, TCP/IP

  • Knowledge of physical communication media: EIA-232, EIA-485, Ethernet, etc.

  • Knowledge of computer networks and networking equipment

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Successful candidates shall participate in callout rotation and be available to respond to outages or other abnormal conditions outside of their normal work schedule.

  • Overnight travel is sometimes required.

  • Safety-sensitive position subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty.

  • Physical ability to operate manual switches and work in a substation environment.

  • Must be able to pass the standard Southern Company background check, drug screen, and NERC Background check.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain RTU configurations and associated files for SIA systems.

  • Design, document, and maintain installation procedures, guidelines, configuration processes, and software tools for the installation, operation, and maintenance of substation and enterprise-level SIA systems.

  • Design and implement change management and quality assurance policies and procedures for substation and enterprise-level SIA systems.

  • Participate in Georgia Power, Southern Company, and industry SIA-related project teams and committees.

  • Research and evaluate new SIA technologies.

  • Provide support for the Field SIA Team

  • Ensure quality reliability and compliance data tracking

  • Understand Cybersecurity concepts and support Power Delivery Cybersecurity

  • Support CIP Compliance initiatives

Behavioral Attributes

  • Model “Our Values”:

  • Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Incorporate Human Performance tools into daily work practices

  • Support GPC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals

  • Self-motivated to produce results without direct supervision

  • Customer focused

  • Desires hands-on field experience likes working outdoors

  • Questioning attitude

  • Active learner seeking to expand knowledge of GPC and Southern Company maintenance practices, guidelines, and procedures for substation and line major equipment and relays.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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 (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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

160 Lake Mirror Road - 160 Lake Mirror Road (160FORESTPARK)

160 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2009589