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Southern Company Project Manager - Protection & Control Applications (Forest Park, GA) in Forest Park, Georgia

Project Manager - Protection & Control Applications (Forest Park, GA)


Project Manager - Protection & Control Applications (Forest Park, GA)

Southern Company Service s, Technical Projects & Solutions

This position will have some flexibility for remote teleworking.


This position will provide daily technical leadership and guidance to the Protection & Control Applications (PCA) group and frequently to personnel in Design, Operations, Project Management, and Field Services roles. This position will serve as a point-of-contact for PCA’s involvement in Operating Company initiatives, including project scoping and scheduling PCA resources. Additional responsibilities include providing Quality Assurance reviews for protective relaying applications and settings, completing special projects, and working with vendors to identify and implement protective equipment products to serve Southern Company's needs.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a PCA representative for project initiatives, assisting with scoping and resource scheduling of internal and contract resources

  • Perform Quality Assurance reviews for protective relaying applications and settings

  • Support and participate in the development of Southern Company Protection & Control (P&C) design standards and criteria

  • Serve as a technical resource to the Control Design and Field Services organizations for design consistency and problem resolution

  • Serve as a technical resource to the Project Management organization for project scoping and feasibility

  • Serve as a resource and instructor in the Southern Company Transmission training program

  • Provide formal and informal training to develop PCA employee technical expertise

  • Serve on SES and Industry committees, providing leadership and ensuring that best practices are applied at Southern Company


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. or higher in Electrical Engineering is required

  • Degree with Power System emphasis is highly preferred

  • Professional Engineer License is highly preferred

  • Extensive experience in the application of protective relaying and design of electrical control systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven ability in applying safe work practices

  • Able to estimate and monitor PCA scheduling needs for projects

  • Proficient in design and operation of electromechanical and microprocessor P&C schemes

  • Proficient in protective relaying applications, calculations, and related studies

  • Knowledge of Protection & Control Applications processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of Electric System Operating Procedures

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Presentation skills to effectively communicate technical knowledge to others

  • Extensive problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of NERC and SERC compliance standards

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Exemplifies “Our Values” behaviors of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Takes personal responsibility, demonstrates initiative, and is self-motivated

  • Focuses on positive interactions and timely customer service

  • Willing to accept challenging assignments

  • Effective, team-oriented interpersonal and leadership skills

Other Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required (1-2 days per month)

  • Flexibility available for work schedule and remote teleworking


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume with your application*

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, 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: Southern Company Services

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: SCS2009578