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Southern Company Transmission Design Engineer/Estimator - Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta) in Forest Park, Georgia

Transmission Design Engineer/Estimator - Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta)


Transmission Design Engineer/Estimator

Technical & Project Solutions (T&PS), Transmission Estimating Dept.

This position will be located in Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta)

This job posting will fill multiple positions within the Transmission Estimating department, which consists of Transmission Lines, Substation Physical, Substation Protection & Controls, and Civil Site Design.


This position is responsible for providing project scoping, estimating, and conceptual design services in support of the Operating Company’s transmission line/substation/civil projects. The position will be responsible for supporting the Operating Company planning and budgeting processes by providing complete and accurate estimates of material, labor, and total costs associated with transmission line/substation/civil projects. The position will require field visits and may involve occasional overnight travel.


  • Create a safe work environment through personal commitment to safety.

  • Apply line/substation/civil engineering expertise to accurately "scope" projects and to provide quality cost and duration estimates in a timely fashion.

  • Develop detailed project scopes and conceptual design packages used to produce accurate cost estimates and project schedules and as the basis for detailed design activities.

  • Provide timely and accurate cost estimates to customers including Project Management, Transmission Planning, and Transmission Maintenance Support to facilitate budget development and management.

  • Serve as the transmission line/substation/civil engineering representative on scoping and site selection committees and prepare conceptual designs as required to support the process.

  • Provide input on the development and refinement of line/substation/civil engineering estimating units used in the estimating system (TEAMS) to ensure accurate estimates of equipment, material, labor durations, and total costs.

  • Provide work direction and oversight for supplemental staff as needed.

  • Participate in and support Southern Company Transmission activities and initiatives.

  • Serve as a damage assessment team member after major storms after receiving the company-provided training.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


  • BS Engineering or Engineering Technology degree is preferred.

  • BS Engineering or Engineering Technology degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering is preferred.

  • Two-year degree from a technical school/university or significant related work experience may be considered in lieu of BS degree.

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is preferred.


  • Prior experience in power utility planning, design, construction, operations or maintenance is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in transmission line/substation/civil design is strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience in transmission project development and cost estimating is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of transmission planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.

  • General knowledge of the activities associated with surveying, land acquisition, and obtaining easements.

  • Working knowledge of Operating Company processes, procedures and tools used in the development of transmission line/substation/civil projects.

  • Working knowledge of the SCST D&MS design standards, processes, procedures, and tools (ACADE, PLSCADD, ACAD & TEAMS) used to scope, estimate, and design transmission line/substation/civil projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing the design and construction of transmission line/substation/civil projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of transmission line/substation/civil cost estimating.

  • Detailed knowledge of transmission line/substation/civil construction methods, equipment, techniques, and associated costs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products and transmission software applications currently in use to estimate and design transmission line/substation/civil projects.

  • Time management and organizational skills sufficient to manage multiple projects with various priorities and competing deadlines.

  • Exhibits strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain peer and customer relationships across organizational lines.

  • Proven ability to build consensus and achieve results through the effective use of persuasive communication and formal presentation skills.


  • Model “Our Values”: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Passionate commitment to personal safety and well-being as well as for others.

  • Unwavering adherence to the Southern Company Code of Ethics.

  • Delivers top performance and achieves business results.

  • Proactively identifies and shares best practices and pursues consistency and standardization amongst the Operating Companies where possible.

  • Demonstrate the ability to build relationships with peers and across organizational lines, to succeed in a team-oriented environment and upholds the decisions of the team.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Human Performance principles – a questioning attitude and a pursuit of continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Innovation – identifies new opportunities to improve products & services then works with leadership to develop and implement plans to achieve results.

  • Pursues ambitious standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, job knowledge, personal development and seeks continual improvement.

  • Actively engaged in personal career planning and in the Performance Management process.

  • Maintains a customer-focused mindset, takes personal responsibility to complete all assignments and to resolve all issues and achieves excellence in customer satisfaction.

  • Participates, and encourages others to participate, in efforts designed to contribute to the success of our internal and external communities.

  • Values, and takes personal initiative to create and foster, a diverse and inclusive workplace.



  • Up to 25% travel should be expected within the Southern Company footprint

  • Travel frequency and location will be dictated by the specific project(s) supported


  • Some relocation assistance may be available for this position if the selected candidate currently resides outside the Atlanta area.

  • This position may have some flexibility for remote teleworking, with the expectation that the successful candidate would be willing to travel to Forest Park and/or project site(s) on a routine and as-needed basis.


  • 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, 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: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: SCS2009593