Southern Company Distribution Engineer in Panama City, Florida

Distribution Engineer


Distribution Engineer - Eastern District


This position will be located in Gulf Power’s Eastern District which includes the Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Chipley Offices. It will be filled as a Distribution Engineer (level 03-05), depending on the education and experience of the successful candidates.

The Distribution Engineer is primarily accountable for the preparation of overhead and underground work orders to provide service to new customers and maintenance to the distribution facilities. The incumbent's responsibilities will include preparation of cost estimates for subdivisions, commercial projects and county/city road projects in a timely manner while satisfying our customers and adhering to Gulf Power’s construction specifications, policies, and procedures. Individuals must possess strong project management and communication skills as they will assist in scheduling jobs for construction to meet committed service dates, responding to customer inquiries (e.g. voltage concerns, outage questions, etc.,) and assisting with asset management programs. Additionally, the incumbent will prepare work orders associated with budgeted work items such as new feeders, reconductors, large underground subdivisions, regulators, reclosers and other reliability improvements. This position requires the use of personal vehicle with reimbursement through the Employee Provided Vehicle (EPV) program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering field required; Electrical Engineering preferred; other engineering disciplines considered

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the distribution system, specifications, materials, polices, procedures, bulletins, NEC, and NESC

  • Working knowledge of various computer applications routinely used in Power Delivery including, but not limited to: JETS, Socket, CSS, Microsoft Office applications, PowerPlan, TCMS and AutoCad

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn distribution construction practices.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Requires extensive knowledge of the distribution system, specifications, materials, polices, procedures, bulletins, NEC and NESC

  • Storm restoration experience preferred

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to build strong working relationship with area Construction Supervisors, Crews, Customer Service, and Sales and Marketing


  • Proven commitment to Safety First

  • Must demonstrate Our Values of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent customer relations, both internal and external, and strive to always exceed customer’s expectations

  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to respond afterhours, nights, and weekends as requested by Supervision, Management and DCC


Must have a valid driver’s license; position requires the use of a personal vehicle for fieldwork and travel with mileage reimbursement. The position requires the individual to be on-call, and available to assist with service restoration activities on system and off system. Some overnight travel may be required.

Must currently live in or be willing to relocate to the Panama City, FL area. Relocation assistance available.

Subject to Gulf Power tobacco policy: you must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company.

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: Florida-Panama City Area-Panama City

Operating Company: Gulf Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Panama City District Office - 1230 East 15th Street (1230PANAMA)

1230 East 15th Street

Panama City, 32405

Req ID: FPC2001461