Distribution System Operator

The Southern Company Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

Distribution System Operator


Distribution System Operator (Birmingham, AL)

This position provides support to Distribution Operations, Customer Service Centers and Business Offices in the Birmingham Division area on a 24/7 basis. This position is based in Birmingham, AL. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and executing switching, directing emergency power restoration efforts, coordinating switching and operations with Distribution, Transmission and Substation groups as necessary, monitoring and operating the distribution automation system (SCADA) and taking action as needed. Various system applications are used such as IDMS, CSS, ARMS, DARTS and Arcos. This position will be filled at an exempt level 3 - 5 based on the knowledge, skills and abilities of the successful candidate.

Job Experience

  • Must pass SDOP (Southern Company Distribution Operating Procedure) test and be added to the Distribution Official Switching and Clearance List within the first 6 months

  • Bachelors in Engineering (ABET accredited) or the following job experience preferred

  • Power Delivery Distribution / Transmission / Substation

  • Generation

  • Experience as an Operator in a control room environment or closely related experience

  • Military experience gained in the following Military Occupations: Electrical Systems, Air Traffic Control, Combat Control, Command Post, Tactical Air Control Party, Command & Control BM Ops, Space Systems, Electrician's Mate, and Operations Specialist

  • Current work experience within APC Power Delivery is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively supervise and direct the work of others

  • Ability to effectively establish work priorities and to plan work to meet established time frames

  • Excellent situational awareness and strong decision - making ability

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and stress

  • Positive Influence on others and display a positive attitude

  • Effectively interact with others as a part of a team effort and gain cooperation

  • Ability to communicate well through spoken and written word

  • Ability to monitor and control the activities and operation of multiple events simultaneously

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work a combination of 8, 10, and 12 hour rotating shifts

  • Will be required to work nights, weekends, holidays and be available for callout and holdover extra time

  • Selected candidates that meet the above qualifications will be required to take a skills assessment, SO/PD II in order to be considered for an interview

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Subst Maint Hqs 13th St - 1313 6th Ave North (1313BIRMINGHAM)

1313 6th Ave North, 35203

Req ID: APC2007341

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Distribution System Operator

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