Engineer - Power Delivery Operations Support - Communications

The Southern Company Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 5 days ago


  • Power Delivery Operations Support

  • Communications



  • Power Delivery Operations Support

  • Communications

Reports to: Operations Support Supervisor

Location: 689 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

This position will serve as a technical resource and developer within the Operations Support Communications group. The Communication Support team provides hardware and software support of the Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the Distribution Control Centers and region personnel. Additionally, the team works closely with the Technology Organization, SCS Energy Management Systems (EMS), and Distribution Automation groups to develop, resolve, and enhance communications to substation, transmission line, and distribution line remote terminal units (RTUs).

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise for the Distribution SCADA system.

  • Full lifecycle software development; implementation, troubleshooting, and correction.

  • Design, build, test, and implement Distribution SCADA solutions.

  • Support Distribution SCADA servers and network equipment.

  • Database development and analysis.

  • Produce and maintain software and hardware documentation and procedures.

  • Provide support and troubleshooting for the Distribution SCADA system.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields highly preferred.


  • Knowledge and experience with application development required (use of one or more of these systems, for example, C/C , C#, HTML, Java, etc.).

  • Experience designing object-oriented based applications..

  • Knowledge of Network design and security preferred.

  • Experience with server configuration and management.

  • Knowledge of Database design and maintenance (for example, Oracle, SQL Server) strongly preferred.

  • Electric utility experience is a plus.

  • SCADA system experience (GE e-Terra Source) is preferred.

Ability to obtain Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Insider Threat Program (ITP) security clearance is required which involves additional screenings.

All candidates are subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace 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 .

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

As an employee of Southern Company, the value you bring is realized through the results you achieve and the demonstration of "Our Values". In return, Southern Company provides a job and a company in which you can take pride; a supportive workplace in which you can be successful; and a competitive pay and benefits package .

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of three electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

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 three 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 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-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Virginia Avenue Office

  • 689 Virginia Ave NE (689ATLANTA)
    689 Virginia Ave NE

Atlanta, 30306

Req ID: GPC2006536

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