Power Quality Specialist

The Southern Company Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 weeks ago

Power Quality Specialist


JOB Summary

This job will require the safe resolution of power quality problems for external customers and internal Business Units through the collection and analysis of customer electrical data (voltage, current, transients, harmonics, etc), utility system operations information and an understanding of how these components interact. Electrical data is gathered by connecting monitoring devices to energized parts. This job is focused on customer service and assisting other departments meeting their goals. Safety Excellence is a priority. The work location will be determined based on where the successful candidate lives in the state.

JOB Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical degree preferred); Accredited Associates in Engineering or Electronics; or five years of experience in a related field

  • Region Distribution Engineering experience

  • Substation Test Engineering experience

  • Transmission Engineering experience

  • Knowledge of electrical operations, distribution systems, substations, transmission systems preferred

  • Capable of working safely with little supervision

  • Knowledge of the National Electric Code

  • Knowledge of online information systems including Distview, PQView, Trouble Call Management System (TCMS) etc

  • Completion of Integrated Transmission System (ITS) substation training required for ITS key

  • Understanding of GPC structure and Region operations

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Must be available for emergency assistance after work hours, weekends and extended out of town storm duty

JOB Responsibilities

  • Employee's primary job responsibility is to work with customers and other GPC groups to find and solve Electric Power Quality issues. These could be on the customer's premise or caused by the operation of the power company's transmission and distribution system.

  • Employee will install electricity monitors and interpret the data from them to find and correct the issues.

  • Employee must possess an in-depth understanding of GPC structure and Region operations as many customer power quality issues are related to the operation of the company's Distribution, Transmission and Generation systems.

  • Employee must possess excellent technical and communication skills as they will be expected to occasionally serve on system committees and provide training to internal/external customers throughout Georgia Power Company. Employee will be seen as a technical resource within Georgia Power Company

  • Employee must possess a strong working knowledge of online information systems including Distview, PQView, and Trouble Call Management System (TCMS) etc.

  • Employee must be available for emergency assistance after work hours, weekends and extended out of town storm duty


  • Role model of Southern Style and Target Zero

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Possesses a positive, customer-first attitude

  • Takes initiative and personal responsibility

  • Highly motivated and works well with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated sense of urgency in fulfilling multiple requests in a fast paced environment

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 is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four 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. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2008117

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