Power System Coordinator - Multiple Vacancies for Georgia Power (Atlanta)

Georgia Power | Atlanta, GA

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Posted Date 12/05/2017

POWER SYSTEM COORDINATOR - Atlanta, GA - Multiple Vacancies

Are you looking for an exciting career in a dynamic field where there are opportunities to learn and room to grow? This is a great opportunity to join a team of professionals who are responsible for ensuring that the Bulk Electric System in the state of Georgia operates reliably and efficiently. This is a job with a lot of responsibilities and equal rewards. If you can stay cool in the heat of battle, can think on your feet, can operate as a member of a high functioning team, like to learn and promote continuous improvement, then please take a look at this position.

Note: These positions are located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Candidate must live within a commutable distance of metro Atlanta area or be willing to quickly relocate to commutable distance from metro Atlanta. Relocation assistance will be considered depending on circumstances.

Summary of Position Duties

The Transmission Power System Coordinator works in the Georgia Transmission Control Center (GCC) and is responsible for operating the Georgia Integrated Transmission System according to established guidelines and policies. This position monitors and controls system voltages and loads, provides direction to field personnel during routine and emergency conditions, writes and issues switching orders, and tracks clearances on transmission lines and equipment. This position works on a 24x7 rotating shift in the Transmission Control Center at the Georgia Power corporate offices in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The successful candidate will be required to obtain NERC Certification. Power System Coordinators will be required to successfully complete 14 weeks of in-house training as well as training for NERC Certification.

Location: Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters - Atlanta, GA


Job Experience and Education

  • High School education. College degree a plus.
  • Field experience working for an electric power utility in Generation and/or Transmission maintenance or construction of lines or substations is helpful.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skills necessary for success include problem solving, decision making, oral/written communications, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge/experience in the operation, protection, and control of bulk power systems.
  • Integrated Transmission Systems (ITS) "Redbook" knowledge a plus.
  • Candidate should be proficient with computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently as well as interdependently.

Behavioral Aspects

  • Foster a positive work environment while working in close proximity with others during stressful situations.
  • Be able to focus during high volume of activity and pay close attention to details.
  • Safety minded.
  • Committed to personal development.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Customer focused.
  • Team player.
  • Exemplify "Southern Style" values: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment. Other Requirements
  • The successful candidate will work a 24x7 rotating shift position - working 12 hour shifts including days, nights and weekends.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to relocate his/her permanent residence to within commutable distance of Atlanta, GA area if not already living within commutable distance of metro Atlanta. Relocation assistance will be considered.
  • Additionally, successful candidate must be able to earn NERC certification. Current NERC certification is preferred.
  • Applicants selected to interview for this position will be required to successfully pass the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) System Operator/Power Dispatcher (SOPD) II Test or have been previously grandfathered for the test requirement. You will be invited to take this test at the Southern Company Testing Center in downtown Atlanta, GA if you are selected for further consideration.
  • SOPD II practice tests are available at << http://www.southerncompany.com/about-us/careers/hr-process/employment-testing.cshtml >> [Note: Username = southern; Password = testing]
  • Applicants must also successfully pass a Customer Value Assessment (CVA) which is self-administered by computer
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Standard of Conduct must be understood and signed
  • The successful candidate must adhere to Separation Protocol
  • The successful candidate must pass a NERC cyber security background check and required training
  • This position is subject to completing enhanced personnel screenings, which will be discussed in more detail if an interview is scheduled.


  • Monitor and control system voltages and loads and provide instructions to field personnel during routine and emergency conditions.
  • Write and issue switching orders.
  • Track clearances on transmission lines and equipment.
  • Work a rotating shift based on center operations that run on a 24x7 schedule in the Transmission - Georgia Control Center at the Georgia Power corporate offices in downtown Atlanta.
  • Maintain records of all outages.
  • Dispatch protocol which includes personnel, equipment and systems.
  • Develop real-time restoration plans.
  • Coordinate generation resources.

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 theresults you achieveand the Southern Style you exhibit. In return, Southern Company provides ajob and a companyin which you can take pride; asupportive workplacein which you can be successful; and acompetitive 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 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.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com at http://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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2005812

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