Information Technology Specialist (Plant Barry)

Georgia Power | Bucks, GA

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Posted Date 8/11/2017

Information Technology Specialist (Plant Barry)


Information Technology Specialist – Plant Barry

Summary of Position Duties

Provide technical expertise and business process support for the Information Technology (IT) systems in the Barry Cluster of plants (Plant Barry and the Theodore and Washington County Cogeneration facilities). Responsible for the maintenance and operation of generating plant communication and data networks including voice, wireless, file servers, applications, desktop software, etc. to provide maximum utilization of resources. Provide insight and direction to changing plant communications needs. This position also acts as an interface between Southern Company Generation, Information Technology resources, and other related Southern Company departments.

Job Requirements

  • College degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or related field is preferred.

  • Extensive experience with voice and data network administration, architecture, design and support.

  • Experience with personal computer trouble-shooting and repair.

  • Extensive knowledge of Personal Computers, Corporate Supported Software (e.g. – MS Office Suite) and related equipment.

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Android operating systems.

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

  • Generating Plant Experience – understanding of traditional plant operations, particularly related to technologies used at a plant is preferred. (Emergency Notification Systems, Security Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Operator Rounds, CEMS, OIS, etc.)

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a leadership role in working with plant management, IT and Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS) to effectively implement and support operating company and system-wide technology-related initiatives at the plant(s).

  • Provide administrative and technical direction to the plant(s) communications networks including the maintenance and administration of these systems.

  • Coordinate on-site activities related to installing, upgrading, and maintaining all IT managed technology systems at the plant(s).

  • Act in the role of property owner relating to all information resources inventory, and track, analyze, and communicate the plant(s) information resources charges.

  • Support plant(s) non network computer systems.

  • Responsible for maintaining the Plant(s) Website and other Plant(s) wide communication systems.

  • Support and maintain the plant(s) security and card reader systems.

  • Support technology aspects of Compliance and Cyber Security (Copyright, Record Retention, FCC, NERC CIP Standards, etc.).

  • Provide plant(s) management with support to track, analyze, and communicate the plant(s) IT charges and assist with budget activities.

  • Foster exemplary teamwork with plant personnel, peers at other plants, corporate and IT Field support as well as corporate and plant I&C teams.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work shifts, as necessary for business requirements

  • Work in an industrial environment – will be required to wear Personal Protection Equipment

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.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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

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: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Mobile Area-Bucks

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

APC - Plant Barry - 15300 Highway 43 North (15300BUCKS)

15300 Highway 43 North

Bucks, 36512

Req ID: APC2004877

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