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TMC Line Engineer - Albany

Albany, GA

Transmission Maintenance Center (TMC) Line EngineerAlbany

Location: Albany, GA TMC

Reports to: Xavier Gaulden, TMC Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

This Transmission Line Engineer position reports to the Transmission Maintenance Center (TMC) Supervisor and is responsible for leading the Albany TMC area line maintenance program, preparing and closing capital and maintenance work orders, coordinating material needs, overseeing maintenance and inspection programs and contractors, entering and reviewing data, coordinating work activities with other departments, patrolling transmission lines, coordinating repairs on transmission lines and associated equipment, attending Planning & Pre-construction meetings, and providing technical support to the TMC Contract Line crew. The transmission maintenance engineer must have a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and possess excellent customer service skills for interaction with customers and property owners.

This position will be filled at Exempt Level 3-6, dependent upon the qualifications, skills, and experience of the successful candidate. The successful candidate must live within commutable distance of the Southern Transmission Maintenance Area and be willing to quickly relocate. This position is in Albany, GA. Relocation assistance available, if qualified.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and schedule the Southern TMA Line Maintenance work plan.

  • Assist the Line crews in ensuring that all transmission line work complies with the current Georgia Power Company (GPC) specifications and standards.

  • Have no Operational Incidents and achieve SAIDI (Sustained Average Interruption Duration Index) and SAIFI (Sustained Average Interruption Frequency Index) goals for the year.

  • Track and operate within the O&M budget monthly.

  • Track and operate within the Capital budget monthly.

  • Support TMC Line crews with complex or unique clearance requests.

  • Support hot stick work, as necessary.

  • Assist the TMC Line crews with the access requirements of a job and in acquiring specialized equipment as needed.

  • Assist with switching as needed.

  • Help ensure complete and accurate transmission line data and documentation, including STOMP data.

  • Support the review of all Transmission Line aerial inspection reports and initiate appropriate action.

  • Monitor and maintain instantaneous operation information and assist with information gathering on all other operation/lockout events detailed in "post incident" reports.

  • Investigate all outages/operations per the Patrol Procedure for Bulk Power Lines Operations to discover and report root cause. Utilize foot patrols or aerial patrols, as necessary. Evaluate system outages to ensure proper operation of equipment and that methods of restoration were efficient.

  • Ensure the timely completion of all documentation including Morning Report follow-up, assignment of ULs, ProCard, Invoice auditing, and Work Order closeout.

  • Interface directly with all external requestors.

  • Participate in the Southern TMC Line Maintenance on-call rotation to provide trouble response and outage restoration; the on-call rotation participants are the Line engineer, Line Foreman, and Line specialists for the area.

  • Assist Line specialist in completion of required maintenance of transmission line switches to include routine inspections and repairs, as needed.

  • Support capital transmission line projects for the Southern TMA by participating in planning and pre-construction meetings.

  • Assist Line Specialist in coordinating and scheduling transmission line switch installations, as needed.

  • Assist Line Engineering in analyzing existing line and ROW (right of way) conditions.

  • Work with Transmission Support to solve technical line issues and best practices within Line Maintenance.

  • Monitor the progress of construction.

  • Coordinate and assist in performing final line inspections.

  • Support Contract Transmission Line Crews working for the TMC.

  • Order materials, arrange outages, coordinate permits, clearances, switching, and traffic control.

  • Ensure that all work performed by contract crews working for the TMC is completed per GPC standards, on schedule, and within budget constraints.

  • Verify and track contract crew invoices.

  • Provide Comptroller with UL estimates at the end of each month.

  • Work with other TMC Transmission Line Engineers/Specialists to become proficient in the installation and maintenance of transmission line switches and motor operators.

  • Focus on Safety Excellence. Assist in providing a safe working environment for all Transmission line activities in the Southern TMA. Apply Human Performance tools, concepts, and processes to foster continuous improvement in safety performance.

  • Work with storm teams following major weather events. This may require out-of-state travel.

  • Lead the technical portion of storm response regarding Transmission Line outages in the Southern TMA.

  • Develop relationships with other workgroups within Power Delivery and External Affairs.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering required. Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering Degree preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Transmission Line Maintenance and / or Transmission Line Design experience (strongly preferred)

  • Transmission Line Construction is a plus

  • Power Delivery Operations is a plus

  • Must be experienced at responding in support of trouble or outage restoration.

  • Some overnight travel is required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of transmission line maintenance methods and specifications is preferred.

  • Must have positive attitude and work well with other team members

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to read and understand civil drawings, construction drawings, and AutoCAD files and drawings

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of efficiency

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications

  • Knowledge of PLS CADD, TEAMS, STOMP, TLMS

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must be a safety champion and adhere to all Principles of World-Class Safety

  • Committed to team environment

  • Takes personal ownership of projects and assignments

  • Candidate must exhibit Our Values

  • Candidate must be innovative, take initiative, and demonstrate personal responsibility, decisiveness, and flexibility

  • Candidate must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment and can interface with a diverse group of individuals

****This position has been identified as a role that will require the use of a Georgia Power fleet vehicle. The following will be required if you are selected for this position:

  • Must have at least one year of verifiable driving experience (Must hold a valid driver’s license for the class vehicle to be operated. Driving permits are not typically considered a valid driver’s license).

  • Must have no revocation of driving privileges within the 36 months prior to application, no convictions of major traffic violations (DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, etc.) within the 12 months prior to application, or any pending charges for a major traffic violation at the time of application.

  • Must consent to a continuous monitoring of your Motor Vehicle Record

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeogiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 5049

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power

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