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Southern Company Distribution Planning Engineer - Metro Atlanta, Alpharetta in Atlanta, Georgia

Distribution Planning Engineer - Metro Atlanta, Alpharetta


Distribution Planning - Engineer

Distribution Planning - Engineer

Openings: 2

Locations: 1) Carrolton 2) Alpharetta

Job Summary:

Distribution Planning is the organization in Power Delivery that performs system studies and analysis for Georgia Power Distribution facilities. As part of this process, analysis of the loading and voltage is performed to develop projects to ensure safe and reliable operation of these Distribution facilities. One position would be responsible for the Carrolton area and one will be responsible for the Alpharetta area. This position would work closely with our area Power Delivery teams, Reliability, Area Planning, Project Management, Transmission Planning, Sales, and Customer Choice in developing quality solutions. These solutions will need to be forward-looking as we shape our Distribution Grid of the future to include Grid Investment and integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Technical Support of Project Studies - Perform and coordinate CymeDist studies to ensure adequate capacity and voltage on our Distribution feeders. Analyzing summer and winter peaks, DER loads, spot loads, and switching peaks to ensure the study accurately reflects our model.

  2. Development of quality solutions

  3. Vetting through Solution Teams and appropriate parties

  4. Partnering with Area Power Delivery teams, Reliability, and Area Planning to identify areas of need

  5. Knowledge of the Columbus and Jonesboro feeders and customers

  6. Oversight of Capital Improvement projects for Area Distribution (PE 7021, 7055, and 7080) for the Carrolton and Alpharetta areas. Support of Capital Investment in Special PE’s.

  7. Evaluation of large load projects to assess impacts on the Distribution system and assist in determining the method of service.

  8. Special projects to shape Grid Investment, DER integration, etc. into the Distribution system

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, & Behavioral Attributers):

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is preferred, additional consideration of experience for electric utility industry certifications

  • Minimum 3 years electrical utility distribution or transmission experience desired; additional consideration of Power Delivery experience

  • Experience with CymeDist or other Distribution modeling software is helpful

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong technical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Effective at building relationships with cross functional teams

  • Ability to work under deadlines to respond to customer demands

  • Ability to prioritize work effectively, exercise sound judgment, and accurately complete multiple tasks


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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 consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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 four 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

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, 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: GPC2008780