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Southern Company Land Acquisition Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia

Land Acquisition Coordinator



The Land Acquisition Coordinator is responsible for ensuring negotiations are conducted in good faith pursuant to OCGA 22-3-161(b). The coordinator oversees multiple transmission projects and works directly with company ROW Agents and Leased Workers. The Land Acquisition Coordinator may also serve as the Chairperson of the Location Committee and is responsible for convening the Location Committee in order for its members to select a practical and feasible transmission line route in accordance with O.C.G.A § 22-3-161(a). This position is also responsible for siting substations and generation facilities using the same governing principles. Additional responsibilities include project estimates (TEAMS) and progress updates (P6).


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology (civil, mechanical, geomatics, environmental, surveying, electrical, forestry is required)

  • Professional Engineering license or registered land Surveyor is preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Land, Transmission or Environmental experience is preferred.

  • If qualifying under the Environmental Science degree, experience shall include:

  • Water-related permitting, compliance and program development associated with the following:

  • Environmental permitting and compliance associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits, Georgia state stream buffer variances and Georgia revocable licenses.

  • Delineating jurisdictional features per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual (1987 edition)

  • Evaluating sites for potential presence of state and federal protected species

  • Experience with and ability to operate GPS systems for jurisdictional delineations

  • Transmission Construction and right-of-way experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have a firm understanding of the siting and land acquisition processes and protocols for compliance with O.C.G.A § 22-3-161(a).

  • Knowledge of transmission, substation and generation facilities.

  • Possess the qualifications to serve as an expert witness in Special Master hearings and jury trials.

  • Must be proficient in the use of GIS and Arc Map

  • Must be able to facilitate a meeting while effectively presenting, discussing and analyzing multitudes of data and opinions to reach a committee consensus

  • Must possess the interpersonal skills to effectively establish and maintain customer relationships with a broad spectrum of internal and external customers

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing preliminary siting recommendations, convening the Location Committee, and facilitating the Committee meetings in order for its members to select a practical and feasible transmission line route in accordance with O.C.G.A § 22-3-161(a).

  • Advising internal organizations and executive management of sensitive issues associated with the selection a of practical and feasible transmission line route and negotiations.

  • Effectively lead a committee comprised of diverse individuals, ideas, knowledge and expertise to a consensus decision.

  • Responsible for serving as an expert witness in condemnation proceedings.

  • Participate in Public Information Meetings.

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 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 at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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: Real Estate & Land Management

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: GPC2006853

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