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Southern Company Project Controls Supervisor, East (Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Controls Supervisor, East (Atlanta, GA)


Project Controls Supervisor

Technical & Project Solutions (T&PS), Project Services Department

This posting is for one Project Controls Supervisor position:

East Supervisor - Will be in support of the generating facilities in the Georgia Power footprint


  • This position will be located in the Atlanta metro area, however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • This position will require a mix of both field and office work.

  • Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


This position is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Portfolio Management (PfM) function within the T&PS Project Controls- East organization. This position provides leadership of a team that is responsible for the implementation of the T&PS and GPC Program Management Office (PMO) Project Controls guidance documents and procedures in support of the GPC Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Projects. The Project Controls Portfolio Management supervisor is responsible for leading the team to ensure consistent program and portfolio level analysis and reporting on Estimating, Cost, Schedule, Risk, Change Management, and Earned Value Management. This position will also support data requests for regulatory filings and inquiries.



  • College diploma or university degree in an engineering, technical, or business field or minimum 7 years equivalent experience preferred


  • Minimum 5 years working directly in project controls/project management/construction management required

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders and customers is required

  • Experience supervising a team, setting priorities, managing resources, and putting strategic objectives into place highly preferred.

  • Experience with EPC projects (engineering, procurement, construction, and startup) required.

  • Previous experience with ash pond closure projects desired.

  • Experience with project controls methodologies and program/portfolio level analysis and reporting required


  • Knowledge of project costing, estimating, scheduling, change and risk management techniques, methods, and procedures

  • Knowledge of construction and engineering productivity/earned value processes

  • Knowledge of project delivery / front end planning process


  • Demonstrated leadership, including the ability to motivate a team toward a shared goal.

  • Ability to facilitate and manage data inputs and changes across multiple organizations

  • Excellent analytical, accounting, budgeting, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas in both a technical and user-friendly language

  • Sets a priority on customer satisfaction and delivering valuable products

  • Must be able to lead and develop a diverse workforce, maximize team effectiveness, set high expectations of those around them and hold employees accountable for those expectations

  • Ability to exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and innovation in a dynamic environment


Cost Management:

  • Ensures consistent implementation and adherence to the GPC PMO cost management guidelines

  • Supervises cost reviews and analysis for the program and portfolio; Ensure accuracy of data and reporting to our customers and stakeholders

  • Oversight of the estimating and quantity trending and analysis, including Earned Value Management

  • Ensures alignment of the cost and schedule baselines

Schedule Management:

  • Ensures consistent implementation and adherence to the GPC PMO schedule management guidelines

  • Ensures the portfolio schedule progress is communicated effectively to customers and stakeholders; drives the consistency with the portfolio key milestones and logic

  • Drives the adherence to the schedule health and quality guidelines across the portfolio

  • Ensures alignment of the cost and schedule baselines

Risk and Change Management:

  • Ensures consistent implementation and adherence to the GPC PMO risk and change management guidelines

  • Leads the team in the cost and schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) process and implementation

  • Ensures Change Control Board guidelines and presentations are implemented and fully developed

  • Ensures the consistent implementation of the schedule and cost baseline process


  • Thoroughly understands and oversees the consistent implementation of the GPC CCR Guidance documents and procedures.

  • Support timely data requests responses for regulatory filings and inquiries

  • Develops guidance document training and ensure guidelines and procedures are reviewed accordingly

Customer Relations:

  • Proactively investigates shortcomings and unserved needs and prepares recommendations and business cases as appropriate. Assesses effectiveness of improvement initiatives post-implementation and plans corrective actions as appropriate. Holds team accountable for delivering promised service levels and assists in preparing plans to achieve service levels.

  • Exhibits ability to work well with multiple stakeholders and customers both internal and external to T&PS.

Performance Management:

  • Supervises and manages daily activities for the Project Controls Portfolio Management team. Achieves superior business results across a diverse workgroup. Builds an inclusive environment that recognizes the benefits of a diverse staff. Motivates team to exhibit Our Values in all areas by personal example. Identifies skill gaps and works with agency partners to development of training to fill identified gaps. Communicates strategic plans to ensure understanding and shared vision.

Other Attributes:

  • Dedication to an accident-free work environment with strict adherence to all safety and compliance requirements

  • Must demonstrate Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Must lead by example and ensure equity and fairness in interactions with others


  • Regular visits within the sites in Georgia is required.

  • Travel will be minimum 25%.


  • Some relocation assistance may be available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Benefit Pension plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume with your application*

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, 21 st 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 .

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: SCS2010809