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Southern Company Modernization Project Manager - N. GA Hydro in Clarkesville, Georgia

Modernization Project Manager - N. GA Hydro


Project Manager – GPC North Georgia Hydro Modernization

This position will be located at the GPC North Georgia Headquarters in Clarksville, GA


The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating the planning and execution of hydro modernization outages and related civil projects associated with a series of hydro power generating plants. This role will primarily support projects in the North Georgia Hydro group located in northeast Georgia. This position is responsible for providing technical support, managing scope and scope changes, monitoring budgets, and supporting a local T&PS project organization.

The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills to work with plant personnel, Southern Company Services (SCS), vendors, and a wide range of contractors to ensure successful completion of assigned projects.


  • Network and support T&PS, contractors, equipment SME’s, and Plant personnel to address common issues and share best practices.

  • Develop 10-year capital budgets in line with the current modernization plan. Provide accurate and timely budget projections as required.

  • Organize and manage multiple projects concurrently.

  • Strong commitment to safe work practices.

  • Periodic overnight travel.

  • Display interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to handle conflict and work effectively within a diverse team.



  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is preferred


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in maintenance/operations of power plants or other similar heavy industrial facilities.

  • Experience in planning and budgeting required.

  • Plant outage coordination experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience working with T&PS construction organization preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Be flexible to work across position boundaries and willingly accept multiple roles as required to support Hydro Modernization Program needs.

  • Strong organizational, administrative, time management, project management, facilitation and analytical skills are required.

  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers and the ability to learn numerous software applications quickly.

  • Self-motivation and demonstrated initiative are crucial for this position.

  • Ability to interface with vendors and contractors while representing the best interests of Southern Company.

  • Ability to network and utilize subject matter experts at both the corporate level and regional level to support our plant systems.

  • Strong technical expertise and problem-solving abilities required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.


  • Must be available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays as needed.

  • May require some extended work hours.

  • Travel required – 25% (out of river system)

  • Limited relocation assistance available if the selected candidate(s) currently resides outside the area

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Clarkesville

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Tallulah Falls - Rt. 3, Box 3347 (3347CLARKESVILLE)

Rt. 3, Box 3347

Clarkesville, 30253

Req ID: GPC2009205