Southern Company Meter Specialist in Columbus, Georgia

Meter Specialist


Location: 3610 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA OR 2103 North Leg Rd. Augusta, GA

Candidate must currently reside within a reasonable commuting distance from the assigned Operating Headquarters or be willing to quickly relocate to this area at their own expense.

Job Summary

Performs analysis to develop design options or recommendations for metering systems and components, including coordinating with commercial and industrial customers and GPC personnel to meet all rate, tariffs, regulatory, and customer related metering. Responsible for advanced troubleshooting, repairing, and calibrating equipment to include, meters, recorders, totalizers, power quality monitoring equipment, and computers.

Other duties include:

  • Setting up equipment and conduct performance and accuracy tests

  • Operator of electronic and high voltage electrical test equipment

  • Responsible for installation, maintenance and testing of special service customer accounts; non-revenue metering systems on special service customer accounts. Provide technical assistance for advanced metering projects

  • Point of contact with GPC account executives, engineers, line supervisors, and GPC’s largest commercial and industrial customers to provide meter system cost analysis and additional energy information options

  • Manage metering projects, direct meter-men work and crew when supervisors are not present. Also, develops meter system options and calculates cost estimates to GPC marketing and customers

  • Provides classroom and on-the-job technical training on meter hardware, vendor software, and troubleshooting/diagnostic computer tools

  • Provides technical direction on the planning, installation, and operation of automatic meter reading systems

  • Installs, maintains, and tests communications equipment for filed metering systems including cellular, and conventional land lines

  • The Meter Specialist is also considered a “subject matter expert” in field metering for all region personnel

Job Requirements


  • 2-year Technical Associate Degree/Certificate (or equivalent electrical/electronic experience)

Experience Requirements

  • 5 years minimum experience in “Metermen A” classification, Preferred

  • Experience with installation, maintenance, testing commercial and industrial meter systems and current meter technologies including AMI and solar applications

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of advanced commercial and industrial systems

  • Knowledge of installation and operations procedures for hardware and user applications, common business practices related to metering services, company operations, policies and procedures

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Produce quality work within deadlines

  • Analytical, problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership abilities with supervisory potential

  • Good organizational capabilities

  • Project Management

  • Ability to demonstrate safety as “Priority One”

  • Aptitude to demonstrate all aspects of the “Our Values"


  • Valid Drivers’ license is required.

All candidates are 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 an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

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 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-West Georgia-Columbus

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-East Georgia-Augusta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Transmission Maint Center Columbus - 3610 Gentian Blvd (3610COLUMBUS)

3610 Gentian Blvd

Columbus, 31907

Augusta North Leg - 2103 North Leg Drive (2103AUGUSTA)

2103 North Leg Drive

Augusta, 30909

Req ID: GPC2006338