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Project/Construction Manager – Georgia Hydro Projects

Columbus, GA

Project/Construction Manager – Georgia Hydro Projects

SCS Technical Shared Services (TSS), Projects East Department

This position will be located at the Bartlett’s Ferry Hydro Dam near Columbus, GA


This position is responsible for all TSS managed project aspects at all GPC Hydro plants in the Chattahoochee River system:

  • Morgan Falls

  • Bartlett’s Ferry

  • Goat Rock

  • Oliver

  • North highlands

  • Flint River

  • Riverview/Langdale/Crow hop

This includes responsibility for all activities associated with engineering, contracting, procurement, installation, start up, and maintaining appropriate project controls throughout the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for the scope, budget, implementation plan, and schedule for each site necessary to complete the project while meeting project goals.

This position will have direct responsibility and oversight for the project site, construction activities, contract management, cost management, and contractor management for all project sites. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of professionals at all sites for the successful completion of these projects.

This position will be filled as a Project/Construction Manager – Level 7 and will report to the GPC Hydro Project Manager.


  • Expected travel will be approximately 50%

  • Majority of travel will be localized within the Georgia Power Hydro Generating Fleet – Columbus, GA to North Atlanta (all plants are within a 3-hour radius)

  • Travel will be mostly day-trip and mileage will be covered by company (i.e. rental car, expense reimbursement, etc.)



  • B.S. in Engineering, Construction, or another related field preferred

  • Project Management Professional or similar accreditation/professional license beneficial


  • Experience required in project management as related to engineering, procurement, construction, and startup

  • Plant outage management experience preferred

  • Ability to manage outside contractor resources

  • Leadership role directing activities of direct reports or team

  • Power plant operation or prior assignments within a power plant is a plus

  • Experience with managing project scope, budgets, and schedules

  • Experience with performance management

  • Resolution of issues relative to contractors and contract issues

  • Assessing and mitigating risk on a continuous basis

  • Must be alert for changing conditions on the project site and effectively and efficiently manage these changes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Southern Company Generation Project Delivery Process (PDP) is strongly desired

  • Knowledge required of engineering, procurement and construction processes

  • Must possess strong project management and organizational skills

  • Must possess the ability to build strong working relationships with internal departments, plant management, and other project interfaces

  • Must have the ability to lead a strong, diverse team

  • Must possess the skills to balance customer satisfaction priorities with those deriving from project and compliance strategy restraints

  • Ability to coordinate outside resources as required and integrate them into Southern Company processes

  • Have the ability to manage multiple project and activities simultaneously and effectively prioritize

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required

  • Must be flexible, adapting easily to changing priorities


  • Consistent demonstration of Southern Company Values – Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance.

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record

  • Ability to lead and leverage team strengths while addressing team opportunities


  • Relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit 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 a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 6127

Job Category: Construction

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services


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