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Southern Company Substation Construction Contractor Supervisor in Forest Park, Georgia

Substation Construction Contractor Supervisor


Transmission Substation Construction Contracts Supervisor

Reports to: Substation Construction Manager

Location: Hybrid: Flexible schedules available with the ability to telework and to attend in-person meetings and field visits as needed. Also able to work at Forest Park, GA (GPC Transmission Construction Building). This role has statewide responsibilities.

Job Summary

The Substation Construction Contracts Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and direction to the Transmission Substation Construction contractor work group with statewide responsibilities for performing Substation construction activities for the Georgia Power Transmission capital program. Responsibilities include contract evaluation and awards, contract administration, contractor performance, and supplier diversity engagement. There are currently 20 Substation Construction contract crews on the system; significant increase of contract crews expected in next 12 months.

The role will provide direct leadership to 6 Construction Field Managers who work four 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday. The Construction Field Managers oversee and manage multiple large-scope capital Substation construction projects across the state for internal and contract crews and provide leadership to a team of 20 inspectors who provide oversight to Transmission Substation construction contract resources. They also serve as a scoping resource for the development of Transmission Substation projects. The Outage Coordinators submit all work requests for outages Transmission Substation Construction and serve as Liaisons between the Transmission Control Center’s Prearrange and Operations Planning teams and Transmission Substation Construction. The Supervisor will conduct ongoing performance management and ensure robust plans for employee training and development in support of an active learning environment. The Supervisor is responsible to lead the team in a Safety Excellence environment with a focus on learning.

The Substation Construction Contracts Supervisor will coordinate with the Substation Construction Supervisor, Substation Construction Field Managers, Switchboard Wiring, Equipment Installers, Contract Crews, Construction Services, Project Management, Substation Design, Transmission Maintenance Centers, Transmission Control Center, Supply Chain Management, Grid Investment, and other internal and external partners to ensure projects are completed on schedule and in a quality manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for Substation Construction and support initiatives throughout Transmission Construction.

  • Create and implement strategy to address current and future needs of Transmission Substation Construction.

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with our contractors to ensure their ability to perform work to high quality standards and in a safe and timely manner.

  • Interface with Supply Chain Contract Administration.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to the bid process (contracts, RFPs, bid packages and pre-bid meetings)

  • Model safety leadership and support employee-led safety culture and human performance initiatives.

  • Foster an inclusive culture where employees feel valued and create an environment of trust, development, and continuous improvement.

  • Deliver effective performance management and actively support leadership development and training for direct reports.

  • Create and implement equitable, proactive plans to support Substation Construction team members in their learning, growth and development training for current and future roles.

  • Manage relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Oversee the onboarding process for new contractors.

  • Oversee the hiring and onboarding process for non-covered Substation Construction team.

  • Support the Gated Process for effective and timely completion of Construction projects such as engaging in weekly/monthly scheduling meetings.

  • Assist Substation Construction Manager with workforce planning and contractor management.

  • Lead and coordinate storm restoration efforts as needed, which could include weekends, holidays and overnight travel.

Job Requirements

Education: High school diploma or equivalent; college degree beneficial

Technical Experience:

  • Five years of Transmission and/or Distribution experience required.

  • Familiarity with project management principles and techniques including the Gated Process is a plus.

  • Contract administration knowledge and experience is a plus.

Leadership Experience:

  • Insightful understanding of the process of setting clear expectations and holding others accountable.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and executing team efforts.

  • Demonstrated leadership on projects involving multiple work groups and departments beneficial.

  • Influencer and champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through words and actions.

  • Demonstrated focus on Safety Excellence and Human Performance.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with internal and external audiences.

  • Supervisory experience or informal leadership experience is beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to guide, support and develop our contractors to be successful on our system.

  • Ability to lead and develop a diverse workforce, maximize team effectiveness, set expectations of those around them and hold others accountable.

  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically and help others do the same

  • General understanding and knowledge of (or ability to learn) work practices, techniques and equipment used in Substation Construction.

  • Knowledge of the Georgia Integrated Transmission System (ITS) beneficial

  • Knowledge of GPC Safety and Health policies, safe work practices & procedures, and System Operating Procedures

  • Proficiency as a mentor/trainer

  • Ability to lead workgroups through change by understanding, communicating, and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Demonstrated leadership involving multiple work groups and departments with the ability to cultivate a team environment for project success and resolve conflict between individuals and functional areas

  • Effective in oral and written communications, facilitation of meetings, and ability to build and maintain trusting relationships with varied contacts, both internal and external to the Company

  • Knowledge of contract administration beneficial

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Models all aspects of Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to Safety Excellence

  • Strong teamwork, collaborative, and interpersonal attributes. Foster an inclusive culture where employees feel valued and create an environment of trust, development, and continuous improvement.

  • Ability to develop effective relationships and establish trust with others

  • Exhibits proactive approach, strong initiative, and ability to make difficult decisions

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to solve problems and balance the needs of the company and external public


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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 and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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

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-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

GPC Transmission Construction – 205 Southfield Parkway (205Forest Park)


Southfield Parkway

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2008879