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Distribution Technology Support Supervisor

Gulfport, MS

Job Summary

Supervisor, Distribution Technology Support is responsible for supervising a team to provide support, maintenance, and development of a suite of technology applications and systems for MPC, including but not limited to, Oracle NMS (Network Management System, aka TCMS), mobile work management (ARMS), job estimating and tracking system (JETS), Kubra outage map and outage communications systems, callout solution (ARCOS), Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (DSCADA), Energy Management System (EMS), and rugged field technology equipment. This position will also represent MPC on various Southern Company technology initiatives to set strategic direction for the engineering, construction, and operational platforms of Power Delivery across the enterprise.

Job Requirements

Education:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in Power Delivery system operations

  • Knowledge and experience developing and supporting applications used to operate and maintain the Power Delivery system

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to lead a diverse workgroup that provides daily support, maintenance, and development of Power Delivery applications.

  • Provide leadership and oversight on multiple technology projects to ensure successful implementation while supporting the “one team” common application implementation across Southern Company operating companies.

  • Working knowledge of MPC Power Delivery technology portfolio

  • Effectively identifies organizational priorities and clears the deck to allow the team to execute on those

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with software vendors and experience with software contract terms and conditions

  • Champions a culture that values safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Ability to lead, provide performance management, and direction to a group of highly technical employees while building bench strength in the organization

  • Ability to work effectively between multiple organizations and vendors to deliver software solutions

Other Requirements

  • Frequent overnight travel

  • Be located or willing to relocate to maintain an office at the MPC Operations Center, Gulfport MS

Responsibilities

  • Working across Southern Company to set strategic direction for technology platforms within Power Delivery

  • Leading a team of subject matter experts in working with vendors to develop and deploy complex computer applications used to support the safe and reliable operation of the electric system

  • Responsible for a suite of applications including, but not limited to, Oracle NMS (Network Management System, aka TCMS), mobile work management (ARMS), job estimating and tracking system (JETS), Kubra outage map and outage communications systems, callout solution (ARCOS), Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (DSCADA), and Energy Management System (EMS)

  • Exhibit technical creativity, foresight, and a healthy willingness to challenge the status quo

  • Developing and executing a plan to provide personal and team support to enterprise boulder projects such as ADMS implementation, Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)

  • Partnering with numerous internal organizations to collaborate on initiatives that support technology priorities across SO. Strong partnerships must exist throughout the leadership structure of Power Delivery, MPC, and across the SO enterprise.

  • Responsible for coordinating with Supply Chain Management on contract requirements and negotiations related to new software agreements with external suppliers

  • Ability to manage a large capital and O&M budget

Mississippi Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 192,000 customers and communities in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. In its 98th year, Mississippi Power is a leader in customer service, workforce development and education, environmental stewardship, and employee volunteerism. The company is an industry leader when it comes to working safely, providing around-the-clock reliable service and its expert storm response. Mississippi Power has been at the forefront of innovation in the state through strategic partnerships in electric transportation and solar energy. The company has worked with the Coast Transit Authority to put the state’s first electric public transportation bus in operation and with Forrest County Agriculture High School on the state’s first electric school bus. It also partnered with the Hattiesburg Zoo on a new electric train and worked with the country’s largest Domino’s franchise to electrify its delivery fleet. Also, a leader in renewable energy, Mississippi Power partnered with the Naval Construction Battalion Center to install the first microgrid at a Navy facility. The company was among the first to introduce utility scale solar in the state with nearly 160 MW of renewable energy produced, enough to power 23,000 homes for a year. Mississippi Power’s mission is to provide world-class value to our customers and communities every day.

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: 6064

Job Category: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Mississippi Power

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