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Southern Company Project Controls Cost Team Lead – East (Georgia) in North Georgia, Georgia

Project Controls Cost Team Lead – East (Georgia)


T&PS - Project Controls Cost Team Lead

Technical & Project Solutions, Project Services Department

This posting is for one Project Controls Cost Team Lead position:

East Lead – Will be in support of the generating facilities in the Georgia Power footprint.


  • This position will be located in the Atlanta metro area, however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • This position will require a mix of both field and office work.

  • Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


This position is responsible for the oversight of the Technical and Project Solutions (T&PS) Project Controls Cost team for the East region. This includes:

  • Providing direction and implementation of Project Controls Cost policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Ensuring Project Controls Cost deliverables meet and/or exceed stakeholder expectations.

  • Providing strategic planning for all aspects of project cost tracking / analyzing. This position may have full time and/or supplemental direct reports.



  • College diploma or university degree in an engineering, technical, or business field or minimum 7 years equivalent experience preferred.


  • Minimum 5 years working directly in project controls/project management/construction management highly preferred.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment required.

  • Experience with EPC projects (engineering, procurement, construction, and startup) highly preferred.

  • Experience supervising a team, setting priorities, managing resources, and putting strategic objectives into place highly preferred.

  • Experience using Power Plan, Maximo, Oracle, and other associated cost tracking tools required.

  • Experience performing cost tracking and analysis on large T&PS managed EPC type projects highly preferred.


  • Knowledge of project cost tracking techniques along with knowledge of project controls methods and procedures.

  • Knowledge of construction and engineering productivity/earned value management.

  • Knowledge of contract strategies/methodologies.

  • Knowledge of project management principles.


  • Must be able to lead and develop a diverse workforce, maximize team effectiveness, set high expectations of those around them and hold employees accountable for those expectations.

  • Experience in organizing and managing multiple projects at the same time. Proven ability to plan and ability to discern problems that need immediate attention versus those that allow more time to resolve.

  • Proven experience in written and verbal communications to diverse audiences and ability to tailor communication accordingly.

  • Sets a priority on customer satisfaction and delivering valuable products.

  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Takes initiative to identify process gaps and to develop solutions.

  • Innovative learner with the ability to bring fresh ideas to the team.

  • Self-motivated with attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to perform all job requirements with minimal supervision.

  • Exhibit ability to work closely with project and construction managers, procurement, and departmental members to ensure consistency and standardization on all projects.


  1. Cost Management: Supervises the cost team for the East region and ensures T&PS Project Controls standards are being met.

  2. Cost Reporting: Oversees the project cost reporting for the East region. Ensures all projects receive accurate and timely cost reports needed to support effective project management.

  3. Customer Relations: Serves as interface between Project Controls and customers. Implements recommended actions and improvements within their assigned region. Works closely with other Team Leads to ensure consistent implementation of Project Controls deliverables. Exhibits ability to work well with project managers, portfolio managers, procurement, engineering, construction, project controls, and accounting personnel.

  4. Strategic Planning: Proactively investigates shortcomings and unserved needs and prepares recommendations and business cases as appropriate. Assesses effectiveness of improvement initiatives post-implementation and plans corrective actions as appropriate. Communicates strategic plans to ensure understanding and shared vision.

  5. Performance Management: Supervises and manages daily activities of a team of full time and/or supplemental direct reports. Achieves superior business results across a diverse workgroup. Motivates employees to exhibit Our Values in all areas by example.

Other Attributes

  • Dedication to an accident-free work environment with strict adherence to all safety and compliance requirements.

  • Must lead by example and ensure equity and fairness in interactions with others.

  • Conduct yourself in a manner that builds trust and confidence with coworkers, contractors, supervisors, and management.

Travel Requirements

  • Regular site visits within region required.

  • Travel will be minimum 25%.


  • Some relocation assistance may be available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Benefit Pension 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 America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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 Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta, Georgia-Central Georgia, Georgia-North Georgia

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2011000