Southern Company Plant Project Engineer – Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical (Plants Wansley & Yates) in Roopville, Georgia

Plant Project Engineer – Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical (Plants Wansley & Yates)


Plant Project Engineer – Wansley & Yates

This posting serves to fill a Plant Engineer position in support of following Georgia Power Company (GPC) generation plants:

- Plant Wansley (Carrollton, GA) – primary location

- Plant Yates (Newnan, GA)


This engineer will be responsible for engineering related activities at a coal fired generating plant. This position is responsible for providing plant technical support and developing long term plans and budgets to maintain and improve equipment performance. Power Generation Engineers manage small and large capital and O&M projects, follow prescribed procedures and, under direct supervision, conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components.


  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required

  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree preferred (M.S. in Business or Engineering a plus)

  • Professional Engineer registration is a plus


The following “Experience Requirements” outline the desired experience we are seeking as it relates to the engineering discipline.

Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineers

  • 2 years minimum mechanical, civil or chemical engineering experience, with majority of experience in coal fired power plants or other related industrial experience

  • Industrial experience covers design, maintenance and/or operation of the following types of equipment: pumps, motors, air/motor operated valves, manual valves, fans, condensers, boilers and turbines.

  • Project management experience preferred


Electrical Engineers

  • 2 years minimum electrical and/or controls background

  • Electrical experience covers range of the following equipment: variable frequency drives or "soft-start" mechanisms, DC emergency power systems including battery chargers, uninterruptible power supplies, bus fast transfer and maintenance switches, 600V - 13.8kV switchgear, electrostatic precipitators, excitation systems, and generator support systems such as seal oil and stator cooling.

  • Controls experience covers range of the following: electronics, instrumentation, program configuration, distributed/process control systems, PLC's, DCS, plant electrical maintenance

  • Project management experience preferred


  • Provide outage/project management, project budget management, long term maintenance strategies and technical support to the plant

  • Monitor plant performance and make recommendations to improve heat rate

  • Utilize computer business tools to develop and justify budgets, write work orders, order material, develop project schedules, and monitor equipment.

  • Initiate, troubleshoot and review root cause analyses for system equipment failures

  • Work with Southern Company Services, OEM's and system owners at other plants to stay current of any upgrades or concerns that affect the plant and communicate these needs to plant management, corporate management, and peer groups.


  • Proven Leadership Skills

  • Good oral/written communication skills and ability to work effectively with varied individuals (craft personnel, support staff, supervisory staff, and management) is a must

  • Strong organizational, administrative, time management, project management, facilitation and analytical skills are required

  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers and the ability to learn numerous software applications quickly

  • Self-motivation and demonstrated initiative is crucial for this position

  • Ability to interface with vendors and contractors while representing the best interests of Southern Company


  • Must be available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays as needed.

  • May require some extended work hours.

  • Relocation assistance is available


  • 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.


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 (6) months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

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 at (NYSE: SO at ) 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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Carrollton

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Newnan, Georgia-North Georgia-Roopville, Georgia

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Yates - 708 Dyer Road (708NEWNAN)

708 Dyer Road

Newnan, 30263

Plant Wansley - Liberty Church Road (1ROOPVILLE)

Liberty Church Road

Roopville, 30170

Req ID: GPC2006433