Southern Company Distribution Supervisor - Valdosta , GA in Valdosta, Georgia

Distribution Supervisor - Valdosta , GA


Distribution Supervisor – Valdosta (1 opening)

NOTE: Successful Candidate must be located within a reasonable commuting distance of the Operating Headquarters for timely arrival during emergency response situations. Relocation assistance is available if needed.


The Valdosta Operating Headquarters will have 4 functionalized workgroups that provide the primary line crew support for Thomas, Brooks, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Cook counties. This position will supervise a total of 11 line crew personnel that support the overhead and underground distribution related construction activities. Other duties include customer interactions, and coordination with sales, engineering, customer service, and contractors.


  • Lead employees to include Safety Excellence principles in their work practices.

  • Provide employees regular, constructive performance feedback and support them in their personal development.

  • Ensure that crew members are working efficiently and helping the headquarters to achieve its Capital/O&M budget and capital maintenance goals.

  • Develop strong collaboration between the crew and engineering teams to provide world class value to our customers.

  • Respond consistently and provide leadership in outage situations and participate in the region SERP plan.

  • Coordinate resources to complete multiple jobs, minimize customer outage time, and reduce property damage by crews.

  • Adhere to Distribution Procedures, Distribution Bulletins, OSHA and NESC rules, and Southern Company distribution construction standards.

  • Support continued efforts to incorporate Human Performance into our culture

  • Help Valdosta Distribution Area meet or exceed assigned Distribution Goals

  • Effectively communicate goals, company performance and other pertinent information to workgroup

  • Minimize DIMS charges, monitor crew performance vs. estimates, control tool purchases, minimize non-productive time, and reduce costs and improve productivity.

  • Maintain proper condition of safety equipment, tools, and vehicles.

  • Ensure proper documentation of time, materials, and property damages.

  • Return red-lined prints and completed folders promptly.

  • Ensure all compliance controls are fully understood and adhered to by employees.

  • Ensure ARCOS records of employee availability are accurately maintained.

  • Build strong relationships with Management Teams JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Further education and/or training preferred

Job Experience

  • Seven years of distribution construction and/or distribution experience in a power utility company AND knowledge of the construction, maintenance, and restoration of both overhead and underground systems.

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing Section "0", Smith Driving System, NESC, Distribution Bulletins, DOPs, Tagging and Switching Procedures, Distribution Construction Standards, DOT requirements, environmental guidelines, and applicable OSHA regulations.

  • Working knowledge of IBEW Local 84 Distribution MOA, Customer Service Standards, Franchise Manual, and applicable employee-related policies and guidelines.

  • Proven supervisor experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership in Distribution.

  • Performance management experience and/or insightful understanding of the process of setting clear expectations and holding others accountable.

  • Preferred experience working within or understanding of matrix organizations (i.e. Distribution Areas, DCC, Distribution Const., E&C, Maintenance, & MTS, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience or ability to quickly learn applications that include but are not limited to: ARMS, ARCOS, CSS, TCMS Web, Dist View, JETS, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to manage resources to achieve results on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent analysis/decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal / leadership skills.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Distribution accounting procedures and ability to manage a budget.

  • Knowledge of CSO performance measures in Achieving Safety Excellence, Valuing Employees, Enhancing Customer Value, Growing Profitability, and Strengthening External Effectiveness.

  • Ability to team with other Distribution employees across traditional territorial boundaries.


  • Substation 200 qualified or the experience-ability to become qualified.

  • Available for Storm duty and to travel with storm teams as needed.

  • Must participate in the on-call rotation.

  • Ability to work outside at job sites on uneven terrain and in adverse weather conditions.

Behavioral Attributes Required

  • Maintains strong safety focus and Safety Excellence.

  • Contributes to overall positive teamwork environment.

  • Shares resources and equipment with others for overall Company productivity.

  • Sets clear expectations for team members.

  • Takes personal ownership for results.

  • Displays sense of urgency to achieve "Very Satisfied" customers.

  • Demonstrates initiative - does not wait for guidance from immediate supervisor.

  • Resolves conflict using “Our Values”.

  • Trains and develops others to perform so they can independently achieve results.

  • Adapts positively to change.

  • Demonstrates support for management initiatives.

  • Builds effective relationships both internally and externally and at all levels.

  • Seeks to enhance his/her own personal development.

  • Understands and embraces the value of diversity.

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 (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.


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Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-South Georgia-Valdosta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

GPC Operating - 200 Miller St (200VALDOSTA)

200 Miller St

Valdosta, 31601

Req ID: GPC2006435