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Transmission TMC Line Engineer – Brunswick

Location: Brunswick TMC (Brunswick, Ga)

Reports to: Carrie Walton, TMA Manager

Job Summary

This Transmission Line Engineer position reports to the Transmission Maintenance Area (TMA) Manager and is responsible for leading the Brunswick TMC area line maintenance program, preparing and closing capital and maintenance work orders, coordinating material needs, overseeing maintenance and inspection programs and contractors, entering and reviewing data, coordinating work activities with other departments, patrolling transmission lines, coordinating repairs on transmission lines and associated equipment, attending Planning & Pre-construction meetings, and providing technical support to the TMC Line crew. The transmission maintenance engineer must have a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and possess excellent customer service skills for interaction with customers and property owners.

This position will be filled at Level 3-6 Exempt dependent upon the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate. The successful candidate must live within commutable distance of Brunswick, Ga or be willing to quickly relocate. This position is located in Brunswick. Relocation assistance available, if qualified.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Lead the day to day activities of the Brunswick TMC Lines team. Support the daily activities of Transmission Contract Line Maintenance crew for Brunswick TMC.
Develop and schedule the Brunswick TMC Lines Maintenance work plan.
Assist the Line crews in ensuring that all transmission line work complies with the current Georgia Power Company specifications and standards.
Have no Operational Incidents and achieve SAIDI and SAIFI goals for the year.
Track and operate within the O&M budget monthly.
Track and operate within the Capital budget monthly.
Support Brunswick TMC Line crews with complex or unique clearance requests.
Support hot stick work as necessary.
Assist the TMC Line crews with the access requirements of a job and in acquiring specialized equipment as needed.
Assist with switching as needed.
Help ensure complete and accurate transmission line data and documentation, including STOMP data.
Support the review of all Transmission Line aerial inspection reports and initiate appropriate action.
Monitor and maintain instantaneous operation information and assist with information gathering on all other operation/lockout events detailed in “post incident” reports.
Investigate all outages/operations per the Patrol Procedure for Bulk Power Lines Operations to discover and report root cause. Utilize foot patrols, aerial patrols as necessary. Evaluate system outages to ensure proper operation of equipment and that methods of restoration were efficient.
Ensure the timely completion of all documentation including Morning Report follow-up, assignment of ULs, ProCard, Invoice auditing and WO closeout.
Interface directly with all external requestors.
Participate in the Brunswick TMC Line Maintenance on-call rotation to provide trouble response and outage restoration; the on call rotation participants are the Line engineer and Line Forman for the Brunswick area.
Assist Line specialist in completion of required maintenance of transmission line switches to include routine inspections and repairs, as needed.
Support capital transmission line projects for the Brunswick TMC by participating in planning and pre-construction meetings.
Assist Line Specialist in coordinating and scheduling transmission line switch installations, as needed.
Assist Line Engineering in analyzing existing line and ROW (right of way) conditions.
Work with Transmission Support to solve technical line issues as well as best practices within Line Maintenance.
Monitor the progress of construction.
Coordinate and assist in performing final line inspections.
Support Contract Transmission Line Crews working for the TMC.
Order materials, arrange outages, coordinate permits, clearances, switching, and traffic control.
Ensure that all work performed by contract crews working for the TMC is completed per GPC standards, on schedule, and within budget constraints.
Verify and track contract crew invoices.
Provide Comptroller with UL estimates at the end of each month.
Work with other TMC Transmission Line Engineers/Specialists to become proficient in the installation and maintenance of transmission line switches and motor operators.
Focus on Safety Excellence. Assist in providing a safe working environment for all Transmission line activities in the Brunswick TMC. Apply Human Performance tools, concepts and processes to foster continuous improvement in safety performance.
Work with storm teams following major weather events. This may require out of state travel.
Lead the technical portion of storm response with regards to Transmission Line outages in the Brunswick TMC area.
Develop relationships with other workgroups within Power Delivery and External Affairs.
Job Requirements

Education Requirements:
B.S. Degree in Engineering required. Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering Degree preferred
Experience Requirements
Transmission Line Maintenance and / or Transmission Line Design experience (strongly preferred)
Transmission Line Construction is a plus
Power Delivery Operations is a plus
Must be experienced at responding in support of trouble or outage restoration.
Some overnight travel is required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of transmission line maintenance methods and specifications is required.
Must have positive attitude and work well with other team members
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to read and understand civil drawings, construction drawings, and AutoCAD files and drawings
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of efficiency
Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications
Behavioral Attributes
Must be a safety champion and adhere to all Principles of World-Class Safety
Committed to team environment
Takes personal ownership of projects and assignments
Candidate must exhibit Our Values
Candidate must be innovative, take initiative, and demonstrate personal responsibility, decisiveness and flexibility
Candidate must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment and can interface with a diverse group of individuals
The successful candidate must be able to handle heavy workloads, time pressures, multiple tasking, conflicting demands, and must be able to work well both independently and as a team member
Other Requirements
Must serve on the TMC on-call rotation, and be available for overtime/weekend work as needed.
Must be able to meet requirements necessary to be placed on the GPC official switching and clearance list
This is considered a safety sensitive position.
Must be able to drive a company vehicle.

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 www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

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 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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Brunswick

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Brunswick Oper Hdqtrs – 3951 Community Road (3951BRUNSWICK)

3951 Community Road

Brunswick, 31520

Req ID: GPC2009066