Southern Company Transmission Specialist - GIS (Forest Park) for Georgia Power in Forest Park, Georgia

Transmission Specialist - GIS (Forest Park) for Georgia Power


Transmission Specialist – GIS at Georgia Power

Work Location: Forest Park, GA


To assist in editing, correcting and creating GIS data and updating associated databases for electric transmission facilities. In addition, the individual will support hardware, database applications and GIS software applications associated with transmission line mapping, inspection, maintenance, repair and overall asset management. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work well in a team environment and demonstrate the skills to successfully handle tasks individually.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills )

The candidate must have a B.S. in GIS, geography, engineering or related field. A minimum of 3 years professional GIS experience is required. Experience with ArcView, ArcInfo and/or ArcGIS is a must. Experience with VB/VBA, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, RDBMS, and/or ArcGIS Server as well as ArcFM, FME, Python, Oracle, SQL, MS Access or HTML is a plus. Occasional travel (10%) to support field personnel and learn core business is required. Must have strong oral and written communication skills.


The position will include activities, in an ESRI software environment, such as data maintenance, map production, QA/QC and representing user needs during application development. Application end user support with internal customers with a wide variety of skills and experience levels is also required. This position requires a motivated individual that can perform and initiate tasks in an independent manner to successfully handle transmission line support responsibilities.


Must hold safety as a personal value and exhibit safe behaviors on and off the job

Exhibit high degree of initiative and personal responsibility.

Work well with diverse groups, tailoring communication methods appropriately for targeted audience

Must have a strong work ethic, be innovative, flexible and work well within a team of talented individuals to achieve overall business unit goals.

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 months prior to applying for this position

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 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 Level: Individual Contributor

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

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

Work Location(s):

160 Lake Mirror Road - 160 Lake Mirror Road (160FORESTPARK)

160 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2005257