Distribution System Operator

Distribution System Operator

May be filled at an exempt level 3-5 based on the knowledge, skills and abilities of the successful candidate

Summary of Position Duties

This position provides support to Distribution Operations, CSC and Business Offices in PD- Mobile area. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and executing switching, directing emergency power restoration efforts, coordinating switching and operations with the ACC and Substation groups as necessary. Monitoring and operating the distribution automation system (SCADA) and taking action as needed. Various system applications are used such as IDMS, OMS, CSS, ARMS, DARTS and ARCOS.

Job Experience

    • Must pass SDOP (Southern Company Distribution Operating Procedure) test and be added to the Distribution Official Switching and Clearance List within the first 6 months
    • Bachelors in Engineering or the following job experience preferred (5 years of experience desired)
    • Power Delivery Distribution / Transmission / Substation
    • Generation
    • Experience as an Operator in a control room environment or closely related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to effectively supervise and direct the work of others
    • Ability to effectively establish work priorities and to plan work to meet established time frames
    • Excellent situational awareness and strong decision – making ability
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and stress
    • Positive Influence on others and display a positive attitude
    • Effectively interact with others as a part of a team effort and gain cooperation
    • Ability to communicate well through spoken and written word

Other Requirements

    • Ability to work a combination of 8 and 10 hour rotating shifts
    • Will be required to work nights, weekends, holidays and be available for callout and hold over extra time
    • CritiCall testing required

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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 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: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Mobile Area-Mobile

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

ENT- Hillcrest Mobile Office - 6369 Airport Blvd. (6369MOBILE)
6369 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, 36608

Req ID: APC2005051 

Company Name:
Southern Company
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
NW Atlanta, Georgia
United States
System Operator
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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