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Project/Construction Manager - Georgia Hydro Projects

Southern Company
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Project/Construction Manager - Georgia Hydro Projects
SCS Technical Shared Services (TSS), Projects East Department
This position will be located at the Bartlett's Ferry Hydro Dam near Columbus, GA


This position is responsible for all TSS managed project aspects at all GPC Hydro plants in the Chattahoochee River system:

  • Morgan Falls
  • Bartlett's Ferry
  • Goat Rock
  • Oliver
  • North highlands
  • Flint River
  • Riverview/Langdale/Crow hop

This includes responsibility for all activities associated with engineering, contracting, procurement, installation, start up, and maintaining appropriate project controls throughout the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for the scope, budget, implementation plan, and schedule for each site necessary to complete the project while meeting project goals.

This position will have direct responsibility and oversight for the project site, construction activities, contract management, cost management, and contractor management for all project sites. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of professionals at all sites for the successful completion of these projects.

This position will be filled as a Project/Construction Manager - Level 7 and will report to the GPC Hydro Project Manager.


  • Expected travel will be approximately 50%
  • Majority of travel will be localized within the Georgia Power Hydro Generating Fleet - Columbus, GA to North Atlanta (all plants are within a 3-hour radius)
  • Travel will be mostly day-trip and mileage will be covered by company (i.e. rental car, expense reimbursement, etc.)



  • B.S. in Engineering, Construction, or another related field preferred
  • Project Management Professional or similar accreditation/professional license beneficial


  • Experience required in project management as related to engineering, procurement, construction, and startup
  • Plant outage management experience preferred
  • Ability to manage outside contractor resources
  • Leadership role directing activities of direct reports or team
  • Power plant operation or prior assignments within a power plant is a plus
  • Experience with managing project scope, budgets, and schedules
  • Experience with performance management
  • Resolution of issues relative to contractors and contract issues
  • Assessing and mitigating risk on a continuous basis
  • Must be alert for changing conditions on the project site and effectively and efficiently manage these changes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Southern Company Generation Project Delivery Process (PDP) is strongly desired
  • Knowledge required of engineering, procurement and construction processes
  • Must possess strong project management and organizational skills
  • Must possess the ability to build strong working relationships with internal departments, plant management, and other project interfaces
  • Must have the ability to lead a strong, diverse team
  • Must possess the skills to balance customer satisfaction priorities with those deriving from project and compliance strategy restraints
  • Ability to coordinate outside resources as required and integrate them into Southern Company processes
  • Have the ability to manage multiple project and activities simultaneously and effectively prioritize
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required
  • Must be flexible, adapting easily to changing priorities


  • Consistent demonstration of Southern Company Values - Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance.
  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record
  • Ability to lead and leverage team strengths while addressing team opportunities


  • Relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area


  • 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***

Together with our subsidiaries, we deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to our 9 million customers. Our focus is doing so with service excellence.

That means we are leaders who take action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. We create community value through energy, social, economic, and environmental progress.

We do this through electric operating companies in three states and natural gas distribution companies in four. Our family of companies draw on diverse energy sources to create the best mix for our service areas, including electricity, natural gas, solar power, carbon-free nuclear, and other sustainable sources.

We leverage our leading distributed energy infrastructure company and other innovative technology to better serve every customer. Our competitive, national generation company serves wholesale customers, and our family includes a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services.

We have positioned diversity and inclusion as critical to our success enabling us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve at the center of all that we do.

Southern Company believes all employees should feel welcome, valued, respected and heard. Our goal is a workplace in which all employees contribute to their fullest and a workforce that reflects our customers and communities. We accomplish this by valuing and leveraging the full range of differences and similarities we bring to our teams, customers and communities.

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  • 2023 100% Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (7th consecutive year)
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    • Southern Company (No. 1 in Alabama, No. 5 in Georgia)
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    • No. 14 - Top Company for Executive Diversity Councils
  • 2022 Global 200 – Forbes
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    • No. 15 overall, top utility
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