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Company Name:
Georgia System Operations Corporation
Approximate Salary:
89100.00 - 131800.00 Per Year
Tucker, Georgia
United States
Engineering - Electrical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior or Principal Engineer

Position: Senior or Principal Engineer
Company: Georgia System Operations Corporation
Salary: $89,100 - $131,800 base plus bonus, benefits, 401k match and more
Contact: Jamie Johnston,

As an engineer for Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC), a member of the electric utility industry, you’ll support the GSOC System Control Center (SCC) by providing expertise in the following areas:

You will be critical in ensuring one-line diagrams are accurate and relay data sheets/operating instructions are up-to-date. Also, you will analyze forced outages and significant events and provide engineering support to the GSOC Operators. You will be expected to provide technical recommendations and detailed presentations on Integrated Transmission System operations, switching issues, and SCADA requirements to all levels of GSOC and other business partners.

The successful engineer will understand and analyze engineering standards, NERC Reliability Standards, and security standards of the Integrated Transmission System of Georgia. From that knowledge, you will create and/or modify GSOC guidelines, procedures, and policies to support the GSOC SCC.

You will serve as mentor to less experienced engineers.   As representative of GSOC Operations, you will coordinate with various departments on:

  • Outages and operating conditions
  • SCADA Alarm Issues
  • Equipment mis-operations
  • Metering issues
  • RTU end to end testing


Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field


Senior: 6-9 years engineering experience in supporting transmission control room operations in an electric utility company or in an engineering position performing planning, design, protection & controls, or project management for transmission or distribution systems.  Should be knowledgeable in most of the following areas:  ECS network modeling and applications, NERC standards relating to transmission planning and operation, switching practices, substation design practices, system protection and control, project management practices, SCADA systems.

Principal: At least ten years of experience in the electric utility industry as outlined above for the Senior level. Experience could include Transmission Planning, Protection, Relaying, or Field Test Engineering.

Equivalent Experience

Senior: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field with five years engineering experience in one or more of the above stated areas and an additional five years of experience in other electric utility related areas.

Principal: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field with five years engineering experience in one or more of the above stated areas and an additional ten years of experience in other electric utility related areas.

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations

EIT or PE certification desired but not required. Must be certified (or become certified in 6 months) to perform switching on the ITS and maintain an adequate level of competence. Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC's CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 - Personnel Risk Assessment.

Specialized Skills

Knowledge of Transmission Operations and Planning with specific background in four of the following areas: Transmission switching, distribution substation switching, substation maintenance, substation protective relay operation, settings, and testing, load flow analysis, reliability reporting, system event/outage analysis and investigation. Must be proficient in PC spreadsheet and database applications.  Experience with utility energy management systems desired.  Excellent oral/written communication skills and effective speaking/presentation abilities.


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