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Power System Coordinator

Company: The Southern Company
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Power System Coordinator


Power System Coordinator

This position holds primary responsibility for the real time monitoring, operation, and control of the Bulk Power Transmission system at MPC.

Responsibilities include:

* Minute-to-minute monitoring and control of the bulk electric power system under normal system conditions.

* Analysis and evaluation of the system, determination of restoration actions and implementation of those actions under abnormal system conditions.

* The ability to remain current in understanding and implementation of all NERC compliance standards.

Education Requirements:

* A thorough understanding of the operation of an electric system is necessary.

* A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is desirable (not required) and may be considered in lieu of experience.

Experience Requirements:

* Prior experience in Transmission Systems required (Substations, Transmission Lines, Operations, or Protection & Controls).

* Extensive knowledge and/or experience in transmission system operations and characteristics is desired.

* Extensive knowledge and/or experience in substation equipment and their operating characteristics is desired.

* General knowledge and/or experience in generation control, system protection, and system control is desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The successful candidate must possess:

* thorough knowledge of interconnected power systems operations.

* excellent written and oral communications skills.

* comprehensive computer skills in order to utilize numerous computer applications.

* the leadership and other interpersonal skills required to work with other professionals in a team environment.

* the ability to handle multiple inputs and tasks at one time, prioritize work and provide leadership during critical system events.

* superior problem solving skills and be comfortable making decisions with limited input and extreme time constraints.

Other Requirements:

* This position requires shift work on a rotational basis working shifts which are 12 hours in length. Shifts include days, nights, and weekends.

* Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Standard of Conduct must be signed and adhered to.

* The applicant must already possess or be able to obtain within one year, certification by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) as a Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator, in order to perform the position's operational responsibilities.

Additional Information:

* Relocation will be considered for this position.

* Please provide a resume with your submission.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

MPC Operations Center (16006gulfport)

16006 Vick Road

Gulfport, 39503

Req ID: MPC2002250

Keywords: The Southern Company, Gulf Port , Power System Coordinator, Other , Gulfport, Mississippi

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