Program Mgr

Atlanta, GA


This position supports the EDGE Portfolio and Governance Manager by overseeing a team of data analysts in coordinating the organizational governance of enterprise data processes, the internal data platform, and decision support insights. This role is responsible for the delegation of tasks of the front-end portfolio management team tasked with demand intake, triage & prioritization, and completion of a full assessment of required support for each project. This program manager governs the ownership of projects and relationship development between EDGE and our Gas business partners.

This position follows a hybrid work schedule. Employees are required to be in the office three (3) days per week.

This position may be filled as a level GSE06 or GSE07. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.


  • Govern and mentor a team of data analysts responsible for leading the intake process and requirements gathering of multiple technical projects occurring simultaneously.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans outlining scope, timelines, resource requirements, and deliverables.

  • Lead project management, implementation, and documentation of technical projects requested by business partners across Southern Company Gas.

  • Monitor project progress addressing any issues that may arise during the project lifecycle.

  • Support the Demand & Governance Manager in executing and overseeing the project demand roadmap.

  • Proactively identify potential risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for new project requests and portfolio management.

  • Oversee performance management of data analysts.

  • Facilitate communication between team members, stakeholders, and other relevant parties.

  • Consolidate project costs estimates and manage project budgets ensuring financial accountability.

  • Seek opportunities for process and system improvements that provide increased efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Be a change agent using data supported recommendations to implement best practices and process improvement.

  • Promote and be a champion of Safety-First safety initiatives for work team.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Management, Business Analytics, Information Systems and/or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Advanced degree and/or PMP certification is a plus.


  • 3+ years of experience in data management, report solutioning, and managing of cross-functional project teams and multiple projects.

  • Collaborating with stakeholders, IT and other technical groups (data scientists, data engineers, data architects) to define project objectives and goals.

  • Intermediate to advanced expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, and other database and reporting tools.

  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated work experience in problem solving, multitasking, and prioritization.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in applications within MS Office Suite.

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.

  • Advanced data visualization proficiency in Power BI and MS PowerPoint.

  • Experience working cross-functionally in a highly matrixed organization.

  • Executive-level presentation skill, as well as effective verbal and written communication of complex analytical concepts.

  • Managing a team of direct reports and overseeing performance management.

Skills & Abilities

  • Significant knowledge in data management, portfolio management and implementation leadership in technical data areas.

  • Ability to interpret complex data sets into actionable insights.

  • Ability to inform and influence stakeholders based on findings.

  • Collaboration with multiple business functions.

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional project team.

  • Possess at least intermediate level of skills in Strategy Development, Strategy Execution, Project Management, Relationship Building & Influencing, Communication, Presentation, Team Building, Cultural Awareness, and Change Management.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and manage competing deadlines.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong ability to communicate business objectives to executive leadership.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to lead 2+ analysts in delegating and overseeing daily tactical responsibilities.

  • Ability to develop and assess performance management for 2+ direct reports.


  • This position can require some travel – approximately 15% per year.


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of over four million U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to a supply of clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 5557

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

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