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Southern Company IT Manager (Plant Hatch) in Baxley, Georgia

IT Manager (Plant Hatch)


IT MANAGER, SNC – Plant Hatch


The Hatch IT Manager is a mid-level manager position that provides on-site technical leadership and oversight of the on-site Nuclear Technology Solutions (NTS) team located at Plant Hatch. This position provides 24/7, “first” responder support for all site technology issues involving software applications, telecommunications, network support and desktop support. The Hatch IT Manager also serves as a member of the Southern Nuclear Site Vice President (VP) Senior Leadership Team (SLT). This includes representing Nuclear Technology Solutions (NTS) in both tactical and strategic SLT meetings (day-to-day and quarterly off-site). Additionally, the Site IT Manager is required to comply with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. This includes the requirement to successfully pass (>80%) NRC and SNC yearly required exams, initial/random Federal Drug Testing program, psychological testing and criminal background investigations to ensure a drug/alcohol free work environment and to ensure employees are trustworthy and reliable.

The Hatch IT Manager is also responsible for effectively managing financial resources, including SCS functional and billing budgets within the SNC project capital budget. Other responsibilities include managing all Hatch site and assigned SNC IT fleet projects and initiatives. Broad technical and business acumen, as well as the ability to think strategically and act tactically, are important dimensions for success in this leadership role. As this position is a mid-level manager position, 6 – 10 years of experience in on-site information technology and/or site nuclear power generation is required. Individuals not meeting the preferred requirements, will be offered the position commensurate with their qualifications.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related technical field preferred. A master’s degree is advantageous.

  • 6-10 plus years of site experience in nuclear business unit or on-site information technology experience is required

  • Previous leadership experience as supervisor/management or lead experience is preferred.

  • Day to day on-site supervision is required; telecommuting is very limited and only approved on a case-by-case basis.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience leading diverse teams to deliver significant projects on time and within budget

  • Knowledge and understanding of the nuclear business unit or information technology experience is desired

  • Previous supervisory, lead or managerial experience preferred but not required.

  • Fundamental knowledge of how IT adds value to these organizations. Experience in nuclear generation is advantageous.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop a results-oriented team; able to develop employees and successors; ability to lead through change; effective performance management; exemplifies Southern Style.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral & written communication skills; able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, clients and IT management; ability to make presentations to all levels of employees/management/executives.

  • Demonstrates good business judgment with ability to formulate and implement strategic & operational business plans, consistent with Southern Company, Southern Nuclear, and IT goals.

  • Demonstrated knowledge to prepare and manage functional O&M and capital budgets

  • Demonstrated customer service focus.

  • Ability to leverage a diverse work team and create an inclusive work environment.

  • Ability to blend technology with business needs to achieve business improvements.

  • Ability to provide strategic direction for Southern Nuclear IT investments with emphasis on standardization on excellence among the nuclear projects.


  • Ability to negotiate and influence others

  • Demonstrate Southern Style: unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment

  • Expert analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to learn new technologies and apply them

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and conflicting priorities

  • Solid understanding of change management and controls

  • Builds productive relationships with a focus on cooperation & teamwork

  • Comprehensive customer service skills; delivers consistently on customer commitments

  • Strong interpersonal skills; communicates effectively (oral & written) with all levels of client, peer and IT management

  • Convey complex technical issues in business terms

  • Understanding of engineering/analysis/design discipline and methodology

  • Maintains a balance between analysis and implementation, and theoretical and practical

  • Knowledge of business management, specifically in dealing with multiple projects involving architecture platforms and complex technologies

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (Primary responsibilities of the job)

  • Manage and develop an effective, diverse workforce with highly technical skills. The incumbent must attract, develop, motivate, and retain employees, provide strong performance management direction; provide leadership through ongoing change; and provide continuous learning opportunities for employees.

  • Ensure all site IT activities and systems are built according to plant design, IT Standards, and meet all NRC regulations.

  • Manage the organization (24x7 operations) as a business with emphasis on reliable operations for the computing infrastructure, communications systems, and applications; delivering high quality service that meets the needs of the customer in the changing business environment; ensuring financial performance and stewardship are at the core of all decisions

  • Provide technology solutions to business problems to meet or exceed customer's expectations for functionality, quality, cost, and timely delivery.

  • Conduct business in accordance with SCS & SNC policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g., NRC, SOX, NIRMA, etc.).

  • Ensure all IT investments have a written business case; been reviewed, approved and prioritized by the Corporate Project Review Committee – Information Technology committee and have appropriate business unit sponsorship

  • Ensure a corporate, fleet or system-wide perspective is considered in all technology and process design activities.

  • Less than 10% travel is expected.


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SCS2010079