"Using drone footage allows us to visualize sites in a unique way and we can engineer sites using survey information collected from the drone. There's something to be said about a perspective that we don't normally get to see."
Paul Schneider joined the Georgia Power Community & Economic Development engineering team in 2016. A certified drone pilot, Paul has been instrumental in upgrading the team's drone technology initiatives, improving visualization of sites and topography throughout the state. Paul's work also includes locating potential building sites, helping prospects envision how a building would fit there, coordinating with partners to check water, power, and sewer information, and building 3D models to translate data into the customer's vision..
Before moving to the C&ED team, Paul worked for Georgia Power as a senior transmission specialist. His focus there was GIS and application support, working on Southern Company projects to support transmission, electric systems, and aerial patrol. He also worked in GIS in North Carolina, and won an award for his work in international crime mapping. Paul also served in the U.S. Army infantry for eight years.
Paul and his wife Desiree live in Newnan, Georgia. They met in high school, and began dating after the Army. Their kids are Zoe, 10, and Spencer, 6- and a Boxer named Rio. Paul's favorite hobbies are woodworking, making homemade wine, and hanging out with his family. One day, he hopes to climb Mt. Ranier.