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Southern Company Transmission Civil Estimating Engineer/Designer in Alabama

Transmission Civil Estimating Engineer/Designer


Transmission Civil Estimating Engineer/Designer

Technical & Project Solutions, Substation Engineering

This position will be based out of The Energy Center in Birmingham, AL


This position is responsible for providing scoping, estimating, and conceptual design services in support of Alabama Power Company’s (APC) substation civil-site development. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting APC’s transmission capital projects through complete and accurate cost estimates, substation site selection feedback, and providing project scope recommendations. The position will predominately support Alabama Power Company projects, but will sometimes assist with the other Southern Company Entities.

Work Location:

  • This position will be based out of The Energy Center in Birmingham, AL

  • Flexibility available for work schedule and remote teleworking, provided the selected candidate could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis


  • The position will require field visits and may involve occasional overnight travel

  • Expected travel, approximately 25%


  • Some relocation assistance may be available if the successful candidate does not already reside within a reasonable commute distance of Birmingham


  • Create a safe and ethical work environment through total personal commitment to safety excellence

  • Apply civil engineering expertise to accurately "scope" projects and to provide quality cost and duration estimates in a timely fashion

  • Develop detailed conceptual design packages used to produce accurate cost estimates and project schedules and as the basis for detailed design activities

  • Provide work direction and oversight for supplemental staff as needed

  • Participate in, support, and lead as appropriate, Southern Company Transmission activities and initiatives

  • Serve as a damage assessment team member after major storms after receiving the company-provided training

  • Attend site visits throughout Alabama and Mississippi, to review proposed substation locations, potential interconnections, and existing substations requiring potential footprint modifications



  • BS Degree in Engineering (Civil preferred) or applicable degree and experience

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is a plus


  • Experience with Civil Site Development required

  • Experience in Transmission Civil Design preferred

  • Experience working with Operating Company personnel is a plus

  • Demonstrated leadership on projects involving multiple work groups and departments

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to successfully implement and lead safe work behaviors in the workplace

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain peer and customer relationships across organizational lines

  • Proven ability to build consensus and achieve results through the effective use of persuasive communication and formal presentation skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to satisfactorily complete performance management and to lead effectively in a team environment

  • Time management skills sufficient to help manage projects of the team with various priorities and competing deadlines

  • Demonstrated risk-assessment skills for use in guiding decisions on design alternatives.

  • Proven problem-solving skills

  • Working knowledge of TEAMS, Vault, TSmart, Transview, OneNote, TrueView / Autocad, and FEMA Flood Map Information

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Model Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" spirit, and champion Southern Company’s work and safety procedures and guidelines

  • Work well with diverse groups, tailoring communication methods appropriately for the target audience

  • Demonstrate a customer-focused mindset and take personal responsibility to complete all assignments and to resolve all issues

  • Demonstrate teamwork, inclusion and encourage collaboration

  • Communicate through clear and concise reports, well-organized formal presentations, and open and effective one-on-one and group discussions


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume with your application* **

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, 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 .

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, United States

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010530