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Southern Company Energy Economic Analyst/Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Energy Economic Analyst/Engineer


Energy Economic Analyst/Engineer


Southern Company is one of the only U.S. utilities pursuing an “all of the above” net zero strategy, including expanding our deployment of renewables and energy storage, modernizing the electricity grid and enhancing energy efficiency programs.

The Costing and Demand-side Support team is responsible for developing the Integrated Demand-side Management strategy and supporting analysis. As part of the team, the successful candidate’s work will inform the company’s larger strategic objectives and initiatives around energy efficiency (EE), demand response (DR), distributed energy resources (DER), electrification, EVs, customer emissions reductions, etc. The successful candidate will enhance efforts to accurately model, value, and assist development of these demand-side programs across all jurisdictions.

This helps Southern Company and subsidiaries perform interdisciplinary economic analyses to support the pricing, planning, and demand functions of the company. The role conducts technical studies using inputs from, and communicating results to, partners from distribution/transmission engineering, generation system planning, corporate finance, forecasting, load research and other job functions. The successful candidate will develop subject matter expertise and be able to communicate that expertise to broad audiences.


  • Develop cost-benefit studies for:

  • System’s proprietary end-use marginal model

  • Cost-of-service studies in rate cases, and

  • New tools for evaluating extreme weather, locational value, emissions profiles, etc.

  • Propose innovative solutions to enhance customer programs’ value

  • Develop costing-related engineering studies (e.g. minimum distribution system, line loss studies)

  • Support company and industry analyses impacting policy, R&D initiatives, and external ESG reporting

  • Assist with regulatory filings, including data requests, testimony, etc.

  • Update and improve existing analysis and processes to reflect changing system and policy conditions

  • Provide internal clients technical expertise for program development

  • Very limited travel



  • Degree in Engineering or another technical field required

  • Graduate Degree in interdisciplinary energy program is preferred but not required

  • Start dates can be flexible based on pending graduation

  • CEM and/or PE certification is a plus

Work Conditions:

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed both remotely and in the Atlanta, GA offices.


  • Previous work experience in the Energy Industry or a Graduate Degree in an interdisciplinary energy program or economics

  • Knowledge of or experience with any of the following functions is helpful, but not required:

  • Electric Utility Planning

  • Transmission/Distribution Engineering

  • Economic Analysis

  • Energy-related Data analytics

  • Demand Side Management Program support

  • Electric Regulation or Policy

  • Demonstrated experience statistical methodologies, engineering modeling, or financial analysis

  • Acute attention to detail and ability to contextualize those details in the bigger picture

  • Demonstrate strong initiative, follow-through, ownership of responsibilities, and independent thinking

  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills are required

  • Knowledge of and extensive experience in Microsoft Excel. Experience with coding is a plus.

  • Must have the ability to work in and contribute to a team environment

  • Model and hold others accountable on all aspects of ‘Our Values’ – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010083