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Southern Company Civil/Structural Engineer (Junior/Mid-Level) in Birmingham, Alabama

Civil/Structural Engineer (Junior/Mid-Level)


Civil/Structural Engineer (Junior/Mid-Level)

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL


This position is responsible for providing structural engineering design services for Southern Company Generation on capital and retrofit projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform structural design on small to large projects for the Southern Company fleet.


  • Produce and check structural design calculations and drawings

  • Multi-task and prioritize multiple project assignments to meet tight project commitment dates

  • Effectively communicate with Supervisor, project team and Plant contacts

  • Develop scope and man-hour estimate for assigned projects

  • Coordinate design activities with other disciplines

  • Provide schedule and staffing input for projects

  • Prepare cost estimates and material takeoffs

  • Provide engineering support to Plants and to Construction throughout all phases of the project



  • Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Civil or Structural Engineering

  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) license in state of Alabama, Mississippi or Georgia or able to obtain one


  • 5 years of experience in structural design and/or plant experience related to power generation or heavy industrial/petrochemical facilities

  • Project design and execution experience

  • Experience in production of contract documents (drawings & specifications) for industrial projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of structural steel and concrete design principles and industry methodologies

  • High level of initiative and the ability to effectively plan, organize and execute multiple projects

  • Working knowledge of Plant facilities and projects for heavy industrial structures and components

  • Proficiency with structural codes and standards such as ACI 318, AISC 9 th , 13 th and/or 14 th Edition, ASCE 7 and IBC

  • Experience using design software and computer programs such as STAAD PRO, Ansys, Navisworks, AutoCAD, SP Mats, etc.

  • Good communication skills and ability to build and maintain strong relationships is a must

  • Problem solving and decision-making abilities


  • This position requires travel primarily to sites within the Southern Company Generation Fleet – up to 50% per year.


  • Limited relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area


  • 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 at (NYSE: SO at ) 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 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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2008630

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