Southern Company Electrical Design Engineer - Birmingham, AL in Birmingham, Alabama
Electrical Design Engineer - Birmingham, AL
Electrical Design Engineer
Southern Company Generation Electrical Design
This position will be based from The Energy Center (3535 Colonnade Parkway) in Birmingham, AL
The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the overall Electrical Engineering design efforts for retrofit projects at generating plants. Responsibilities, ensuring the adherence to design codes and standards which includes the development and control of Electrical Design schedules, budgets, and procurement activities as well as the technical oversight and direction of engineering and design personnel in the production and interpretation of Electrical Design documents.
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited College or University required
Advanced degree in related field is a plus
Professional Engineer (PE) registration a plus
Leadership experience, strong management and organizational skills
Experience with budget, schedule and change management
Heavy Industrial field experience
Knowledge of electrical design codes and standards
Electrical engineering design experience (10 years preferred) in power generation or other heavy industry
Responsible for Electrical scope definition, budget, schedule, change management / mitigation and forecasting personnel work load demand
Responsible for providing technical leadership for design team in development of total Electrical design package including specifications, single lines, elementary diagrams, wiring diagrams, physical layout both above and below ground, cable list, bill of material details , lighting and grounding drawings, block diagram drawings, etc.
Responsible for close interaction with Electrical and Project Management, plant and other discipline personnel, construction and start-up personnel to ensure smooth bi-directional transfer of design information
Strong understanding of the National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code, and OSHA safe operating practices
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Operational knowledge of power plant systems, protection and control strategies
Design oversight to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and standards, QA requirements, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
Oversight and technical direction of other engineers, designers, and drafters
Must be able to effectively communicate with other groups and disciplines to ensure maximum effectiveness
Proficiency in problem solving, analytical, and interpersonal/communications skills
Makes sound independent decisions with minimal information and consultation with management
Must be able to lead multiple projects simultaneously.
Proven ability to assemble and lead a team toward a common goal
Proven ability to define, manage and forecast workload
Experience with AutoCAD 2016 or higher, AVEVA experience is a plus
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT
Model “Our Values” – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral & written) and the ability to communicate technical issues.
Must be a self-starter and exhibit strong problem-solving skills.
Must work well in a team environment and have the ability to develop and build relationships at all levels.
Conduct all activities with a focus on providing value to our customers.
Take personal responsibility for their projects and customer issues.
Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure a quality product and increased value is delivered to our customers.
Exhibit and promote a positive, "can do" attitude.
Commitment as a team member to building and maintaining an Inclusive work environment.
Must place strong emphasis on Operational Excellence (mistake free designs).
Must understand and practice Human Performance Concepts.
This position can require some travel – approximately 25% per year.
This will include both day-trip and overnight travel, primarily within the Southern Company territory.
- Some relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.
Excellent benefits packages which includes:
Medical and dental coverage
Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan
401(k) plan with a generous company match
Please submit an updated resume with your application.
Southern Company at http://www.southerncompany.com/ (NYSE: SO at http://investor.southerncompany.com/stockquote.cfm ) 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 www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .
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, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SCS2008391