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Southern Company Electrical Senior Designer – Power Generation Systems in Birmingham, Alabama

Electrical Senior Designer – Power Generation Systems


Electrical Senior Designer – Power Generation Systems

Southern Company Services Technical Projects & Solutions – Engineering Electrical Design

Located in Birmingham, AL


  • Position will be located in Birmingham, AL, however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine and as-needed basis.

  • This position will require a mix of both field and office work.

  • Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


This position is responsible for preparing electrical power system design for power generating facilities across the Southern Company fleet. In this role, individuals will produce engineering drawings, specifications, and material requirements to facilitate construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical power systems. Activities will be executed with an emphasis on safety, quality, scheduling, and costs. The role will be responsible for providing guidance, oversight, and Quality Assurance reviews for detailed design activities. This position requires some travel (approximately 20%) and the ability to work successfully in a remote/virtual environment with access to internet service.


  • Develop electrical design documents for power generation facilities

  • Assist in the evaluation and purchase of electrical equipment

  • Prepare material take-offs for cost estimates and material procurement

  • Review vendor design documents to ensure conformance to design requirements

  • Coordinate work with other disciplines, clients, suppliers, and contractors

  • Provide on-site support during construction, startup, and checkout

  • Develop scope definition documents and provide schedule inputs



  • High School Graduate or equivalent required

  • Additional technical training preferred (technical school or software provider)

  • Associate degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 7 years-experience designing electrical systems, preferably within heavy industrial facilities or new construction projects

  • Proficient in AutoDesk Suite

  • 3D modeling experience or ability to learn 3D software

  • Experience completing technical assignments with limited instructions from supervision

  • Scope development, schedule input, material takeoffs, and fabrication drawing review

  • Experience with electrical system design for Southern Company hydro plants preferred

  • Experience developing electrical power system design including single line, elementary, and wiring diagrams

  • Experience with Plant Data Management System (PDMS) software for cable and conduit design

  • Experience with document management systems such as D2 Documentum

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products is required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High level of initiative and ability to effectively plan, organize, and execute assigned work

  • Effective oral and written communication of technical topics

  • Self-starter and strong problem-solving skills

  • Customer focus with a willingness to meet the needs of our customers and solicit feedback

  • Electrical Design codes and standards

  • Knowledge of basic electrical power system theory is preferred


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

  • Considerable interpersonal skills with a focus on providing value to customers

  • Work proficiently as part of a team and independently

  • Exhibit and promote a positive, "can do" attitude

  • Commitment as a team member to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment


  • Competitive Pay

  • Benefit package that includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • 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, 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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, United States, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham, Georgia-Metro Atlanta

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: SCS2010645