Southern Company Maintenance & Reliability Specialist/Engineer (Work Management) - Birmingham, AL in Birmingham, Alabama

Maintenance & Reliability Specialist/Engineer (Work Management) - Birmingham, AL


Maintenance & Reliability Specialist/Engineer

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL


This position will function as part of the Performance & Reliability Group within Fossil & Hydro Fleet Maintenance and Reliability.

This position is responsible for providing day-to-day technical support and for providing strategic guidance to the generation fleet in the areas of Work Management and the consistent and effective use of Enterprise Tools (Maximo, Primavera, CiM Visual Planner); to support the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of critical power plant systems, components, and processes.

The incumbent will provide field support to address individual plant questions & concerns, and will also play a key role in like-unit comparisons, identifying and communicating best practices, applying lessons learned across the fleet, and ensuring consistency, to improve processes and drive down repeat failures. The position may also provide support to Root Cause Analysis Investigations.


  • Work with Generation Plants and Technical Services to improve the effective and consistent use of Enterprise Tools and the application of Work Management Processes.

  • Support effective Reporting & Data Analysis across all Work Management & Asset Condition Monitoring tools.

  • Provide formal and informal training to end users around work management processes and tools.

  • Serve as the primary interface between Generation Plants, Engineering & Construction Services, Enterprise Solutions Support, and IT to identify improvements needed in Enterprise Tools and other tools, and help establish priorities on changes.

  • Actively participate in internal and industry user groups to stay abreast of latest work management practices and process enhancements. Test, validate, and implement improved processes for the fleet.

  • Establish ongoing relationships and effectively communicate with all levels of plant and corporate employees and management; Vendors; Peer Groups and Subject Matter Experts.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or a 2-year or 4-year Technical Degree is preferred, however appropriate experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • A thorough understanding and working knowledge of the Work Management processes and tools is required.

  • Detailed understanding of Equipment Reliability Processes in the area of power plant or relevant industry Maintenance, Engineering, Operations; equipment, systems, and processes is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office application tools is required.

  • Experience with data management techniques to access, integrate, analyze and report data from multiple sources is desired. Working experience with Tableau, Microsoft Reporting Services or similar programs is desired.

  • Experience in organizing and managing multiple projects at the same time. Proven ability to plan; ability to discern problems that need immediate attention versus those that allow more time to resolve.

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Widely recognized as a key contributor in their expertise area.


  • Display unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

  • Be a team player – able to quickly build good working relationships

  • Results oriented self-starter that can work independently

  • Promote safe work practices


  • This position can require some travel – approximately 25% per year.

  • This will include some overnight travel and will be primarily within the Southern Company Generation fleet.


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

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

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: SCS2007877