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Southern Company Solar/Wind Engineer OR Engineering Analyst (SPC Renewable Energy O&M) in Birmingham, Alabama

Solar/Wind Engineer OR Engineering Analyst (SPC Renewable Energy O&M)


Solar/Wind Renewables Engineer OR Analyst


This position manages the day-to-day operation and maintenance of renewable facilities for Southern Power Company. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing contracts with O&M providers for the SPC renewable facilities

  • Supporting SPC performed O&M strategy for current and future renewable facilities

  • Proactively managing relationships, equipment issues, and plant outages remotely to understand issues and drive to satisfactory resolution

  • Collaboration with performance engineering to utilize operational data to identify and pursue efficiency improvements

  • Participating in periodic face to face meetings and status calls with contractor asset management and operation teams

  • Monitoring performance of renewable facilities

  • Coordinating site visits to renewable facilities

  • Developing status reports and presentations for management updates

  • Processing monthly and quarterly invoices for SPC provided expenses

  • Performing O&M contract development of renewable facilities targeted for acquisition or development by SPC

  • Working with other SPC departments including but not limited to, Origination & Acquisitions, Accounting, Project Siting, Development and EPC, Commercial Optimization and Trading, Project Analysis and Market Assessment, and Compliance and External Affairs concerning renewable operations

  • Participating in project teams to assess the operational and financial risks associated with renewable projects

  • Understanding plant operation details and handling communication of updates and resolutions to management, internal customers, and peer groups

This position is located in Birmingham, AL. Overnight travel is required to renewable facilities located in various parts of the United States including, but not limited to, Georgia, West Virginia, Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Maine, Washington, California, New Mexico, and Kansas.

Job Requirements


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology preferred


Relevant job experience in the following areas:

  • Power plant operations and maintenance

  • Generation Development

  • Generation Planning or System Planning

  • Asset Management

  • Business Development

General understanding and/or working knowledge in these areas:

  • Photovoltaic, wind or fossil fuel power generation

  • Power plant design and construction

  • Utility system planning

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external clients

  • Autonomous, self-starter with the ability to prioritize and organize work to manage multiple projects and meet strict deadlines

  • Ability to interpret operational data preferred – SQL, PI or OIS experience a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent project management skills that lead to desired results

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills required

  • Strong oral and written communications skills required

  • Strong understanding of expense and capital budgeting

  • Demonstrates assertiveness and the ability to influence others tactfully

  • Innovative thinking, looking for new ways to do things to make them better

Behavioral Attributes

  • Must demonstrate Our Values: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrate commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

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: SPC2000378