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Southern Company Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst (Birmingham, AL) in Birmingham, Alabama

Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst (Birmingham, AL)


Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst

SCS Transmission Equipment & Standards, Substation Automation Department

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL


This position reports to the Substation Integration and Automation (SIA) Manager located in Birmingham. The successful candidate will be responsible for building SIA configurations and remotely supporting field installations of SIA equipment. Candidate will also be highly involved in the support of the new EMS PA sheet for APC and other ancillary systems (SEL Quickset/TEAM support of password automation and event file collection).


  • Make Safety our number one priority using a “Safety First” mentality and leading by example

  • Utilize tools for standard approach to the design of SIA equipment.

  • Ensure schedule deadlines are met for all production work that is individually assigned.

  • Partner with SIA P&C Field Services along with control centers to ensure all customer needs/deliverables are met

  • Support innovative solutions to automation/cyber security challenges as needed

  • Assist SCS design with project scoping of SIA systems with CIP compliance in mind

  • Perform QA preliminary review of P&C Design packages


Education & Experience

  • 4-year engineering degree (ABET accredited) or significant field/design experience required

  • Relevant SIA/P&C design/Field Services experience required

  • Experience with designing or commissioning of SIA systems is preferred

  • Experience in interpreting standard relay logic/settings for SCADA applications preferred

  • Knowledge of applicable NERC CIP standards and the impact/requirements on SIA standard designs is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Safety mindset – Role model Safety First mindset and safety best practices as a core attribute

  • Support an innovative culture where diversity is effectively leveraged to lead design and/or application changes reflective of business needs

  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external partners

  • Knowledge of applicable NERC CIP standards and the impact/requirements on SIA standard designs is preferred

  • Knowledge of SIA support systems (Config Studio, MyIED, SEL TEAM, eDNA, PI, etc) a plus

  • Knowledge of SCADA protocols and transport types (RS232 or TCP/IP based) a plus.

  • Knowledge of Southern Company P&C Standards a plus

  • Time management skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects

  • Experience providing solutions & value to customers

Behavioral Attributes

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

  • Conduct all activities with a focus on providing superior value to our customers

  • Take personal responsibility for projects and customer issues

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" attitude

  • Commitment to building and maintaining an Inclusive work environment

  • Must exhibit Safety First attitudes and behaviors

  • Must place strong emphasis on Operational Excellence and Human Performance concepts


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

  • This will include some overnight travel and will be primarily within the Southern Company operating territory (AL, GA, MS)


  • No relocation assistance will be available

  • If the selected candidate currently resides outside the area they must be willing to relocate at their own expense


  • 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 .

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):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2009082

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