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Southern Company Supplier Program Engineer – Project Quality in Forest Park, Georgia

Supplier Program Engineer – Project Quality


Supplier Program Engineer – Project Quality

Technical & Project Solutions (T&PS) – Projects Shared Svcs – G&T Quality Dept.


  • This position will be located in either Birmingham, AL or Forest Park, GA (Metro Atlanta), 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 field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

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

  • Field work can include site visits to suppliers’ shops and various work locations.

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


The successful candidate will be managing surveillance programs for hydro, transmission, generation, retrofit, and gas projects. The initial assignment will be supporting Southern Company’s Hydro Modernization projects. The Supplier Quality team maintains expertise in manufacturing, welding, coating inspection, and the practical use of quality systems. This expertise allows us to successfully perform quality surveillance of civil, mechanical, and electrical material and equipment. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of manufacturing and fabrication quality systems, an attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage project quality surveillance programs for specific hydro modernization projects.

  • Hire and manage 3rd party inspectors to conduct inspections at supplier facilities.

  • Create and manage Project Quality Surveillance Plans (PQSP) for equipment (electrical, civil, mechanical).

  • Schedule and lead monthly update meetings and other project team meetings.

  • Communicate with project team members, internal customers, and external suppliers.

  • Develop surveillance estimates.

  • Ensure budget goals are managed and met.

  • Conduct quality and technical capability assessments of supplier manufacturing facilities.

  • Perform electrical, civil/structural, and mechanical surveillance at supplier facilities.

  • Perform inspections and determine acceptability of various equipment and material such as generators, turbines, wicket and spillway gates, overhead cranes, switchgear, structural steel, motors, etc.

  • Review specifications for enforceability.

  • Review supplier’s Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs).



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, building construction, or other relevant technical discipline is preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate a plus.


  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate multiple competing deadlines, activities, meetings, shop visits, and projects.

  • A working knowledge of shop operations including quality systems, procurement, equipment/material manufacturing, handling, and shipping required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow relationships with customers required.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications, and standards to ensure supplier compliance with requirements.

  • A working knowledge of applicable IEEE, IEC, ASME, ISO, AWS, NACE, ANSI, NESC, AISC, ASTM, ACI, and other codes and standards to ensure suppliers comply with specified technical and quality requirements.

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of quality culture, quality assurance, and quality control preferred.

  • Ability to obtain a passport is required.

Key attributes of the successful candidate:

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

  • Commitment to personal safety and the well-being of others.

  • Self-starter

  • Work with little supervision

  • Questioning attitude

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Research driven

  • Leader

  • Organized



  • A moderate amount of travel will be required (approximately 50%), including both domestic and international, but the position generally does not involve weekend travel.

  • Travel frequency and location will be dictated by the specific project(s) supported.


  • Some relocation assistance may be available for this position if the selected candidate currently resides outside the Birmingham or Atlanta area.

  • This position may have some flexibility for remote teleworking, with the expectation that the successful candidate would be willing to travel to work and/or field locations on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.


  • 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 (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, Georgia, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

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

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: SCS2010636