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Southern Company Civil Engineer - Substations in Gulfport, Mississippi

Civil Engineer - Substations


Substation Civil Engineer – Gulfport

This position is based in Gulfport, Mississippi at the MPC Operations Center.


This position is responsible for coordination of the civil underground and structural tasks pertaining to substation construction projects, which includes civil site preparation, environmental compliance, civil construction methods, oversight of contract crews, communicating status of projects and providing technical expertise at job sites. This position also interfaces with the SCS Civil Design group to ensure material and design packages are ordered and received for each project initiation. In addition, this position is responsible for all heavy hauling/lifting coordination related to major substation equipment.


  • Four-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited institution required.

  • Civil engineering concentration or technical progression in civil site prep, environmental compliance pertaining to storm water - SPCC requirements, and heavy hauling/lifting experience preferred.

  • Experience with civil site preparation related to soils, concrete foundation installation, and surveying and layout is required.

  • Experience working with substation equipment, substation construction techniques and safe working practices is desired.Ability to present technical information to others, both individually and in group settings, utilizing both technology and hands-on methods.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Ability to learn budget and substation specific software required.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a Substation Construction team.

  • Strong organizational skills and be able to balance multiple projects with different priorities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with groups inside and outside the company.

  • Must exhibit leadership skills necessary to oversee construction projects to the desired goals.

  • Willing to perform work outside of normal working hours during emergencies or as otherwise needed.

  • Willing to work outside in all climate conditions.

  • Reside in or be willing to relocate to the Coastal Mississippi area.

  • Must demonstrate Our Values and PCL attributes.


  • Coordinate the civil components and tasks of all MPC Substation Construction projects, ensuring civil contractor crews meet milestones, job status is communicated, and customer value is kept in the forefront.

  • Coordinate the civil engineering activities with the SCS Design engineering organization.

  • Act as Substation department primary contact for all major equipment deliveries where offloading requires lifting and setting utilizing heavy lift cranes.

  • Responsible for coordination of delivery and contractor assistance with receiving and properly lifting and placing all major substation equipment.

  • Act as Substation department primary contact for material issues related to civil construction projects, coordinating material delivery and resolving any discrepancies.

  • Oversee civil below ground, structural, fence, and surveying contract personnel when performing work on MPC Construction projects.

  • Serve as the SME for all substation related environmental compliance issue – storm water, oil containment, etc.

  • Provide support for department in emergency/after-hours events by coordinating the transport and connection of emergency mobile and portable substations and transformers.

  • Subject matter expert on substation site selection, boundary, topographic, hydrology. Knowledge to assist MPC and SCS design engineering team and coordinate with the real estate group in procurement of proposed project site selection and evaluation

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

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: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

General Office Substation - 2781 30th Avenue (2781GULFPORT)

2781 30th Avenue

Gulfport, 39501

Req ID: MPC2001759

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