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Southern Company P&C Field Services SIA Engineer or Technician (Montgomery, AL) in Montgomery, Alabama

P&C Field Services SIA Engineer or Technician (Montgomery, AL)



This position is responsible for the Protection & Control (P&C) Field Services Substation Integration and Automation (SIA) activities for the Southern Region of Alabama Power. The office is in Montgomery, Alabama. This position may be filled by an engineer or a technician. Major responsibilities include:

• Create, maintain, and error check configuration files for substation integration equipment

• Commission and maintain software on substation integration equipment

• Commission, test, and troubleshoot substation integration and SCADA equipment

• Plan and complete projects safely, efficiently, accurately and on schedule

• Respond to abnormal conditions related to substation integration equipment

• Provide technical support to design, operations, maintenance, and construction personnel


E du c ation R e qu ir e m en ts

• Engineer: 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred

• Technician: 2 or 4 year AS/BS/BET Degree in Electronics or Engineering Technology is preferred. Equivalent work experience, to include military electronics training, may be considered as qualifications for technicians.

Ex p er ience R e qu ir e men ts

• Experience commissioning and testing substation SCADA is highly desired

• Experience or training in microprocessor (IED) technology is highly desired

• Experience or training in serial and ethernet network communications is highly desired

• Experience performing power system power calculations and measurements is highly desired

• Experience with substation protection and control design or application is a highly desired

• Experience commissioning transmission and distribution protective relaying is highly desired

K n owl e d g e , Sk i l ls & A b i l iti e s

• Knowledge of safe work practices in substation or industrial environments

• Knowledge of control schemes and SCADA system operation

• Knowledge of serial and ethernet communication software and protocols

• Knowledge of 3-phase power calculations and measurements

• Ability to use a computer to communicate with other microprocessor devices

• Ability to use spreadsheets and other computer productivity tools

• Ability to use a multimeter and hand tools in an electrical environment

• Ability to make decisions in stressful situations

• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups

• Ability to work with others as a team member and leader

• Project management and organization skills

• Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

B e h avioral A t t r i bu t e s

  • Committed to doing the job safely and to performing error-free work

• Committed to maintaining a culture of compliance to policies and regulations

• Can work independently or in a team environment

• Self-motivated, results-oriented, flexible, and cooperative

• Desires hands-on field experience, likes outdoors and travel

• Maintains a positive attitude in demanding situations

• Committed to providing excellent customer service

Oth e r

• Must have a valid driver's license

• Must pass background investigation for access at Nuclear and Transmission facilities

• Must be available to work outside of normal duty hours for trouble response

• Must work outdoors frequently and travel (75% of time) within the coverage area

• Must live or relocate within a commutable (less than 1 hour of travel time) distance of the Headland, Alabama Railroad Street APC Complex

• Relocation expense assistance will not be provided.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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.

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.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Montgomery

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Southern Division Complex - 1810 Congressman Dickinson Dr. (1810MONTGOMERY)

1810 Congressman Dickinson Dr.

Montgomery, 36109

Req ID: APC2007462