Southern Company Transmission Line Design Production Supervisor in Birmingham, Alabama

Transmission Line Design Production Supervisor


This position is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and direction for a Transmission Line Design team in the Southern Company Transmission Line Design Department. The Transmission Line Design Department is responsible for the engineering, design, and coordination of transmission line projects. This position will also support construction activities, assist in resolving operational or maintenance problems/issues, and serve as a resource in emergency restoration of failed equipment. This position will be responsible for projects in the State of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.


  • Create a safe work environment through total personal commitment to safety

  • Lead the activities of the Transmission Line Design group to ensure all projects are designed to achieve greatest total value to Southern Company utilizing Southern Company Transmission standards. This includes development and production of engineering documents, including preliminary design, job specifications, drawings, bills of material and ordering of materials pertaining to Transmission Line design to ensure that projects are designed efficiently and on schedule

  • Select, develop and manage the performance of departmental employees

  • Participate in, support, and lead as appropriate Southern Company Transmission activities and initiatives

  • Develop and support a strong and effective team environment within Southern Company Transmission Design

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of transmission line design operations, guidelines, and procedures

  • Support the development of design standards and criteria for use on the Southern Company System

  • Responsible for scheduling the group's activities for capital projects and ensuring deadlines are met

  • Provide technical support to Transmission Maintenance & Construction personnel as requested


Education Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering is strongly preferred (Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical preferred) or 4-year technical degree with applicable experience

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is strongly preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 years of Transmission Line Design experience preferred

  • Transmission Line Maintenance and/or Construction experience a plus

  • Experience working across Operating Companies and/or functional boundaries a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven ability to successfully implement and lead safe work behaviors in the workplace

  • Comprehensive knowledge of overall transmission line design and maintenance practices, with specific expertise in line design and construction materials

  • Knowledge of current design practices and procedures

  • Strong leadership skills across a broad spectrum

  • Thorough knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code

  • Proven effective interpersonal, analytical, communication, teamwork, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others

  • Ability to create an innovative culture

  • Ability to foster teamwork

  • Ability to articulate complex issues simply

  • Ability to effectively lead change

  • Demonstrated understanding of the performance management process and requirements

  • Ability to coach and develop technical personnel

  • Demonstrated risk-assessment skills for use in guiding decisions on alternatives for design of transmission lines

  • Extensive problem solving skills

Behavioral Attributes:

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

  • Customer Focused

  • Take personal responsibility for projects and issues

  • Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure quality completion

  • Pursue high standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, and job knowledge

  • Communicate through clear, concise reports and guidelines, well-organized formal presentations, and open, effective one-on-one discussions

  • Be receptive to informal training opportunities and feedback

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" spirit, and champion Southern Company procedures and guidelines.

  • Work well with diverse groups, tailoring communications methods appropriately for customers, covered employees, supervision, and management.

  • Commitment to employee development with a strong focus on maintaining an inclusive environment is required

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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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: SCS2006949