Southern Company Real Estate Specialist in Demopolis, Alabama

Real Estate Specialist


The Real Estate Specialist position supports Corporate Real Estate’s efforts to acquire legally defendable land and land rights for Alabama Power Company. The primary job duties will include negotiating with landowners to acquire land rights necessary to facilitate the construction, operation and maintenance of the company’s system and its facilities. This position will have significant interaction with internal and external customers.


  • The primary responsibility for this role is to acquire right of way for distribution facilities and provide support to transmission acquisition and fee land by way of the following:

  • Maintain excellent communication with colleagues and customers

  • Establish and maintain relationships with distribution engineers

  • Establish and maintain relationships with probate office personnel

  • Be customer service focused

  • Perform title searches and title curative work

  • Manage multiple projects with minimal supervision

  • Manage workload via information management system

  • Interpret engineering drawings and/or survey drawings; and write legal descriptions

  • Perform field visits for each request received from engineer

  • Effectively negotiate with landowners

  • Support storm restoration efforts as assigned

Location - This position can sit out of Demopolis, AL OR Reform, AL

Candidates with the following preferred qualifica tions are encouraged to apply:


  • High School diploma, required

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.Relevant work experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years relative work experience


  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with colleagues and customers

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service

  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

  • Effective and efficient time management skills

  • Consistently maintain attention to detail while performing job responsibilities

  • Possess a basic understanding of engineering, operating, and construction principles

  • Ability to read and understand engineering sketches, property documents, legal descriptions and drawings

  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate law and the legal aspects of land, land rights, and land transactions

  • Ability to perform title research and title curative work

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, geographic information systems and web based document management systems


  • Commitment to Our Values (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)

  • Must be a motivated self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision

  • Customer focus with an enthusiastic, positive attitude

  • Build positive relationships as a team player

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 (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

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: Real Estate & Land Management

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-West Alabama-Demopolis

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Other Locations: Alabama-West Alabama-Reform

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Demopolis Local Office - 205 North Main Street (205DEMOPOLIS)

205 North Main Street

Demopolis, 36732

Reform Local Office - 110 4th Avenue SW (110REFORM)

110 4th Avenue SW

Reform, 35481

Req ID: APC2004948