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Southern Company Project Engineer - Transmission Projects in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Engineer - Transmission Projects


Project Engineer - Transmission Projects

T&PS Engineering, Project Engineering Department


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/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis. This position will require a mix of both field and office work. Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


A Transmission Project Engineer acts as the engineering manager for design activities for large capital electric utility transmission projects in southeast Georgia. This role is responsible for managing the engineering scope, engineering budgets, engineering schedules, and serves as a consistent point of contact for engineering deliverables to the project manager.

The Transmission Project Engineer works with design disciplines to ensure adequate and qualified resources are assigned to the project, anticipates changes in project scope, budget, and schedule requirements, and develops/communicates mitigation plans for those changes. They also identify and communicate lessons learned and facilitate resolving engineering and vendor related issues. This position is required to maintain accurate project records in a variety of project management applications

This position will be filled at a Level 6 or 7, based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


  • Up to 25% travel should be expected within the Southern Company footprint

  • Travel frequency 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 Atlanta or Birmingham area



  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required, Electrical Engineering is preferred

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Professional Engineer (PE) certification is a plus

Technical & Leadership Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in (or in direct support of) electric utility distribution and/or transmission systems is required

  • Minimum 5 years of cumulative experience in the following areas is strongly preferred:

  • Design as related to electric utility distribution and/or transmission systems

  • Project Engineer and/or Project Management as related to engineering, procurement, construction, and startup for electric utility distribution and/or transmission systems

  • Formal or informal experience in a lead type role (i.e., directing activities of direct reports or project team members) is required

  • Budget and schedule management

  • Understanding of project change control

  • Strong risk mitigation and analytical skills to evaluate progress, identify problem areas, evaluate alternatives, and determine viable solutions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, and construction processes.

  • Must possess strong management and organization skills.

  • Ability to build a strong, diverse team.

  • The incumbent must possess the skills to balance customer satisfaction priorities with those deriving from project restraints.

  • Ability to work successfully and build relationships across operating companies.


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment 

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record 

  • Ability to work within a team setting, including the ability to build and motivate a team toward a shared goal 

  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with a strong customer service focus will be expected

  • Dedication to an accident-free work environment with strict adherence to all safety and compliance requirements 

  • Must lead by example and ensure equity and fairness in interactions with others 

  • Must conduct self in a manner that builds trust and confidence with coworkers, contractors, supervisors, and management 

*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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park, Georgia-Metro Atlanta, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % 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: SCS2011006