Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst (Atlanta OR Birmingham)

Atlanta, GA

Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst

SCS Transmission SIA Department

These positions can be located in either Birmingham, AL or Forest Park, GA

PLEASE NOTE: This posting serves to fill up to two (2) Substation Automation Engineer/Analyst positions within TSS Transmission SIA.


The successful candidate will be responsible for building substation RTU configurations and remotely supporting field installations of Substation Integration and Automation (SIA) equipment for Southern Company's transmission and distribution systems. The candidate will provide technical expertise and support for design, construction, planning, marketing, and customers regarding SIA equipment. They will also be highly involved in the support of standardization efforts, testing of new SIA technologies, and other ancillary SIA infrastructure systems.


  • Make Safety our number one priority using a “Safety First” mentality and leading by example.

  • Utilize SIA software tools to support the design & configuration of substation equipment.

  • Ensure schedule deadlines are met for all production work that is individually assigned.

  • Partner with SIA P&C Field Services along with control centers to ensure all customer needs/deliverables are met.

  • Support innovative solutions to automation/cyber security challenges as needed.

  • Assist SCS design with project scoping of SIA systems with CIP compliance and Cyber Informed Engineering in mind.

  • Perform QA preliminary review of P&C Design packages and SIA configurations.



  • BS Engineering Degree preferred (Electrical or Mechanical preferred) OR Associate degree with applicable experience.

  • Professional Engineers (P.E) license preferred.


  • Relevant SIA/Protection and Controls Design/Protection and Controls Applications/Protection and Controls Field Services/Power Delivery SCADA Support experience is required.

  • Experience in transmission and/or distribution substation operations, power delivery, field services engineering, and/or substation control design engineering is a plus.

  • Experience with designing or commissioning of SIA systems is preferred.

  • Experience in interpreting standard relay logic/settings for SCADA applications preferred.

  • Knowledge of applicable NERC CIP standards and the impact/requirements on SIA standard designs is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Safety mindset – Role model Safety First mindset and safety best practices as a core attribute

  • Support an innovative culture where diversity is effectively leveraged to lead design and/or application changes reflective of business needs.

  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Time management skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Experience providing solutions & value to customers.

  • Knowledge of applicable NERC CIP standards and the impact/requirements on SIA standard designs is preferred.

  • Knowledge of SIA support systems (Config Studio, MyIED, SEL TEAM, PI, etc) a plus.

  • Knowledge of SCADA protocols and transport types (RS232 or TCP/IP based) a plus.

  • Knowledge of Southern Company P&C Standards is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of programming languages and frameworks such as C#, Visual Basic, PRISM, and .NET and experience with database applications (SQL Server, Oracle) is a plus.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Model Our Values: Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Conduct all activities with a focus on providing superior value to our customers.

  • Take personal responsibility for projects and customer issues.

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" attitude.

  • Commitment to building and maintaining an Inclusive work environment.

  • Must exhibit Safety First attitudes and behaviors.

  • Must place strong emphasis on Operational Excellence and Human Performance concepts.


  • This position can require some travel – approximately 25% per year.

  • This will include some overnight travel and will be primarily within the Southern Company operating territory (AL, GA, MS)


  • Relocation assistance may be available if the successful candidate does not currently live within a reasonable commute distance of either Atlanta or Birmingham.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Please submit an updated resume with your application

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 4920

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services