Southern Company Contract Agent in Birmingham, Alabama

Contract Agent


This position is responsible for providing services and product contracts in support of the Alabama Power (non-generation) organization ensuring that overall risk and liability are properly managed and controlled. Successful candidate will work closely with user organizations to provide guidance and ensure contracting activities are conducted lawfully. Duties will include (but not be limited to) contract development, including Inquiries/Request for Proposal preparation, review of offers upon receipt from bidders, organizing, attending and leading project meetings and pre bid meetings, cost & price analysis, negotiations in accordance with company policies and procedures, risk assessment, preparing contract documents and agreements and post award activities.

This position will be filled at a level dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and will be located in Birmingham, Alabama.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, management, engineering (or related field).

Experience Requirements:

  • Suitable experience in the contract sourcing / development field OR direct experience with negotiating contract terms and conditions for services contracts

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have basic knowledge and understanding of contract law, contract preparation and negotiation

  • Thorough understanding of contract procurement and administration controls

  • Must be able to negotiate contracts that maximize business financial results, minimize business risk, and achieve internal client satisfaction

  • Knowledge of company structure and organizations with general understanding of business unit operations

  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills required

  • Must demonstrate strong internal customer focus and commitment to customer value

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with short "turn around" times and handle multiple activities, contracts and customers simultaneously

  • Attention to detail is critical

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Southern Style behaviors are required

  • Unquestionable Trust

  • Superior Performance

  • Total Commitment

  • Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must be customer focused with ability to build and maintain relationships with internal customer, suppliers & contractors and other functions

  • Ability to handle tight deadlines

  • Ability to organize, lead and manage project teams

  • Effective written and oral communication, evaluation and analytical skills

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: Supply Chain

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

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: APC2005241