Contracting Engineer Analyst

Birmingham, AL

Contracting Engineer Analyst

The successful candidate will support the Project Services team within the Project Development and Execution organization at Southern Power. This position will provide engineering, equipment, and construction contracting support to major capital projects.


  • Support the engineering equipment and contract needs for project development and execution for any/all generation technologies (gas, wind, solar, battery storage, etc.).

  • Evaluate construction/project risk exposure and implement mitigations through contractual language and terms.

  • Provide support to projects and construction for contract interpretation and claims/dispute resolution.

  • Use and develop competitive processes, procedures and tools.

  • Cost estimation for major equipment, BOP, construction services.

  • Technical due diligence support for acquisition opportunities.

  • Ensure contractual obligations are known, tracked, and met.

  • Support lessons-learned strategy.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • A four-year degree is required with a preference for an engineering, supply chain, building science, finance, economics or accounting (or equivalent) discipline.


  • 3+ years’ experience administering and/or developing contracts.

  • Understanding of different contracting strategies as relates to project risk and project requirements.

  • Experience in the power and / or renewable energy industry is desired.

  • Experience in evaluation/due diligence, and implementation of solar, wind or gas-fired projects is beneficial.

  • Experience in, and/or interacting with the following disciplines: engineering & construction, business development, project development, operations & maintenance, finance, accounting, procurement, environmental compliance, permitting, and transmission, is desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to Our Values and Safety First

  • Thorough understanding of basic construction concepts, project schedules concepts such as milestones, float, predecessor, successor, and risk mitigation concepts such as contingency.

  • Project management skills are required. These skills include the ability to work across multiple organizations, work within a team toward a common objective, resolve problems and demonstrate clear, effective communication skills.

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively.

  • Has a strong network of internal and external contacts (vendors, technical societies, etc)

  • Self-starter that works with a sense of urgency; works well in a team environment; maintains a positive attitude despite constantly changing priorities.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and be comfortable communicating in large groups.

  • Knowledge of contract manual requirements.

  • Ability to identify project risks and mitigations and development of business cases for capital investment decisions (including forecasting of cost, revenues, and returns).

  • Ability to maintain accurate records; Ability to prioritize work and analyze problems to develop effective solutions; and Established ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

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: 4900

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power