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Southern Company Development Engineer/Engineering Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Development Engineer/Engineering Analyst


This position will support the Development Project Manager in various commercial activities related to project development, evaluation, budget and schedule. Additionally, the position supports the project development siting strategy and the process to ascertain regional power market fundamentals and addressable market. The position will also assist in strategic corporate initiatives (e.g., asset divestment)


  • Supports the development of greenfield self-developed projects or projects that may be acquired as part of single project acquisition or a portfolio of projects or sites

  • Supports project development efforts including: due diligence, business case development, risk assessment, contract negotiation and supports any and all activities up until handoff to EPC

  • Supports the project development siting strategy and the identification of prioritized areas for project development based on technology application and expected addressable market

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • A four-year degree is required with a preference for an engineering, finance, economics or accounting (or equivalent) discipline; An MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.


  • Experience in the power and / or renewable energy industry is highly desired. Additional experience in asset acquisitions and contract negotiations is a plus but aptitude and attitude is of primary importance.

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

  • Experience and interaction in regional power markets is desired.

  • 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

  • Thorough understanding of engineering and economics related to power generation including concepts such as: megawatt, megawatt hour, solar resource assessment/energy prediction, wind resource assessment, capacity pricing, energy pricing, investment tax credits and production tax credits.

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

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

  • Familiarity with EPC, Power Equipment, and long-term service and maintenance contracts and contract negotiations.

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

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 47 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with more than 12,800 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

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 Power Company

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

Req ID: SPC2000314