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Southern Company Drafter (CAD Operator) in Birmingham, Alabama

Drafter (CAD Operator)


Drafter (CAD Operator)

Birmingham, AL

Job Summary

The primary role of this position is CAD drafting of boundary, transmission line right-of-way and land tie surveys. This position will be responsible for writing “metes and bounds” or “centerline” descriptions for certain assigned projects. This position supports the survey field crews and office personnel by, but not limited to, researching existing survey and real estate records, contacting local and state agencies for right-of-way information and transmitting completed projects. This position will also on occasion be responsible for manual drafting duties.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

  • CAD Certificate or graduation from a vocational or technical school with a related degree indicating proficiency in CAD is preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • Two or more years of work related CAD experience in a survey environment is required

  • Strong analytical and computer skills are required

  • Experience in reading survey related maps is required

  • Experience in reading and writing legal descriptions is required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Drafting is required

  • Two or more years of AutoCad experience is preferred

  • Must have the ability to learn specialized survey application programs

  • Must be able to reproduce legal descriptions in CAD

  • Must have the ability to read survey related maps and perform mathematical calculations

  • Must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to perform in a team environment with multiple projects

  • Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures is preferred

  • Manual drafting experience is desirable

  • GIS experience using ArcGIS is desirable

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.

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants and fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric 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 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, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is consistently 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 (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2006784

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