Southern Company Human Resources Business Consultant in Birmingham, Alabama

Human Resources Business Consultant


The Human Resources Business Consultant acts as an internal management consultant for the IT Organization for Southern Company. This includes providing strategic HR consulting and services to client groups in support of achieving business results. Areas that are specifically targeted include: leadership and team effectiveness, organizational effectiveness and design, workforce planning, leadership development, performance management, compliance with HR policies & procedures and compensation. Some overnight travel is required.


  • Ensure successful implementation and delivery of Human Resources products and services to client groups

  • Ensure the Human Resources organization’s strategic and tactical initiatives are effectively executed

  • Consult with management of client organizations on HR business planning and organizational effectiveness issues

  • Maintain a work environment that emphasizes professional excellence, teamwork, customer satisfaction, and personal growth

  • Provide a high level of customer service that is cost effective and value added

  • Develop programs and lead projects to support business objectives

  • Partner with IT leaders and internal committees to provide strategic support for all HR initiatives



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred

  • Graduate degree a plus.


  • Proactive consulting experience in all major HR disciplines

  • 3-5 years of experience in HR generalist functions working with a broad range of employees preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of all major Human Resources disciplines such as performance management, leadership development, succession & development planning, compensation, employee elations, policies & practices, workforce planning & strategic staffing, project management, organizational effectiveness principles, metrics, and organizational change

  • Demonstrated ability to consult with all levels of executives/management

  • Analytical skills used to interpret data such as demographics, employee assessments, employee surveys, retention and workforce trends

  • Ability to integrate HR strategic initiatives with functional business units' business plans to create strategic workforce solutions such as process improvement, change management or organizational effectiveness initiatives

  • Proficiency in HR and Microsoft computer applications

  • Strong leadership skills: influencing, developing and coaching employees & leaders and motivating others

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to diplomatically offer objective and creative solutions

  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to champion and influence change and a willingness to take risks

  • Ability to build effective client relationships and demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to consulting services

  • Outstanding facilitation, listening, & presentation skills

  • Ability to be a supportive and participative team member with a high level of personal initiative and responsibility

  • Strong results orientation

  • Ability to understand and provide guidance regarding the company's compliance efforts with respect to human resource's practices, policies, and regulatory requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

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. Southern 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 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: Human Resources

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2008008