Power Systems Application Engineer

Birmingham, AL

Power Systems Application Engineer

Position Overview:

This position is primarily responsible for maintenance and support of the applications and associated databases utilized in modern energy management systems for the daily real time operation of a bulk power transmission system. Some supported applications and functions the Power Systems Application group (PSA) supports include, but are not limited to, power system modeling tools, state estimation, power flow, contingency analysis, automatic generation control and its backup system, outage scheduling, real time data sharing between operating companies, situational awareness displays and alarming. Immediate tasks will be comprised of transmission network analysis modeling for power flow purposes and the maintenance of current displays and calculations for PSA customers. PSA customers include the Power Coordination Center (PCC), Transmission Control Centers (TCC) and Fleet Operations. Other responsibilities will include supporting departmental projects or initiatives when the needs arise.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s and/or master's in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Educational focus or background in bulk power system operations analysis is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the UNIX operating system, PERL, Python, C, and/or C++ Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions

  • Ability and willingness to support team/department on 24x7 trouble calls

  • Strong interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner

  • Working knowledge of OSI Monarch energy management software is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Siemen’s Spectrum power grid management software is a plus

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrates Southern Company’s Values of Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Takes personal responsibility, demonstrates initiative and is self-motivated.

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Customer focused

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: 5585

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services

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