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Southern Company Project Mgr, Sr in Birmingham, Alabama

Project Mgr, Sr



The Project Manager Senior is responsible for simultaneously directing the efforts of multiple cross-functional project teams to achieve clearly defined results within the triple constraints of time, budget and specifications for medium and high-complexity projects. This position is responsible for an average of 3-6 projects with an average cost of $500K-$900K each as well as low-complexity programs. The position is responsible for assembling the project team, developing the project work plan, and managing the expectations, deliverables and results of all internal and external project resources for the roles and activities defined in the plan. The Project Manager is responsible for tracking project milestones and making necessary adjustments to the project plan or resources to maintain customer commitments. The Project Manager communicates project status and risks to all project stakeholders and manages the change process for each assigned project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience managing IT SDLC and infrastructure projects using both waterfall and iterative delivery methodologies

  • Experience managing multiple medium/high complexity projects in a matrix resource environment, working with diverse project sponsors across multi-company and business units

  • Experience influencing and managing project teams without formal direct reporting relationships

  • Comprehensive knowledge of PMI based project management competency areas and methodologies and experience applying these methods to manage successful projects

  • Analytical skills are required to effectively manage activities related to budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, process management, risk management, quality control and reporting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience leveraging these skills to interact with all levels of management

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

  • High-level understanding of IT infrastructure and application architectures desired

  • High-level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and Project

  • High-level of proficiency using Microsoft SharePoint


  • Lead and provide work direction to a project team to determine project scope, devise and maintain a workable plan, and to develop and deploy the solution in accordance with the needs of the project.

  • Serve as project communication clearing house for all formal project status reporting

  • Develop and maintain all project manager deliverables throughout the project lifecycle

  • Identify project risk, develop a project risk management plan and actively manage risk throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Manage interaction between the customer, vendors, and the internal project team to ensure that appropriate relationships exist to produce positive project outcomes

  • Manage the project change control process, status reporting, project estimating, monthly cost accounting and vendor invoice processing

  • Develops and/or monitors vendor deliverables in compliance with binding statements of work

  • Effective delegation of administrative work as well as mentoring to lower level staff.


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 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 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: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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: SCS2008643

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