Renewable Resource Analyst

Birmingham, AL

Renewable Resource Engineer Analyst


This position will support development and construction of renewable power projects through analysis of wind and solar resource data. Responsibilities will include project energy production estimation, layout design, contract review, and related due diligence. The position will also lead post-construction Power Performance Measurement activities and provide technical expertise to cross-functional teams. Software and methodology learning is supported in role.


  • Analyze and manage wind and solar meteorological data to develop project energy production estimates using specialized software,

  • Model wind flow and solar irradiance across potential project sites.

  • Correlate measured data to appropriate references.

  • Support project technical due diligence efforts for acquisition and development opportunities.

  • Support contract evaluation for power curve warranties, sound warranties, wind day provisions, performance and functional testing, and equipment technical specifications.

  • Develop and evaluate project layouts, using GIS to support development through relevant mapping.

  • Provide in-house technical expertise and data analysis as needed to support development, construction, and testing activities.

  • Oversee Independent Engineering (IE) contracts and 3 rd party evaluations of technical assessments.

LOCATION : This is a hybrid schedule position located in Birmingham, AL.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, physics, atmospheric science, mathematics, or similar discipline is required.


  • 3+ years’ experience in the energy industry is required, with a preference for renewable experience or technical data evaluation.

  • Experience in development, evaluation, and implementation of new projects is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven analytical skills with large data sets.

  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and the ability to learn new software solutions.

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous assignments while keeping deadlines and priorities organized.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Able to work in cross-functional teams with coworkers from other disciplines.

  • Project management skills.

  • Ability to work independently at times.

  • History of continuous learning and self-development.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate key take-aways to a nontechnical audience.

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 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

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

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: 4898

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power