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Southern Company Survey Specialist in Birmingham, Alabama

Survey Specialist


The survey specialist is responsible for performing survey functions in support of the Alabama Power Company Transmission operational needs. Extensive travel is required throughout Alabama Power Company’s service territory.


  • Effectively working with survey field crews throughout the Alabama Power service territory while performing a variety of surveys (Boundary, Topographic, Centerline, Easement, etc.)

  • Ability to operate survey equipment (total stations, data collectors, G.P.S. equipment)

  • Ability to perform survey calculations

  • Assist crews with the completion of all assigned tasks including cutting and clearing brush, undergrowth and debris for required access

  • Assist crew members with using, caring for and moving equipment

  • Research and gather data (deeds, plats original survey notes, etc.)

  • Ability to effectively communicate with supervision, crew members, property owners, company employees and clients.

  • Ensure that the work is completed in a manner that which meets or excels all applicable quality standards and legal.

  • Ensure the most cost-effective use of labor, material, supplies and equipment on assigned survey projects.

  • Lead personnel and maintain equipment to safely and effectively perform all survey-related tasks normally encountered.

  • Developing practical surveying solutions for unique measurement applications.

  • Ability to develop the necessary skills to function as a survey field crew leader. A field crew leader is responsible for leading and directing survey personnel (APC employees and contract workers)


Education & Experience

  • 4-year Geomatics’ (Survey) Degree, preferred

  • Alabama Professional Land Surveyor’s License or ability to obtain license within 5 years is required

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of survey calculations, required

  • DOT certification or ability to obtain, required

  • Experience in leading survey crew(s), preferred

  • Experience in survey data collection required, survey data processing preferred

  • Experience in GPS data collection required, GPS data processing preferred

  • Survey related CAD drafting experience, preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the operation, setup, care and use of surveying tools and equipment, including electronic equipment and accessories.

  • Knowledge of surveying procedures for a variety of survey types

  • Extensive knowledge of survey calculations

  • Knowledge of field electronic data collection and processing

  • Knowledge of proper GPS procedures, data acquisition and data processing

  • Knowledgeable of Alabama’s “Standards of Practice” for surveying

  • Knowledgeable of Alabama’s Public Land Survey System (U.S. System of Rectangular Surveys).

  • Ability to research and understand land rights and legal documents

  • Experience in driving trucks, boats, and A.T.V.'s.

  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Drafting

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

  • Possess and demonstrate problem solving (trouble shooting) skills

  • Necessary skills to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances while working on multiple tasks/projects and ability to be productive, decisive and efficient in periods of short time constraints and resource limitations.

  • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills

  • Strong teamwork skills.

  • Strong customer service focus – sense of urgency.

  • Working knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations – Safety First/Target Zero

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 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company 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 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. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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 HTTP://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 Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 100 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2006149

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