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Southern Company Team Leader - P&C Applications (Birmingham, AL) in Birmingham, Alabama

Team Leader - P&C Applications (Birmingham, AL)


Team Leader – Protection & Control Applications

This position is located in Birmingham, AL


This position has the primary responsibilities of leading a team of 3-4 P&C Applications (PCA) engineers and maintaining the PCA capital project schedules. The role includes coaching lesser-experienced team members, as well as managing employee performance through written and verbal developmental feedback. This role also has the responsibility of assigning resources to PCA capital activities and monitoring capital work schedules. Additionally, the successful candidate will support the team by providing QA for various activities. This position reports to a PCA Supervisor.


  • Create a safe work environment through a “Safety First” mentality

  • Manage the selection, development, and performance of direct reports

  • Make capital project resource assignments and manage the workload of the team

  • Ensure timely and accurate updates to project schedules by the team

  • Provide formal and informal training to PCA team members

  • Provide assistance to internal partners and external customers for scheduled activities and emergency requests

  • Assist new employees and partners with capital project scoping

  • Attend project scoping and P&C Design meetings as needed to provide guidance for P&C schemes

  • Perform QA review of PCA relay settings and P&C Design packages

  • Participate in the PCA on-call rotation

  • This job requires statewide travel including some overnight stays and storm duty availability


Education & Experience:

  • BS degree in Engineering (not Engineering Technology) is required

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is preferred.

  • Experience in calculating relay settings or commissioning P&C assets for an electric utility is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to successfully implement and lead safe work behaviors in the workplace

  • Ability to lead people, teams, projects and initiatives in a technical organization

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain peer and customer relationships across organizational lines

  • Proven ability to build consensus and achieve results through the effective use of persuasive communication and formal presentation skills

  • Proven ability to make educated decisions and take action in normal and emergency situations

  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to satisfactorily complete performance management and to lead effectively in a team environment

  • Time management skills sufficient to help manage projects of the team with various priorities and competing deadlines

  • Employee development skills with an ability to create and sustain innovative, high-performance teams

  • Knowledge of Southern Company’s design practices, standards, and procedures is preferred

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Display a positive attitude while modeling Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Work well with diverse groups, tailoring communication methods appropriately for the target audience

  • Incorporate customer perspective into solving business issues and treat customer satisfaction as top priority

  • Demonstrate teamwork and inclusion while encouraging collaboration

  • Take ownership of team’s projects and responsibility for related work items

  • Communicate through clear and concise reports, well-organized formal presentations, and open and effective one-on-one and group discussions

  • Be a student of the business

  • Emphasize Operational Excellence and Human Performance concepts


  • Some relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area

  • Work schedule flexibility available within Southern Company and department policies

  • Travel Requirements – Travel will be minimum (approximately 25%)


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Please submit an updated resume with your application.

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 . The 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 .

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: Engineering

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: SCS2009191

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