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Southern Company Electrical Engineer- Construction Engineering in Durham, North Carolina


PowerSecure has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Electrical Engineer to join our Construction Engineering team located in Durham, NC. This is a hybrid work environment! This experienced engineer works with the project team to develop construction document sets, performs power system studies and supports our sales team with proposal drawings. Developing code-compliant construction documents with accuracy and speed is one of the main goals for this position. In addition, reviewing, interpreting, and applying all applicable NEC, NFPA, IEEE and AHJ codes and standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering program.

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with a CAD software package

  • Has a minimum of two (2) years experience working with switchgear, panelboards, transformers, electrical diagrams and other related electrical design concepts.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents to include work instructions, written directions, applicable building codes and markups to electrical drawings.

  • Proficient in Adobe and Microsoft Office applications to include TEAMS, Word, Excel and Outlook

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

  • This position must be able to develop and design electrical construction documents and use CAD software to develop the drawings with speed and accuracy.

  • Drawings include site plans, one-line diagrams, electrical risers and schematics, electrical details, specifications and sequence of operations.

  • Review, interpret and apply NEC, NFPA, IEEE and all applicable AHJ codes and standards.

  • Performs power systems studies to include coordination studies, short circuit studies and arc flash studies.

  • Reviews O&M manuals for project close-outs and submittal packages for customer approval.

  • Assembles and reviews permitting packages including plotting construction drawings, drafting letters, transmittals and having the engineer sign and seal documents as required.

About Us:

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure