Transmission Line Design – Engineer/Designer – Birmingham, AL (multiple positions)


Transmission Line Design – Engineer/Designer – Birmingham, AL (multiple positions)

Southern Company Services, Technical Shared Services (TSS) – Transmission Line Design Engineering

PLEASE NOTE This posting serves to fill multiple Engineer/Designer positions within the TSS Transmission Line Design Organization. We are open to considering all levels of experience, provided you meet the basic qualifications as outlined below.


  • This position will be based out of Birmingham, AL however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • Hybrid work schedule (both in-office and telecommute); currently three (3) days in-office and two (2) days telecommute (subject to adjustment).

  • Relocation assistance may be provided if the successful candidate does not currently live within a reasonable commute distance.

  • This position will require some travel (day and overnight, up to 25%) and the ability to work successfully in a remote/virtual environment with access to internet service.


This job posting is for a Transmission Line Designer/Engineer position in the Southern Company Transmission Engineering organization, at the Birmingham, AL office location. The successful candidates will be responsible for applying Southern Company’s engineering processes, design criteria, and software applications in the design and construction of high-voltage transmission lines (HVTL).

The successful candidates, under direct supervision, will follow prescribed procedures to support estimate preparation, develop design options, and prepare construction specifications. These design packages will be used to construct new and update existing transmission lines enhancing the Southern Company grid. These enhancements could include serving new customers (data centers, manufacturers, battery plants, etc.). In addition, design of transmission lines could include connecting renewable generation plants to the system.


  • Create a safe work environment through total personal commitment to putting Safety First

  • Become knowledgeable of the process used at Southern Company in the planning, design, operation, construction, and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines (HVTL).

  • Become knowledgeable of the functions and activities of the various internal departments that are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of HVTL.

  • Become knowledgeable of the transmission line design practices and work processes.

  • Become proficient in the use of all software applications used in the design, construction, and maintenance of HVTL

  • Be knowledgeable of the rules governing FERC property accounting

  • Support the development of design standards and criteria for use on the Southern Company transmission system

  • Support construction and maintenance teams during day-to-day operations as well as in emergency restoration of failed equipment

  • Serve as a damage assessment team member after major storms after receiving the company-provided training. This will require overnight travel within the Southern Company system.



  • The following education levels are required for these positions:

  • Engineer Position - BS degree or higher in Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical preferred)

  • Designer Position - A two-year degree, or higher, from a technical school or university with 2+ years of experience with engineering design or 5+ years of experience as a designer with no degree

  • A Professional Engineer (PE) license is a plus


  • Previous Transmission Line Design experience is preferred

  • Maintenance, construction, or project management experience in the utility industry

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of overall transmission line design, construction, and maintenance practices, with specific expertise in line design and construction materials preferred.

  • Technical aptitude to solve civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering problems related to HVTL design and construction.

  • Technical ability to read, interpret, and apply design criteria and government regulations to HVTL design and construction. Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code preferred.

  • Computer skills to be proficient with standard office software applications and to adapt quickly to HVTL application software. Previous experience with PLS-CADD is a plus.

  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to build working relationships with peers, internal customers, and the public.

  • Time management skills sufficient to manage multiple projects with various priorities and competing deadlines.

  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to satisfactorily complete project documentation and to function effectively in a team environment.


  • Model Our Values: Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, Superior Performance

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" spirit, and champion Southern Company’s work and safety procedures and guidelines.

  • 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 encourage collaboration.

  • Take ownership of assigned projects and responsibility for related work items.

  • Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure a high-quality product and timely completion.

  • 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.

  • Promote a helpful and inclusive culture.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which include:

  • 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 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: 5979

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services