Southern Company Real Estate Specialist in Monroeville, Alabama

Real Estate Specialist


The Real Estate Specialist Position supports Corporate Real Estate’s efforts to acquire legally defendable land and land rights for Alabama Power Company. The primary job duties will include negotiating with landowners to acquire land rights necessary to facilitate the construction, operation and maintenance of the company’s system and its facilities. This position will have significant interaction with internal and external customers.

Major Job Responsibilities Include:

  • The primary responsibility for this role is to acquire right of way for distribution facilities and provide support to transmission acquisition and fee land by way of the following:

  • Maintain excellent communication with colleagues and customers

  • Establish relationships with distribution engineers

  • Establish relationships with probate office personnel

  • Be customer service focused

  • Perform title searches and title curative work

  • Manage multiple projects with minimal supervision

  • Manage workload via information management software

  • Interpret engineering drawings and/or survey drawings; and write legal descriptions

  • Perform field checks for each request received from engineer

  • Consistently maintain attention to detail while performing job responsibilities

  • Effectively negotiate with landowners

  • Support storm restoration efforts as assigned

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply!

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma, required

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.Relevant work experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of 3 years relative work experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with colleagues and customers

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service

  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

  • Effective and efficient time management skills

  • Possess a basic understanding of engineering, operating, and construction principles

  • Ability to read and understand engineering sketches, property documents, legal descriptions and drawings

  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate law and the legal aspects of land, land rights, and land transactions

  • Ability to perform title research and title curative work

  • Knowledge and understanding of contract administration

  • Knowledge and understanding of company’s core business

  • Knowledge and understanding of company’s compliance policies & guidelines

  • Knowledge and understanding of department’s budgeting and accounting principles

  • Knowledge and understanding of the real estate appraisal process

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, geographic information systems and web based document management systems

Behavioral Attributes

  • Commitment to Target Zero and Southern Style (Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)

  • Must be a self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision

  • Customer focus with an enthusiastic, positive attitude

  • Initiative and flexibility as well as personal responsibility

  • Build positive relationships as a team player

  • Motivated self-starter with a willingness to learn

License and Certifications

  • Valid Alabama driver’s license is required

Other Requirements

  • Must live within a reasonable commuting distance to Monroeville, AL Offices or be able to quickly relocate to within a reasonable commuting distance to Monroeville, AL Offices.

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. #LI 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: Real Estate & Land Management

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Mobile Area-Monroeville

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Monroeville Crew Headquarters - 128 North Highway 21 By-pass (128MONROEVILLE)

128 North Highway 21 By-pass

Monroeville, 36460

Req ID: APC2005587