Fleet Operations Coordinator – Power Generation Dispatcher (Birmingham, AL)


Fleet Operations Coordinator – Power Generation Dispatcher

SCS Commercial Operations, Fleet/Real-Time Operations Department

This position will be located at The Energy Center in Birmingham, AL


This position is responsible for the intra-day commitment and dispatch of Southern Company generation resources to ensure bulk electric system (BES) reliability, minimize total production costs, and optimize the value of our generation assets. This is achieved through coordination across multiple departments and organizations, including, but not limited to, Generating Plants, Fleet Optimization, Gas Operations, Real-Time Trading, and the Power Coordination Center, as well as several external customers and counterparties. This position is part of a multi-person team covering 24x7 essential operations working rotating 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Occasional travel (approximately 10%-20%) is required and consists primarily of travel within the Southern Company footprint to various plant sites.

This position will be filled at exempt level 6.


Job Experience & Education:

  • B.S. degree or relevant work experience preferred

  • 5+ years of power plant operations experience preferred

  • Operations Team Leader experience a plus

  • Shift work experience preferred

  • 2+ years of transmission or distribution control center operations experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of generating plant and/or bulk electric system operations

  • Knowledge of economic dispatch, gas, and power markets, and/or production cost modeling a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytic and organization skills

  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to utilize multiple computer-based applications and tools

  • Ability to make sound and timely business decisions in a high-pressure environment

  • Ability to organize, manage, and direct multiple activities quickly

  • Ability to recognize potential problems and develop appropriate plans of action

  • Ability to issue and execute operating instructions in a professional, timely, and clear manner


  • Successful candidate will be expected to obtain North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Reliability Coordinator Certification within one year from position start date.


  • Demonstrate Our Values – Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Build and maintain good working relationships to accomplish objectives

  • Team player who desires to work towards a common objective

  • Learn quickly and have a desire for continuous learning

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-directed with strong initiative and leadership traits


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


  • 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 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 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 Identification: 6130

Job Category: Power System and Control Center Operations

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services