Senior Electrical Design Engineer–Power Generation Systems – Birmingham & Mobile, AL (multiple positions)


Senior Electrical Design Engineer–Power Generation Systems – Birmingham & Mobile, AL

Southern Company Services Technical Shared Services – Engineering Electrical Design

This posting serves to fill up to two (2) positions in the Electrical Design group at the following locations:

  • Birmingham – The Energy Center (1)

  • Mobile – Plant Barry (1)


  • Positions will be based out of Birmingham, AL or Mobile, AL (Plant Barry) however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and be physically present in-office and/or field location on a routine (see below) 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 position is responsible for leading and executing detailed design activities on electrical power systems at power generating facilities across the Southern Company fleet. This includes but is not limited to quality assurance, governance, cost control, schedule adherence, project development and scope, guidance documents, adherence to standards, best practice reviews, and project closeout. This position will produce engineering drawings, specifications, and material requirements to facilitate construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical power systems. Activities will be executed with an emphasis on safety, quality, scheduling, and costs. The role will be responsible for providing technical direction and Quality Assurance reviews for detailed design activities. This position requires some travel (approximately 25%) and the ability to work successfully in a remote/virtual environment with access to internet service.


  • Develop electrical design documents for power generation facilities.

  • Provide technical direction and oversite to junior engineers, designers, and drafters.

  • Assist in the evaluation and purchase of electrical equipment.

  • Review vendor design documents to ensure conformance to design requirements.

  • Coordinate work with other disciplines, clients, suppliers, and contractors.

  • Provide on-site support during construction, startup, and checkout.

  • Develop scope definition documents, estimates, and provide schedule inputs.

  • Prepare material take-offs for cost estimates and material procurement.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution/program is required.

  • Advanced degree in related field is a plus.

  • Professional Registration desired but not required.

Work Experience:

  • Electrical system design and/or engineering experience is required, preferably within heavy industrial facilities or new construction projects.

  • Experience completing technical assignments with limited instructions from supervision.

  • Scope development, schedule input, material takeoffs, and fabrication drawing review.

  • Experience developing electrical power system design including single line, elementary, and wiring diagrams.

  • 3D modeling experience or ability to learn 3D software preferred.

  • Electrical Design codes and standards.

  • Proficiency in AutoDesk Suite and Microsoft Office products.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High level of initiative and ability to effectively plan, organize, and execute assigned work.

  • Effective oral and written communication of technical topics.

  • Self-starter and strong problem-solving skills.

  • Customer focus with a willingness to meet the needs of our customers and solicit feedback.


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

  • Considerable interpersonal skills with a focus on providing value to customers.

  • Work proficiently as part of a team and independently.

  • Exhibit and promote a positive, "can do" attitude.

  • Commitment as a team member to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Benefit package that includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • 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: 6328

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services