Engineer or Mechanical Field Specialist– HRSGs

Birmingham, AL

Engineer or Mechanical Field Specialist– HRSGs

Technical Shared Services (TSS) – Mechanical Systems & Field Support


  • This position will be based out of Birmingham, AL, however candidates living within the traditional Southern Company footprint (AL, GA, MS) may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and field location(s) on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • This position will require a mix of both field and office work.

  • Field work can include site visits to plant sites, vendor facilities, and various work locations.

  • Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


  • This position requires both day-trip and overnight travel (up to 50%).

  • Some relocation assistance may be available if the successful candidate does not already live within a reasonable commute distance.


This position will support the Southern Company Generation goals and business results related to safety, compliance, budgets, people, and technical skills. This shall be accomplished by providing industry leading technical field support for both project management and field support demand services. This position will assist in defining the HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator) maintenance strategies for the Southern Company fleet by identifying and mitigating reliability risk in an economical manner. This position will also assist with major capital HRSG component replacements.


This position will support the Southern Company HRSG fleet predominately in the southeast United States. This position will perform the following duties:

  • Support engineering, operation, maintenance, and field service activities required to inspect and repair HRSGs. This includes performing a visual inspection of the entire HRSG, external and internal, and accurately documenting inspection findings and recommending repairs for correction.

  • Provide maintenance planning support for future outages.

  • Assist with pressure part replacements for HRSGs including specification development, print reviews, supplier shop inspections, installation, etc.

  • Assist with development and coordination of Southern Company initiatives (i.e. SOE, SCTR, etc.).

  • Assist with coordinating the HRSG system owner’s meeting that is held yearly.

  • Assist with organizing and presenting at various system or plant meetings.

  • This position does require overnight travel primarily within the Southern Company fleet with some nationwide travel on occasion.

  • Any coal fired boiler experience is a plus. This position may be called on to support similar activities in the coal fleet.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred, but not required.


  • Five (5) years’ experience in installation of utility boiler or HRSG pressure parts or in maintenance or operation of an HRSG or utility boiler is highly preferred.

  • This position requires a working knowledge of the functional characteristics of most major mechanical power plant equipment [i.e., HRSG’s, boilers, steam turbines, condensers, major pumps, cooling towers, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), oxidation catalyst for CO reduction, thermal cycle, and circulating water system] to provide effective solutions to equipment problems and maintenance activities.

  • Experience with major retrofit projects such as replacing pressure part components, harps or modules, for HRSGs or utility boilers is a plus.

  • Ability to analyze critical situations and determine competent solutions that can be implemented in a safe and effective manner.

  • General ability to utilize computer drawing programs and read engineering drawings.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse teams consisting of vendors, plant personnel, and other TSS personnel to achieve successful project results.

  • Ability to successfully interface with pressure part manufacturers and other utility technical support suppliers (EPRI, pressure part suppliers, duct burner suppliers, etc.) in a professional manner.

  • Knowledge of NDE inspection techniques and processes.

  • Physical ability to climb ladders and in crawl in tight spaces, use fall protection while working at heights, respirator use, etc.

  • Must be proficient in use of computer-based applications, i.e. Microsoft Office suite.

  • Must possess effective written and oral communications skills.

  • Must exhibit Southern Style behavior. Southern Style is a Southern Company initiative which required employees to exhibit three main attributes. These are unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.


  • 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

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: 6399

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services