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Southern Company HR Business Partner - Alabama Power Hydro Plants/Plant Greene County/APC Forecast and Resource Planning in Birmingham, Alabama

HR Business Partner - Alabama Power Hydro Plants/Plant Greene County/APC Forecast and Resource Planning


HR Business Partner – Plant Greene County/Alabama Power Hydro Plants/APC Forecast and Resource Planning

Excellent opportunity for an HR professional with strong HR generalist and consultative experience to join Southern Company, one of the largest and most respected utilities in the Nation. We are actively seeking an individual who is looking for opportunities to be a strategic business partner with our plant management team. This position will support Alabama Power’s Plant Greene County near Demopolis AL, Alabama Power’s Hydro Plants across the state of Alabama and Alabama Power Forecast and Resource Planning.

As an integral part of the plant's leadership team, the HR Business Partner will support human resources initiatives and contribute to the plant achieving its business goals by delivering outstanding consultation and services. The successful candidate will not only have solid background as HR generalist, but also will have demonstrated capacities for consulting with managers, facilitating high-level discussions, and supporting human resources programs. Experience with performance management, leadership development, succession & development planning, organization effectiveness, and change management are vital to this position.

Summary of Position Duties:

The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for providing HR solutions/services to Alabama Power’s Plant Greene County, Hydro Plants, Forecast and Resource Planning. This HR professional will be a business partner with the plant leadership team, support HR strategic initiatives and contribute to the plants business goal achievement. Some overnight travel is required. This position will be filled based on the knowledge, skills, and experience of the successful candidate. There are no direct reports for this position.

This position could also support additional customer groups as business needs dictate.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred

  • Advanced degree and/or SPHR/PHR certification desirable

Job Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HR generalist functions working with a broad range of employees (union / non-union, exempt / non-exempt) preferred

  • Consulting experience in performance management, leadership development, succession and development planning, compensation, employee relations, workforce planning & strategic staffing, project management, organizational effectiveness principles, metrics and organizational change

  • Experience in a direct HR consulting role with internal customers is highly desired

  • Experience in a plant/manufacturing environment highly desired

  • Prior experience with staffing challenges and organizational structure changes highly desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of Human Resources is required (Employee Relations, Compensation, Disability Management, Labor Relations, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Organizational Design, and Compliance.)

  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of HR policies and practices and understand their application in solving client needs

  • Ability to diplomatically offer objective and creative solutions to client issues

  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to champion and influence change and a willingness to take risk

  • Ability to build effective relationships with plant employees as well as leadership by adapting approach/style

  • Champion HR initiatives

  • High level of personal initiative and responsibility

  • A flexible and adaptable approach to consulting services. Ability to consult with multiple customer groups.

  • Consulting, critical thinking, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills are desired

  • Outstanding communication skills; listening, oral, written, and presentation

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and ability to manage multiple tasks required

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the company culture: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Ability to build credibility with all levels of employees

  • Demonstrates good judgment, maturity, ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Ability to build effective relationships with all levels of employees

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Ability to make safety a priority – Target Zero

  • Ability to embrace Principle Centered Leadership Values

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at 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: Human Resources

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2005874

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