Southern Company Mechanical Field Specialist – HRSGs in Birmingham, Alabama

Mechanical Field Specialist – HRSGs


Mechanical Field Specialist – HRSGs

SCS Engineering & Construction Svcs – Mechanical Systems Boilers & Piping Dept


This position will be located at the Southern Company office in Birmingham, Alabama.


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 maintenance strategies for the Southern Company fleet to identify and mitigate 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 will also assist with package boiler installation and inspection activities for the coastal plants similar to the HRSG requirements listed above.

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



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or 5 years’ experience in operating or maintaining HRSGs or utility boilers.


  • Mechanical Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program or at least five (5) years’ experience in the installation and/or quality assurance of utility boiler or HRSG pressure parts or in maintenance or operation of an HRSG or utility boiler.

  • This position requires a working knowledge of the functional characteristics of at least 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 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 E&CS personnel to achieve successful project results.

  • Ability to successfully interface with pressure part manufacturers and other utility technical support suppliers (EPRI, 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.


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


  • Limited relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.

  • Please submit an updated resume with your application.


  • 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

Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) 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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2007823