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Southern Company Renewables, Battery Energy Storage, & Distributed Generation Development Engineer/Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Renewables, Battery Energy Storage, & Distributed Generation Development Engineer/Analyst


Engineer/Analyst – Renewables, Battery Energy Storage, & Distributed Generation Development

Southern Company Services, Generation Planning & Development Dept.


  • This position will be based out of Birmingham, AL, however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • Flexible work environment with hybrid (both in-office and telecommute) work options available.

  • Relocation assistance is available (unless you live in the Birmingham area)


Generation Planning and Development (GPD) is responsible for assisting Southern Company’s retail operating companies with the planning, siting, development, and deployment of power generation, energy storage and distributed generation resources. These resources can be sourced through self-build, existing facility conversion, and/or acquisition of assets. GPD is also responsible for asset valuation of the existing retail generation fleet to support environmental compliance, major capital expenditure, and asset retirement decisions.

The Renewables, Battery Energy Storage, and Distributed Generation Development team has responsibility for assisting Southern Company’s retail operating companies with the planning, analysis, development, and deployment of renewable power generation, battery energy storage and distributed generation resources.

This position will be filled as Engineering Analyst (E4-6) or Engineer (E4-6) depending on experience and education

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading (and serving on) diverse, enterprise-wide project teams in the evaluation and deployment of various generation alternatives and other strategic initiatives

  • Negotiation, development, and/or management of contracts

  • Conducting economic evaluations and profitability analysis for various generation resource options using production simulation software and spreadsheet-based financial models

  • Developing and maintaining renewable generation, battery storage and distributed generation technology resource cost and performance metrics

  • Performing market intelligence efforts (technology development, pricing, commercial viability)

  • Preparing and presenting project evaluation results and/or project business cases to all levels of enterprise-wide management and peer groups


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in engineering, applied science, mathematics, economics or finance required. An advanced degree is highly desirable, particularly an MBA

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: technology development, project management, asset management, financial analysis, production cost modeling, integrated resource planning

  • Knowledge of renewable electric generation, battery energy storage, and distributed generation technologies

  • Experience in project development, project management and/or leadership, large capital projects, contract development, contract negotiation and contract management/administration is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proven analytical, interpersonal, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to think creatively and independently in the development of new solutions

  • Proficiency with standard analytical and business software such as Microsoft Office applications is required; experience with VBA, MATLAB and fundamental production cost models is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and effectively communicate complex topics in verbal and written form

  • Project management abilities with proficiency in prioritizing multiple projects with conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Professional registrations and/or certifications in applicable areas of project management and engineering are a plus

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Role model of Southern Company Values

  • Must be a self-starter and possess a strong work ethic and personal accountability

  • Desire for continuous improvement / learning and innovating

  • Customer-focused

  • The ability to work effectively in a team setting

  • The ability to be flexible as the demands of the business change


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Benefit Cash Balance Pension plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Please submit an updated resume along with your application*

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

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, United States, Georgia

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: SCS2011151