Southern Company Electronic Security Coordinator in Birmingham, Alabama

Electronic Security Coordinator


This position is responsible for the management of design, installation and service of all electronic security and access control hardware and software systems for all company facilities.


  • Administer contracts with vendors performing electronic security work as directed by corporate security.

  • Ensure that all security hardware and software systems are protected from any internal or external unauthorized access.

  • Prioritize and schedule the installation and programing of electronic security systems.

  • Provide customer training on the operations and use of electronic security systems.

  • On-going evaluation of electronic security processes and work flows to increase efficiencies.

  • Maintain relevant knowledge of policies, procedures, and strategies to promote compliance.

  • Working knowledge of networking infrastructure.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor's Degree computer science, engineering, criminal justice or another technical field. An advanced degree is preferred however an equivalent combination of education, training, and prior experience that are directly correlated to job knowledge may be considered.


  • ASIS Board Certification in Security Management (CPP), Physical Security (PSP), and/or Network Administrator certifications are preferred.


  • Working knowledge of electronic security hardware and software systems including but not limited to Software House C*Cure access control and Avigilon surveillance solutions software.

  • Working knowledge of networking infrastructure.

  • Must demonstrate strong ethics and discretion in handling sensitive or confidential information.

  • Technical prowess to analyze and incorporate new security-related technologies as appropriate.

  • Prior experience working with electronic security within a law enforcement, military, corporate security or security integrator is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Project management – Able to produce sustainable, resilient, timely results that solve business needs in a fast-paced environment driven by deadlines; Able to adapt quickly to changing demands and reprioritize as necessary.

  • Ability to design, implement and oversee fully integrated electronic security strategies, programs and procedures that control access to physical security perimeters, protect people, physical assets, compliance data, proprietary / restricted information, physical and other assets.

  • Ability to respond to and resolve complex technical computer hardware and software performance failures.

  • Ability to coordinate and liaison with corporate and private sector information technology experts to diagnose problems and restore operations quickly.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships.

  • Excellent customer service and communications skills. Able to build trust, consider others’ perspectives, maintain engagement and communicate candidly and effectively in a timely manner; Good conflict resolution / collaboration and negotiation skills.

  • Knowledge of the design, installation and programing of intrusion detection systems, access control systems, closed circuit television systems, and central station monitoring equipment.

Additional Requirements

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete the Southern Company NERC CIP Security Training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. #LI Visit our website 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, g ender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Security

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: APC2005337