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NERC Compliance Support Engineer

Birmingham, AL

NERC Compliance Support Engineer

Southern Company Technical Services - Electrical Systems & Field Support

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL


  • This position will be based out of The Energy Center in Birmingham, AL.

  • Hybrid work schedule (both in-office and telecommute); currently three (3) days in-office and two (2) days telecommute (subject to adjustment).

  • Relocation assistance may be provided if the successful candidate does not currently live within a reasonable commute distance.

  • This position will require some travel (day and overnight, up to 25%) and the ability to work successfully in a remote/virtual environment with access to internet service.


The purpose of this job is to provide technical services in the electrical discipline to support the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) within Southern Company. These services include electrical program management of numerous NERC standards, support of market requests from Southern Power company, training and coordination with all generating facilities, and engagement in standards drafting teams for NERC standard revisions or new drafts.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution/program is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.


  • Familiarity with NERC standards strongly preferred.

  • Customer oriented work ethic.

  • Broad general knowledge of power plant systems.

  • General knowledge of power plant modeling techniques.

  • Working knowledge of protective relaying application and philosophy.

  • Familiarity with plant electrical equipment and generator voltage control.

  • Ability to communicate with plant employees at all working and management levels.

  • Ability to assess risk and understand impact to stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage time properly and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.


  • Maintain technical proficiency in the above-mentioned areas.

  • Cultivate and maintain contacts and relationships within the plant and with Operations Compliance.

  • Work within the ERO Support team to ensure no compliance violations.

  • Be a role model both technically and in dealing with customers for other engineers.

  • Participation on industry committees and drafting teams as appropriate.

  • Ability to develop and become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned NERC standards.


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance.

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record.


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


  • 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: 6621

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services


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