Southern Company Power Delivery Research & Development Mgr. in Birmingham, Alabama

Power Delivery Research & Development Mgr.


Southern Company demonstrates an industry-leading commitment to innovation by developing and deploying Smart Grid technologies and systems to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. This requires talented and motivated engineers to develop strategy, build and manage technology research programs and field demonstrations/labs. The Power Delivery R&D manager will be responsible for leading and supervising a group of such engineers in the power delivery area. The research manager’s recognized expertise will be leveraged internally for technology and strategic guidance as well as externally in consortiums and other forums to represent Southern Company’s interests on technology topics. Some travel will be required - approximately 50%.

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering is required

  • Advanced degree (M.S., PhD) strongly preferred

  • Proven people leadership, mentoring, performance management and teambuilding skills, with the ability to build and foster relationships

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in power system architecture, operations, design, and/or maintenance

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills along with exceptional presentation capabilities especially those required for executive level briefings

  • Experience developing research programs, portfolios and proposals to fund research activities, especially proposals to external funding entities such as DOE and EPRI

  • Strong program and project management skills

  • Be able to develop and communicate the value proposition of the research program and projects in a clear and concise manner

Job Responsibilities:

  • Place high priority on workplace safety, diversity and inclusion

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, performance management and teambuilding to group of power delivery research engineers

  • Provide effective and timely staff and executive level technology transfer to bring new options/knowledge to strategic decision making

  • Secure funding to augment budget for research activities

  • Manage the power delivery R&D budget as well as the power delivery portion of the EPRI budget

  • Consult with individuals and organizations within and external to Southern to assess the status, performance, feasibility and cost of a wide range of innovative technology options. This includes universities, vendors, national labs and government, consortiums and other relevant parties

  • Provide specific technology information to company executives as requested

  • Participate in time-critical technology teams (project evaluation, technical path decisions, etc.)

  • Manage power delivery contracts for R&D

  • Represent company and champion its interests in external forums

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 .

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):

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2007697