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Southern Company SPC Remote Operations Center SCADA Engineer in Birmingham, Alabama

SPC Remote Operations Center SCADA Engineer


SPC Remote Operations Center (ROC) SCADA Engineer

This position will function as part of the Southern Power Remote Operations Center, a 24x7 facility which remotely operates a portion of the SPC renewable fleet. This position will closely support and interface with ROC Operators, Site Technicians, M&D Analysts, and Renewable Analysts who use SCADA data in their respective roles. This position will interface with other technical support functions, such as Technical Services and Information Technology. This position will be located at the Southern Power Remote Operations Center in Birmingham, AL and will be filled at a level and job classification commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Education Requirements:

  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering discipline strongly preferred


  • On-call support for 24x7 remote operation center

  • Interface with site personnel, IT, vendors, etc. to resolve issues

  • Complete SCADA Preventative Maintenance work orders on-time including backups, software updates, anti-virus definition updates, and OS/firmware patching

  • SCADA/HMI design and development

  • Configuration acceptance testing

  • Commissioning support

  • Create and maintain SCADA documentation and diagrams

  • Assist in providing training on plant SCADA systems

  • Compliance with NERC/CIP requirements applicable to facility and ROC operations


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience using and managing plant control systems or SCADA systems desired

  • Experience with plant control systems, RTACS, Allen Bradley PLCs, etc. desired

  • Experience with screen development and HMI overlays desired

  • Ignition configuration experience a plus

  • Experience with data historian preferred, specifically OSISoft PI preferred

  • Proven ability to plan and ability to discern problems that need immediate attention versus those that allow more time to resolve desired

  • Troubleshooting communications and/or system issues associated with plant controls desired

  • Experience in organizing and managing multiple projects at the same time

  • Experience with data management techniques to access, integrate, and present data from multiple sources is desired (Excel, Power BI, Tableau, etc.) desired.

  • Wind or solar plant commissioning experience desired


  • Basic working knowledge of the following:

  • Computer networking

  • Virtual machines

  • Industrial automation communication protocols (e.g. Modbus, OPC, DNP3)

  • SQL and SQL server software

  • Programming; Python or other scripting language a plus

  • Computer-aided drawing (CAD); AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio a plus

  • Solid troubleshooting skills required

  • Basic Active Directory configuration a plus

  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and other applications

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills

  • Extensive IT knowledge a plus

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. 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 Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SPC2000192

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