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Southern Company Substation Control Standards Designer/Engineer in Forest Park, Georgia

Substation Control Standards Designer/Engineer


Substation Control Standards Designer/Engineer

Technical & Project Solutions, Substation Engineering

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL or Forest Park, GA (Metro-Atlanta)


  • This position will be located in either Birmingham, AL or Forest Park, GA (Metro Atlanta), 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.

  • This position will require a mix of both field and office work.

  • Some office work can be performed remotely (telework/work from home).


This position reports to the Substation Control Standards Supervisor for Southern Company Services, Technical and Project Solutions (T&PS), Substation Engineering and will be located in Birmingham, AL or Forest Park, GA.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support, coordination, and development of Control Design Standard Drawings for the Substation Control Production Design groups.  The Substation Control Design group is responsible for engineering, design, and coordination of substation projects including development of protective relay & control schemes utilizing microprocessor-based relay systems, material specifications, and transmitting drawing packages.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safety continues to be our number one priority using a Safety-First mentality and leading by example

  • Develop AutoCAD Electrical drawings of substation protective relay & control schemes to be used in production designs

  • Provide support for AutoCAD Electrical to Substation Production Design and other groups as it relates to the use and development of Southern Company Standards

  • Serve as an AutoDesk Vault librarian for substation control designs

  • Participate in, support and lead initiatives for Southern Company Transmission and Substation Engineering

  • Support the development of design standards and criteria for use on the Southern Company System


Education & Experience

  • BS in Engineering or relevant technical discipline is preferred

  • AutoCAD Electrical, SDS Tools, AutoDesk Vault, and AutoCAD experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience with design, maintenance, or operation of substations in the electric utility environment

  • Understanding of substation protection & control scheme operation is preferred

  • Proficiency in daily computer applications (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Safety Leadership - demonstrated ability to successfully implement and lead safe work behaviors in the workplace

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to inspire & motivate others, foster teamwork, create an innovative culture, and effectively lead change

  • Proven effective interpersonal, communication, teamwork, and presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate technical issues, and articulate complex issues simply

  • The ability to deal with people, develop, and build relationships at all levels

  • Demonstrated understanding of managing accountability and performance of self

  • Ability to coach and develop technical personnel

  • Extensive problem-solving skills

  • Experience providing solutions & value to customers

Behavioral Attributes

  • Model  Our Values :  Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Conduct all activities with a focus on providing value to our customers

  • Follow through on all aspects of assignments to ensure a quality product and increased value is delivered to our customers

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" attitude

  • Commitment to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment

  • Must exhibit Safety First attitudes and behaviors

  • Must place strong emphasis on Operational Excellence (mistake free designs)

  • Must understand and practice Human Performance Concepts


  • Some relocation assistance may be available if the successful candidate does not already reside within a reasonable commute distance of Birmingham or Metro Atlanta


  • 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 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, 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

Other Locations: Alabama, United States, Georgia, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

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

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: SCS2010088