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Southern Company Distribution Engineer in United States

Distribution Engineer




There are multiple engineering positions available within PD Birmingham Distribution and these positions will be filled at levels depending on the successful candidates' education, experience, and skills. Successful candidates will be placed in engineering offices across PD Birmingham. It is expected that the successful candidate will be knowledgeable of the design, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution systems.

The position will be required to manage all day-to-day engineering work activities in an assigned area. The primary job duties will be utilization of sound engineering practices in the preparation of work estimates to provide service to new customers, to maintain and to improve the electrical distribution system. There will be opportunities for engineering major projects such as roadway relocations, budget items, reliability projects, subdivisions, and large commercial projects. Superior customer service will be expected from the successful candidate. Duties will also include investigating and resolving customer service issues and working with Line crew Operations. The candidates will also be expected to be available after business hours for local, out-of-town, and out-of-state trouble and storm response and will provide general leadership and coordination during storm restoration efforts. The candidates filling these positions will also be expected to model Our Values and exercise leadership in safety. The candidates will also be expected to be well organized and work well within a team environment.


Education Requirements

  • BS degree, or higher, in Engineering is required

Experience Requirements

  • Distribution engineering experience is preferred.

  • Experience in engineering, design, and construction of the distribution electrical system.

  • Proven record of success in a team environment.

  • Previous experience in service restoration efforts is desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of company policies, NEC and NESC is preferred

  • Knowledge and experience in computer applications used by distribution engineers (IDMS, JETS, CSS, DistGIS, SOCKET, among others) is preferred

  • Knowledge of distribution coordination schemes and reliability efforts is preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work well with employees, customer, developers, consultants, city and state agencies and others

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to make sound engineering decisions during emergency situations

  • Ability to exercise a high level of leadership

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply APCO safety and health rules

  • Must be on the official clearance list or possess the ability to achieve in short term.

  • Must be available to work outside of normal duty hours to provide leadership and support to operating personnel in restoring electric service to customers

Behavioral Attributes

  • Successful candidate must exhibit Our Values

  • Utilize sound engineering practices in providing reliable, economic, and timely electric service to APC customers

  • Establish and maintain good customer relations

  • Take ownership of assigned work

  • Assist in training of less experienced personnel

  • Look for ways to help make the organization successful

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 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: Alabama Power Company

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

APC - Service Bldg. Bham Div - 1200 6th Ave North (1200BIRMINGHAM)

1200 6th Ave North

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2007594