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Southern Company Engineering Co-op and Internship Opportunities in Atlanta, Georgia

Engineering Co-op and Internship Opportunities


This job posting does NOT represent an actual current opening within our company. This posting is for gathering information from candidates for future jobs. We would like to share information with you about our company and learn more about you, as a potential candidate. Please expect to answer some basic questions to help us match you to the right opportunities. Please be sure to register with your co-op office on campus to be considered for our co-op opportunities.

Southern Company and its subsidiaries strive to be the employer of choice by offering a stable work environment, a culture that values diversity, inclusion and teamwork and a competitive pay and benefits package.

A career with Southern Company is fulfilling as you realize your work contributes to the dependable delivery of the electricity that millions of lives depend on. At the same time you are part of an organization that promotes economic growth in communities, and one that works hard to improve our environment. It's a job that's important, necessary, and we have fun doing it. Some 26,000 Southern Company employees make a difference - every day - in the lives of their friends and neighbors and in their communities. You could be one of them.


  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 (3.0 preferred for some positions)

  • Commitment of 3 alternating semesters

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

  • Able to meet the same employment standards as regular employees

Work Locations:

Throughout Alabama, Georgia, and the southern part of Mississippi

Engineering Opportunities

Generation-Nuclear and Fossil Fuel

  • System Engineers ensure the reliability of assigned plant systems. They solve system and component problems, provide direct technical support for operation and maintenance, and plan long term performance improvements.

  • Program Engineers direct implementation of assigned programs and work processes. Typical program assignments are fire protection, equipment qualification, in-service inspection, in-service testing, flow accelerated corrosion, and generator inspections.

  • Modification Engineers coordinate the design, construction and startup for plant modifications. They maintain design configuration and work closely with design engineers, system engineers, maintenance technicians, operators, and contractor construction crews.

  • Performance Engineers lead improvement projects, perform root-cause determinations, manage the plant wide corrective action program, and track plant performance indicators.

Engineering and Construction Services

  • Engineering and Construction Services Engineers offer technical consulting and operational support for more than 270 generating units. Engineers work on new plant design projects for fossil-fuel, hydroelectric, combined-cycle, and nuclear plants. Other responsibilities may include working with support services including testing, environmental, operation and maintenance and engineer consulting services.


  • Transmission Planning Engineers use load flow models of the power system and various computer modeling software to study the impact of load growth, generation additions and other possible system changes on the future expansion needs of the transmission system. This information is used to optimize the transmission construction budgets by the Operating Companies.

  • Bulk Power Operations Engineers run the Power Coordination Center and operates the 24/7 Southern Company Control Area. This group uses the Energy Management System and other Industry applications to accept energy and capacity deals from energy marketers, to serve native load and scheduled energy, to monitor the conditions of power grid, and to relieve constraints when needed.

  • Energy Management Systems (EMS) Engineers manage the computer systems that both Bulk Power Operations and operating company control centers depend upon to keep the transmission system operating properly.

  • Protection & Control Engineers are responsible for relay application and settings activities on the Transmission system. Job responsibilities include generating CAD drawings for preliminary design packages and generating simple preliminary design packages.


  • Distribution Engineers design, estimate, and construct electrical distribution systems while working with customers to provide electrical service. Responsibilities include design and all other phases of field projects; drawing memos and maintaining all power delivery computer systems; assisting with outdoor

Job Type: Cooperative

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Cooperative

Req ID: SCS2009540