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Southern Company Ash Pond Project Engineer (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Birmingham, Alabama

Ash Pond Project Engineer (Atlanta or Birmingham)


Ash Pond Project Engineer

Technical Services, Earth Sciences & Environmental Engineering Dept

This position is flexible to be located in either Atlanta, GA or Birmingham, AL


The Ash Pond Project Engineer is responsible for managing technical activities related to utility Customer’s Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) and ash pond closure projects. The Project Engineer is responsible for coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to deliver quality engineering packages on time and on schedule. This individual will focus on technical oversight and coordination of the design and engineering of the ash pond closure projects, as well as managing external contracts related to quality assurance and engineering activities. Building and maintaining a positive working relationship with project stakeholders is critical in this role. Effective communication skills and a familiarity with ash pond construction projects and engineering design are required.

This individual will interface regularly with internal customers to ensure timely communication of issues. They will also help drive consistency in the application of lessons learned, processes, and procedures.

The candidate must be able to build relationships and foster trust.


Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental, Geology or Geological Engineering, or another related field from an ABET accredited program

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in engineering, earth sciences, construction, or another related field

  • Professional Engineer, Professional Geologist, or related professional registration required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Embrace and promote Our Values of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Good interpersonal and relational skills

  • Experience in engineering design and construction project support, particularly experience related to CCR work

  • Familiarity with the requirements of the Federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule and Georgia State CCR rule.

  • Direct experience in the areas related to CCR work, including, but not limited to: Ash Pond Safety, CCR Closure Methodology, CCR Material Properties, CCR Beneficial Use, Geotechnical Instrumentation, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, and Cover Systems

  • Geotechnical Engineering skills including, but not limited to: Slope stability, settlement, seepage analysis, seismic, dewatering, and foundations

  • Strong oral communication and writing skills

  • Strong presentation skills


  • This position can require some travel – approximately 40% per year.

  • This will include some overnight travel and will be primarily within the Southern Company Generation fleet.


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record


  • Some relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the Atlanta or Birmingham area


  • 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 at (NYSE: SO at ) 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 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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008344