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Southern Company Engineer - Plant Daniel in Moss Point, Mississippi

This engineer will be responsible for engineering related activities at a power generating plant. This position is responsible for providing plant technical support and developing long term plans and budgets to maintain and improve equipment performance. Power Generation Engineers manage capital and O&M projects, follow prescribed procedures, and conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components. This position is accountable for providing technical direction and troubleshooting for plant electrical and mechanical systems. The incumbent will be responsible for providing ongoing inspection and evaluation of equipment and for determining the appropriate direction on design and performance improvements, upgrades, and other modifications. This individual will be a troubleshooting resource for operations and maintenance.


  • Provide outage/project management, project budget management, long term maintenance strategies and technical support to the plant

  • Develop 5 & 10 year capital budgets and justification for associated capital projects

  • Provide monthly accruals and budget variance explanations to the Financial Specialist

  • Monitor plant performance and make recommendations to improve heat rate and unit reliability

  • Utilize computer business tools to develop and justify budgets, write work orders, order material, develop project schedules, and monitor equipment

  • Initiate, troubleshoot and review root cause analyses for system equipment failures

  • Work with Southern Company Services, OEMs and system owners at other plants to stay current of any upgrades or concerns that affect the plant and communicate these needs to plant management, corporate management, and peer groups



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

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering preferred, but willing to consider other engineering disciplines

  • M.S. in Business or Engineering a plus

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license would also be a plus


  • Experience in an industrial facility with mechanical/electrical project or design focus involving the maintenance of the following types of equipment: pumps/motors, air/motor operated valves, fans, condensers, boilers, turbines, PLC’s, distributed control systems, and industrial electrical switchgear, circuit breakers and transformers

  • Demonstrated project management experience required

  • Strong technical expertise and problem-solving abilities required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong organizational, administrative, time management, project management, facilitation and analytical skills are required

  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers and the ability to learn numerous software applications quickly

  • Self-motivation and demonstrated initiative is crucial for this position

  • Ability to interface with vendors and contractors while representing the best interests of Southern Company

  • Ability to network and utilize subject matter experts at both the corporate level and regional level to support our plant systems

  • Display interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to handle conflict and work effectively within a diverse team

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements

  • Flexible to work across primary position boundaries by willingly accepting multiple roles as required to support plant needs


  • Must be available to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed

  • May require some extended work hours

  • Must be able to be on-call for the plant as needed

  • Minimal travel required – 15%


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Benefit Cash Balance Pension plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Mississippi Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 192,000 customers and communities in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. In its 98th year, Mississippi Power is a leader in customer service, workforce development and education, environmental stewardship, and employee volunteerism. The company is an industry leader when it comes to working safely, providing around-the-clock reliable service and its expert storm response. Mississippi Power has been at the forefront of innovation in the state through strategic partnerships in electric transportation and solar energy. The company has worked with the Coast Transit Authority to put the state’s first electric public transportation bus in operation and with Forrest County Agriculture High School on the state’s first electric school bus. It also partnered with the Hattiesburg Zoo on a new electric train and worked with the country’s largest Domino’s franchise to electrify its delivery fleet. Also, a leader in renewable energy, Mississippi Power partnered with the Naval Construction Battalion Center to install the first microgrid at a Navy facility. The company was among the first to introduce utility scale solar in the state with nearly 160 MW of renewable energy produced, enough to power 23,000 homes for a year. Mississippi Power’s mission is to provide world-class value to our customers and communities every day.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 6040

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Mississippi Power