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Civil Design Engineer - Sitework (Birmingham, AL)

Company: The Southern Company
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Civil Design Engineer - Sitework (Birmingham, AL)


Civil Design Engineer - Sitework

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL


The Engineer in the Civil Engineering Group will be responsible for civil site work design, including preparation of grading, drainage, and erosion control plans. The individual shall have a good understanding of survey data required to perform a land development design. The engineer will be expected to perform foundation structural analysis/design on an as needed basis. The engineer will be responsible for supporting the planning and budgeting processes by providing complete and accurate estimates of material, labor, and total costs associated with the civil portion of transmission substation and line projects. This position will also be responsible for tracking project expenditures. The position will require field visits and may involve occasional overnight travel.



  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Professional Engineers (PE) license in the state of Alabama or able to obtain one


  • 5 years of Civil Engineering experience would be preferred, but is not required

  • Experience in grading design, erosion control design, hydrology and storm water design is required

  • Prior foundation and structure design experience is a plus

  • Prior experience in construction estimating and construction administration is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Detailed knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing civil grading design and construction as it relates to NPDES, and general construction principals

  • General knowledge of the activities associated with surveying, land acquisition, and obtaining easements

  • Detailed knowledge of cost estimating and quantity takeoffs

  • Detailed knowledge of civil construction methods, equipment, techniques and associated costs

  • Detailed knowledge of right-of-way clearing, environmental regulations, and crew support activities and associated costs

  • Demonstrated ability to design a land development project including site grading, stormwater design, erosion control, permitting, etc. with little to no direct supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, evaluate, and estimate civil engineering (grading), initial clearing, environmental, and construction related problems in the field

  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and apply design criteria and government regulations to design and construction drawings

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and Hydraflow hydrographs, Interconnected Channel and Pond Routing (ICPR) or similar software for stormwater modeling


  • Provide quality design for transmission substation and line projects, including: grading, structures, substation foundations, transmission line foundations and oil containment to meet schedule and budget requirements

  • Provide work direction and oversight for onsite design technicians

  • Serve as the civil engineering representative on solution team and site selection committees and prepare preliminary designs as required to support the process

  • Apply civil engineering expertise to accurately "scope" projects and to provide quality cost and duration estimates in a timely fashion

  • Identify variances between estimated and actual quantities in order to continuously improve the scoping and estimating process

  • Provide input on the development and refinement of civil engineering estimating units used in the estimating system (TEAMS) to ensure accurate estimates of equipment, material, labor durations, and total costs

  • Serve as a damage assessment team member after major storms after receiving the company-provided training. This will require overnight travel within the Southern Company system


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

  • Exhibit a positive, "can do" spirit, and champion Southern Company procedures and guidelines

  • Pursues high standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, job knowledge and personal development and seeks continual improvement

  • Demonstrate a customer-focused mindset and take personal responsibility to complete all assignments and to resolve all issues

  • Demonstrate the ability to build relationships with peers and across organizational lines and to succeed in a team-oriented environment

  • Time management and organizational skills sufficient to manage multiple projects with various priorities and competing deadlines

  • Exhibits strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills


  • 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, 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: Southern Company Services

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

Req ID: SCS2009484

Keywords: The Southern Company, Birmingham , Civil Design Engineer - Sitework (Birmingham, AL), Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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