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Southern Company Engineer, I, II or III (Design) in Atlanta, Georgia

Engineer, I, II or III (Design)


The Engineer Design position for Southern Company Gas assists in the planning, design, and development of technical standards for gas distribution infrastructure projects. The right candidate must be a self-starter, excellent communicator, critical thinker and able to make sound decisions


Natural Gas is an essential part of America’s Energy mix and a trusted energy source for more than 70 million homes and businesses. This position is an exciting opportunity for persons who enjoy the challenges of supporting the construction of natural gas facilities.

Please note, this position is posted as a job family and may be filled at either the Engineer, I (Level 3), Engineer, II (Level 4) or Engineer, III (Level 5). People who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade.

As our Engineer in the design group, a typical day might include:

  • Working on gas storage or gas fueling station assignments

  • Performing assignments involving the design of components or functionality of pipeline products

  • Involved in the planning and design of mechanical equipment and components involving maintenance of mechanical equipment.

  • Performing system balances to determine the best overall solution to solve system issues or identify system low points and methods to best solve them.

  • Provide oversight and support for construction activities

This might be the job for you if:

  • You have a high level of interpersonal skills, with the ability to leverage internal and external stakeholders to efficiently accomplish tasks and resolve issues

  • You have the ability and initiative and to work in a self-guided manner and collaboratively

  • You have a customer focused critical thinking mindset with a demonstrated ability to learn and become proficient in proposing solutions and completing tasks.

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills

  • You have the ability to work across a matrix organization structure with horizontal and vertical teams

What you'll bring (Depending on Level):


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil or General)

  • 1-2 years of progressive Engineering experience


Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Computer Assisted Design/Geographic Information System - basic proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 2 -3 years of progressive Engineering experience



  • Project Management

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to influence and persuade in decision making.

  • CAD/GIS - intermediate proficiency

  • MS Office - advanced proficiency


Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, General or Civil)

  • 5 years of progressive engineering experience in gas standards and materials, project engineering or construction management of natural gas, pipeline facilities or other applicable industries.

  • 2 years familiarity and experience with Gas Safety regulations or utility pipeline construction practices


Preferred: Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)

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 www,

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: 1342000004