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Southern Power
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
2 days ago


The Transmission Engineer/Analyst is responsible for transmission analysis, risk evaluations and transmission related support for Southern Power.  This position works closely with the various organizations across Southern Power, thus the successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely with a diverse audience.

The successful candidate will support the project managers who provide leadership in areas of optimization & hedging, acquisition & development due diligence, O&M support, generator interconnections, and transmission/market policy.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain a deep understating about the different wholesale electric market structures, rules, processes, and trading products.

Major Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Grid Analysis and Nodal Modeling to produce daily forecasts of key nodal and hub prices as well as other ad hoc analysis in support of Commercial Optimization and Trading
  • Provide analysis and communicate with Southern Power traders to procure daily congestion hedging positions and analyze pricing of longer-term transmission congestions products. Identify, track, analyze and communicate key grid outages or other grid conditions that could impact Southern Power assets
  • Asset Acquisition and Development Due Diligence – Review of interconnection and transmission position and contracts, deliverability, FERC and Transmission Provider requirements, curtailment & congestion outlook, and identify key risks (cost, schedule, contractual, or otherwise)
  • Work closely with Business Development, Acquisitions, Project Development, Commercial Optimization & Trading and other organizations to develop potential risk mitigations and solutions
  • O&M Support - Provide operational support to Southern Power’s Remote Operations Center, O&M Support team, and Plant Personnel. Provide technical analysis and support (Transmission Provider requirements, reactive power, power quality, renewable generator ancillary performance, etc.…) for Southern Power’s generating fleet


Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required
  • An MBA or advanced degree in these areas or related field is desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of power pool production cost and dispatch, nodal modeling, and load flow analysis is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of principles of financial evaluations, complex contract interpretations, real time operations, renewable generation technologies and grid power quality requirements is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of wholesale power markets (such as CAISO, ERCOT, SPP, MISO, PJM), FERC policies, transmission access (transmission service, scheduling, point of delivery, curtailment) is highly desired.
  • Database (Access, SQL, Excel) and Programming/Scripting (Python, VBA, Lua, C#) experience is desired.
  • High level of proficiency with Excel, Power BI and with other Microsoft Office products is required.
  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Successfully manage numerous tasks and priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Creative thinking, with a focus on finding optimal solutions to complex issues across various markets, technologies, and contract structures.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59427455
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Position Title: Transmission Engineer/Analyst
  • Company Name: Southern Power
  • Engineering Discipline: Energy
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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