Solar Generation Development Engineer/Analyst (Birmingham OR Atlanta) @ Southern

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Job Description:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading (and serving on) diverse, enterprise-wide project teams in the evaluation and deployment of solar generation and other strategic initiatives
  • Leading negotiations, development activities, and/or contract management
  • Conducting economic evaluations and profitability analysis for solar generation resource options using spreadsheet-based financial models
  • Developing and maintaining solar generation technology resource cost and performance metrics
  • Performing market intelligence efforts (technology development, pricing, commercial viability)
  • Preparing and presenting project evaluation results and/or project business cases to all levels of enterprise-wide management and peer groups


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, applied science, mathematics, economics or finance preferred. An advanced degree is highly desirable, particularly an MBA
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: technology development, project management, asset management, financial analysis, integrated resource planning
  • Knowledge of solar electric generation
  • Experience in project development, project management and/or leadership, large capital projects, contract development, contract negotiation and contract management/administration is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • High degree of critical/strategic thinking to resolve high impact, complex and/or cross-functional problems.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and understandable manner to a broad group of stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Project management abilities with proficiency in prioritizing multiple projects with conflicting deadlines
  • Proficiency with standard analytical and business software such as Microsoft Office applications is required
  • Professional registrations and/or certifications in applicable areas of project management and engineering are a plus

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Role model of Southern Company Values
  • Must be a self-starter and possess a strong work ethic and personal accountability
  • Desire for continuous improvement / learning and innovating
  • Customer-focused
  • The ability to lead and work effectively in a team setting
  • The ability to be flexible as the demands of the business change

Experience Level: Junior/Associate
Work From: Hybrid

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