Network Engineer-Operational Technology (Atlanta or Birmingham)



The OT (Operational Technology) Network Engineer is responsible for providing tactical planning, engineering design and consulting, documentation, equipment lifecycle management, and third-level technical support for the network infrastructure supporting Southern Company’s operational real-time data networks.

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for engineering designs for OT network facilities including Cisco data communications equipment; routers, switches, etc.

  • Responsible for development of and compliance with engineering standards including requirements gathering, documentation, product lifecycle plans, and design packages.

  • Responsible for coordinating supplemental engineering service providers and/or contractors performing engineering design for network projects.

  • Responsible for providing support to the local Operating Companies on issues related to network planning, engineering design, and engineering consulting.

  • Responsible for developing and participating in the successful completion of Power Delivery Specialized Infrastructure initiatives and Technology Organization initiatives.

  • Responsible for providing third-level maintenance (reactive, preventative, and quality assurance) support as well as backup maintenance /installation coverage related to the identified networks / equipment at specific Southern Company locations.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications systems and data network systems including IP addressing and naming (DNS and DHCP), Internet, Firewalls, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and Remote Computing access is required

  • General Understanding of Real-Time SCADA systems is a plus

  • Knowledge of Electric Power Delivery business and applications is a plus

  • Knowledge of Network Management systems, e.g. HPNA is a plus

  • Knowledge of serial data transmission (T1, RS-232) is a plus

  • Knowledge of intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) is a plus

  • General Understanding of Budgets and/or Capable of Learning about Budgeting (capital and functional) and accounting processes to ensure compliance with the budget.

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage multiple project responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Team-oriented with a strong work ethic.

  • Willingness to embrace, influence, and lead change.


  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team atmosphere

  • Ability to provide and accept feedback

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to build relationships, to communicate and work with all levels of management, vendors, and other internal and external groups and customers and exhibit positive influence at all levels.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to convey complex technical issues in business terms.

  • Attention to detail

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (preferred); Computer Science, MIS, or technical degree in Computer Science or related technology is acceptable (Would be filled as Engineering Analyst role if non-engineering degree).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Data Network Experience with Cisco Routing/Switching and firewalls

  • Cisco certifications are a plus

  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls is a plus


Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to…): No

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters – 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Georgia Power Headquarters – 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2009135