Southern Company Engineer - Lighting Services in Gulfport, Mississippi

Engineer - Lighting Services


Lighting Engineer

This position is located in Gulfport, MS. Relocation assistance will be considered for this position.

Job Experience and Education:

  • Four-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited institution - required

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in estimating and cad-related drawing -preferred.

  • Experience in the design, construction, and maintenance of street and area lighting systems, including familiarization with distribution system components and operation – preferred

  • Familiarity with IESNA standards and elements of design considered a plus.

  • Understanding of both NEC and NESC design standards – preferred

  • Experience in project management and working with contractors - preferred

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide various lighting design layouts and proposals

  • Work to insure lighting g designs meet IESNA standards

  • Work closely with lighting vendors to provide photometrics and quotes

  • Support Lighting Services Engineering & Sales Analyst with customer sales meetings

  • Help coordinate Lighting Services construction projects between various MPC departments to ensure timely completion and ensure materials and equipment are available to meet construction schedules

  • Assist with packaging responses to bid packages for lighting installations

  • Proactively generate profitable lighting sales

  • Attend appropriate industry and system committees and working groups as identified

  • Serve as technical interface with other departments

  • Provide project management oversight

  • Create work orders for major lighting projects using MPC's Job Estimating Tracking System "JETS"

  • Generate material purchase requests in MAXIMO

  • Assist in packaging special lighting contracts

  • Serve as lighting services CAMP coordinator

  • Utilize MPC pricing model to support unregulated lighting sales

  • Package and deliver training related to lighting materials, engineering and construction

  • Provide approval of JETS and Maximo in absence of Lighting Supervisor

  • Oversee and participate in appropriate trade shows and special events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Safety champion

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proven knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code, National Electrical Code, Southern Company Distribution Specifications, MPC Safety Rule Book, MPC O&M Procedures and applicable compliance policies

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MSProject, etc)

  • Proven project management skills involving multiple projects

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

  • General knowledge in the preparation, negotiation, and administration of contracts

  • General knowledge of distribution material and electrical theory

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building positive relationships with peers, other departments, and customers

  • Demonstrates self-awareness, integrity, and ethical behavior

  • Role model of Our Values and Principle Centered Leadership

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Demonstrated ownership

  • Strong emotional intelligence

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gulf Ship Island Bldg - 2605 13th Street (2605GULFPORT)

2605 13th Street

Gulfport, 39501

Req ID: MPC2001516