Southern Company Engineer- Coast Division in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Engineer- Coast Division


Distribution Engineer – South (Mississippi Coastal Area)

This position may be required to report to any location within the Coast Division.

Summary of Position Duties:

This position is responsible for the design and management of area construction activities for capital and O&M projects, to include developing and implementing distribution plans, focus on customer service and satisfaction through reliability, and compliance with customer and distribution system requirements. The area consists of residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems in the Distribution design area.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate cost estimates, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies.

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, engineering, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities.

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • Process switching requests submitted to Distribution Control Center.

  • Must be available after hours as required to provide leadership and assist in emergency restoration.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in the following Engineering disciplines from an ABET accredited program: Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Industrial or Chemical.

  • Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Received a passing grade on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

  • Demonstrated good understanding of electric utility and facility design standards, specifications and requirements for electrical projects, and the ability to produce construction documents.

  • Demonstrated understanding of construction management skills and practices.

  • Demonstrated effective negotiating skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in priorities, and remain calm and effective in stressful situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, partners, customers, and the public by adapting to various personality styles in a professional manner.

  • Experience and demonstrated written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings, and provide direction to others.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills preferred.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain attention to details in written and spoken communication is required.

  • Ability to utilize excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with employees and customers.

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize work activities and manage time effectively

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit integrity and ethical behavior.

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Company’s values of Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Demonstrate initiative, personal ownership and accountability. 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-Pascagoula

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Pascagoula Office - 2326 Telephone Road (2326PASCAGOULA)

2326 Telephone Road

Pascagoula, 39567

Biloxi Service Center - 245 Oak Street (245BILOXI)

245 Oak Street

Biloxi, 39530

Bay St. Louis Office - 300 Highway 90 (300BAYSTLOUIS)

300 Highway 90

Bay St. Louis, 39520

Wiggins Office - 625 Highway 26 West (625WIGGINS)

625 Highway 26 West

Wiggins, 39577

Coast Division Office - 2908 28th Street (2908GULFPORT)

2908 28th Street

Gulfport, 39501

Req ID: MPC2001519