Hydro Reservoir Management Engineer at Southern Company (Birmingham, AL)

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Hydro Reservoir Management Engineer


Hydro Reservoir Management Engineer

Birmingham, AL


The position will fill a reservoir management engineer in the Southern Company hydro organization. Southern Company owns and operates hydro generating plants across several watersheds. Reservoir management is responsible for the implementation of the overall water control plan of these watersheds which includes operational forecasting, flood control, and drought management. Reservoir operations uses software systems and data from many sources to implement the water control plan: hydrologic equipment and instrumentation, weather forecasts, and historical operational information. A remote network of real-time instrumentation is also maintained by reservoir management personnel and contractors including rain, stage and temperature sensors. Reservoir management also provides watershed modeling using river analysis software. To facilitate these functions, computer systems and a software suite referred to as HOMS (Hydro Optimization Management System) are also operated and maintained by reservoir management. This position will support the hydro reservoir management team with these activities.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required - chemical, civil, electrical
A basic understanding of

  • Water resource management
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Watershed modeling
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Computer model development and configuration
  • Programming and scripting languages
Familiar with:

  • Gaging systems and equipment
  • Data collection and dissemination

  • Results oriented
  • Supports work outside of a traditional work schedule, for example during flood control operations forecasts are developed and updated during a rain event
  • Presents technical information clearly
  • Builds relationships across departments and support organizations within the hydro industry
  • Fosters collaboration and teamwork
  • Embraces new ideas and continuous learning
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work team
Job Responsibilities:

  • Water resource management which includes hydro operations forecasting, flood control, and drought management
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Watershed modeling
  • Support of the gaging systems and equipment
  • Computer system management
  • Programming to support software developed and maintained by reservoir management
  • Computer model development and configuration



#Hydrologic Engineer

#Civil Engineer

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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 Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2010519
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