Southern Company

About Southern Company

Southern Company and its subsidiaries strive to be the employer of choice by offering a stable work environment, a culture that values diversity, inclusion and teamwork and a competitive pay and benefits package.

A career with Southern Company makes you part of the dependable delivery of electricity and gas millions of lives rely on every day. Here, you can join with an organization that promotes economic growth in communities, and one that works hard to improve our environment. You'll experience a fulfilling career that is important, necessary and has its share of fun and camaraderie.

Our family of companies is making strides in carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas and renewables across the country. We’re developing the full portfolio of the future of energy as well as new technologies and services to improve our customers’ lives and businesses. Over 30,000 Southern Company employees make a difference – every day – in the lives of their friends and neighbors and in their communities. You could be one of them.


Technical Co-Op

January 2022 - January 2023 Bucks, AL
“I loved my time at Plant Barry. I worked with the plant project engineers to in which, I managed several projects to replace parts in the plant during outages and some during normal operation. While I was responsible for these projects, I did have a team of people working with me which taught me how to work better with others. This was especially helpful during the long, strenuous outage periods in which we were working with the same people every day, all day. At some point, we all got to that point of exhaustion, but usually when one of us did, we had our teammates there to lift us up and help us back on our feet. I would say the environment at Plant Barry spoiled me in a sense. We were like a big family. The preach "Safety first" and they really do mean it. There was always someone watching out for you. When I first got there, they allowed me to take it all in my first semester and just learn as much as I could. Then by my summer semester, I was leading my own projects. By the end of my year, I was working with the same responsibilities as the engineers I worked with. People there are so friendly and actually want to see you succeed. I will never forget the people who helped me along my way and I am forever grateful to them for all they did. ”

Electrical Engineering Co-Op

May 2022 - July 2022 Birmingham, AL
“I loved getting exposure to the Research and Development department. It gave me the opportunity to see a potential avenue for my career moving forward and allowed me to help with an ongoing research project under my assigned mentor.”
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