Southern Company builds the future of energy through acquisition of top talent.

People Priority

Valuing and developing employees is one of Southern Company's top five priorities. The people priority states that we will elevate performance in our people and culture through the following ways:

  • Continue to demonstrate Safety First in everything we do
  • Develop leaders and employees at all levels
  • Increase accountability with our performance management efforts
  • Leverage diversity in every aspect of the business
  • Cultivate an innovative culture throughout Southern Company


Employee Engagement

A stable and highly competent workforce has helped fuel the company's superior performance in reliability, customer satisfaction and shareholder return. Our deep skills and high percentage of long-tenured employees are evidence of our success in providing a desirable workplace with competitive pay and benefits and ongoing career opportunities. People come to Southern Company for a career, not just a job.

Southern Company system employees bring a strong sense of commitment to the job. Results of our most recent employee survey show that 89 percent of the workforce has a high level of engagement, with overall scores above utility and general industry benchmarks.

Southern Company subsidiaries have one of the lowest turnover rates (8 percent in 2016) in an industry that ranks low in employee turnover.



We've joined forces with high schools, technical schools and universities to recruit and prepare students to pursue careers in power generation, power delivery and nuclear energy. In addition, our military recruitment efforts have had a significant impact on our hiring. Veterans, National Guard and reserve members currently comprise approximately 10 percent of our system-wide workforce. Sixteen percent of year-to-date new hires were veterans, National Guard or reservists.

The Southern Company careers website offers visitors an impartial way to view and apply for jobs at Southern Company and its subsidiaries, including Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power. The site also offers career profiles, videos from real employees and details on benefits.


Types of Talent



Engineering opportunities are available at our power generating plants, distribution and transmission units, corporate offices and our gas distribution subsidiaries. Engineers are involved in planning, researching, designing, developing, constructing, installing and operating equipment and systems for the delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Plant Operations


We operate many power generating plants throughout the Southeast. Whether the plant uses water, nuclear or fossil fuels, we rely on highly skilled mechanics, electricians and operators in addition to other specialized professions to keep the power on and costs low.

Gas Operations


We are looking for future leaders of our company to begin a career in gas operations. Our gas distribution business has exciting career opportunities across the United States. Designing, building and maintaining the natural gas distribution system in our markets is key to safely delivering clean, efficient natural gas to nearly 4.5 million customers.



Work for the nation’s leader in nuclear energy and an innovator in advanced nuclear technologies. Southern Company operates six units in Al. and Ga. For more than 40 years, Southern Nuclear has operated its nuclear facilities at the highest levels of reliability.

Information Technology

We are committed to creating a technology ecosystem that propels our company’s vision of building the future of energy. We apply technical skills and collaborative thinking to develop novel solutions to the business challenges of today and tomorrow. Join our team of 1,500+ IT experts and experience a fulfilling career that’s important, necessary and offers its share of fun and camaraderie.



A stable work environment that offers competitive pay and benefits? A culture that values diversity, inclusion and teamwork? The chance to make a difference every day? Working at Southern Company and its affiliates provides all of the above.



Students play a big role in how we build the future of energy, because they are our future.