National Society of Black Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE Annual Convention Recruitment

Join the team that’s building the future of energy, serving the energy needs of families, businesses and communities and empowering employees to reach their full potential.

Southern Company will be at the 2020 NSBE National Convention in San Antonio, Texas to meet, interview and hire for full-time, co-op and intern opportunities in engineering and technology. At the annual convention, we invite you to learn more about Southern Company by attending our info session and hospitality suites, visiting our career fair booth and networking with our team. We will be conducting on-site interviews with candidates for all positions we have available. You can meet Southern Company and any of our affiliates at the convention or apply in advance on the NSBE career website. Explore this page for available positions and how to find us at the convention. Check back often for updates.

With 46,000 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, Southern Company is America’s premier energy company. 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 the nation and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications subsidiaries.


Executive Sponsor Johnny Howze

Johnny Howze wore a tie every day as a high school rising senior while working in a Southern Company summer intern program in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite being made fun of by his friends, the professionalism stuck with him, and he still wears a tie to work most days 30 years later.

As Southern Company’s vice president of Supply Chain Management, Howze’s full-time ties with the company began at a National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) national conference in Boston, were he was recruited to work at Georgia Power. He remains passionate about NSBE because of the community and the sense of belonging the organization offers.

Howze is dedicated to developing future leaders. He is continually shaped by life’s experiences and is always looking to push himself, and others, through new opportunities and ideas.

If he had one piece of advice for young engineers, it would be:

“When all else fails, just do your job. The work you do there will speak for itself.”

Johnny Howze - Vice President Supply Chain Management

Howze will serve as Southern Company’s 2020 executive sponsor of the NSBE national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in March.

Review our job descriptions and apply via NSBE Career Center.

Southern Company at #NSBE46

Want to learn more about our Student Programs? Visit our LinkedIn Student Program Page or contact K C Dada at if you are planning on attending #NSBE46 and want to get plugged in.


Available Positions
Operating Company Position Title
Georgia Power Distribution Engineer Fulltime Apply
Georgia Power Distribution Co-op/Intern Apply
Georgia Power Transmission Engineer Fulltime Apply
Georgia Power Transmission Co-op Apply
Mississippi Power Distribution Engineer Fulltime Apply
Southern Company Gas Design Engineering Intern Apply
Southern Company Gas Corrosion Technician Fulltime Apply
Southern Company Gas Engineering Design Fulltime Apply
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