Southern Company Drafter (CAD Operator) in Birmingham, Alabama
Drafter (CAD Operator)
The primary role of this position is CAD drafting of boundary, transmission line right-of-way and land tie surveys. This position will be responsible for writing “metes and bounds” or “centerline” descriptions for certain assigned projects. This position supports the survey field crews and office personnel by, but not limited to, researching existing survey and real estate records, contacting local and state agencies for right-of-way information and transmitting completed projects. This position will also on occasion be responsible for manual drafting duties.
- CAD Certificate or graduation from a vocational or technical school with a related degree indicating proficiency in CAD is preferred.
Two or more years of work related CAD experience in a survey environment is required
Strong analytical and computer skills are required
Experience in reading survey related maps is required
Experience in reading and writing legal descriptions is required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Proficiency in Computer Aided Drafting is required
Two or more years of AutoCad experience is preferred
Must have the ability to learn specialized survey application programs
Must be able to reproduce legal descriptions in CAD
Must have the ability to read survey related maps and perform mathematical calculations
Must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office
Must be able to perform in a team environment with multiple projects
Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures is preferred
Manual drafting experience is desirable
GIS experience using ArcGIS is desirable
Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.
With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants and fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric 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 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, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is consistently ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .
Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
Job Field: Power Line Operations & Maintenance
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Alabama Power Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: No
APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)
600 North 18th Street
Req ID: APC2005730