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Southern Company Contract Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Contract Analyst


This position will be responsible for supporting organizational compliance with processes and procedures associated with asset acquisition and development projects throughout the lifecycle of a deal, including initial evaluation phase, engineering and construction, and post COD phases. Responsibilities will include identification, tracking, validating/interpretation, and performance management of contract obligations of material contracts associated with a project.


  • Responsible for and owner of assigned acquisitions; Accountable for managing compliance with policies and procedures throughout the project lifecycle

  • Identify and analyze legal obligations in material contracts and agreements per project

  • Build obligation matrices for each material contract per project

  • Perform contract validation with document owners through independent reviews and reconciliation of obligations

  • Manage inputs, administration, and monitoring

  • Provide risk management and monitoring of obligations under project contracts

  • Monitor compliance with process and procedures and perform self-assessments to ensure the organization complies with new contract governance program and can demonstrate ‘evidence of compliance’ of obligations

  • Actively manages corrective actions and preventive actions

  • Conduct periodic reviews of program elements for effectiveness and improvements

  • Prepare management reports and dashboards using, Excel and PowerBi

  • Assist in the preparation and reporting for governance committee meetings

  • Assist with organizing, storing and maintaining project contracts in SharePoint

  • Liaises with internal auditing

  • Provide training on overall process, use of technology, policies and procedures to functional groups and governance committee

  • Participate in the ongoing development of the contract governance program to ensure contract transition processes fully mitigates risks through clarity, accountability, and Governance

  • Serve as source of expertise in contracts areas to address questions from functional teams

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • JD/ paralegal experience preferred


  • Contract Experience: Familiarity with various types of transactional documents required (e.g., Purchase and Sale Agreement, LLC Operating Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze legal contract terms and identify risks

  • Experience in implementation of legal requirements desired

  • Highly skilled at managing multiple assignments with minimal direction in time-sensitive environment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team/project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with peers, management, executives, legal, counterparts within Southern Company

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including influencing skills

  • Experience interfacing with/knowledge of the corporate compliance structure

  • Experience using and working with SharePoint sites

  • Handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately

  • Strong computer skills; particularly excel and Power BI

  • Familiarity with SharePoint and desired

Southern Power builds the future of energy by investing in clean energy solutions for the customers we serve. A subsidiary of Southern Company, we are a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries, some of which are owned in part with various partners, own or operate 50 facilities operating or under construction in 13 states with more than 11,920 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through our subsidiaries. We provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world.

Our distinctions as a business:

  • America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine - Ranked 14th - Third consecutive year

  • Best Employer for Diversity - Forbes magazine

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index – Third consecutive year

  • Best Companies for Millennials - Women's Choice Award

  • Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine - Top-ranked utility for 12th consecutive year

  • Military-Friendly Spouse Employer - GI Jobs magazine

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 Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SPC2000304