Procurement Engineer- Plant Hatch

Baxley, GA

Description - Internal

Job Title: Procurement Engineer

Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC)

Location: Edwin I Hatch Nuclear Plant - This position can be filled at Plant Hatch

Reports to: James Love, Hatch Procurement Engineering Supervisor

Although this posting is open to all Southern Company employees, priority consideration will be given to qualified employees who are impacted by Southern Nuclear’s recent reorganization efforts. "


Summary of Position Duties :

This position will be filled at a level commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience level. The Procurement Engineer will be responsible for providing support to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) nuclear power plants in the following areas:

  • Determine and assign the technical and quality requirements associated with parts, materials and services used at nuclear power plants.

  • Determine the functional classification of components.

  • Research design documentation as necessary to make determinations.

  • Resolve supplier exceptions to parts requests and other material issues.

  • Perform Equivalency Determinations for replacement parts.

  • Update plant configuration based on completed evaluations.

  • Update Supply Chain documentation based on completed evaluations.

This position requires performing component and spare parts evaluations including safety classifications. Evaluations frequently consist of evaluation of original parts to their design requirements, documenting acceptability of proposed replacement parts, and appropriate design configuration updates.

This position is assigned to the Material Quality Engineering department within the Fleet Central Design organization located at the SNC Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, AL, but will be filled at Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, GA.


Education Requirements:

  • ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is Required (Mechanical, Nuclear, Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls or Industrial discipline highly preferred).

  • PE license is preferred but not required

  • Advanced technical or business degree is required

Experience Requirements:

  • Design, Systems, Maintenance, or Industrial Engineering Experience at an industrial plant is beneficial.

  • Supply Chain/Procurement related engineering experience is beneficial.

  • System Engineer, Operations, and/or Maintenance experience is beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :


· Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering judgments, based on experience and proper application of industry practices and regulations, to provide timely and appropriate resolutions to technical issues that might impact plant operation or safety.

· Good oral and written communication skills.

· Strong teamwork skills.

· Excellent computer skills and familiarity with electronic database entry.


· Strong technical background in engineering support of manufacturing or power plants.

· Working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.

· Basic knowledge of the critical design characteristics of components and parts.

· Working knowledge of design basis configuration management.

Behavioral Attributes :

· Makes principled, data-based decisions that take critical factors into account.

· Has a questioning attitude and is focused on problem solving.

· Works through conflicts to create win/win situations.

· Works well as a contributing member of a team.

· Holds self accountable for superior results.

· Identifies and implements effective work processes.

· Respects the dignity of every individual and their differing viewpoints.

· Assumes personal responsibility for individual success.

Complies with and promotes “Our Values” in the workplace:

  • Safety First

  • Unquestionable Trust

  • Superior Performance

  • Total Commitment

Other Requirements :

· Job requires after-hours, on-call duty.

· Occasional travel required including travel to other nuclear plants and Birmingham office.

· The successful candidate must meet SNC background screening and NRC “Fitness for Duty” requirements.

· Availability for unscheduled call outs.

· Ability to work extended hours when necessary.

Southern Nuclear is a leader among the nation’s nuclear energy operators, running six – soon to be eight – units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power. For more than 40 years, the company has operated nuclear energy facilities at the highest levels of safety and reliability, creating carbon-free electricity for millions of homes and businesses.

SNC prioritizes the health and safety of the public and its employees above all else, operating its facilities safely, reliably and affordably for customers and communities while using innovative technologies and practices that enhance performance. This work is enabled by the continuous development, leadership and skills of a high-performing workforce.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 3637

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear