Southern Company Nuclear Operations Training Manager - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Nuclear Operations Training Manager - Plant Farley



Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, planning and excavation activities are ongoing for the construction of two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location. It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!

We have an opportunity available for a Nuclear Operations Training Manager at Plant Farley in Columbia, AL


The Nuclear Operations Training Manager provides leadership and direction for the following operations training programs:

  • Reactor operator

  • Senior reactor operator

  • Shift manager

  • Shift technical advisor

  • Non-licensed operator (System operator)

  • Licensed operator continuing training


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred. (Strong preference for it to be in engineering or a related technical field)

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • A total of six (6) years of power plant experience of which a minimum of one (1) year is nuclear power plant experience.

  • A maximum of two (2) years of the remaining five (5) years of plant experience may be fulfilled by academic or related technical training on a one-for-one basis.

Technical Requirements:

  • Current or previous NRC SRO license or certification is required

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of plant operations procedures and regulations

  • Detailed knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes

  • Familiarity with technical drawings: Piping and instrumentation diagrams; Isometric; and Layout

  • Computer skills: Keyboarding and Basic software

  • Strong leadership and team building skills

  • Communications skills: Presentation skill; Ability to instruct large groups; and Coaching skills

  • Organizational skills: Ability to multi task and Ability to prioritize


Systematic Approach to Training

  • Ensure the Systematic Approach to Training is used for training programs


  • Leading operations instructional staff, simulator staff, and operations training contractors

  • Managing candidates engaged in initial training programs


  • Ensuring NRC license operator regulatory requirements are met including, applications for operator licenses, scheduling operator license exams with NRC, providing oversight for operator license exam development, and ensuring exam security


  • Ensuring training programs meet accreditation standards

  • Coordinating accreditation renewal activities


  • Managing the operations training budget

  • Supporting the line organization as requested during temporary outage assignments

  • Providing oversight of the control room simulator: To ensure fidelity; To ensure availability for training; To support acceptance testing and To support annual performance testing

  • Managing project work load

  • Managing emergency plan training for operations personnel

Behavioral Attributes:

Must exhibit the Southern Style behaviors - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard

  • Superior Performance: Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity and continuous improvement through leadership

  • Total Commitment: Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship


Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005052