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Southern Company Fire Protection Engineer, Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Fire Protection Engineer, Plant Vogtle 3&4



Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle, Units 3&4, Engineering organization is seeking a high performing engineer with an analytical mindset and a desire to become an expert in technical system performance matters in the area of nuclear plant fire protection design. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle, Units 3&4, in Waynesboro GA.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

Management reserves the right to exclude job applicants who are currently employed by contractors and vendors supporting the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4 .


  • Provide code, systems and program expertise. Ensure system engineering standards are met and perform back-up role to Fire Programs Engineer.

  • Prepare for NRC/INPO operational inspections.

  • Monitor the testing and performance of the fire protection detection and suppression systems.

  • Review design/field changes for accuracy, program impact, and functional testing.

  • Develop and improve Preventive Maintenance tasks based on corrective actions and monitoring, Operating Experience, and PM feedback.

  • Develop and/or provide technical support in the development of surveillance testing, fire protection pre-plans, and impairment monitoring and reporting processes.

  • Ensure appropriate training and guidance and appropriate reference materials are provided for station personnel who perform or review fire protection documents. Participate in and assess fire drills and emergency response exercises.

  • Review and respond to industry Operating Experience.

  • Plans, organizes and manages work to meet project schedules and changing priorities.

  • Evaluates equipment failures and recommends appropriate course of action.

  • Evaluates design changes to plant equipment.

  • Evaluates, monitors and trends plant data for assigned area of work or system.

  • Troubleshoots systems, performs predictive and root cause analysis, and determines corrective actions.

  • Plans assigned phases of preventive, routine and special maintenance programs and performs engineering evaluations of equipment needed for the operation of a safe and economical nuclear plant.

  • Provides guidance and training to other employees and contractors on technical issues within an assigned area of work or system.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited college or university is required OR Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university, or Professional Engineer license in combination with 3 or more years of Fire Protection Engineering experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree in Fire Protection Engineering (Engineering Technology degrees will not be accepted).

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years in the engineering field preferred

  • Nuclear power plant experience is preferred

  • FLEX/LOLA experience is preferred

  • Eventual membership in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is highly desired

  • Participation in key industry groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is desired.

Technical Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of plant procedures and regulations in assigned area

  • Detailed knowledge of plant systems and processes

  • Working knowledge of computer software programs supporting assigned area

Other Requirements

  • Selected candidate must live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met; incorporates vendors/contractors and other employees into decision-making when necessary, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made; considers financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure cost are controlled; communicates well both in writing and orally.

  • Holds self accountable for superior results; respects the dignity of every individual; assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2006022

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