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Southern Company Fire Protection Engineer - PlantVogtle 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Fire Protection Engineer - PlantVogtle 1&2



Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle Engineering organization is seeking a high performing engineer with an analytical mindset and a desire to become an expert in programmatic and technical matters in the area of nuclear plant fire protection design. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle units 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia near Augusta, 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!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide code and program expertise. Ensure program compliance with codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Prepare for NRC/INPO pre-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.

Job Requirements :

  • 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 or Engineering degree from an accredited college or university highly preferred

  • Or Professional Engineer license in combination with 4 or more years of Fire Protection Engineering experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree in Fire Protection Engineering

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years in fire protection

  • Nuclear power plant experience is preferred

  • 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.

Please note: This position may require the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 14 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable 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 carbon-free 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, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at .


Job Field: Engineering

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 - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005761

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