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Southern Company Nuclear Plant Simulator Engineer (Plant Vogtle 1&2) in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Plant Simulator Engineer (Plant Vogtle 1&2)


If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

• The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

• The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

• The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

We’re also building the future of energy with two new nuclear units nearing completion at Plant Vogtle. And we’re leading the charge on the research and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors – all for the benefit of our customers.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. If YOU want to want make a positive impact in your community and be part of the team that’s taking our industry to new levels of excellence, then we want YOU!

Nuclear Plant Simulator Engineer - Plant Vogtle 1&2

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA. In addition, construction of two new reactors in underway at our Plant Vogtle location. 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!

Summary of Job Duties:

Simulator Engineer evaluates power plant simulator response compared to expected actual plant response, identifies needed changes to model coding and modifies code. This process involves collecting plant data from different sources, such as operator feedback, operator rounds, plant computer systems, design modification documentation, and vendor manuals. Duties also involve hardware procurement, installation, and maintenance, as well as maintaining simulator support programs such as Instructor Station programs, Executives, Input/Output interface, Peripheral interface programs, external computing devices interface, and data collection. Provides testing support for modifications made to simulator.

Future developmental assignments in operations, maintenance, training, or quality assurance often prepare engineers for supervisory and management positions.


• BS in Engineering or PE License required for Engineer, with Electrical, Mechanical, Nuclear, Computer Engineering or Civil Disciplines; or equivalent experience in simulation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• A background in engineering related to the nuclear power industry is preferred.

• An ability to solve engineering problems

• A solid understanding of plant operations, print reading ability, and spreadsheet/database management, PWR knowledge is preferred.

• Experience with simulation modeling techniques, programming in FORTRAN, C, and C desired.

Behavioral Attributes:

• Accepts ownership of assigned programs, projects and tasks.

• Works through conflicts to create win/win situations.

• Holds self and others accountable for results.

• Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual.

• Assumes personal responsibility for individual and company successes.

Other Requirements :

• The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

Please note: This position serves as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO). You are required to live within 90 minutes of Plant Vogtle's ERO facility.

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

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: 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: SNC2007204