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Southern Company Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) Engineer (Vogtle and Hatch) in Waynesboro, Georgia

Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) Engineer (Vogtle and Hatch)


Probabilistic Risk Analysis Engineer

There are two positions: one will sit at Plant Vogtle in Augusta, GA and one will sit at either Plant Hatch in Vidalia, GA or The Energy Center in Birmingham, AL.


The engineer is responsible for performing engineering evaluations in support of the Southern Nuclear Operating Company fleet. This engineer will be part of the Risk Informed Engineering (RIE) department. Southern Nuclear has adopted a hybrid working environment.

The RIE department is focused on being the industry leader in risk-informed decision-making by developing, maintaining, and applying state-of-the-art tools and models. The Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Engineer work includes, but is not limited to, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting technical inputs, demonstrating regulatory compliance, and performing and managing tasks and projects as part of a team of PRA Engineers.


Duties of the PRA Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Developing calculations and inputs for current and future risk applications, such as Maintenance Rule, Mitigating Systems Performance Index (MSPI), Configuration Risk Management, Risk-Informed Completion Time Program, Surveillance Frequency Control Program, 50.69 Categorization, and Alternate Treatments, Risk-Informed In-Service Testing (RI-ILT), Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection (RI-ISI), Risk-Informed Integrated Leak Rate Testing, NFPA-805 Performance-Based, Risk-Informed Fire Protection, Tornado Missile Risk Evaluator, Significance Determination Process, and other licensing basis changes under Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.174, RG 1.177, and RG 1.200.

  • Reviewing PRA inputs such as design changes, emergency operating procedure updates, and licensing basis changes and assessing the impact on PRA models.

  • Performing PRA model update efforts to maintain PRA quality per RG 1.200 including internal events, fire, internal flooding, seismic, and other external hazards for Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), and Advanced PWR

  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with risk-informed regulatory requirements, policies, and standards, including but not limited to RG 1.200, RG 1.174, and RG 1.177. Interfacing with the regulator during Reactor Oversight Process and License Basis changes.

  • Engaging with industry subject matter experts, vendors, and utility peers to maintain relationships and best practices.

  • Managing small, medium, and large projects using Project Management principles. Engaging cross-functionally within the RIE department, the broader SNC organization, and with vendors to achieve goals.

  • Developing and delivering written and oral presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Performing special studies and other assigned engineering tasks using PRA engineering principles.

  • Assisting with audits and inspections including support of significance determination program and emergency requests.

  • Traveling to plant sites and industry events in support of SNC objectives.


Education Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university or a PE license is required.

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience with nuclear power plant design, systems, and/or operation is required.

  • Organizational and time management skills is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member is required.

  • Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Office tools is required.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills is required.

  • Direct PRA work experience is preferred.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit the Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Safety First: Work safely every day, every job.

  • 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 the success of employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship

  • Must exhibit strong ownership skills, proactive traits, and good interpersonal skills.

  • The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work with the group and with minimal supervision.

  • The ability to develop good relationships with plant personnel is necessary.

  • The successful candidate must hold himself/herself accountable for personal safety and must model safe behaviors.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham, Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

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

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2007113