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Southern Company Program Engineer Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Program Engineer Vogtle 3&4


Program Engineer – Plant Vogtle 3&4

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

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. If a career in new nuclear at Plant Vogtle Units 3&4 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!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two operating reactors at Plant Vogtle 1&2, near Waynesboro, GA; two operating reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two operating reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, two new AP1000 units are joining the fleet with Unit 3 having just entered Commercial Operation and Unit 4 completing initial fuel load.

Job Summary

Program Engineers act as the site lead on development and implementation of the requirements applicable to their assigned programs, and aid in the troubleshooting or complex problem solving of issues within their expertise.

Prior to plant operation, responsibilities include ensuring regulatory and code required testing is performed or credited through the Initial Test Program activities, maintaining and issuing revisions to base program documents, and working with ITP and Operations to resolve issues with associated testing.

After Plant Operation, responsibilities include ensuring program required activities and support needs are scheduled according to site procedures for outages, assisting in program readiness and challenge meetings, and leveraging resources across the organization to continuously improve program performance.

Examples of engineering programs include: Steam Generator Program, Equipment Qualification program, Fatigue Monitoring Program, Cable Monitoring Program, Inservice Testing, Appendix J Leak Rate Testing, etc.

Educational Requirements

· BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution required

· Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer preferred

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum eight (8) years of engineering related experience preferred

  • Minimum five (5) years of nuclear plant experience preferred

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Capable of working efficiently, effectively, and respectfully across organizations: Program engineers coordinate with peers across Work Management, Maintenance, Operations, and Licensing. It is expected that they will be respectful and professional in every interaction

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and team success

  • Communicates effectively in oral and written applications

  • Able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously in an organized manner

  • Background in engineering with a working knowledge of applicable discipline (valves, snubbers, and leak rate testing)

  • Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions, based on experience and appropriate industry practices, in order to make timely decisions that might impact plant safety and reliability

  • Ensures quality decisions are made by considering financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure costs are controlled.

  • Working knowledge in nuclear plant systems, structures, and components preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and team success

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT

· Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and company successes

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:

  • Ability to gain unescorted access to Southern Nuclear's Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is required.

  • This position requires the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 6 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

  • Each department engineer will be assigned as backup for additional programs. It is expected that engineers will develop a working level of knowledge to support these areas

· Vogtle 3&4 Engineering maintains a duty support rotation and qualified Emergency Response Organization (ERO) staffing. Each department engineer is expected to participate in these rotations in addition to their normal assignments. This may include rotations in mid or back shift if plant needs dictate

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. #LI

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 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2007329