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Southern Company Engineer- Fleet Programs (Energy Center) in Birmingham, Alabama

Engineer- Fleet Programs (Energy Center)


In-Service Testing (IST) Engineer (Corporate)


Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s Corporate Fleet Plant Support Department provides support for the Southern Nuclear Fleet. We are seeking an experienced IST engineer. This position is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in IST. The successful candidate should have experience with IST, and an understanding of the ASME OM Code used in the nuclear plant environment. Activities involve identifying industry best practices, developing/maintaining fleet procedures, setting a strategic vision, participation in industry working groups, and troubleshooting problems.

The job can be located at any of our SNC Plant site, Plant Farley, Plant Hatch, or Plant Vogtle or at the Corporate HQ location in Birmingham. The candidate must live within 1 hour of one of these locations to support ERO duties.


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university, or Professional Engineer license, is required. (Engineering Technology will not be accepted).

  • Mechanical discipline is preferred. Nuclear, Civil, Chemical, and Electrical Engineering degrees will be considered based upon the candidate’s experience.

Experience Preferences:

The position will be filled as either a level 6 or 7 depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and expertise.

  • A strong technical background in mechanical and working knowledge of ASME OM codes, standards, and regulatory requirements related to IST.

  • Five (5) years of application and experience with IST is strongly preferred OR 7 years Programs Engineerinng experience is preferred.

  • Minimum three (3) years of Check Valve Condition Monitoring program experience is preferred.

  • Experience in the development of Relief Request, Alternatives, Cold Shutdown Justifications and/or Refueling Outage Justification is preferred.

  • Proficiency in interpretation of system/component /isometric drawings is preferred.

  • Nuclear power site station experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience in systems engineering, programs engineering, or component engineering is preferred.

  • Previous experience in Nuclear Operations is a plus.

  • Appendix J experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering judgments, based on experience and proper application of industry practices, to provide timely and appropriate resolutions to component issues that might impact plant output, operation, or safety.

  • Ability to communicate technical issues and drive problem resolution through various levels of management at the plant sites and corporate office.

  • Ability to work effectively across diverse groups at the plant sites and corporate office to drive standard technical solutions to system/component issues.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to initiate, coordinate and oversee multiple complex projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities.

  • Ability to use good judgment and make sound engineering and business decisions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with counterparts at each nuclear plant site.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to be a team player with emphasis on team contribution.

  • Self-starter who performs tasks with little supervision or oversight.

  • Maintain unescorted access to all SNC facilities.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Demonstrate Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive behaviors

  • Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard

  • Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations

  • Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity and continuous improvement through example

  • Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders

  • Self-directed with strong initiative

  • Results oriented and customer focused


This position will be responsible for the SNC IST program performance and associated processes/procedures are maintained and standardized throughout the SNC fleet. The IST Engineer is responsible for ensuring regulatory code compliance, application of industry best practices, and the governance and oversight of plant equipment inspection/testing. Engineering assignments typically include refueling outage support. This position is expected to support ERO duties.

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.

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 6 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2006780