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Southern Company Electrical Engineer - Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Electrical Engineer - Plant Vogtle 3&4


Electrical Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 3&4 (Waynesboro, GA)

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle 3&4 Site Engineering organization is seeking a high performing Electrical Engineer with an analytical mindset and strong technical and leadership skills to support commissioning and operation of the next generation nuclear power station. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear Company's Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia.

Job Summary

This position is assigned to the Site Design Engineering organization in the Electrical Design group and is part of the Startup Engineering organization at the Vogtle 3&4 site. This position will provide electrical engineering support for design changes to integrate Vogtle 1&2 and Vogtle 3&4. This position will also develop and support design changes for the station’s electrical equipment following turnover to operations from testing. The Electrical Engineer will also be tasked with establishing processes necessary to ensure safe and reliable operation of the new units following construction. Upon successful completion of Engineering Systems training as well as obtaining Design Qualification, a Design Qualification Bonus (DQB) will be available to the Design Engineer.

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!

Management reserves the right to exclude job applicants who are currently employed by contractors and vendors supporting the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Obtain Design qualifications and support development and implementation of design changes for Vogtle 3&4 and designs interfacing with the operating units Vogtle 1&2.

  • Provide electrical engineering support for the Startup Engineering department and for ITAAC Completion Reviews

  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge regarding AP1000 electrical systems and equipment design

  • Support development, implementation, and maintenance of programs, processes, and procedures as they relate to electrical systems

  • Participate in industry groups (EPRI, IEEE, NEI, etc.) supporting electrical systems


Educational Requirements:

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

  • Electrical Engineering degree strongly preferred

  • EIT/FE or Professional Engineer Registration is desired

  • Common Design Process knowledge highly desired

Job Requirements:

  • Commercial nuclear power plant experience in electrical design, modifications, and/or systems engineering is desired

  • Knowledge and understanding commercial nuclear power plant regulations, codes, and standards is desired

  • 3 years engineering experience in electrical design is desired.

  • 3 years nuclear power plant related engineering experience is preferred

  • Previous design change experience is desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must convey a clear vision of the future and make principled, data-based practical decisions that take critical factors into account

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations

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

  • Effectively present technical positions to all levels of management and to external organizations

  • Working knowledge of common computer tools, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Accepts ownership of assigned programs, projects and tasks

  • Manages financial performance to control costs

  • Works through conflicts to create win-win situations

  • Holds self and others accountable for living the Southern Style (Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)

  • Holds self accountable for superior results; respects the dignity of every individual; assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success

  • Strong interpersonal and client relation skills

  • Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual

  • Develops strong teamwork with peers throughout the nuclear industry.

Other Requirements:

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

  • Must satisfactorily complete the 5 week Systems Engineering training program

  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel to other plants within the fleet for mentoring during qualification process.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

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 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: SNC2005710

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