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Reactor Engineer - Plant Vogtle 1&2

Company: Southern Company
Location: Waynesboro
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Reactor Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 1&2
Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle Engineering organization is seeking a high performing Reactor Engineer. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia.
Job Summary:
This position is assigned to the Site Engineering Department and reports to the Vogtle 1&2 Reactor Engineering Supervisor. The Reactor Engineer will be responsible for performing various activities necessary to support operation of the power station. This position will require engagement in the following: reactor core monitoring, power maneuvers, special nuclear material (SNM) accountability and monitoring, fuel movement and inspection, Technical Specification surveillances, and computer hardware and software support for core analysis and monitoring. Conduct of these activities will ensure safe, reliable, and efficient plant operations for Vogtle Units 1&2.
Job Responsibilities:
Reactor Engineering supports plant operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reactor Engineers can expect to be on call one week out of every four in support of plant operations.
Periodic shift work will be occasionally required in support of plant operations.
Serve in the Emergency Response Organization as a Reactor Engineer in Technical Support Center.
Must be able to complete Reactor Engineer qualification.
Develop and implement Reactor Engineering procedures and processes necessary to support operation.
Monitor the operation of the reactor core, which includes performing Technical Specification surveillances and testing.
Develop reactivity plans in support of plant operations.
Operate and maintain core monitoring software.
Implement Special Nuclear Material control program.
Ensure storage of nuclear fuel meets regulatory requirements.
Perform inspections of nuclear fuel.
Support the Reactivity Management program.
Education Requirements:
Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.
A Nuclear Engineering degree is strongly preferred.
An advanced degree and/or PE license is a plus.
Background/Experience Requirements:
Previous experience as a reactor engineer at an operating facility is preferred.
Previous nuclear power plant experience is desired.
Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
A high level of written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, are required to relate precise technical recommendations, issues, etc. with the corporate office, at the nuclear plant sites, with regulatory agencies, with the nuclear fuel vendor, with other utility personnel, and with various industry organizations.
Effective engagement and efficient support of plant departments in troubleshooting and problem resolution activities.
Knowledge of nuclear and thermal-hydraulic engineering analyses to perform nuclear engineering calculations.
Knowledge of nuclear fuel-related UFSAR and Technical Specifications as well as site procedures to perform fuel-related operational support.
Knowledge of industry experience in the operation of nuclear fuel including issues and trends with new fuel designs, core designs, fuel cycle designs, and operating strategies.
Ability to hold self and others accountable to established policies and procedures.
Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
Working knowledge of common computer tools, including MS Word and Excel.
Behavioral Attributes:
Role model for Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.
Must model safe work behaviors and be able to hold self and others accountable for safe work behaviors.
Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive behaviors.
Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard.
Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations.
Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders.
Self-directed with strong initiative.
Results oriented and customer focused.
Other Requirements:
The successful candidate must be willing to travel to other plants within the fleet for mentoring during the qualification process if required.
Southern Nuclear strives to balance the requirements of producing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy for our customers with the desire to provide our employees with the ability to perform their work remotely when possible.
Currently all roles require our employees to have the ability to report to and work on-site for some portion of the typical work week.
We recognize that many of our employees' desire to work remotely in some capacity and we have created hybrid work arrangements that vary depending on the nature of the location and the work performed
We will be transparent in the recruiting process and provide clear information regarding the onsite requirements as well as any hybrid/remote work arrangements that are associated with the role/s you are applying to.
Remote/hybrid work arrangements are subject to change where it is deemed necessary for work to be performed on site in order to meet our customers energy needs
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.

Keywords: Southern Company, Augusta , Reactor Engineer - Plant Vogtle 1&2, Engineering , Waynesboro, Georgia

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