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Southern Company Fire Protection Engineer - Plant Hatch in Baxley, Georgia

Fire Protection Engineer - Plant Hatch


Fire Protection Engineer - Plant Hatch

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Hatch Engineering organization is seeking a high performing engineer with an analytical mindset and a desire to become an expert in programmatic and technical matters in the area of nuclear plant fire protection design. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Hatch in Baxley,Georgia.


  • Provide code and program expertise. Ensure program compliance with codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Prepare for NRC/INPO pre-operational inspections.

  • Monitor the testing and performance of the fire protection detection and protection systems

  • Review design/field changes for accuracy, program impact, and functional testing.

  • Develop and improve Preventive Maintenance tasks based on corrective actions and monitoring, Operating Experience, and PM feedback.

  • Develop and/or provide technical support in the development of surveillance testing, fire protection pre-plans, and impairment monitoring and reporting processes.

  • Ensure appropriate training and guidance and appropriate reference materials are provided for station personnel who perform or review fire protection documents. Participate and assess fire drills and emergency response exercises.

  • Review and respond to industry OE

General Engineering responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and manages work to meet project schedules and changing priorities.

  • Evaluates equipment failures and recommends appropriate course of action

  • Evaluates design changes to plant equipment

  • Evaluates, monitors and trends plant data for assigned area of work or system;

  • Troubleshoots systems, performs predictive and root cause analysis, and determines and initiates corrective action

  • Plans assigned phases of preventive, routine and special maintenance programs, and performs engineering evaluations of equipment needed for the operation of a safe and economical nuclear plant

  • Provides guidance and training to other employees and contractors on technical issues within an assigned area of work or system


Education Requirements:

BS in Engineering or PE license required

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years in the engineering field preferred

  • Three years of fire protection engineering work responsibilities preferred

  • Nuclear power plant experience is preferred

  • Membership in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is highly desired,

  • Participation in key industry groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is desired

  • Experience with NFPA 805 is preferred

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

  • Selected candidate must live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability

    Behavioral Attributes:

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met; incorporates vendors/contractors and other employees into decision-making when necessary, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made; considers financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure cost are controlled; communicates well both in writing and orally.

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

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.


Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2007216