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Duke Energy Nuclear Engineer III or Senior Nuclear Engineer - Oconee Nuclear Station - Electrical/I&C Design Support in Seneca, South Carolina

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This job posting is for an Electrical / I&C Engineer within plant Engineering Design Support – Electrical and I&C team at the Engineer III or Senior Engineer level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. The candidate will support the Oconee Nuclear Station, located in Seneca, South Carolina, which is within the Duke Energy Nuclear Fleet.

  • The Oconee Design Support, Electrical and I&C team manages the development, design, and implementation of limited scope plant modifications to Oconee Nuclear Station. The team also supports operations and maintenance questions and troubleshooting on electrical and I&C component issues. The team may lead or support the site response to external and internal inspections and audits.

  • For plant modifications, the individual will be responsible for developing the scope, technical basis, installation and testing requirements for plant modifications installed in the plant. Ongoing support of assigned engineering changes through work order reviews, corrective action program assignments, and field installation support activities is required.

  • For other activities, the individual will be responsible for researching and developing technical responses to questions or requests.

  • The incumbent will work at the site, within the station's technical team and provide direct support to plant operations and maintenance, primarily in the form of design changes, engineering calculations, and technical support for capital improvement of the plant electrical systems.

  • Technical topics for work activities could include plant electrical and instrumentation systems, plant control systems, computer software systems, digital systems, security systems, and cyber security.

  • Nuclear Engineer III is the intermediate level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level solve more complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with general supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with greater independence. They effectively apply fundamental concepts and procedures to work that is fairly complex and varied.

  • Senior Nuclear Engineer is the career/senior level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level manage work in engineering areas of specialization, with minimal supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently, with guidance limited to unusual or complex projects or issues. They are fully competent in use of concepts and procedures. They identify problems, develop solutions and take actions to resolve. Senior Engineer represents a level at which career may stabilize for many years.

Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.

Hybrid Mobility Classification

Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy facility


  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity in both inside as well as outside the scope of typical responsibility.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; decisions may affect the operations or results of the work group and may have some impact on major projects or department results.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; competent to specify the design, operation and maintenance of system/components with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; proficient in technical and analytical competencies necessary to handle assignments of increasing complexity.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

    Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • Minimum of four years of engineering experience (Engineer III)

  • Minimum of six years of engineering experience or five years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer. (Senior Engineer)

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

  • Proficient in electrical or I&C engineering theories and principles.

  • Proficient in the practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations .

  • Experience in the basics of mechanical engineering areas, such as pumps, valves, chillers, compressors, heat exchangers, diesels, strainers.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Proficient in principles of project management.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Specific Requirements

  • Nuclear Plant unescorted access

  • This position may be required to have Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to the site and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be Fit for Duty.

  • Occasional work during nights and weekends or extended workdays may be necessary to support nuclear regulatory compliance, unit outages, or emergent equipment issues.

Working Conditions

  • Typically, an office environment with some work in the plant to conduct system walkdowns, field support of modification implementation and field support of troubleshooting and research.

Specific Requirements

The incumbent must meet the minimum ANSI requirements for this position identified within the scope of Nuclear Operating Fleet Administrative Procedure AD-LS-ALL-0011, Confirmation of Regulatory Guide 1.8 Personnel Qualifications

  • 1 year of nuclear power plant experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, March 1, 2024

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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