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Southern Company Digital I&C System Engineer- Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

“All Levels” Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer - (Plant Vogtle 3&4)

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle 3&4 Site Engineering organization is seeking a high performing and self-motivated Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer with a proven background in Design Modifications and Design Configuration. Individual must possess strong organizational, communication, 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.


This position will be filled, and the selected candidate's grade will be commensurate with/reflect his/her experiences, knowledge, and training. The successful candidate will work in the Digital I&C Engineering group at Plant Vogtle 3&4. The mission of the Digital Engineering Design Functional Area is to provide technical conscience and leadership by ensuring configuration changes to the design of the AP1000 digital systems are high quality, budgeted, planned, scheduled, and implemented in a cost-effective manner. This position will provide Digital I&C support by preparing engineering calculations, performing engineering studies, developing cost estimates for design changes, reviewing vendor correspondence, performing conceptual design studies, performing design changes, performing design bases maintenance, performing equivalency determinations, as well as monitoring and providing technical recommendations and Long-Range Planning for assigned digital systems and components.

Educational Requirements:

  • Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (not Engineering Technology) from an ABET accredited college or university

  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are preferred

  • An advanced degree and/or PE license is preferred

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with various digital systems (Ovation, ABB, Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE)

  • Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: performance of engineering design, analyses, preparation of engineering evaluations, preparation of engineering studies for power generating facilities, preparation of engineering calculations, project management, and technical support of both maintenance and engineering organizations in the resolution of digital component issues

  • A basic knowledge of design basis configuration management, project management, and the design modification process is preferred

  • Knowledgeable of the processes used to address operational, maintenance, and reliability issues for electrical/I&C components desired

  • Experience in the application of design of digital control systems desired

  • Strong knowledge of AP1000 or PWR design bases is preferred

    • Knowledge of the Protection and Safety Monitoring System (PMS) as defined by the AP1000 design

    • Knowledge of the Plant Control System (PLS) as defined by the AP1000 design

  • Strong familiarity with calculations is desired

  • Experience with developing control software under the industry design process is preferred

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of operational power plant experience in an engineering capacity is required; nuclear is preferred

  • Strong background in nuclear power systems or design engineering desired

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge in EMI/RFI application and control desired

  • Design modifications experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of common computer tools, including MS Word and Excel required

  • Technical writing and presentation skills required

  • Engineering Analysis experience preferred

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Makes principled, data-based decisions that take critical factors into account

  • Works through conflicts to create win/win situations

  • Holds self-accountable for superior results

  • Works well as contributing member of a team

  • Respects the dignity of every individual and different viewpoints

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and company success

Other Required Attributes

  • Candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements

  • Please note: This position will 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

  • Strong background in design, systems, component, or programs engineering

  • Flexible member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO)

  • Other duties as required

Southern Nuclear is a leader among the nation’s nuclear energy operators, running six – soon to be eight – units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power. For more than 40 years, the company has operated nuclear energy facilities at the highest levels of safety and reliability, creating carbon-free electricity for millions of homes and businesses.

SNC prioritizes the health and safety of the public and its employees above all else, operating its facilities safely, reliably and affordably for customers and communities while using innovative technologies and practices that enhance performance. This work is enabled by the continuous development, leadership and skills of a high-performing workforce.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5063

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear