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Duke Energy Engineer III- Fire Protection Engineer- Oconee Nuclear Station in York, South Carolina

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The Fire Protection Engineer will support the fleet regulatory programs team at the Oconee Nuclear Station .  The fleet Regulatory Programs team provides Fire Protection Program coverage at the sites within the Duke Energy Nuclear Fleet . 


  • Provide NFPA code and program expertise. Ensure site meets program compliance with codes, standards, fleet/site procedures and regulations.

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems within the program.

  • Prepare and support NRC/INPO /NEIL inspections.

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

  • Review engineering changes for accuracy, program impact, and functional testing.

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

  • A ccurately communicate technical issues concisely in oral and written communication.

  • Provide field support to maintenance, operations and site services for Fire Protection related issues that cannot be resolved by the site Fire Marshall.

  • R eview and respond to fleet/ industry OE

  • Use LEAN principals to eliminate nonvalue-added work and improve efficien c ies within the program.

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

    Working Conditions

  • Office and plant environment requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing and occasional exposure to temperature, noise and radiation

  • Highly procedural and process-oriented structure, due to strict regulatory requirements

  • Must be able to work some weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

  • On-call duty responsibilities will apply

  • Ability to perform field walk-downs in an operating plant

  • Some travel off the Duke Energy system may be involved

    Nuclear Engineer III – Basic /Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 4 – 6 years of engineering experience .

  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear experience.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Three years of fire protection engineering work responsibilities

  • Nuclear power plant experience

  • Membership in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

  • Ability to work as part of a team, be a self-starter, exercise flexibility, and take personal responsibility for assigned accountabilities

  • Registered Professional Engineer

  • CO-FLT-ENG-5000 Perform Fire Protection Engineering Activities

  • CO-FLT-ENG-5010 Prepare or Review a Fire Protection Plant Change Impact iaw AD-EG-ALL-1501

  • Design Verification - CO-FLT-ENG-2050-FQ Qualification or Equivalent

  • Fleet 50.59 Screener - CO-FLT-50.59-SCR Qualification or Equivalent

  • Calculation s - CO-FLT-ENG-20 3 0-FQ Qualification or Equivalent

  • Experience with applying LEAN principals

  • Experience with CAS (Consolidated Asset Suite) and/or NAS (Nuclear Asset Suite)

  • Experience with general computer skills including Windows, e-mail, and Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

    Specific Requirements

  • In lieu of 1 year of nuclear experience, a selected candidate is subject to the oversight and written approval authority of a designated qualified individual until the selected candidate becomes fully qualified.

  • Able to achieve nuclear site Unescorted Access/Security clearance.

  • 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.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, fall protection, etc.) as needed

  • Office and plant environments.

  • Additional hours expected as workload/business need requires.

  • Occasional overnight travel.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Sunday, October 8, 2023

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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