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Duke Energy Nuclear Engineer III or Senior Nuclear Engineer Design Electrical I&C – Catawba Nuclear Station in York, South Carolina

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The Duke Energy Nuclear Fleet Corporate Design Engineering (CDE) department is the Design Authority for each of Duke Energy’s six nuclear sites. CDE is responsible for the execution of a fleet portfolio that includes design solutions supporting risk reduction, equipment obsolescence, and plant modernization.

The Catawba (CNS) Nuclear Station Corporate Design Electrical Engineering team manages the capital engineering change (EC) portfolio at the CNS nuclear site. The team collaborates with other CDE staff to ensure that high quality design solutions are delivered to meet site needs and milestone requirements.


  • Develop the scope, technical basis, installation and testing requirements for engineering design changes, which include but are not limited to digital control and data acquisition systems, distributed I&C system platforms, Operator Aid Computer, plant network systems, security computer systems, plant instrumentation, etc.

  • Research engineering and design issues, evaluates alternatives, determines and presents recommendations to resolve issues.

  • Provide ongoing support of assigned engineering design changes through work order reviews, corrective action program assignments, and field installation support activities.

  • Develop or revise design specifications or technical requirements documents to support engineering design changes.

  • Develop or revise complex engineering calculations impacted by engineering design changes.

  • Develop safety screens and evaluations that support engineering design changes.

  • Revise site design basis documents, design drawings, and regulatory documents impacted by engineering design changes.

Basic Qualifications:

Nuclear Engineer III

  • 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.

Sr Nuclear Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • A Master's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • Proficient in engineering theories and principles.

  • Proficient in principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

  • State registration as a Professional Engineer.

  • Working level knowledge of nuclear industry cyber security control practices.

  • Experience with nuclear industry standard design process.

  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear experience

  • 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.

  • Willingness to work extended hours with changes in work schedule whenever necessary which at times could include call outs to support stations in an emergent condition.

  • 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.

  • Occasional overnight travel.

Working Conditions:

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

    "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.”

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, July 23, 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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