Mechanical Design Engineer - Plant Hatch

Baxley, GA

Mechanical / I&C Design Engineer – Site Design – Plant Hatch

We are building the future of energy with two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. And we’re leading the charge on the research and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors – all for the benefit of our customers.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. If YOU want to want make a positive impact in your community and be part of the team that’s taking our industry to new levels of excellence, then we want YOU!

Mechanical / I&C Design Engineer – Site Design – Plant Hatch

Although this posting is open to all Southern Company employees, priority consideration will be given to qualified employees who are impacted by Southern Nuclear’s recent reorganization efforts.

Summary of Job Duties:

We are looking for experienced mechanical design engineers at Plant Edwin I Hatch Nuclear Power Plant near Baxley, GA.

Design engineer duties include preparation and coordination of design development, calculation development and update, drawing changes, and preparing project cost estimates and schedules for plant modifications and retrofits.

This position requires field walk downs in industrial environments for as-built verification and design constructability.

Additional duties include providing design oversight for products developed by external Architect / Engineering firms, interfacing with project managers, implementation engineers, and other plant department personnel to ensure all design requirements are met.

Design Engineers may have opportunities to manage special projects and perform key refueling outage roles, including design implementation oversight, problem solving and issue resolution, and conducting post modification testing.

Engineering assignments typically include on-call duty engineer and emergency plan response requirements. Emergency Plan functions require a 90-minute report time to the plant site following notification.

Job Requirements:

Educational Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution or a PE license - required for Engineering job family

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3 years of relevant engineering experience required.

  • A background in engineering with working knowledge of applicable discipline codes and standards required

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements related to the nuclear power industry preferred.

  • Working knowledge in BWR Systems, structures and components preferred.

  • Previous experience in mechanical system analysis software tools, like Protoflow, is preferred.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Accepts ownership of assignments.

  • Holds self and others accountable for results.

  • Develops strategy for optimum use of resources.

  • Manages financial performance to control costs.

  • Works through conflicts to create win/win situations.

  • Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual.

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and company successes.

Employees of Southern Company and Southern Nuclear exemplify Southern Company Values, which are actions and behaviors that are modeled in their everyday work-life. Candidates for employment are also expected to exhibit these attributes. What we seek are individuals who exhibit:

  • Safety First - We actively care about the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and communities. Safely approaching every job, every day, always comes first

  • Intentional Inclusion – We are One Team, working to foster a culture of belonging and ensuring our diverse team feels valued. Investing in an equitable culture benefits employees, customers, communities, and shareholders.

  • Act with integrity – We act with honesty, respect, and fairness, demonstrating trustworthiness in all we do. We are true to our word and follow through on our commitments.

  • Superior Performance – We keep customers at the center of everything we do, with a focus on continuous improvement. We provide exceptional service, delivering innovative solutions that benefit our customers, communities, investors, and the environment.

Please note: This position will require the successful completion of the SNC Initial, Continuing, and position specific Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

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.

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: 3315

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear