Southern Company Licensing Engineer (Corporate) in Birmingham, Alabama

Licensing Engineer (Corporate)


Licensing Engineer - Corporate

Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s (SNC) Regulatory Affairs Department is seeking a high performing engineer with experience in nuclear licensing and/or regulatory compliance. This position is located at the Corporate office in Birmingham, AL, and is responsible for supporting and developing licensing submittals, reportability, and regulatory compliance for the SNC operating fleet.

Job Responsibilities

• Develop submittals and support NRC related activities

• Support resolution of regulatory compliance, reportability, and licensing issues impacting SNC

• Provide expertise in plant licensing basis, as well as generic and plant-specific licensing issues

• Perform research to develop or support formal regulatory positions

• Provide complete task management of regulatory projects (e.g., LARs)

• Interface with the NRC staff regarding SNC compliance and licensing activities

• Participate in and represent SNC at industry forums in support of SNC compliance and licensing objectives

• Influence the industry and the NRC on policy issues, rulemaking, etc.

• Interface with SNC corporate and plant engineering departments in support of licensing activities

Job Experience and Education

• Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university, or Professional Engineer license, is required (Engineering Technology will not be accepted)

• Nuclear power plant experience involving licensing is desired

• Experience with understanding, evaluating, and dispositioning industry regulatory or technical issues is desired

• Work experience in Licensing is highly desired or 5 or more years of Engineering or plant experience is desired

• Plant specific knowledge of Farley, Hatch or Vogtle plants is desired, but not required

• Working knowledge of nuclear power plant design and systems is desired

• Working knowledge of industry codes and standards, associated regulations, and design documentation to prepare licensing documents

• Ability to represent SNC at NRC and industry meetings

• Strong technical writing and strong verbal communications is required

Behavioral Attributes

• Must exhibit the Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

• Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently

• Holding oneself accountable for personal safety and modeling safe behavior for peers

Other Requirements

• Occasional travel required

• Availability for after-hours plant support

• SNC emergency response organization support may be required

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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.

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005324