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Southern Company PWR Fuel Engineering - Senior Engineer / Physicist (Corporate) in Birmingham, Alabama

PWR Fuel Engineering - Senior Engineer / Physicist (Corporate)


PWR Fuel Engineering – Senior Engineer / Physicist (Corporate)

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's corporate Nuclear Fuel and Analysis Department, PWR Fuel Engineering, provides support and performance in the fuel and reactor engineering functional area for the PWR Southern Nuclear Fleet. We are seeking an individual capable of driving and executing strategic initiatives in nuclear core physics, advanced fuel mechanical design, and innovation in the fuel and reactor engineering functional area. The position is located at the SNC Corporate Office in Birmingham, AL, and will require up to approximately 25% travel.

This position will be responsible for performing activities related to nuclear fuel and core design, core management, operational support, reload safety analysis, reload licensing, and technical evaluations regarding nuclear fuel vendor fabrication and design capabilities for current and advanced fuel products. This position is also responsible for spent fuel characterization and certification for long term dry storage. Work performed in this position supports four operating PWR units and two under construction. This position may be required to support the fleet Emergency Response Organization. This requires personnel to live within one hour of the SNC ERO facility for emergency response availability.


Education Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Engineering or Physics from an ABET accredited institution is required.

  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field with specialties in nuclear fuel analysis is desired.

  • A degree(s) in Nuclear Engineering is preferred.

  • Professional Engineer license/certification or advanced degree is highly preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of nuclear fuel and nuclear fuel thermal-hydraulic engineering analyses.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex nuclear fuel design and core design analysis codes.

  • Knowledge of nuclear fuel related FSAR and Technical Specifications and site procedures to perform fuel related operation support.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Westinghouse codes and methods, such as NEXUS/ANC9, VIPRE-W, BOA, BEACON, etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Studsvik codes is desired.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with loading pattern development is desired.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience performing engineering calculations to support nuclear fuel analyses is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities expected:

  • Knowledge of PWR reactor physics and of fuel and core design analysis.

  • Knowledge of PWR transient or safety analysis is desired.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to comprehend complex reactor physics/design problems and provide solutions.

  • Ability to use good judgment to make sound engineering and business decisions.

  • Ability to exhibit an exceptional degree of technical expertise, creativity, and resourcefulness.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in autonomous use of engineering judgement and decision making. Self-starter capable of performing tasks with little supervision or oversight.

PWR Fuel Senior Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct independent analysis to support performance of PWR fuel or core design activities with minimal direction.

  • Provide oversight of nuclear fuel supplier fuel and core design analysis and licensing support.

  • Provide technical support for operational and commercial decisions for PWR units.

  • Provide technical mentoring for fellow PWR fuel engineering team members.

Southern Nuclear top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at 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.#LI

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: SNC2005708

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