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Southern Company Civil / Structural Design Engineer - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Civil / Structural Design Engineer - Plant Farley


If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

• The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

• The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

• The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

We’re also 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!

Civil / Structural Design Engineer - Plant Farley 1&2

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing civil engineering tactical design services for Southern Nuclear at Plant Farley. Design services include preparation / coordination of designs, calculations, drawings, cost estimates and schedules for plant modifications and retrofits. Tactical support may also include supporting emergent plant issues through troubleshooting, evaluating as-found conditions for design & licensing basis impact, or performing evaluations to support the day-to-day operation of the plant. Work involves field walk downs as well as office work. The position will be filled at an exempt level commensurate with candidate's experience and qualifications.

Education Requirements:

ABET accredited Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (not Engineering Technology) is required. Professional Engineer registration is desired. At least 5 years' experience in some or all the following areas is desired:

Previous Nuclear Power Plant design/retrofit experience

Familiarity with seismic design methodology

Working knowledge of civil and structural design codes and requirements

Working knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding commercial nuclear power plant design

Experience with development and maintenance of design related calculations

Experience with structural analysis and design software such as GT STRUDL or similar

Experience with field evaluation / resolution of steel and concrete structural design issues

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities expected:

Strong oral and written communication skills. Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously. Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations. Strong problem-solving, decision-making abilities Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering judgments based on experience and proper application of good engineering practices. Basic understanding of design/design configuration, project management, maintenance and procurement processes associated with large industrial plant equipment. Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT. Proficiency in use of Mathcad desired

Behavioral Attributes:

Demonstrates high levels of Integrity, Professionalism and Customer Service Display unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment Be a team player able to quickly build good working relationships. Results oriented / Self-starter.


The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

Selected candidate must live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability.

Please note: This position may require the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 4 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours

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.


Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2006723