Civil / Structural Design Engineer - Plant Farley

Columbia, AL

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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.

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: 3378

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear