Southern Company Chemistry Support Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Chemistry Support Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 1&2


Chemistry Support Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 1&2 (Waynesboro, GA)

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!

Summary of Position Duties

The Chemistry Support Engineer will report to the Chemistry Manager and will have the following responsibilities:

  • performing engineering troubleshooting

  • reviewing design changes and acting as the chemistry Design Change lead for chemistry systems

  • reviewing vendor products and serving as Task Director / Contract Administrator for vendors and/or contractors

  • Administer the chemical treatment and chemistry control of the open cooling water systems, secondary chemistry, and potable water systems

  • Prepare material and services purchase orders

  • Participate in Corrective Action Program and coordinator duties

  • Maintain the Primary, Secondary, and/or Closed Water Strategic Plans and procedures to ensure compliance with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) guidelines

  • Conduct observations of technician training and conducts on-the-job training and task-performance evaluations of trainees

  • Assume Subject Matter Expert duties for selected laboratory systems

  • Qualify and participate in the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

  • Providing technical recommendations and Long Range Planning for assigned Chemistry

  • Obtain an AD/50.59 safety evaluation qualification

  • Qualify and participate in the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

This position may be filled by a candidate with strong technical abilities. Previous plant experience is desired. Nuclear experience is also preferred. This position will be filled and the selected candidate's grade will be commensurate with their experiences, knowledge, and training.

Job Experience and Education

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university OR an active PE license is required (focus in Chemical Engineering is preferable).

  • Experience working in a nuclear power plant setting is desirable

  • Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: preparation of engineering evaluations, preparation of engineering studies for power generating facilities, preparation of engineering calculations, project management, and technical support of both maintenance and engineering organizations in the resolution of chemistry system issues.

  • Working knowledge of technical codes including ANSI standards and regulatory requirements desired.

  • Good analytical abilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

One or more of the following attributes are desired for a successful candidate but not required:

  • A strong technical background in engineering, and working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements related to nuclear power generating facilities.

  • An ability to solve problems and make sound engineering judgments, based on experience and proper application of industry practices, in order to provide timely and appropriate resolutions to chemistry system issues that might impact plant operation or safety.

  • A basic knowledge of design basis configuration management, project management and the design modification process.

  • The expertise to address operational, maintenance, and reliability issues for chemistry systems.

  • The ability to develop long range plans to ensure reliable and economic operation and maintenance of plant equipment.

  • The ability to implement and/or maintain component reliability programs for the SNC fleet of plants.

  • The experience and knowledge to technically interface with vendors and service suppliers on procurement, repairing, or resolving plant chemistry system problems

Behavioral Attributes

  • Makes principled, data-based decisions that take critical factors into account.

  • Works through conflicts to build consensus and create optimal solutions.

  • Holds self accountable for superior results

  • Works well as contributing member of a team.

  • Respects the dignity of every individual and different viewpoints.

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual success

  • Prioritizes and works effectively in deadline-oriented environment

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: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005258