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Southern Company Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer - (Plant Vogtle 3&4) in Waynesboro, Georgia

Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer - (Plant Vogtle 3&4)


“All Levels” Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer - (Plant Vogtle 3&4)

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle 3&4 Site Engineering organization is seeking a high performing and self-motivated Digital I&C or Digital Design Engineer with a proven background in Design Modifications and Design Configuration. Individual must possess strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills to support commissioning and operation of the next generation nuclear power station. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear Company's Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia.

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:

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

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

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

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. Take a look at this opportunity to see how people like you make a positive impact in the community.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!


This position will be filled, and the selected candidate's grade will be commensurate with/reflect his/her experiences, knowledge, and training. The successful candidate will work in the Digital I&C Engineering group at Plant Vogtle 3&4. The mission of the Digital Engineering Design Functional Area is to provide technical conscience and leadership by ensuring configuration changes to the design of the AP1000 digital systems are high quality, budgeted, planned, scheduled, and implemented in a cost-effective manner. This position will provide Digital I&C support by preparing engineering calculations, performing engineering studies, developing cost estimates for design changes, reviewing vendor correspondence, performing conceptual design studies, performing design changes, performing design bases maintenance, performing equivalency determinations, as well as monitoring and providing technical recommendations and Long-Range Planning for assigned digital systems and components.

Educational Requirements:

  • Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (not Engineering Technology) from an ABET accredited college or university

  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are preferred

  • An advanced degree and/or PE license is preferred

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with various digital systems (Ovation, ABB, Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE)

  • Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: performance of engineering design, analyses, 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 digital component issues

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

  • Knowledgeable of the processes used to address operational, maintenance, and reliability issues for electrical/I&C components desired

  • Experience in the application of design of digital control systems desired

  • Strong knowledge of AP1000 or PWR design bases is preferred

  • Strong familiarity with calculations is desired

  • Experience with developing control software under the industry design process is preferred

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of operational power plant experience in an engineering capacity is required; nuclear is preferred

  • Strong background in nuclear power systems or design engineering desired

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge in EMI/RFI application and control desired

  • Design modifications experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of common computer tools, including MS Word and Excel required

  • Technical writing and presentation skills required

  • Engineering Analysis experience preferred

Behavioral Attributes:

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

  • Works through conflicts to create win/win situations

  • 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 and company success

Other Required Attributes

  • Candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements

  • 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

  • Strong background in design, systems, component, or programs engineering

  • Flexible member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO)

  • Other duties as required

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

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: 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 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2006840