Fire Protection Engineer - Plant Hatch

Baxley, GA

Fire Protection Engineer - Plant Hatch

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Hatch Engineering organization is seeking a high performing engineer with an analytical mindset and a desire to become an expert in programmatic and technical matters in the area of nuclear plant fire protection design. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Hatch in Baxley,Georgia.


  • Provide code and program expertise. Ensure program compliance with codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Monitor the testing and performance of the fire protection detection and protection systems

  • Review design/field changes for accuracy, program impact, and functional testing.

  • Develop and improve Preventive Maintenance tasks based on corrective actions and monitoring, Operating Experience, and PM feedback.

  • Develop and/or provide technical support in the development of surveillance testing, fire protection pre-plans, and impairment monitoring and reporting processes.

  • Ensure appropriate training and guidance and appropriate reference materials are provided for station personnel who perform or review fire protection documents. Participate and assess fire drills and emergency response exercises.

  • Review and respond to industry OE

General Engineering responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and manages work to meet project schedules and changing priorities.

  • Evaluates equipment failures and recommends appropriate course of action

  • Evaluates design changes to plant equipment

  • Evaluates, monitors and trends plant data for assigned area of work or system;

  • Troubleshoots systems, performs predictive and root cause analysis, and determines and initiates corrective action

  • Plans assigned phases of preventive, routine and special maintenance programs, and performs engineering evaluations of equipment needed for the operation of a safe and economical nuclear plant

  • Provides guidance and training to other employees and contractors on technical issues within an assigned area of work or system


Education Requirements:

BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited school or university or a PE license is required

PE license is preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years in the engineering field preferred

  • Four years of fire protection engineering work responsibilities preferred

  • Nuclear power plant experience is preferred

  • Professional Membership in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is highly desired,

  • Participation in key industry groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is desired

  • Experience with NFPA 805 is preferred

Technical Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of plant procedures and regulations in assigned area

  • Detailed knowledge of plant systems and processes

  • Working knowledge of computer software programs supporting assigned area

Other Requirements

  • Selected candidate must live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability. Plant Hatch Engineering maintains a duty support rotation and qualified Emergency Response Organization (ERO) staffing. Each department engineer is expected to participate in these rotations in addition to their normal assignments. This may include rotations in mid or back shift if plant needs dictate

  • Ability to gain unescorted access to Southern Nuclear's Hatch Electric Generating Plant is required.

  • This position requires the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 3 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

  • Each department engineer will be assigned as backup for additional programs. It is expected that engineers will develop a working level of knowledge to support these areas.

  • This position requires support of department week duty rotations approximately every 3 months.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met; incorporates vendors/contractors and other employees into decision-making when necessary, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made; considers financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure cost are controlled; communicates well both in writing and orally.

  • Holds self accountable for superior results; respects the dignity of every individual; assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success.

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: 5354

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear