Southern Company BWR Fuel Engineering - Entry Level Engineer / Physicist in Birmingham, Alabama
BWR Fuel Engineering - Entry Level Engineer / Physicist
BWR Fuel Engineering – Entry Level Engineer / Physicist (Corporate)
JOB SUMMARY :
Southern Nuclear Operating Company's corporate BWR Fuel Engineering department is responsible for nuclear fuel and core design, core management, operational support, reload safety analysis (e.g. Chapter 15 events), and reload licensing to support two BWR nuclear units. The BWR Fuel Engineering team is also responsible for fuel performance evaluations and spent fuel characterization and certification for long term dry storage.
In 2018, the Southern Nuclear BWR Fuel Engineering department, in collaboration with industry partners, lead the industry with the first deployment of fueled enhanced accident tolerant lead test assemblies into a commercial nuclear power plant in the world. This effort culminated in a 2018 Nuclear Energy Institute’s Top Innovative Practice Award for this team. The BWR Fuel Engineering team offers outstanding opportunities for innovation in the realm of nuclear fuel and core design. Additionally, in 2018, the Southern Nuclear BWR Fuel Engineering department completed an effort to bring the performance of core reload design and licensing analyses utilizing fuel supplier methods "in-house." This permits an unprecedented level of utility ownership and technical depth in the areas of core design and reload licensing and is an excellent development opportunity for individual professional growth.
This challenging and rewarding position will be responsible for delivering engineering products for activities related to nuclear fuel and core design, licensing and operation, transient and accident analyses, and technical evaluations regarding BWR nuclear fuel and advanced nuclear fuel innovations.
A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Engineering or Physics from an ABET accredited institution is required.
An advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field with specialties in nuclear fuel analysis is desired.
Degree(s) in Nuclear Engineering is preferred, but not required.
The following experience is required:
This is an entry level position. Experience related to nuclear fuel or reactor core analysis or research will be considered. 2019 graduates will be considered.
One (1) to three (3) years of experience performing engineering calculations to support nuclear fuel or reactor physics analyses is highly preferred. The following experiences are preferred:
Cooperative education, internship, or professional practice experience in the fields of reactor physics, reactor engineering, nuclear fuel engineering, or nuclear methods is highly preferred.
Experience with applications of BWR reactor physics
Experience with GE-Hitachi (GEH)/Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) nuclear methods
Experience with CASMO/SIMULATE methods
Knowledge and Skills :
Strong technical writing skills are required.
A high level of communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
A high level of programming and software development skills is desired.
Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage complex projects with multiple work phases are required.
Ability to comprehend complex reactor physics/design problems and provide solutions is required.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
BWR Fuel Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conduct analysis to support performance of BWR transient analysis and/or BWR nuclear fuel or core design analysis
Effectively communicate with other technical and non-technical disciplines, site reactor engineers, and fuel suppliers.
Technical project management and oversight of nuclear fuel supplier's fuel/core design analysis and licensing support.
Technical support of nuclear fuel commercial decisions for BWR units.
Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.
Southern Company at http://www.southerncompany.com/ (NYSE: SO at http://investor.southerncompany.com/stockquote.cfm ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .
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-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SNC2005366