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Southern Company Entry Level PRA Engineer - Corporate in Birmingham, Alabama

Entry Level PRA Engineer - Corporate


JobTitle: Probabilistic Risk AnalysisEngineer (Entry Level)


This position will be in the SNC Corporate Office and will report to the Risk Modeling Manager. This engineer is responsible for performing engineering evaluations in support of Southern Nuclear Operating Company nuclear generating plants. This engineer will be part of the Models and Tools groups in the Risk Informed Engineering (RIE) department. The RIE department is focused on being the industry leader in risk-informed decisions making by developing, maintaining, and applying state-of-the-art tools and models. The PRA Engineer work includes, but is not limited to, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting technical inputs, demonstrating regulatory compliance, and performing and managing tasks and projects as part of a team of PRA Engineers. This position requires an individual to be a self-starter, organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and to have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The person needs to be flexible, demonstrate initiative, and work well in a high-pressure, fast-paced, and deadline-oriented environment.


Duties of the PRA Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for performing risk-related engineering evaluationsused for Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) model development and maintenancein support of the electric generating plants operated by Southern NuclearCompany (SNC).These include SNC’sexisting Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) and Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR)nuclear plants as well as its new plants based on an advanced reactor design,currently under construction

  • Serve as a PRA Engineer in the Risk Modeling group within the RiskInformed Engineering (RIE) Department

  • Performing PRA model updates and providing risk informed programssupport.

  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with risk informed regulatoryrequirements, policies and standards, including but not limited to RG 1.200, RG1.174, RG 1.177.

  • Perform assigned engineering task by applying PRA engineeringprinciples.

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports.

  • Making presentations.

  • Performing special studies.

  • Assisting with audits and inspections including support ofsignificance determination program and emergency request.

  • Providing inputs to and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Travel to plant sites and industry events in support of SNCobjectives


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (civil, mechanical,electrical, or nuclear) from an accredited college or university, orProfessional Engineer license, is required

  • Master’s of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering or foreign equivalent is desired. Background/Experience Preferences:

  • Knowledge or experience with nuclear power plant design, systems,and/or operation is preferred.

  • Nuclear power plant experience is preferred.

  • High degree of analytical skills is preferred.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Organizational and time management skills are highly preferred.

  • High degree of computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, and otherdatabase software) required.

  • Demonstrated team player and self-starter.

  • Be able to adapt to changing priorities. Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit the Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust,Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Safety First:Work safetyevery day, every job.

  • Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness and integritydrive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard

  • Superior Performance: Dedicated to superior performance and setshigh expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity andcontinuous improvement through leadership

  • Total Commitment: Committed to success of employees, customers,and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship

  • Must exhibit strong ownership skills, proactive traits, and goodinterpersonal skills.

  • The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work with thegroup and with minimal supervisor.

  • The ability to develop good relationship with plant personnel is amust.

  • The successful candidate must hold himself/herself accountable forpersonal safety and must model safe behaviorsSouthernCompany (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 millioncustomers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in theSoutheast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S.Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, GulfPower, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINCWireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous withexcellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percentbelow the national average.We offer a competitivecompensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005668

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