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Southern Company Cyber Security Engineer / Cyber Security Analyst- Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Cyber Security Engineer / Cyber Security Analyst- Plant Vogtle 3&4


Cyber Security Engineer/Analyst -Plant Vogtle Units 3&4

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle 3&4 Site Engineering organization is seeking a high performing Cyber Security Engineer/Analyst with an analytical mindset and strong technical 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

Job Summary

This position is assigned to the Cyber Security organization at the Vogtle 3&4 site. This position will provide technical leadership, execution, guidance, and monitoring of the Vogtle 3&4 Cyber Security Program. The Cyber Security Engineer/Analyst will also be tasked with maintaining programmatic aspects for site digital assets while interfacing with several departments including Site Security, Operations, Emergency Preparedness, and all engineering departments.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary ofSouthern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generatingplants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabamaand Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by buildingthe first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. Whencompleted, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction atPlant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with fourreactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Companyteam and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

Management reserves the right toexclude job applicants who are currently employed by contractors and vendorssupporting the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4.

Specific responsibilities include:

This position provides engineering support to the cyber security program by:

  • Understanding the cyber security implicationssurrounding the overall architecture of plant networks, operating systems,hardware platforms, plant-specific applications, and the services andprotocols upon which those applications rely

  • Assisting in the ongoing development of Southern NuclearCompany’s cyber security program by identifying areas of opportunity,researching alternatives and recommending solution

  • Understanding, relating and transforming securityregulatory requirements into information security policy, standards,procedures and guidelines

  • Performing weekly, monthly, and quarterlytesting/monitoring for digital assets

  • Participating in the Cyber Security Incident ResponseTeam (CSIRT)

  • Executing cyber security assessments in accordance withregulatory basis

  • Specifying cyber security remediation activities forresidual vulnerabilities

  • Maintaining cyber security program plans (accesscontrol, audit and accountability, etc.) for digital assets


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineeringfrom an ABET accredited college or university or a PE(Professional Engineer) license or Computer Science, Information Technologyor related technical discipline is required

  • GIAC, CISM, or CISSP certifications arepreferred

    Job Requirements:

  • Commercial nuclear power plant experience in cybersecurity is desired

  • Knowledge and understanding commercial nuclearpower plant regulations, codes, and standards is desired

  • 3 years engineering experience in cyber security isdesired.

  • 3 years nuclear power plant related engineeringexperience is preferred

  • Previous design change experience is desired

  • Technical Assessment Methodology (TAM) assessmentexperience is desired

  • NEI 13-10 Assessment experience is desired

Knowledge, Skills &Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communicationsskills

  • Proven organizational skills withability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Capable of working efficiently andeffectively across organizations

  • An ability to solve problems and make soundengineering decisions, based on experience and appropriate industrypractices, in order to make timely decisions which might impact plantsafety and reliability

  • Effectively present technicalpositions to all levels of management and to external organizations

  • Working knowledge of common computertools, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel

  • Engineering experience with NetworkingEquipment, Distributed Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers

  • The ability to develop, test, implement,and upgrade software applications from simple to complex.

    Behavioral Attributes:

  • Accepts ownership of assigned programs, projects andtasks

  • Manages financial performance to control costs

  • Works through conflicts to create win-winsituations

  • Holds self and others accountable for living theSouthern Style (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance,Total Commitment)

  • Holds self-accountable for superior results; respectsthe dignity of every individual; assumes personal responsibility forindividual and corporate success

  • Strong interpersonal and client relation skills

  • Values diversity and respects the dignity of everyindividual

  • Develops strong teamwork with peers throughout thenuclear industry.

Other Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must meetbackground screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements

  • Must satisfactorily complete the 5 weeksSystems Engineering training program

  • The successful candidate must be willing totravel to other plants within the fleet for mentoring during qualificationprocess if required

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 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: SNC2006000

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