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

Digital I&C Engineer- Plant Vogtle 3&4


Digital I&C Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 3&4

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Vogtle 3&4 Site Engineering organization is seeking a high performing Digital I&C Engineer 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 Construction Engineering organization in the I&C engineering group and is also supports Startup Engineering organization at the Vogtle 3&4 site. This position will provide technical leadership, guidance, and monitoring of the Vogtle 3&4 instrumentation and controls systems, as well as develop and support software and hardware changes to the station’s digital control systems following turnover to operations from the constructor. The I&C Engineer will also be tasked with establishing processes necessary to ensure safe and reliable operation of the new units following construction. Upon successful completion of Engineering Systems training as well as obtaining Design Qualification, a Design Qualification Bonus (DQB) will be available to the Design Engineer.

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!

Management reserves the right to exclude job applicants who are currently employed by contractors and vendors supporting the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Obtain Design qualifications and support development and implementation of I&C design changes for Vogtle 3&4 and designs interfacing with the operating units Vogtle 1&2

  • Provide technical support on processes, testing strategies, troubleshooting, functional checkout, and tuning/maintaining the I&C systems.

  • Support development, implementation, and maintenance of programs, processes, and procedures as they relate to digital I&C systems

  • Participate in industry groups (EPRI, IEEE, NEI, etc.) supporting digital I&C systems.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university or a PE (Professional Engineer) license is required (Engineering Technology will not be accepted).

  • Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering degree strongly preferred

  • EIT/FE or Professional Engineer Registration is desired

  • Common Design Process knowledge highly desired

Job Requirements:

  • Commercial nuclear power plant experience in I&C design, modifications, and/or systems engineering is desired

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

  • 3 years engineering experience in I&C or equivalent design is desired.

  • 3 years nuclear power plant related engineering experience is preferred

  • Previous design change experience is desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must convey a clear vision of the future and make principled, data-based practical decisions that take critical factors into account

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations

  • An ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions, based on experience and appropriate industry practices, in order to make timely decisions which might impact plant safety and reliability

  • Effectively present technical positions to all levels of management and to external organizations

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

  • Engineering experience with 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 and tasks

  • Manages financial performance to control costs

  • Works through conflicts to create win-win situations

  • Holds self and others accountable for living the Southern Style (Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)

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

  • Strong interpersonal and client relation skills

  • Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual

  • Develops strong teamwork with peers throughout the nuclear industry.

Other Requirements:

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

  • Must satisfactorily complete the 5 weeks Systems Engineering training program

  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel to other plants within the fleet for mentoring during qualification process.

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: SNC2006008

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