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Southern Company Health Physicist - Plant Vogtle 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Health Physicist - Plant Vogtle 1&2


HEALTH PHYSICIST – Plant Vogtle 1&2

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction of two new reactors is ongoing at our Plant Vogtle location . If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!

The Health Physicist reports to the Radiation Protection Support Superintendent and will have the following responsibilities in the Radiation Protection department:

  • Monitor, analyze, and trend data and prepare reports for assigned work and systems

  • Obtain, retain, and expand knowledge necessary to execute job duties in assigned area of work for procedures, plant systems, technical specifications, and applicable agency regulations

  • Advise department management on technical matters, to including provide guidance and training on technical issues and challenges within an assigned area of work or system

  • Act as technical resource within Fleet peer group to drive performance improvement

  • Prepare, revise, and process radiation protection-related procedures

  • Oversee radiological source control to ensure radioactive sources are properly stored and controlled in accordance with regulations and plant procedures

  • Coordinate department training, qualifications, and performance evaluations, and serve on department training committees

  • Conduct observations of technician training and conducts on-the-job training and task-performance evaluations of trainees

  • Identify department gaps and performance improvement opportunities, and provide feedback to Radiation Protection and Training management

  • Administer department corrective action program

  • Serve as department budget coordinator and/or purchasing representative


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required; A.S. degree in Radiological Protection is preferred; BS degree in a related science (Health Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Environmental Health Science) or engineering discipline is strongly preferred.

  • Five (5) years experience in related radiological protection work is required

  • Three (3) years experience in applied nuclear plant radiation protection is preferred


  • Completion of nuclear industry initial radiation protection training course is preferred

  • Demonstrated application of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) documents and guidelines, and learnings from industry radiation protection programs

  • Technical aptitude for radiological protection instrumentation

  • Knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes

  • Knowledge of corrective action program

Southern Nuclear's highest priority is the safe and reliable operation of our current fleet. As candidates from Southern Nuclear are considered for interview and selection, management will ensure that such decisions are made in the best interest of the entire fleet, with a focus on maintaining the proper staffing levels for our six operating units.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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: Research & Laboratory Sciences

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 - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005585

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