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Southern Company Mechanical/Civil Design Engineer (Plant Vogtle 3&4) in Waynesboro, Georgia

Mechanical/Civil Design Engineer (Plant Vogtle 3&4)


Mechanical/Civil Design Engineer (Plant Vogtle 3&4)

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. 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!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), 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 activities are underway for two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing mechanical/civil engineering design services for Southern Nuclear at Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia. Design services include preparation / coordination of designs, calculations, drawings, cost estimates and schedules for plant modifications and retrofits. Work involves field walk downs for constructability and some construction coordination. The position will be filled at an exempt level commensurate with candidate's experience and qualifications.

Job Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required. No technology degrees accepted for this role.

  • Professional Engineer Registration is desired.

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous Nuclear Power Plant design/retrofit experience is preferred.

  • Familiarity with seismic design methodology is desired.

  • Working knowledge of civil and structural design codes and requirements is desired.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding commercial nuclear power plant design is desired.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and Environmental standards is desired.

  • Experience with development and maintenance of design related calculations is desired.

  • Experience with structural analysis and design software such as GT Strudl or similar is desired.

  • Experience with field evaluation / resolution of steel and concrete structural design issues is desired.

  • Experience with piping layout, design, and knowledge of applicable codes and standard is desired.

  • At least 3 years experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities expected:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations

  • Strong problem solving, decision making abilities

  • Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering judgments based on experience and proper application of good engineering practices

  • Basic understanding of design/design configuration, project management, maintenance and procurement processes associated with large industrial plant equipment

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT

  • AutoCAD experience is desired.

Behavior Attributes:

Exhibit the Southern Values behaviors:

  • Safety First

  • Unquestionable Trust

  • Superior Performance

  • Total Commitment

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Role model for teamwork

  • Sets high standards and holds organization accountable

Please note: This position requires the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 4 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

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 Field: Engineering

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: SNC2005923

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