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Southern Company Outage/Startup Manager - Plant Vogtle, Units 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Outage/Startup Manager - Plant Vogtle, Units 3&4


Outage/Startup Manager – Plant Vogtle 3&4

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, Units 3&4 at Plant Vogtle are currently under construction, with Unit 3 approaching final stages of construction and testing prior to fuel load and power ascension testing. 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!


Provide strategic leadership, vision and establish initiatives for the outage/startup section of the Work Controls department. Coordinate with Work Management Directors and Outage Managers for Fleet alignment. Lead and direct the Work Control outage planning and scheduling coordinators and department representatives.


  • Planning, scheduling, organizing and executing initial startup refueling, maintenance, and forced outages while maximizing the efficient use of available resources and minimizing the impact to unit safety, reliability, and cost.

  • Providing strategic vision, aligning work priorities and monitoring outage preparation and execution. Monitor key performance indicators.

  • Managing outage milestones such that initiatives are being achieved, milestone product quality meets established standards, and prompt corrective actions are established for recovery, where necessary.

  • Developing a core/base schedule to support long range planning of outages.

  • Strategic oversight and maintenance of the outage risk management program - Phoenix, outage risk assessment and operational risk awareness (ORA).

  • Provide oversight of daily activities to ensure schedule development and outage /startup preparation progress is being made consistent with the outage milestones, testing schedule and management objectives.

  • Ensuring that Nuclear Safety is always a priority during the outage schedule development and outage execution.

  • Benchmarking both inside and outside the fleet to find and implement outage preparation and execution best practices and maintaining an environment of continuous improvement including a robust lessons learned program.

  • Working with Work Controls Peer Team and Fleet counterparts to ensure best practices are being implemented as a Fleet.

  • Implementing the applicable sections of the Site Excellence Plan and the initiatives defined in the refueling outage notebook.

  • Works with the Work Controls Director and Manager to ensure the correct relationship between outage work and daily work is maintained and teamwork is maximized in developing an integrated Cycle Plan that includes online and outage work.

  • Coordinates with the Work Controls Director and Manager to ensure the transitions between outage and online are made as seamlessly as possible.

  • Maintaining Emergency Response Organization (ERO) qualifications current - both personally and direct reports - and participating, as needed.

  • Managing the outage backlog to minimize the aggregate impact to the unit from out-of-service equipment.

  • Coordinating special projects as assigned by the Work Management Director.

  • Assessing the budgetary impact of the Outage Scope and making recommendations to the Management Team on reconciling scope and budget.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable Engineering field.

  • Or current/previous Senior Reactor Operator license or certification required with high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience Requirements:

  • A total of 8 years of relevant experience, at least 1 year of which should be nuclear power plant experience.

  • A maximum of 4 years, of these 8 years, may be fulfilled by related technical or academic training.

  • 5 years nuclear plant experience is desired.

  • Applicable experience in operations, maintenance, or work controls is required.

  • Previous leadership experience is desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to coach, counsel and develop employees.

  • Ability to ensure effectiveness of teams.

  • Ability to effectively interface, build, and sustain relationships with other departments.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of efficiency.

  • Strong problem solving, decision making, and planning skills.

  • Working knowledge of plant operations and maintenance practices.

  • Thorough knowledge of safety policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Model the Southern Style.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Role model for teamwork.

  • Sets high standards and holds organization accountable.

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional travel required.

  • Availability for after-hours on-call duty.

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, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, Southern LINC 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. #LI

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: SNC2006119

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