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Southern Company Site Outage Services Manager - V3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Site Outage Services Manager - V3&4


Site Outage Services Manager - Vogtle 3&4


The Site Outage Services Manager (Mgr) formally known as Refueling Manager (Mgr) will be responsible for the readiness and execution of refueling services at each site to include the implementation of associated alliance agreements. The Site Outage Services Mgr will establish and maintain governance, oversight, support and perform (GOSP) for Refueling in the Reactor Services Functional Area. This position will hard line to Corporate with dotted line alignment to Site Work Management. The Site Outage Services Mgr will have the Outage Services Project Manager, Refueling Supervisor and Refueling Technicians as reports. The Site Outage Services Mgr will provide matrixed oversite of the Site DCS Supervisor and their additional 6 RF Techs, 2 NDE individuals and TG PM and staff. The Site Outage Services Mgr will communicate emerging issues that challenge nuclear safety and successful execution of refueling outage activities and Used Fuel Loading Outages. During the time before Commercial Operation of Vogtle 3&4 some duties in support of commissioning will be part of the duties of this position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills )

  • Experience working with multiple departments required

  • Ability to facilitate meetings is required

  • Proven project implementation experience is required

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the plant and engineering organization

  • Thorough understanding of the Nuclear NSSS System and Refueling activities at an Operating Nuclear Power Plant

  • Knowledge of modern scheduling practices and software (Primavera) familiarity required

  • Current or former Refueling SRO license desired

  • 8 years commercial nuclear plant experience required

  • Technical background in Nuclear Power or Engineering degree preferred

  • Previous experience managing projects and supervising personnel in a commercial plant preferred


  • Being the single point accountability for planning, execution, close-out and cycle reliability for Refueling Services

  • Serves as an experienced and knowledgeable Refueling leader and Dry Storage backup able to challenge site and corporate leaders in continuous performance improvement

  • Keeps duty team and reporting chain apprised of emerging issues in the fleet and in the industry

  • Ensures that the highest standards and behaviors are being utilized

  • Manage Outage Milestones and engage in outage planning for major scope determination

  • Lead Refueling High Impact Teams (HIT Teams) when applicable

  • Lead fleet challenge calls / Issue Response Teams (IRT) to resolve Refueling and Dry Storage nuclear safety issues

  • Ensures gap closure identified by the following: condition reports, NRSB reports, Focused Area Self Assessments (FASA) reports, Nuclear Oversight reports, Industry operating Experience, Fleet Event Alerts and NRC inspection reports

  • Coordinate with the Site and vendors for outage work deliverables, scope, and team objectives

  • Responsible for the pursuit of cost reductions and maximizing value

  • Manage Equipment Reliability for functional area equipment and tooling. Leverage cross-functional organization

  • Manages resource needs in response to site operational needs

  • Serves as an experienced leader with knowledge of company and industry experts available to resolve issues at the sites

  • Leverage fleet peers and organizational resources to assist in issue resolution

  • Provides technical challenge of nuclear safety and operational needs

  • Financial accountability and oversight for contracts in responsible functional area

  • Communication to key stakeholders in the corporation

  • Effectively communicate technical, financial, and work progress status to all levels of corporate and site management

  • Provide primary communication with client site management and alliance organizations

  • Responsible for program communications and required negotiations with internal and external organizations

  • Monitoring of outage performance

  • Reactor Services - Refueling functional area governance and oversight (GOSP)

  • Ensure standardization of processes is based on industry best practices obtained through benchmarking.

  • Conducts program self-assessments, observations, and evaluates plant activities

  • Influences and facilitates positive outcomes with the relative stakeholder peer teams (Operations, Maintenance, Work Management), as well as other internal and external working groups.

  • Serves as subject matter expert, mentoring for knowledge transfer, formulating and facilitating the development of standards and procedures for functional practices for the SNC fleet.

  • Participates in industry wide groups such as BWROG-Refueling, EPRI, NEI, alliance owners groups

  • Works with strategic alliance partners and other vendors to leverage efforts to improve equipment reliability and work effectiveness

  • Maintain and execute Refueling Life Cycle Plan

  • Serve as a backup to Dry Cask Storage PM during UFLO windows

  • Support site improvement issue assignments

  • Participate in sister site assessments

  • Manage IRT assignments for applicable functional area issues

  • Review significant casual analysis

  • Review relative operational experience and take appropriate action to minimize impact to SNC

  • Support / Participate in Site ERO

  • Some travel is required

  • Responsibilities prior to Unit 4 Commercial Operation Date

  • Support testing of Reactor Vessel activities for Unit 3 and 4 to support Commercial Operation Dates

  • Support completion of related ITAACs and other turnover actions for Unit 3 and 4 associated with Reactor Vessel and Refueling related equipment

  • Interact with the Vogtle 1&2 Fleet Outage Services leadership and personnel to support outage and non-outage needs as available

  • Obtain Knowledge of the AP1000 features of RPV, Containment and Refueling activities

  • Obtain Knowledge of the WEC intellectual property features for the AP1000

    Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

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: SNC2006366

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