Nuclear Power Plant

Reactor Engineering Supervisor

Company: Southern Nuclear Post Date: 3/18/2019 5:00 PM
Location: Dothan, Alabama Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 3/18/2019 Projected End Date: 4/8/2019
Job Description
Engineering Supervisor (Reactor) - Plant Farley

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Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:
• The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.
• The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.
• The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

We’re also building the future of energy with two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. And we’re leading the charge on the research and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors – all for the benefit of our customers.
Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. If YOU want to want make a positive impact in your community and be part of the team that’s taking our industry to new levels of excellence, then we want YOU!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company's Plant Farley's Engineering organization is seeking a high performing supervisor with an analytical mindset. This position will be located at Southern Nuclear's Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama.

Summary: This position is assigned to the Reactor Engineering department in site engineering. This position is responsible for leading a group of engineers in performance of activities supporting daily plant operation and refueling outages within the area of Reactor Engineering. This position will direct the following activities: reactor core monitoring, power maneuvers, special nuclear material (SNM) accountability and monitoring, fuel movement and inspection, technical specification surveillances, dry cask storage support, and computer hardware and software support. Conduct of these activities will ensure safe, reliable and efficient plant operation for Farley Units 1 & 2.

Supervisory duties include:
Ensure proper implementation of corporate, plant and department policies/procedures.
•Ensure focus and prioritization for Core Engineering activities, including optimization of nuclear fuel operation of reactor cores and implementation of nuclear fuel reliability action plans.
•Ensure training and qualification of personnel in accordance with applicable procedures.
•Provide effective and efficient support of plant departments in trouble shooting and problem resolution activities.
•Site Functional Area Manager (SFAM) for the Reactor Engineering Functional Area.
•Serve in the emergency response organization with a TSC role.
•Serve as duty Engineering Supervisor.
•Ensure proper industrial and radiation safety practices are followed by employees and contractors.
•Must model safe work behaviors.
•Must be able to hold self and others accountable for safe work behaviors.
•Ensure personnel embrace the use of Human Performance Tools (Fleet and Engineering).


Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering (preferred) or an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university. An engineering degree in a related field or program will be considered. An advanced degree and/or PE license is desired but not required.

Job Experience

A minimum of 5 years nuclear experience is required for this position. Ten (10) years of nuclear experience is desired for this position.


Strong background in reactor engineering

•Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Working knowledge of common computer tools, including MS Word and Excel.


Shift Technical Advisor or Operations licensing certification (SRO) experience.

•Working knowledge of Westinghouse BEACON software, Westinghouse TRACWORKS as well as Linux OS and other applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements related to the nuclear power industry.

•Three (3) years of supervisory experience

•Working knowledge of plant operation.

Behavioral Attributes

Demonstrate ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision. This position requires strong ownership skills, proactive traits, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will hold themselves accountable for superior performance, commitment to other employees and the goals of nuclear safety, and demonstration of unquestionable trust. The successful candidate will respect the dignity of every individual and their differing viewpoints. Must be forward looking, able to anticipate challenges and apply a fleet level perspective on emerging issues.
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.

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