Engineer/Physicist -PWR Fuel
Company: Southern Company
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Engineer/Physicist - PWR Fuel
Southern Nuclear Operating Company's corporate Nuclear Fuel and
Analysis Department, PWR Fuel Engineering, provides support and
performance in the fuel and reactor engineering functional area for
the PWR Southern Nuclear Fleet. We are seeking an individual
capable of driving and executing strategic initiatives in nuclear
core physics, advanced fuel mechanical design, and innovation in
the fuel and reactor engineering functional area. The position is
located at the SNC Corporate Office in Birmingham, AL, and will
require up to approximately 25% travel.
This position will be responsible for performing activities related
to nuclear fuel and core design, licensing and operation; transient
and accident analyses; and technical evaluations regarding nuclear
fuel vendor fabrication and design capabilities for current and
advanced fuel products. This position may be required to support
the fleet Emergency Response Organization. This requires personnel
to live within one hour of the SNC ERO facility for emergency
The position will be filled at an exempt level 6 or below,
commensurate with experience.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited
college OR Professional Engineer (P.E.) license/certification
required OR accredited undergraduate degree in an Applied Science,
Mathematics, AND a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from an
Professional Engineer license/certification or advanced degree is
Knowledge of nuclear fuel and nuclear fuel thermal-hydraulic
Demonstrated knowledge of complex nuclear fuel design and core
design analysis codes.
Knowledge of nuclear fuel related FSAR and Technical Specifications
and site procedures to perform fuel related operation support.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Westinghouse codes and
methods, such as NEXUS/ANC9, VIPRE-W, BOA, BEACON, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Studsvik codes is
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with loading pattern
development is desired.
3 or more years of experience in PWR fuel engineering or PWR
reactor engineering preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities expected:
Must exhibit an exceptional degree of technical expertise,
creativity, and resourcefulness.
Excellent written and oral communications skills. Comfortable
providing and presenting information to all levels of the
Ability to make sound decisions under pressure in difficult
Willing to challenge the status quo.
Foresight of problems.
Accountable to standards and expectations.
Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
Ability to use good judgment to make sound engineering and business
Ability to build, influence and sustain relationships.
Ability to be a team player with emphasis on team contribution.
Demonstrated proficiency in autonomous use of engineering judgement
and decision making. Self-starter capable of performing tasks with
little supervision or oversight.
Ability to drive change.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically
WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT.
Demonstrated Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total
Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive behaviors.
Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard.
Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations.
Committed to success of employees, customers and shareholders.
Self-directed with strong initiative.
Results oriented and customer focused.
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' "Traits of a
Healthy Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their
Southern Company at http://www.southerncompany.com/ (NYSE: SO at
http://investor.southerncompany.com/stockquote.cfm ) is America's
premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating
capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas
consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers
through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe,
reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies
in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states,
a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across
America and a nationally 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 energy
companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas
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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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