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Engineer/Physicist -PWR Fuel

Company: Southern Company
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 response availability.
The position will be filled at an exempt level 6 or below, commensurate with experience.
Education Requirements:
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 accredited program.
Professional Engineer license/certification or advanced degree is highly preferred.
Experience Requirements:
Knowledge of nuclear fuel and nuclear fuel thermal-hydraulic engineering analyses.
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 desired.
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 organization.
Ability to make sound decisions under pressure in difficult situations.
Willing to challenge the status quo.
Foresight of problems.
Demonstrate self-initiative.
Accountable to standards and expectations.
Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
Ability to use good judgment to make sound engineering and business decisions.
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.
Behavioral Attributes:
Demonstrated Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment
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 responsibilities.
Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) 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 Utility rankings. Visit our website at 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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