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Southern Company M&D Center Data Analytics and Integration Engineer (Birmingham) in Birmingham, Alabama

M&D Center Data Analytics and Integration Engineer (Birmingham)


Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

M&D Center Data Analytics and Integration Engineer – SNC Corporate

It's an exciting time to be part of Southern Nuclear. 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!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), 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, construction activities are underway for two new Westinghouse AP 1000 reactors at our Plant Vogtle location. It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. 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!

We currently have an opportunity located at our Nuclear corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL for a Monitoring and Diagnostics Center Data Analytics Engineer. This position is within the M&D Center in our Nuclear Innovation and Technology Department.

M&D Center Data Analytics and Integration Engineer (Birmingham)

Summary of Position Duties:

This position is assigned to the Monitoring and Diagnostic Center and provides support to the Southern Nuclear fleet operating units as well as Vogtle Units 3&4 currently under construction. The M&D Center Data Analytics and Integration Engineer will utilize complex software tools to remotely monitor and detect adverse equipment trends and anomalies that pose a threat to station operation. In addition, this position will strategize innovative methods to integrate data acquisition of important equipment and process parameters to improve equipment reliability and reduce operation and maintenance costs.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the M&D Center including alarm response management, event notification vetting, and IT support needs.

  • Perform detailed analysis of trends and notify site experts of impending risks.

  • Develop software algorithms and models for equipment anomaly detection.

  • Tune and refine models to optimize detection capability

  • Formulate SNC Fleet M&D Center strategy and initiatives, including data acquisition methods, data integration, historian upgrades and new technologies.

  • Provide technical assistance to the Project Manager regarding future growth and development of the M&D Center data acquisition network implementation including wireless technology, artificial intelligence, and software platforms.

  • Participate in EPRI Technical Advisory and/or Industry steering committees

Job Requirements:

  • On-site Maintenance, Operations or Engineering experience in a nuclear power generation facility is highly desired.

  • Hands-on field, troubleshooting, testing, or motor/pump fabrication experience.

  • Previous experience utilizing technical software for data analysis and trending

  • Strong diagnostic experience with Vibration or Electrical Signature Analysis tools

  • Experience with software algorithms or programming languages a plus.

  • 3 years experience in OPS, Maintenance, Engineering Support or testing group.

Educational Requirements:

  • B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university required; however, a Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering curriculum combined with in-depth experience in power generation or pulp and paper plants will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities, and challenges

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Must convey a clear vision of the future and make principled, data-based practical decisions that take critical factors into account

  • Capacity to work through conflicts to create win-win situations

  • Models high standards and holds self and others accountable for superior results

  • Strong team player

  • An ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions, based on experience and appropriate industry practices, in order to make timely decisions which might impact plant safety and reliability

  • Effectively present technical positions to all levels of management and to external organizations

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met

  • Strives for superior results and getting better every day

  • Respects the dignity of every individual; assumes personal accountability

  • Considerable interpersonal and client relation skills required

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other groups and disciplines to ensure maximum efficiencies are achieved

  • Develops strong teamwork with peers throughout the nuclear industry.

Other Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements

  • Must be able to become qualified to fill Emergency ERO support role.

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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005646

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