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Southern Company Electrical Design Engineer - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Electrical Design Engineer - Plant Farley




It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, 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 is underway for two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location. 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!

This position is responsible for providing electrical engineering design services and field support for designs for Southern Nuclear at Plant Farley. Design services include preparation/coordination of designs, safety evaluations, engineering analyses, drawings, cost estimates and schedules for plant modifications and retrofits. Work involves field walk downs for constructability and interfacing with other site departments to ensure design functional requirements. Also, this position will provide technical oversight for designs prepared by outside engineering firms.

Job Requirements:

Education Requirements :

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (not Engineering Technology) from an ABET accredited program required

  • Professional Engineer Registration is desired

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years prior experience in nuclear power plant related engineering field is preferred

  • At least 3-5 years of prior work at a power plant desired

  • Experience in the design (or modification) and operation of nuclear power plant systems preferred

  • Experience in the design (or modification) and operation of power plant systems preferred desired

  • Experience with the development of temporary configuration changes

  • Experience with the development of design specifications

  • Prior performance of design related calculations (i.e., voltage drop, breaker coordination, load study analysis, instrument setpoints, etc.)

  • Experience with selection and application of electrical components including motors, transformers, protective relaying, breakers, inverters, large lead storage batteries, battery chargers and inverters

  • Experience in the design, installation, and testing of digital control systems is desired

  • Experience with ETAP is desired

  • Drafting experience preferred

  • Experience with AutoCAD desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities expected:

  • Working knowledge of codes and standards related to the electrical discipline

  • Working knowledge of power distribution and control design

  • Familiarity with environmental qualification programs, motor operated valves programs, cable management, cable termination methods and electrical penetration assemblies in containment structures

  • Familiarity with cable tray, conduit and support design and evaluation

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across organizations

  • Strong problem solving, decision making abilities

  • Ability to make sound engineering judgments based on experience and proper application of good engineering practices

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products, specifically WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Display unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

  • Makes principled, data-based, practical decisions that take critical factors into account

  • Be a team player able to quickly build good working relationships

  • Results oriented / Self-starter

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to gain unescorted access to Southern Nuclear's Farley Nuclear Plant is required

Please note: This position may require the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 14 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.

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.


Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005374

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