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Southern Company Health Physicist, Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Health Physicist, Plant Vogtle 3&4


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! 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 reactors at our Plant Vogtle location.

Plant Health Physicist

Summary of Position Duties

The Plant Health Physicist is responsible for:

  • Monitoring all aspects of the Health Physics program and performance indicators to include:

  • ALARA program

  • outage preparation and execution

  • radioactive waste management

  • shipping of radioactive waste/material

  • Process Control Program

  • Implementing special projects to improve health physics

  • Tracking/Trending all radiological data related to plant performance indicators

  • Benchmarking industry on health physics issues and site performance

  • Providing technical support for the Health Physics department, including assessments of internal dose/whole body counting, skin dose and shielding; compliance with all regulatory requirements

  • Substituting as Health Physics Manager as required - qualification as per ANSI 3.1 - 1993

  • Ensuring that ALARA committee meetings are held quarterly; preparing agenda and tracking actions

  • Maintaining the ALARA suggestion program

  • Serving as an on-call HP Supervisor

  • Filling the Emergency Response Organization positions of dose analyst or TSC HP Supervisor


Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Physics, Health Physics, Chemistry or other physical science preferred. Nuclear Navy training certification or equivalent is also preferred.

  • Advanced degree or American Academy of Health Physics Certified Health Physicist certification is highly desirable

Background/Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in nuclear power Health Physics or Radiation Protection programs is required

  • ANSI certification as a Health Physics Technician is desirable

  • Experience with nuclear power plant outages, access control and ALARA is also desirable

  • Experience with radwaste management and shipping is a plus

  • Experience with project management including budgets and scheduling is desired

  • Applicant must be able to obtain an unescorted badge at all SNC sites

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases are highly desirable

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. Strong presentation skills are also required

  • Strong ability to make decisions and drive behaviors is required

  • Strong working knowledge of nuclear power plant systems, processes, and procedures and clear understanding of and ability to apply regulatory requirements to plant settings are desired

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required

  • Ability to balance multiple objectives and set priorities is required

  • Ability to problem solve and seek alternative solutions to complex issues is needed

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 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 Field: Safety & Health

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2006071

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