Risk Informed Engineer, Sr. (Plant Farley)

Nicor Gas   •  

Columbia, AL

Industry: Energy / Oil & Gas


5 - 7 years

Posted 351 days ago


If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

  • The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

  • The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

  • The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

Farley Site Risk Informed Engineering (RIE) Engineer

Summary of Position Duties:

This position is responsible for implementing risk-informed programs and applications at Plant Farley. Southern Nuclear is an industry leader in risk-informed programs and applications and this position is critical for the development and implementation of these programs and applications at the Farley site. This position will be filled at a level commensurate with the applicant’s experience and can vary from RIE Senior Engineer to site Lead Engineer.

  • Leads RIE’s site involvement in the NRC Significance Determination Process, NRC inspections, emergent regulatory requests and other on-site NRC Reactor Oversight activities

  • Be a strong advocate and change agent to further the mission of the RIE department. This requires relentless communication with various stakeholders to avoid potential resistance and overcome any barriers to success.

  • Maintains the configuration risk management software (EOOS/Phoenix at-power tool and the outage defense-in-depth tool)

  • Provides oversight and support to operations and work management for assessing risk using the EOOS/Phoenix software during planning and execution

  • Provides responses to specific plant requests for risk related information and evaluations in support of maintenance rule and otherrisk ranking processes

  • Understands the impact of different hazards on risk (e.g., impact of fire, seismic, and flooding) and how these are modeled in Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)

  • Provides input to the maintenance of the PRA models to ensure that the models are reasonable representations of how the plant is designed and operated

  • nfluence the organization and cultivate risk-informed decision-making by enhancing the site’s knowledge and understanding through periodic training and effective communication of risk results and insights to plant management, operations, engineering, and maintenance departments.

  • It is not a requirement that the RIE Site Engineer be an expert in the PRA models; however, the candidate will be expected to exercise the models to support all of the applications, such as:

  • Performing risk evaluations for the Surveillance Frequency Control Program

  • Performing Mitigating Systems Performance Index (MSPI) updates and providing the necessary PRA inputs to the site MSPI coordinator

  • Ranking and screening of modeled operator actions for the Time Critical Operator Action program

  • Performing evaluations to support various NRC inspections and the maintenance rule. Participate in the various Expert Panels for risk informed programs.

  • Participating in the periodic Outage Risk Assessment and security target set review activities.

  • Updatingrisk informed evaluations following PRA model updates

  • Performing risk impact evaluations of plant changes (e.g., plant modifications, procedure changes, etc.) for various hazards

  • Perform risk assessments for NOEDs and SDPs

Education Requirement:

  • BS degree in engineering from an NCEES accredited Engineering program or a PE license is required

Job Experience Requirements:

  • Five (5) years work experience in nuclear power is required with site engineeringexperience being a plus

  • Five (5) years of PRA experience performing risk assessments for risk informed programs and applications is required

  • Plant Operational experience is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of nuclear plant operations, engineering, licensing, and risk

  • Extensive understanding of nuclear power systems is highly desired and a previous SRO license or certification will be an advantage

  • Exhibited technical leadership abilities; provide technical direction to other engineers and also serve in a mentoring role

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, gain commitment from others, and build consensus; this is essential for deploying new risk-informed initiatives (i.e., risk managed tech specs)

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and/or large projects with minimal supervision

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Sets high standards for themselves and others to achieve business results

  • The successful candidate will hold themselves accountable for superior performance and be committed to other employees and the goals of nuclear safety

  • This position requires strong ownership, proactive traits, and interpersonal skills

  • Must be forward looking, able to anticipate challenges, and apply a fleet-level perspective on emerging issues


Req ID: SNC2004761