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Southern Company NDE Supervisor in Columbia, Alabama

NDE Supervisor


NDE Supervisor

This position may site at any SNC Site.

This position is responsible for supervising the NDE Team located at each SNC operating site. This supervisor position is responsible for supervising all areas of the work group including providing quality customer service, individual performance management of fleet non-destructive examination (NDE) personnel, providing budget support, delegation of contractor administration and task directing for contracted services initiated onsite, training and development of operating site personnel, and maintaining compliance with company policies and applicable regulations. This position can be performed at any SNC location (Vogtle, Hatch, Farley, or Birmingham)

Up to 50% travel

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

• B.S. Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university, or Level III in at least 3 NDE methods required

• Basic knowledge of NDE methods and application in the nuclear industry required

  • Experience leading change required

  • Experience working with multiple departments required

  • Excellent interpersonal, decision making, and communications skills required

• Previous supervisory experience desired

• Understanding of accounting and budgeting process desired

• Experience providing refueling outage NDE oversight during planning and execution desired

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Specify major duties performed by the job and % of time spent on duties.

• Coordinates execution of NDE during refueling and non-refueling outage periods (70%)

o Provides oversight and performance review of NDE team located at operating sites

  • Provides direction to approximately 25 contractors during a refueling outage

o Keeps NDE Manager apprised of emerging issues and path to resolution

o Promotes development of all NDE specialists for additional certifications

o Working with SNC Fleet Programs Engineering and management for standardization of NDE implementation

o Ensures that the highest standards and behaviors are being utilized

o Monitors outage performance and manages issues as they arise

o Leverages fleet peers and organizational resources to assist in issue resolution

o Provides technical challenge of nuclear safety, ensure personnel safety, and promptly respond to operational needs

o Provides communication with site management and fleet peers

• Drives continuous improvement through industry involvement, benchmarking, self-assessments, and training (10%)

o Facilitates growth of NDE training, methods, and techniques for the nuclear industry

  • Facilitates sharing and implementation of operating experience and industry good practices across the fleet

• Ensures outage reports are developed following completion of NDE during refueling outages (10%)

• Support development and management of the budget and forecast expenditures for site required NDE (10%)

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro, Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley, Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

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

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

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

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

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

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2007044