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Senior Nuclear Engineer Digital Process Syatems

Company name
Duke Energy Corporation

Location
Seneca, SC

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More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary

The Digital Process Systems / Cyber Security team provides support for plant-installed computers and data acquisition systems located at the Oconee Nuclear Site. The Operator Aid Computer (OAC) systems monitor various plant parameters and display information in graphical or text format to Operations and other site groups such as Maintenance and Engineering. Alarming, data, archive and plant specific applications such as thermal power calculations are also supported. The Plant Security Computer System (PSCS) controls access to designated areas of the plant and also interfaces with the station's intrusion detection system (IDS). Additional data acquisition systems for monitoring chemistry parameters and site radiation are supported. Data is gathered from field sensors (both analog and digital) and from other computer systems via interfaces or data-links (i.e., serial, digital, OPC, etc.).

This position will be responsible for support, maintenance, design input and implementation of changes to DPS Systems. The DPS Engineer will assist the Manager DPS in ensuring assigned systems are maintained reliably in full compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements including configuration control, cyber compliance and will take actions to ensure the system will continue to perform properly through implementation of a long range life cycle plan. Support includes long-range planning for upgrades, equipment selection, application and database support and detailed troubleshooting. Support of cyber compliance activities on digital systems will play an increasing role in job responsibilities. Emergent support for these systems is also provided.

Responsibilities

Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity in both inside as well as outside the scope of typical responsibility.

Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; decisions may affect the operations or results of the work group and may have some impact on major projects or department results.

Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

Conducts engineering and related studies; completes non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; proficient in technical and analytical competencies necessary to handle assignments of increasing complexity.

Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

Monitors operation and maintenance activities of assigned plant-installed digital process systems and components. (Examples include Operator Aid Computers, Plant Security Computer System and Chemistry data acquisition systems)

Performs preventive and corrective maintenance activities on a variety of computer hardware, including CPUs, I/O, networks, video monitors and storage devices. Diagnoses computer problems, determines and implements solutions

Evaluates system performance for efficiency, reliability, compliance with technical specifications and the UFSAR, and consistency with design input to engineering assumptions on system performance to support the Maintenance Rule

Develops and executes maintenance, surveillance, and other test procedures on complex, integrated plant digital process systems. Ensures adequate spare parts are identified and maintained

Prepares, provides technical support, and documents special tests as may be required for evaluation of system performance or to determine the cause of system malfunctions

Identifies system and equipment problems, analyzes failures for causes, initiates and implements appropriate corrective actions

Provides system design, installation, administration, integration and support for plant-installed digital process systems

Provides technical support to other station groups to assist with their digital process systems data needs -- retrieves and analyzes the data, and provides assistance in interpreting the data as necessary

Maintains software configuration control. Plans, schedules, coordinates and executes work activities to maintain or modify nuclear plant-installed digital process systems and components. Plans and executes work orders and work requests through established work management processes

Working Conditions

Office and plant environment requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing and occasional exposure to temperature, noise and radiation

Highly procedural and process-oriented structure, due to strict regulatory requirements

Must be able to work some weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

On-call duty responsibilities will apply

Ability to perform field walk-downs in an operating plant

Some travel off of the Duke Energy system may be involved

Basic/Required Qualifications

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program or state registration as a Professional Engineer. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer. Experience must have been attained at a Fully Meets performance level

Desired Qualifications

Three years experience providing engineering, maintenance or IT services at a nuclear site on digital and/or instrumentation & control systems.

Experience supporting real-time digital process systems and/or instrumentation & control systems, including hardware, software and associated interfaces.

Working knowledge using and maintaining various computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and associated configurations).

Working knowledge of networking technologies and components; including ethernet, data diodes, routers, hubs, switches and firewalls.

Experience designing, acquiring, installing, operating, maintaining, or administering cyber security controls.

Troubleshooting skills

Experience executing the nuclear work control processes.

Experience executing the nuclear engineering change processes.

Experience with general computer skills including Windows, e-mail, and Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).

Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interface with a wide range of technical personnel (engineers, designers, vendors, craft and management)

Registered Professional Engineer.

Ability to work on assigned projects with minimal supervision

Ability to deliver superior results within allocated time through effective prioritization, scheduling, planning and execution of assigned work

Travel Requirements

5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)

No

Represented/Union Position

No

Visa Sponsored Position

No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, January 19, 2018

All job postings expire

at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

Company info

Duke Energy Corporation
Website : http://www.duke-energy.com

Company Profile
Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean. We are the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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