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Duke Energy Nuclear Engineer III - Civil - Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, North Carolina

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This is the advancing level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level solve more complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with limited supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with even greater independence. They effectively apply fundamental concepts and procedures to work that is progressively complex and varied. Expectation is that completion of major responsibilities, such as those listed below, are done under Limited Supervision.


  • Develop Civil/Structural engineering specific solutions in support of plant activities, both emergent and scheduled. Including but not limited to:

  • Engineering Change Packages

  • Independent reviews of peer prepared engineering products

  • Identify, evaluate, and advocate for resolution of structural related items to ensure safe and reliable operation.

  • Primary engineering contact with Maintenance organization to resolve Civil related items that affect the Online schedule. Including but not limited to, Lifting/Rigging evaluations, Safe Load Paths, and Scaffold construction adequacy inspections.

  • Performing project management functions for emergent work by participating in Emergent Issue teams and developing repair strategies for plant equipment.

  • Provide technical support for shop maintenance including resolving complex technical questions, providing input to the contents of Maintenance procedures and resolving complex technical questions related to plant modification implementation.

  • Provide Operability Determination Supporting Basis documentation to Operations for Civil related equipment or structural concerns.

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of routine problems of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team.

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

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with increasing ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; increasingly 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.

  • 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.

Working Conditions

  • Typically, an office environment with some work in the plant to verify design and follow implementation. Support refueling outage schedule.

Basic / required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Not Technology) from an ABET accredited program. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

  • Minimum of 4 years engineering experience. Experience must have been attained at a "Fully Meets" performance level.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated advancing application of engineering theories and principles.

  • Increasingly proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam

  • Increasingly proficient in principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry

  • Advanced in application of industry Codes and Standards

  • Perform/learn ASME B31.1 and ASME Section III pipe stress analysis

  • Experience with STAAD, Mathcad, GT Strudl Base Plate (or similar)

Specific Requirements

  • Nuclear Plant unescorted access

  • This position may be required to have Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to the site and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be Fit for Duty.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. 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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