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DCPP (Nuc) Engineer - ESC

LocationSan Luis Obispo, California;

Requisition ID # 109864 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) is looking to expand its I&C / Electrical Tactical Engineering Department. Various roles and responsibilities are available within the department including rotating equipment engineer (motors and diesel generators), large electrical assets management (oil filled transformers and circuit switchers), I&C component subject matter expert, and electrical power distribution and lighting equipment specialist.

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders.  DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.

Position Summary

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

This is a journey-level engineer job that requires mastery of the associate level engineer skills and duties. 

Manage Systems and I&C / Electrical Component Performance: Maintain cognizance of system and component status, problems, and issues. Sponsor equipment problem resolutions and manage other group procedural activities. Review and resolve corrective action program items. Coordinate with internal departments to ensure the system/component meets expected performance goals. Actively monitor and trend the performance of the system/components. Provide system/component backup support for other personnel in the group.

You must be able to travel at least 10 % of the time.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Job Duties:

Initial assignments from the tasks below will require direction and supervision; with experience, the independence and responsibility will expand and the need for supervision will decrease. This list is not all-inclusive, and all items may not be applicable to all sections and disciplines.

  • Applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to routine and limited scope
  • Has basic knowledge of their specific job function.
  • Assists with or conducts walkdowns and inspections in the power plant
  • Gathers technical information from field data and other sources.
  • Investigates and resolves quality-related and corrective action related equipment and
    programmatic issues
  • Manages workload and schedule with input from supervisor.
  • Monitors, trends, reports, and resolves plant technical issues in accordance with various
    plant procedures and regulations
  • Performs quality reviews of technical data with respect to plant procedures and
  • Enters information into the corrective action program and SAP
  • Reviews design documents and design changes or other technical documents as
  • Participates in communication with regulatory and other outside agencies
  • Obtains qualifications to perform the above tasks independently
  • May have a separate refueling or unplanned outage support assignment
  • Reviews or develops procedures
  • Evaluates Operating Experience and provides recommendations.
  • May participate in Benchmarking or self-assessments.
  • May be required to respond to plant support callout.
  • May participate in an assigned ERO position (may be part of an on-call duty team)
  • May develop design documents under supervision of more senior engineer




  • A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent as defined in the FSAR/plant procedures
  • Mastery of the Associate level Engineer job duties or equivalent and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Journey Level Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of four years of cumulative experience in engineering and related science or three years as an Associate Engineer (NUC). Has obtained applicable qualifications for position as specified in the Engineering Support Personnel training program.


Licenses / Certifications:

  • Current and active California PE/EIT license desired, or technical equivalents for positions for which a PE/EIT is not applicable (e.g., RP engineer, Chemistry engineer, etc.) Other qualifications as applicable to position and as determined by the supervisor.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


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