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DCPP (Nuc) Engineer, Senior - Digital (ESC) - Diablo Canyon Power Plant (Avila Beach, CA)

LocationSan Luis Obispo, California;

Requisition ID # 140861 

Job Category: Engineering / Science; Nuclear Generation 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Avila Beach; San Luis Obispo

Department Overview

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 Local 20 represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

To obtain and maintain employment, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to a nuclear plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening in fulfillment of federal requirements.

In addition to meeting the criteria for an “Nuclear Journey Level, this category is for an individual that has acquired extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices, and works independently with only general direction. This individual will provide technical direction and completes assignments that require integration with other departments and are of broad scope and complexity. Position has wide-ranging expertise and unique experience and “advanced” expertise in the quality area.


Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards, and assignments that require integration of information from a variety of sources.

- Works independently with only general direction. Often serves as a team leader.

- Assesses business conditions, identifies opportunities, and develops programs from a multifunctional, cross-process perspective to enhance nuclear generation business positions.

- Provides leadership, direction, and assistance to technical employees and teams. Coaches and develops others.

- Is recognized as the “expert” within specific area of expertise.

- Identifies and implements opportunities to improve company performance (quality, performance, human factors, financial, regulatory).

- Lead complex quality program assessments, independent management and technical audits (e.g. Safety System Functional Audit & Review “SSFARs”) and management of major project quality programs.

- In the area of inspections, may have the ability to perform as the Level III for multiple disciplines per the requirements of NRC RG 1.58 (ANSI N45.2.6).

- Provides superior customer service solutions.

- Recommends and assists in implementation of strategic direction.

- Effectively represents PG&E at industry association, trade committee, and inter-utility work groups.

- Contributes to the development of standards, specifications, construction documents and guidelines.



Is a college graduate from an accredited college with a four-year BS degree in Sciences or Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 8 years of appropriate experience, or less if employee consistently demonstrates equivalent level performance, or was previously classified at a similar type classification such as a “senior engineer: within the engineering family prior to transfer to Digital Engineering.

Equivalency may include high school graduation with some training preferred of the equivalent in education and/or experience (as defined in ANSI standards.) Educational background may be in chemistry, physics, behavior science, radiological sciences, radio-chemistry, environmental, security, engineering, maintenance or other special background that would be applicable for a nuclear power plant.


  • Maintains an absolute commitment to safety for self and others.
  • Investigates/analyzes assigned technical issues, with close supervision of method, progress, and resources.
  • Applies basic analytical and investigative principles and scientific theory to routine problems.

  • 3 years digital engineering experience, or equivalent computer control systems experience
  • Working knowledge and programming experience with Cisco network components
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 3 years commercial nuclear power plant engineering experience
  • Cisco CCNA, CCDP, or CCDE Certification
  • Experience with Nuclear Cyber Security implementation procedures
  • Experience with Allen Bradley or similar PLC platform
  • Experience with Schneider Electric Triconex controllers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial nuclear power plant process principles, codes, regulation, policies, procedures, and design license basis related to the nuclear industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply complex problem-solving techniques.
  • Work with limited supervision and guidance, both independently and/or as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely and accurate decisions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply basic analytical and investigative principles to solve routine problems. 
  • Working knowledge of SAP enterprise software.
  • Possess current Professional Engineer license.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and recommend solutions
  • Knowledge of industrial and regulatory cyber security requirements
  • Critical success factors: strong customer focus, commitment to excellence, results orientation, attention to detail, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, strong written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to manage workload and time effectively.  


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