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DCPP (Nuc) Quality Auditor, Senior "Inspector" (ESC) - Diablo Canyon Power Plant (Avila Beach, CA)

LocationSan Luis Obispo, California;

Requisition ID # 141460 

Job Category: Nuclear Generation 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Work Type: Onsite

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 represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

Quality Auditors and Inspectors within the Quality Verification Section are responsible for the management of the Corporate Nuclear Quality Assurance Program (for both the Diablo Canyon and Humboldt Bay Power Plants) and for assuring the QA Program prescribed by Chapter 17 of the Final Safety Analysis Report, SAFSTOR QA Plan, ISFSI QA Program, program directives, and administrative procedures are effectively implemented and complied with. They are further responsible to ensure that management systems and processes are adequate and effective in meeting NRC regulatory requirements as well as industry excellence standards established by INPO. Auditors and Inspectors are responsible to conduct quality audits, assessment, supplier evaluations, independent reviews, process monitoring, independent inspections, and independent welding examinations. Auditors and Inspectors also interpret industry standards and quality assurance program requirements as well as developing quality assurance requirements.

The Senior level 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.

May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.

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.


  • 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.



  • Four-year BS degree in Sciences or Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 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 QV.
  • 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.


  • AWS Certified Weld Inspector or currently qualified as a level 2 quality weld inspector
  • Qualified as a level 2 inspector in multiple disciplines
  • 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. Prioritizes, plans, and recommends solutions.
  • Assists other auditors, engineers, project teams, and supervisors by developing, compiling, and providing technical data.
  • Effectively communicates, both written and orally.
  • Approaches and plans work in an organized manner applying established policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates good judgment when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Frequently shows initiative.
  • Has good to excellent knowledge of applicable nuclear process principles, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the industry and PG&E, and related to their field of expertise.


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