SCEG provided a very balance work load that was challenging and stimulating.
Engineer IV (Former Employee) – Jenkinsville, SC – September 16, 2017
Review of Digital Instrumentation and controls for compliance with the certified design basis in terms of the scope of ITAAC. We reviewed requirement specifications, design descriptions, design specifications, and design outputs for AP1000 safety and non-safety control systems. The safety system was based on an ABB PLC configured in a divisional redundant configuration making it if more reliable than standard safety PLCs. The Non-safety systems (multiple) were mainly FPGA or Ovation based.
Learned the AP1000 systems, 10CFRpart 52, and part 50, all relevant IEEE, NUREG, and Regulatory guides associated with DI&C.
Management at SCE&G was very respectful of the employees and they valued contributions as well as the personal lives.
The hardest part of the job was adapting from manufacturing to the "Nuclear Safety Culture" and the most difficult part is the recent announcement that the construction project is being abandoned.
The most enjoyable part: Working with a team constructing the AP1000 Nuclear power plant, the first new nuclear construction in 37 years.
Always learning new things and great colleagues/management
Cancelling the project after spending 9 billion