Plant Programs Engineer

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, Inc.-ESI (OLD) 

At Entergy, we power life today and for future generations. That means we do more than provide electric and natural gas service. It means we're listening so we can continue to better serve, better support, and better build the future, together. Day in and day out, we’re working to improve lives, build businesses and create prosperity across our diverse communities.


We own and operate a fleet of nuclear reactors in four locations in the United States. Our fleet generates approximately 5,200 megawatts of clean, carbon-free nuclear power, which is critical in meeting our climate commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Our nuclear fleet headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.


Our nuclear safety culture is strong, and our performance record has proven us to be a clean, reliable, and affordable provider of electricity for our household customers in our utility areas of the southern U.S. and to our commercial customers in other parts of the country.


Entergy Nuclear is a business unit of Entergy Corporation that employs approximately 4,000 highly skilled and dedicated professionals. We exist to grow a world-class energy business that creates sustainable value for our four key stakeholders — our customers, employees, communities, and owners. This has been our mission for many years. We understood early on that to create real, sustainable value, the decisions we make and the strategies we pursue must benefit all stakeholders.


We invite you to learn more about Entergy Nuclear and the nuclear clean air energy that we supply for our nation. Entergy Nuclear Fact Sheet



*This position may be filled as an Engineer II, III, Senior or Senior Lead, based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Based on qualifications, this position may also work out of any Entergy Nuclear site including our nuclear division hearquarters in Jackson, MS, Arkansas Nuclear One - Russellville, AR, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station - Port Gibson, MS, River Bend Station - St Francisville, LA, or Waterford 3 - Killona, LA (outside New Orleans).*

**Relocation Assistnace is available**


Job Summary/Purpose

Engineering Programs Manager will act as program owner and overall fleet lead responsible for development of program basis documents, implementation procedures, primary program interface with external regulatory bodies, development of testing and inspection strategies to meet all design basis requirements, regulatory commitments and industry leading equipment reliability.  The focus engineering programs will be the ASME Operation and Maintenance Inservice Testing (IST) program and the associated sub-programs to include IST, Snubbers, Check Valves and Relieve Valves. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility and ownership of the fleet Inservice Testing Program (will qualify and support the other ASME OM Code programs Check Valves, Relief Valves and Snubbers as part of small group team)
  • Act as the central fleet Program point of contact for external oversight organizations
  • Engage with, and sit on, industry working groups and ASME OM Code committees
  • Ensure the fleet Programs are being implemented based on ASME OM Code requirements and industry best practices
  • Monitor and drive industry OE implementation/corrective actions across the fleet
  • Develop inspection and testing plans for the fleet based on historical performance, trending, long range plan and ASME OM Code requirements.
  • Develop program long range plans based on cross-functional interaction and feedback from the site Engineering, Operations, Outage Management and Maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain program basis and implementation procedures for the fleet
  • Develop fleet wide program performance indicators to include the comprehensive action plans for underperforming program metrics and present to fleet and site leadership teams



Minimum education required of the position

B.S. Degree in Engineering or other closely related scientific discipline / physical science generally associated with power plant operations, or equivalent work experience (equivalent experience is defined as demonstrated success at the Engineer / Technical Specialist level.)


Minimum experience required of the position

  • Engineer II: 2+ years experience (1year with a M.S.)
  • Engineer III: 4+ years experience
  • Senior Engineer: 6+ years experience (5+ years with PE)
  • Senior Lead Engineer: 10+ years of experience (8+ years with a M.S./PMP/P.E.)


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledgeable in ASME OM code program requirements for nuclear power plants is desired.
  • Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation.
  • Outstanding communication, conflict management, and change management skills.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft desktop software.
  • Knowledgeable of probabilistic risk analysis methods. Skilled at system analysis.


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Desired: SRO license or certification on a PWR or BWR; Professional Engineering license.






Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson Mississippi : Jackson || Arkansas : Russellville || Louisiana : Killona || Louisiana : St. Francisville || Mississippi : Port Gibson 
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 112921
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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