Engineer (Dam Safety) - Power Generation

Date: Nov 25, 2023

Location: Jones Mill, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Arkansas, LLC 

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight, and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas. We are leading the clean energy transformation for the utility industry and continue to explore alternative technologies.


We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, cleaner, and more prosperous future for everyone. 


Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way. We’ve committed over the next three decades to reduce our carbon emissions from our operations to net-zero by 2050.  


Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro, solar and petroleum coke plants, with a total engineering capacity exceeding 20,000 megawatts. Entergy continues to build or acquire megawatts from new hydrogen capable natural gas units, solar, wind and other technologies complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities. 


**This position will be filled as an Engineer III or Senior depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience.**



Responsible for development and management of Entergy’s FERC Dam Safety Program, Emergency Action Plan, and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) compliance programs; on-going performance trending and analyses; assess performance; and identify and implement/recommend appropriate changes and improvements. Establishes a collaborative working relationship with Federal, State, Corporate, Consultants, and Contractor’s personnel. Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions and develop solutions. Communicates effectively with all levels and types of organizations and audiences and uses partnerships to achieve collaborative solutions and resolve complex problems. Uses project management, conflict management, mediation, team building, and negotiation tools to achieve results in a collaborative spirit. Analyzes diverse viewpoints to make planning decisions and solve work problems.



  • Plans and carries out assignments independently, setting own priorities and coordinating/consulting as necessary.
  • Independently resolves problems involving deviations from established procedure, unfamiliar situations, or unusual requirements.
  • Utilize industry resources to identify new and innovative techniques and best practices. Serve as champion for new techniques as appropriate.
  • Responsible for development, implementation and management of Power Generation’s FERC Dam Safety Program, Emergency Action Plan, and COOP Compliance Programs.
  • As appropriate, recommend and use specialized consultants.
  • Manage the Dam Safety “Lessons Learned” process and ensure that all appropriate personnel are aware of industry “Best Practices”.
  • Develops and maintains emergency action and warning plans for Carpenter and Remmel Dams.
  • Develops public involvement plans for transfer of information to key agencies and the public.
  • Provide training to appropriate personnel on actions to assure compliance with the Dam Safety, EAP and COOP programs.
  • Develops and implements a continuing Dam Safety Training Program for on-site project staff, operations personnel, and other personnel in effective observation of structural elements, recognition of structural and instrumentation conditions symptomatic of potential distress, analysis of distress conditions, response (operations and/or repair) procedures and methods, and emergency notification procedures.
  • Develops and coordinates Power Generation’s Dam Safety Assurance Program, including scope, procedures, methods and schedules for inspection, surveillance, instrumentation data monitoring, and analysis.
  • Coordinates collection and processing of data from instrumentation data monitoring for Carpenter and Remmel Dams; establishes schedules and procedures to assure routine and specialized data collection, verification, processing, storage, and filing is performed as required
  • Coordinates review and analyses of plotted and tabulated data to assure timely recognition of problems or changed conditions. Prepares reports based on this coordinated review and analyses.
  • Conducts and coordinates special and periodic inspections of Carpenter and Remmel Dams, prepares reports of inspections and coordinates determination of project deficiencies, documentation, and resolution of corrective actions or adjustments.




Minimum education required of the position

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering
  • Desired: B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with a P.E. License


Minimum experience required of the position

  • Engineer III: at least 4-6 years years of related experience in the design, maintenance, operations, and/or performance evaluation of dams and levees.
  • Engineer, Sr: at least 6 years of related experience in the design, maintenance, operations, and/or performance evaluation of dams and levees.
  • Experience in Dam Safety Programs preferred


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Skill in written and verbal communications with ability to explain/defend project status and make presentations in public forums, etc.
  • Skill in applying advanced engineering and dam safety theories, principles, concepts, standards, and methods to:
    • Resolve unique or novel problems and conditions;
    • Significantly alter standard practices, equipment, devices, processes, and known techniques;
    • Provide significant and innovative recommendations for advancing the Dam Safety program/methods; and
    • Execute significant projects representing an important segment of Power Generation’s operating programs, or affecting the welfare of the public and/or the sustainability of natural resources and the environment.
  • Must have demonstrable skill in the evaluation of technical performance, identifying potential improvements, and determining and applying “Best Practices” in technical areas.
  • Strong abilities to communicate both orally and in writing, with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, project management, and performance monitoring software.
  • Experience in operation, maintenance, risk assessments, and management of similar facilities; specific experience in operating dams and hydropower plants preferred.


Certifications, licenses, etc. required of the position

  • Professional Engineer Registration in Civil Engineering


Primary Location: Arkansas-Jones Mill Arkansas : Jones Mill 
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NBU NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 113265
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEO 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.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

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The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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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