Title:  Automation and Metering Engineer

Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Services, LLC

Posting End Date: 10/26/2021 


***This position may be filled as a Engineer I, II, III or Sr., depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.***


Job Summary/Purpose

Responsible for technical engineering activities within an Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) Engineering Lab. In general, AMI Lab responsibilities include development and ownership of technology strategies, processes, and procedures for: electric and gas meters with integrated communications devices (Network Interface Cards -NICs or Interface Management Units – IMUs); communication network Access Points (APs) and Relays; and legacy electric meters and gas meters.


Additionally, the AMI Engineering will be responsible for an electric and gas meter “farm” and working closely with all Stakeholders, including but not limited to: Entergy’s Operating Companies; Entergy’s Advance Metering Operations Center (AMOC); Operating Company regulatory agencies; etc.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance within an AMI Engineering Lab.
  • Perform testing, calibration and diagnostic on smart meters using WECO / TESCO machines.
  • Maintain Meter Calibration Standards as per applicable Public Utility Commission (PUC) Standards/requirements.
  • Create and update lab procedures for various lab processes related to meters and communication equipment.
  • Develop technical understanding to create and update meter testing programs using applications
  • Oversee programming of meters for different metering services or required features
  • Maintain database of meter test results.
  • Manage and maintain meter inventory.
  • Conduct sample testing of new incoming meter stock.



Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline (typically Electrical, Computer engineering, Computer Science, Automation Network and System Engineering are preferred) from four year accredited institution. Degrees in engineering technology will also be considered.


Minimum experience required of the position

  • Engineer I - 0 to 2 years’ experience in an engineering discipline.
  • Engineer II - 2+ years’ experience in an engineering discipline.
  • Engineer III - 4+ years’ experience in an engineering discipline.
  • Engineer, Sr - 6+ years’ experience in an engineering discipline.


Preferred experience:

  • Hands-on experience using testing equipment I.E.: smart meter test board, accuracy board, digital calibration tools, etc.
  • Smart meter programing experience


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Technical mastery of engineering principles. In-depth knowledge of procedures, programs, and standards in responsible area.
  • Good leadership skills. Good interpersonal skills along with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Good knowledge of Personal Computer operations and related software.
  • Familiar with National Electrical Safety Codes and National Electrical Code.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Required to work safely and follow all Entergy safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards.
  • Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service.
  • Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change.


Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.




Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 104139
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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



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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