Engineer, Sr Lead (Transmission)

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 12/01/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 


This posting will be used to fill two open vacancies.


This position is for Sr. Lead Engineer in the Relay Group within Capital Projects - Project Delivery Engineering.  This position works in conjunction with other engineering disciplines and performs a wide variety of activities in support or relay design and relay settings/configuration duties. The Sr. Lead Engineer will focus on quality excellence, customer centricity, compliance, workforce development, industry involvement, and project portfolio management. The Sr. Lead Engineer will interface with various teams including but not limited to Relay Design, Relay Settings & Configuration, Training, NERC Compliance, Information Technology, Information Security, Telecom, and Construction personnel.



  • Project Portfolio Management
    • Assist Relay supervisors in managing/tracking portfolio of work, i.e. project reporting, package counts, etc.
    • Assist in coordination and oversight for Grid and PM&C portfolios of contracted work. Duties could include gathering and organizing feedback for Contract Partner Business Review Meetings
    • Support early Project stage gates (0-2) of if needed for critical/complex projects
    • Work with other disciplines within the Capital Projects & Power Delivery organizations and other company business units to achieve department goals.
    • Assist with contractor evaluation, creation of new blanket contracts, and creating scope of work based contract releases
  • Compliance Excellence
    • Assist in compliance activities such as Condition Report Causal Determinations/HULOs involving relay design & relay settings/configurations
    • Supports activities to comply with applicable industry standards (i.e., NERC, SERC) and other utility regulations
    • Assist in the development NERC Compliance expertise within Project Delivery Engineering
    • Identify gaps in design & settings process/procedures and assist in developing/implementing process/procedure changes or improvements
  • Workforce Development
    • Coordinate and Develop Relay Design and Relay Settings/Configuration Training modules with the Training Department to create rapid onboarding program for new design and settings/configuration engineers
    • Mentor and teach new design & settings/configuration engineers, i.e. directs and mentors junior staff
  • Quality Excellence
    • Participate in quality review of critical design and settings/configuration packages. Examples of critical packages might include Tier 1 Industrial substations, Nuclear switchyards, and CIP medium impact switchyards.
    • Facilitate lunch-n-learn meetings to increase awareness of design/settings/configuration issues
    • Gather and facilitate project issues to act as a liaison between the Chief Engineer (Design Basis) and Project Delivery Engineering (Relay) to provide feedback for protection standards developments & improvements
  • Industry Involvement
    • Actively participate in industry organizations/meetings/conferences such as IEEE PRC committee, IEES PES, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech Relay Conferences, North American Transmission Forum, etc.        
  • Assist with storm/emergency restoration efforts



Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline (Electrical preferred) from a four-year accredited institution


Minimum Experience:

  • 8 years of experience with a PE
  • 10 years of experience without a PE


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Recognized by peers (internal and external) as expert in relay design or relay settings/configurations
  • Mentors other engineers and technical professionals 
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills along with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent math skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base



  • Preferred: PE




Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans Louisiana : New Orleans 
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 109616
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.


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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