Mgr, Transmission Line Design

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy


Provides leadership, direction and oversight for all Transmission Line Design Engineering activities, including preliminary project scoping and planning, project estimating, engineering and material specifications, drawing development, design reviews and approvals, surveying, geotechnical analyses, regulatory line approval activities, contract management, workgroup direction and strategic planning, configuration management, standards development, and compliance.

This position manages employees who perform research and testing on transmission line systems including electrical research that will support aggressive growth of our transmission business. This may include but not limited to new product evaluation, manufacturer audit, engaging with industry leaders such as EPRI. They will serve as the technical leader for all transmission root cause evaluations and lead teams to investigate undesirable transmission line events.  

The successful candidate will provide technical interaction with Long Term Planning, System Operations, PM&C, CP-T, Telecom, Distribution and, peers from other utilities. 



  • Accountable for tracking and controlling the engineering phase of project costs, project schedules, and engineering quality to meet all project goals, achieve critical milestones and accomplish required levels of customer satisfaction
  • Accountable for the resolution of technical transmission line engineering conflicts that affect cost, schedule quality or customer satisfaction
  • Respond to transmission line-related regulatory compliance issues; Provide technical engineering expertise in developing responses to regulatory requests from FERC, NERC, SERC and other regulatory bodies
  • Actively participate on industry forums, serving as Entergy's Transmission Line Design representative on national, industry committees. Support SMEs in authoring technical presentations to be delivered at industry committees.
  • Support technology initiatives, material vendor evaluation, standard interpretation, and other improvement opportunity to design and construct transmission facilities safely, efficiently, while being on schedule and within budget.
  • Ensure the integration of safety, reliability, operability, constructability, and configuration management practices into final transmission line products/designs/processes
  • Accountable for effective Transmission Line Design resource management, including workload distribution, resource productivity, contractor management and employee development
  • Develop and provide processes and tools to improve project cost, cycle time and quality



Minimum Education required of the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering


Minimum Experience required of the position:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the utility industry with experience in various engineering disciplines
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory or leadership experience preferred


Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities required of the position:

  • Extensive knowledge of transmission line design practices, standards, procedures and processes; thorough understanding of planning, project management, operations and/or construction
  • Experience in managing/executing capital and/or O&M projects
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multi-projects simultaneously
  • Capable of moving frequently between multiple tasks, while prioritizing conflicting priorities 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Sound analytical, problem solving and documentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), budgets, financial procedures, and property accounting


Minimum Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer registration in at least 1 state in Entergy service area desired


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.



Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level I
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 85660
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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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.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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