Title:  IT Specialist (Nuclear)

Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Operations, Inc.-EOI

Posting End Date: 11/02/2021 


***This position will be filled as an IT Specialist I, II, or Sr depending on the candidates qualifications and experience.***



Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.


The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.


The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities — customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.


Job Summary/Purpose:

This role provides administrative and technical support for site IT departmental and corporate IT initiatives. The primary responsibilities of this role are to coordinate the regulatory IT programs such as Software Quality Assurance, Training Coordinator, IT Department Performance Improvement Coordinator, Human Performance and Safety representative, support plant process control and security computer systems, support plant cyber security efforts, and support IT change management for the site. This role is expected to remain knowledgeable of corporate IT initiatives and to assist, or lead, these initiatives, on an as needed basis.


 Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supports fleet initiatives and business plan items as assigned. Develops business cases for identified IT Department needs. Assumes fleet IT leadership role for systems and programmatic areas of responsibility, as assigned (e.g. PPC, SCS, SQA, etc.).
  • Organizes and facilitates IT Department and vendor communications and meetings. Acts as a point person for applicable site IT programs and communications. Monitors IT help desk case throughput and serves as liaison and facilitator between customers and the IT Help Desk.
  • Serves as budget coordinator and Contract Manager for IT Department maintenance contracts and material requests. Maintains department Corporate Purchasing Card and orders/receives IT supplies for the department. Assists the IT Department and customers in the procurement of IT Services/Software in accordance with fleet procedures.
  • Serves as Software Quality Assurance (SQA) SME. Assists customers in understanding and completing Software Change Requests. Monitors software ownership and records requirements in accordance with SQA procedures and initiates corrective actions for identified deficiencies. Participates in fleet and site SQA meetings, assessments, and audits.
  • Serves / supports plant Cyber Security initiatives and participates (as needed) in Cyber Security meetings, assessments, periodic tasks and audits. This role also provides change management for the site regarding Cyber Security regulations and requirements.
  • Serves as the IT Department Improvement Coordinator (DPIC). Represents the IT Department in DPIC Condition Report screening meetings. Attends Self-Assessment Review Board (SARB) and Condition Reporting Group (CRG) meetings as needed. Evaluates IT Department condition reports for trends and helps drive department open CR count to within site allotment. Collects and uploads monthly IT Department performance indicator data. Develops apparent cause and root cause analysis reports.
  • Provides general IT Department support such as leading small IT projects, serving as department training coordinator, performing department website maintenance, and administration of assigned programs and systems.  
  • Assumes an emergency response organization position and is available for rotational 24 hr on-call duty. Must live within 90 minutes or less travel to site to support this role.
  • Represent the Site IT Manager (as directed) in site and Nuclear IT scheduled and emergent meetings (PRG, Ops Focus, Plant Health Committee, etc.)


Minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience required.

Master’s Degree is a plus


Minimum experience required of the position:

IT Specialist I: 0-2 years of experience in application support, development, or technology delivery.


IT Specialist II: 2+ years of experience in application support, development, or technology delivery.


IT Specialist Sr: 4+ years of experience in application support, development, or technology delivery




Primary Location: Mississippi-Port Gibson
Job Function: Information Technology
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy Guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 103992
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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