Electrical Engineer

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

***This position can be filled by Sr. Engineer, Sr. Lead Engineer, or Sr. Staff Engineer contingent on education and experience.***


Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Be part of a professional and experienced team that provides technical support to Entergy’s power generation fleet
  • Make decisions that have significant impact to technical aspects of medium and low voltage switchgear, motor control centers, station battery systems, relays, and related electrical systems and equipment
  • Plan, organize, and guide extensive system programs and activities of outstanding importance that are critical to overall company objectives
  • Provide solutions and alternatives to critical technical issues for management
  • Subject Matter Expert in power plant electrical systems and equipment
  • Mentor plant engineers in electrical subject areas
  • Provide assistance to plant sites with technical issues related to electrical equipment
  • Provide onsite and remote support for equipment planned maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate/qualify electrical equipment suppliers from a technical standpoint
  • Provide arc flash analysis of power plant equipment
  • Develop and make recommendations to maximize reliability of power plant equipment including switchgear, bus, cabling, relays, battery systems, and other electrical equipment
  • Perform detailed equipment failure root cause analyses, troubleshooting, and quality control
  • Develop purchase specifications, work scopes, and quality control plans for switchgear and other electrical equipment purchase, upgrade, and refurbishment projects
  • Perform review of trip coordination of power plant equipment and provide recommendations


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Needs to have a solid working knowledge of power plant and switchyard electrical, instrumentation, and controls
  • Needs to have knowledge and understanding of the engineering and design as well as the maintenance of the applicable equipment
  • Needs to have knowledge and understanding of the code requirements regarding design and repair of electrical equipment
  • Must have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to develop relationships with the customer, other technical personnel, and Plant Operations senior management and promote an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect
  • Must have the necessary business and economic skills to provide decision making support to the plants and senior management of Plant Operations
  • Must have the necessary computer skills to effectively use the corporate computer tools provided as our standard tool set and standard computer software for complex analysis and problems solving


Minimum experience requirements:

  • Candidate needs to have a minimum of 6 years of heavy industrial experience with a bachelor’s degree (or 5 years with a master’s degree) focusing on electrical equipment maintenance and engineering including medium voltage switchgear
  • Desired experiences considered applicable:
    • Field service engineering experience with OEM’s
    • Military experience such as Navy training
    • Operations and maintenance experience with an electric utility company
    • Design experience with an OEM
    • Operations and maintenance experience with another heavy industry where similar equipment to utility equipment is used


Minimum education requirements:

  • Electrical engineering degree from an institution with a certified Engineering curriculum (Other disciplines considered depending on experience of individual
  • Desired: Professional Engineer registration


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 82986
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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