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Entergy Engineer - Transmission Substation Design in New Orleans, Louisiana

Engineer - Transmission Substation Design

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC


Posting End Date: 12/08/2021


This position may be filled by an Engineer I, II, III or Sr based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.


The Civil/Structural Engineer in Substation Design within Transmission Engineering works in conjunction with other engineering disciplines and team members to achieve stated project goals. The Civil/Structural Engineer focuses primarily on the planning, scoping, estimating, and design of civil and structural elements and activities. These activities include but are not limited to:

  • Order and utilize topographic property surveys

  • Order and utilize geotechnical studies

  • Order and utilize drainage/flood studies

  • Design site grading & drainage plans, sections, and details for site packages

  • Design foundation details based on structure reactions

  • Calculate structure load reactions and design modifications to meet load requirements

  • Design steel structure details

  • Work in conjunction with environmental teams to design oil containment (if applicable)


  • Performs a wide variety of detailed engineering analysis in Transmission-related areas such as planning,maintenance, design, project management and construction, and operations.

  • Uses engineering/technical principles, best practices, and knowledge of internal and external business issues tosolve problems, develop cost-effective, technically sound solutions, and improve products or services.

  • Applies knowledge of engineering principles in evaluating alternatives, making decisions, andinterpreting/employing applicable electrical codes, procedures, standards, processes, and policies.

  • Supports activities to comply with applicable industry standards (i.e., NERC, SERC) and other utility regulations, as required.

  • Works with other disciplines within the Transmission organization and other company business units to achievestated goals.

  • Assist with storm/emergency restoration efforts as necessary.

  • Perform engineering activities associated with the physical design of high and medium voltage utility substations, including: site development, grading & drainage design, drainage/flood studies, geotechnical analysis, foundation design/calculation, structural analysis, etc. for internal substation related projects.

  • Work in a team environment to develop detailed engineering scope documents from a high-level functionaldocument. This includes preparing cost and time estimates as needed.

  • Order and track the substation material and ensure timely delivery to appropriate staging areas.

  • Oversee substation design contractor activities and perform thorough quality reviews of their design packages.

  • Provide technical support during construction and commissioning of substation assets.

  • Work with Design Basis and industry committees to develop and maintain substation design standards.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in EngineeringDiscipline(typically Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, and Industrial) from a four-year accredited institution OR

  • Engineering Technology degree from a four-year accredited institution with a PE certification

  • Preferred : Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (other disciplines may be considered based on experience)

Minimum Experience:

  • Engineer I: at least 0 - 2 years of experience in an engineering discipline

  • Engineer II: at least 2 - 4 years of experience in an engineering discipline

  • Engineer III: at least 4 - 6 years of experience in an engineering discipline

  • Engineer Sr: at least 6 years of experience in an engineering discipline

  • Preferred :

  • Structural design engineering experience

  • Transmission and/or Substation utility experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles

  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Good leadership skills

  • Good interpersonal skills along with strong written and oral communication 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 : FE, PE

  • NOTE: Applicants with Engineering Technology degree must have a PE certification to be considered for this position


  • Preferred : RISA 3D, STAAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, Dimensional Solutions foundation software suite, InfraWorks


Primary Location: 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: 104412

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( 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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