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Omaha Public Power District Design Engineer - Electrical in Omaha, Nebraska

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Job ID296021 LocationOmaha, NE - Energy Plaza

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Responsible for evaluation, design, project management and construction management of modifications and capital improvements for OPPD electrical generation facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation. Works closely with OPPD generation facility staff, other departments within OPPD, outside vendors, and/or contractors to acquire information, resolve problems and implement solutions.


  • Provide engineering design services for OPPD electrical generating facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation.

  • Understand and model OPPD policies and Leadership Framework principles and practices.

  • Apply broad knowledge to research, define, and solve design related problems.

  • Develop, evaluate and compare potential solutions for design related problems.

  • Provide technical evaluations, engineering calculations, specifications, drawings, bid evaluations, contracts, installation packages, operating procedures, system descriptions and test procedures for multiple projects of various size including substantial portions of major projects.

  • Perform technical reviews and evaluations of design documents prepared by others in the department or from outside organizations to insure technical accuracy.

  • Perform design reviews for design documents provided by others in the department or outside organizations to ensure OPPD and governmental policies and regulations are satisfied.

  • Acquire general knowledge of principles and practices of related fields in order to function on multi-discipline teams.

  • Produce finished reports and documents which explain recommendations in a clear, concise and articulate manner with little or no editing.

  • Provide discipline specific expertise related to energy production and delivery.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of OPPD policies and practices as well as industry wide policies and practices. Demonstrate understanding of related disciplines and other Energy Delivery/Production departments and their interaction with assigned work.

  • Provide project management services to assure economic, quality and timely completion of multiple assigned projects.

  • Provide budget information, economic evaluations, business case documentation, and schedule development for assigned projects.

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain Management to initiate and complete purchase of materials necessary for installation of project related systems and/or equipment using OPPD work management systems.

  • Provide regular updates on project progress and input project information into OPPD work management systems.

  • Close out and archive information from completed projects in accordance with OPPD procedures and document retention policies.

  • Provide construction management services to assure quality installation of new systems and/or equipment for OPPD electrical generating facilities.

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain Management to interpret and implement construction contracts.

  • Manage and provide oversight of contractors and construction activities for compliance with contract documents and OPPD policies and procedures for assigned projects.

  • Manage construction schedules, coordinate work with other internal and/or external groups, and report progress for assigned projects.



  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical/Civil-Structural/Electrical Engineering or other Engineering degree related to power generation (ABET accredited degree) OR Professional Engineering Registration

  • Successfully completed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EIT/FE Certification)

  • A minimum of four (4) years engineering work experience – special projects, committee assignments or technical skills may be credited for experience duration.

  • Possess discipline specific knowledge of applicable codes and regulations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate complex concepts in both technical and “layman” terms

  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities

  • Ability to work as part of a team, exercise flexibility and take responsibility for assigned work

  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a professional and respectful manner

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license


  • Engineering-related experience at a power generating facility or in a related field

  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and presenting recommendations.

  • Advanced MS Office Professional Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Project management experience

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or MS – qualifies for up to two (2) years experience)

Closing Statement

Position will be filled commensurate with experience

Salary Range: S5 min - S6 mid-point [$85,265 - $118,510]

Vision Leading the way we power the future.

Mission To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.

Values We have a PASSION to serve – We HONOR our community – We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before, April 17, 2020.

Recruiter: Darlene Brown, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

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