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Cleco Engineer-Generation Engineering & Project Management in Pineville, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.

About the Company

Becoming the leading energy company in Louisiana - helping our people and state thrive - means being mindful of the larger opportunities and evolving needs of all those we serve. So today at Cleco, we’re working from a view that starts behind the lines. Where we can see the full picture of possibilities and technologies. To line up our customers and communities with systems and services that power the good life today. And better lives tomorrow. We’ve always believed that electricity is something more than just electrons. To us, it’s the fuel for more productive days and work. The current that brings all of us closer together. The conduit that connects Louisiana’s present to Louisiana’s future.

Summary Statement

The Engineer II – Generation Project Manager is an experienced professional with knowledge of and some experience in own engineering discipline and project management. Responsible for leading project teams across departments (i.e. cost controls, construction managers, budgeting, project sponsors, analytics, legal, etc.) to develop a scope of work, budget, specifications and schedules while applying engineering principles and techniques in the planning, implementation and management of large capital generation projects (greater than $1 million) for both Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. This includes new construction of new plant assets/equipment as well as the rehabilitation/upgrading of existing assets. Monitors the project’s status/health using P6 software. Provides monthly project updates to all stakeholders associated with the project. Contributes to the fulfillment of departmental technical projects and objectives. Builds knowledge of the Engineering/Project Management processes and customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical execution of defined activities to support the delivery of department initiatives required to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation objectives.

  • Have a strong understanding of a project’s impact to the company, and the business drivers that support the project.

  • Works and coordinates activities across multiple business lines (tax, procurement, analytics, legal, operations, etc.) to ensure a successful project deliverable.

  • Capable of completing specialized or highly complex processes or activities, requiring some interpretation of practices, and an understanding of policies and programs.

  • Leads a team through the discussion, evaluation, recommendation ad resolution of project issues covering many situations.

  • Leads and facilitates project team meetings on monthly or weekly basis depending on the phase of the project.

  • Conducts project accountability meetings with management utilizing P6 to update/explain project status.

  • Leads customer meetings with project sponsors/asset owners to update them on the status of the project and inform them of any project changes or issues.

  • Provides oversight/guidance to team members who perform single or multiple tasks,

  • Possesses social and communication skills necessary to lead a team, as well as effectively communicate with peers, customers, and upper management.

  • Scope of work is clearly articulated and project based, may support multiple projects to enhance their discipline’s agile approach.

  • Considers future implications beyond the immediate problem, and is not closely supervised

  • Works with a moderate level of guidance concerning project management.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Action Oriented

  • Business Insight

  • Collaborates

  • Communicates effectively

  • Cultivates Innovation

  • Decision Quality

  • Drives results

  • Optimizes work processes

Technical Competencies:

  • Analytical skills

  • Compliance

  • Engineering design

  • Engineering implementation

  • Engineering specification

  • Engineering testing


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum

  • FE Certification preferred

  • 3+ years of related experience

Cleco is a privately owned regional energy holding company with two primary businesses. Cleco Power, our regulated electric utility business, owns ten generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,357 megawatts and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun, our unregulated electric utility business, owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 megawatts and contracts that serve nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.

In business since 1935, Cleco has deep roots. For more than 85 years, Cleco has kept pace with the ever-changing energy industry to serve its customers. Our corporate office is in Pineville, La. We have offices and 1,500 employees across the state near major cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. If you like great music, food and nature, with a dash of eccentricity, then Louisiana is a good place to call home.