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Energy Northwest Balance of Plant (BOP) Engineering Supervisor - 6400 in Richland, Washington

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Balance of Plant (BOP) Engineering Supervisor

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Energy Northwest

Full/Part Time


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General Summary

Supervise staff activities: provide leadership, technical guidance, work management, project management and administration within an Engineering department. The group is responsible for activities such as system performance monitoring and trending, maintaining system health reports, planned maintenance (PM) reviews, system-related action requests (AR) reviews, troubleshooting, outage support, and equipment reliability improvements. Additionally, provide input to the manager on budget, schedule, staffing, and system long-term planning, and work week involvement to support the operation of the Columbia Generating Station.

Balance of Plant Department: A Balance of Plant System Engineer is the focal point of knowledge concerning important plant production mechanical systems. The daily job function includes knowing system performance requirements and bases, operating status, performance monitoring and analysis, planned preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance, and related industry operating experience.


Managing -- Manages employees using established Energy Northwest policies, procedures, and practices. Communicates a common vision consistent with that of the leadership team. Conducts pre-job briefs with staff to ensure mutual understanding of assigned work. Reviews and approves (per procedure) the work generated by group.

Developing -- Responsible to develop workable personnel strategies to achieve the department’s vision and mission. Assures the engineers maintain their qualification through required training. Conducts frequent observations of his/her staff and provides constructive feedback to reinforce and enhance performance. Performs periodic performance reviews of the engineers in the group.

Planning/Scheduling – Use of work management system to assure workload priorities and completion dates for deliverable products. Work with the Engineering Manager to develop the group budget for each fiscal year.

Evaluating -- Conducts periodic reviews of group activities to compare status versus the plan. When a deviation occurs, assures the corrective actions are identified and implemented, and conducts employee coaching. Frequently evaluates status of the groups’ budget, and discusses deviations with the Engineering Manager. Takes necessary actions to avoid overruns.

Engineering employees are expected to be available and to support the following activities as a condition of employment with Energy Northwest:

  1. Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).

  2. 12 hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center

  3. Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment. (This is a shared responsibility across all engineering supervisors).


Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related/relevant technical field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of related technical experience of which one year shall be nuclear power plant experience. A maximum of two years of the required five years may be fulfilled by a master’s degree in engineering or related field. A Professional Engineer (PE) license or SRO license may be considered as equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree requirement.


Previous nuclear power plant experience.

Salary Range

Salary: $113,420 minimum to $141,775 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This posting is open through July 20, 2020.