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Duke Energy Engineer II - Groundwater/Landfill Engineer in United States

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Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy facility Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and regulatory support to generating plants in the Carolinas service area (North and South Carolina). The primary subject areas for this support will be groundwater and landfill/waste management. The Engineer II position is the intermediate level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees in the Engineer II position solve complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with general supervision. An Engineer II is expected to develop advanced skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. An Engineer II effectively applies fundamental concepts and procedures to work that is fairly complex and varied.


General Responsibilities for an Engineer II• Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of well-defined problems in area of expertise.• Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team.• Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of moderate scope and complexity.• Conducts engineering and related studies; projects and assignments are clearly defined with focus on development but must be able to complete routine engineering projects with minimal oversight; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with minimum impact on existing systems.• Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; demonstrates proficiency in technical competencies and has ability to interpret technical information and instructions.• Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.• Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally. .

Specific Responsibilities for This Position• Provide regulatory compliance support for generating facilities• Provide technical expertise in groundwater and coal combustion residual (CCR) management .

Specific Areas of Responsibility• Landfills: permitting, day to day compliance support, siting support, compliance reporting, and closure plan development• Groundwater: hydrogeologic investigation, data evaluation, monitoring well siting, modeling, and remediation• Preparation/review of environmental reports/calculations related to groundwater compliance and industrial waste landfills .

Typical Duties• Serves as subject matter expert for basic technical program and compliance issues and supports company’s environmental goals, strategies, programs and processes. With assistance develops and maintains procedures and programs to assist facilities in complying with environmental laws and regulations. Ensures that Duke Energy work procedures address compliance guidance. Tracks regulatory changes, legislative activities and industry standards and assists with identifying needed changes to facility’s compliance programs. With guidance works with federal, state and local regulatory authorities to interpret regulations and laws. Supports Duke Energy on various internal/external industry committees and teams• Provide regulatory-required and internal environmental reports. Develop assigned environmental training programs• With guidance prepare, submit and negotiate permits and permit renewals with federal, state and local authorities. Communicate permit requirements to facilities. Work with EHS Professionals and facility personnel to update various facility plans and documents that require knowledge and experience while minimizing impacts to operational activities• Supports accomplishment of work unit goals and enhances company reputation through effective planning, organizing, communicating and scheduling of environmental work activities. Supports the department’s routine and special projects in order to accomplish business objectives• Strives to continually develop and improve job-related, technical knowledge and skill to ensure that department expectations are met

Required Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program• In addition to required degree, 2 years related work experience

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or• Bachelors degree in Geotechnical Engineering• In addition to desired degree, 2 years related work experience• Engineer in Training Certification

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam.

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

  • Coursework and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hydrogeology/geology

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Groundwater investigation and remediation

  • Landfill permitting and operations

  • Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) management (disposal, reuse, etc.)

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Two (2) years’ directly related work experience

Working Conditions

  • Office environment including extensive computer use

  • “Hybrid employee” Work Smart classification

  • Occasional work in a power plant or field environment with exposure to all types of weather

  • Occasional mildly-strenuous physical activity (extensive walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs/ladders, etc.)

  • Occasional overtime work

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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