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Entergy Engineer - Monitoring and Diagnostic (Utilities) in Woodlands, Texas

Engineer - Monitoring and Diagnostic (Utilities)

Date: May 4, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Description:

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.

We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.

Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way.

Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro and petroleum coke plants, with total engineering capacity of over 18,500 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.

This position can be filled as an Engineer III or Sr depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate

JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

Provide engineering and technical oversight in the support of the Power Generation Performance Monitoring & Diagnostic (PM&D) center. Provide engineering support to aid the plants in identifying plant process, equipment and efficiency issues that could compromise unit safety, equipment integrity, or operational performance. Identify opportunities in the center, and throughout the fleet, in support of Power Generation key initiatives, including but not limited to fuel efficiency, enhanced monitoring, and remote unit operation.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide engineering oversight and guidance to PM&D personnel concerning identified operational and performance issues

  • Consult with the plants and Fleet Engineering support to resolve complex mechanical, electrical and performance issues

  • Develop, review and enhance Advanced Pattern Recognition assets using SmartSignal

  • Analyze operational data and provide recommendations for equipment assessments and root cause analysis

  • Lead the development and improvement of core PM&D processes

  • Lead the identification, evaluation and implementation of new processes or technology in support of Power Generation key initiatives, such as fuel efficiency, enhanced monitoring, and remote unit operation

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering

Minimum Experience:

  • Engineer III: at least 4 - 6 years of applicable and progressive experience

  • Sr Engineer: at least 6 years of applicable and progressive experience

  • Desired:

  • At least 4 years of operations or monitoring experience in drum type, supercritical, or CCGT fossil fueled power plants

  • Candidate should be recognized system wide as knowledgeable in power plant operations. CCGT operation or monitoring experience is preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Power plant operations knowledge with working experience at a generating station

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multi-projects simultaneously

  • Good verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player and/or leadership skills

  • Self-starter, independent worker, self-motivator

  • Expertise in Generation Protection Systems design, operation, and maintenance

  • Proficient technical expertise with computer software and database development

  • Skills in engineering analysis, problem solving and condition assessment

  • Thorough understanding of procedures, programs, and standards in responsible area

  • Desired:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of power plant performance (thermal, physical, operational, and environmental) including the factors that impact performance

  • Ability to recognize off normal conditions and trends in critical equipment parameters during startup and shut down, as well as on-line operations.

  • Ability to provide decision making support to the plants regarding suggested improvements in equipment and unit operations

  • Strong computer skills, including how to effectively use the corporate computer tools provided, PI-DataLink, PI-ProcessBook, and standard computer codes for analysis and problem solving.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with advanced pattern recognition (APR) software. SmartSignal knowledge preferred.

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

  • None

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function : Engineering

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 102379

Travel Percentage :None

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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