Entergy Engineer I-Sr (Electrical) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US

Company: Entergy

About Entergy

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision.

Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities.

Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.

The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion.

Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility

Learn more about our Corporate, Utility, Nuclear, Power Generation, Gas & Transmission businesses here: http://www.entergynewsroom.com/about-us/ .

Primary Location: Louisiana-Baton Rouge

Job Function :Engineer

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 77705

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

*This position will be filled in Baton Rouge, Hammond, or New Orleans, LA as an Engineer I-Sr (Tdb)*

This position will be filled as an Engineer I-Sr, depending on the qualifications of the chosen candidate


  • Responsible for performing a wide variety of planning, analysis, and project oriented engineering activities related to ensuring available capacity in the electrical distribution system.

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and maintain the distribution five year plan and the Joint Transmission and Distribution component of the Transmission plan.

  • Support Transmission Planning and Project Development on high-side issues and planning.

  • Serve as the Distribution Planning liaison to transmission project management, project design (Transmission and Distribution), and Asset Management Program Design.

  • Provide technical support to distribution design engineers, operations, and managed accounts.

  • Perform circuit coordination studies.

  • Maintain the SynerGi distribution system analysis model and run load flow analysis to proactively identify potential system issues and generate project proposals to address these modeled issues.

  • Meet with large customers (internal and external) to determine electric needs, requirements, and ability to serve.

  • Develop and maintain the Emergency/Contingency Switching Plans for the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Work directly with customers proposing larger Distributed Generation additions to the system as the Distribution technical adviser.

  • Will participate in routine, non-routine, and emergency storm and outage event restoration duties.

  • Project areas may include grid/system design, operations and maintenance, planning, asset management, reliability, computer applications, safety, and root cause failure analysis.


  • Monitor and maintain records of peak substation and circuit loads and perform annual load flow analysis with load forecasts for substation transformers, feeder circuits, and local loads.

  • Perform annual overload, voltage, power factor and contingency studies.

  • Develop and propose blanket and specific level substation and distribution normal load driven and N-1 contingency projects.

  • Provide technical guidance to the Engineering Design Group, Operations and the Distribution Operations Center through the proactive development and maintenance of emergency/contingency switching plans.

  • Provide project management for all planned improvements through the use of modeling, load tracking, and alternative analysis.

  • Review and recommend for approval electrical system solutions that meet customer needs, comply with company standards and enhance the overall system performance and reliability.

  • Participate in meetings with external customers, architects, developers, contractors and government entities to communicate standards and guidelines

  • Perform engineering calculations to aid in planning and corrective measure projects.

  • Assist with storm restoration efforts, both local and out of town, typically by serving as a Scout or Lead Scout in the initial stages of a storm restoration and provide technical and operational support and/or crew leadership in the later stages of the event.


Minimum education required of the position

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline from four year accredited institution.Degrees in engineering technology from a four year accredited institution with PE may be considered.

  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Minimum experience required of the position

  • Engineer I: 0 to 2 years experience in an engineering discipline.

  • Engineer II: 2+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

  • Engineer III: 4+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

  • Engineer Sr: 6+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Technical mastery of engineering principles.

  • In-depth knowledge of procedures, programs, and standards in responsible area.

  • Consistently drives for value in sound engineering decisions.

  • Mentors other engineers and technical professionals.

  • Good leadership skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills along with strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent math skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Good knowledge of Personal Computer operations and related software.

  • Familiar with National Electrical Safety Codes and National Electrical Code.

  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Required to work safely and follow all Entergy safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards.

  • Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service.

  • Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base.

  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change.

  • Ability to respond to significant outage restoration events that may require a significant amount of time away from home via both on system and off system responses.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • EIT OR Graduate Level Engineering Degree OR MBA Desired. EIT is highly preferred.

  • Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: 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.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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