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Entergy Project Manager - Engineering (Relay) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Nov 27, 2019

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

* This position will be filled as an Engineer III (Trans), Engineer Sr (Trans), or as a Project Manager Sr – Engineering (Relay) based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *


Acts as liaison between the Project Management team and technical disciplines involved with projects and serves as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for the management and coordination of all technical aspects of the project. Ensures that engineering is complete, accurate and constructible for all elements of a project's scope. Oversees contractor's engineering performance and coordinates all contractor and owner's engineering interfaces in addition to ensuring projects are completed according to project construction drawings and in accordance with project specifications, quality and performance requirements. Focus area of responsibility is: design/construction of relay protection components in substation facilities.


  • Manages the engineering and technical consultants contracted for capital projects. Participates in contractor/vendor selection process with a specific goal of assessing engineering experience, competencies and capability. Assures that all firms solicited to provide engineering services are duly licensed in the state of the project. Assists Contractors and Vendors during design and construction to resolve technical inquiries, and interface issues. Manages the review of engineering and design to assure compliance with the contract, permits, codes, and utility design standards and supports the operations and maintenance goals of the project. Coordinates with the Project Manager and project team to ensure that the contract requirements are applied during construction to achieve a 'fit for purpose' outcome.

  • Coordinates with the Project Team to ensure that design is executed in accordance with codes, specifications, schedules and good engineering practice. Coordinates reporting and disposition of all RFIs. Contributes to the development of project deliverables as necessary during each step of the Stage Gate Process.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Entergy in their respective focus area of responsibility: makes decisions during all stages of the transmission project development and execution associated with focus area including schedule and coordination of project deliverables, support during testing and commissioning, troubleshooting and assisting field personnel with analysis and mitigation techniques and ensuring installations and construction by internal and/or external contract partners are in accordance with Entergy Standards and Specifications.

  • Maintains drawings and design documents in conjunction with leadership. Performs and manages document reviews of drawings and specifications. Ensures all documents generated on the project are stored in designated repository at closeout. Follows change control process for any potential design changes. Reviews all vendor drawings and documents received during the execution of the project for conformance to the contract.

  • Participates in the inspection activities as agreed with the Contractor. Provides technical support during construction and start-up on an as needed basis. Assists Project Team with coordination of training of contract personnel.

  • Responsible for the above plus the following: Relay Design focus area, responsibilities include approval of operational one-lines, panel layouts, A/C and D/C Calculations, Optical Budget Calculations, procurement of vendor equipment, and support during construction.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other Engineering discipline with relevant experience

Minimum Experience:

  • Engineer III (Trans): 4 - 5 years of Engineering experience

  • Engineer Sr (Trans): 5 - 7 years of Engineering experience

  • Project Manager Sr – Engineering (Relay): More than 7 years of Engineering experience with relevant direct experience in relay protection design of substation facilities

  • Desired : At least 10 years of relevant experience within an Engineering services company or electric utility

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology to transmission line and transmission/distribution substation design and construction

  • This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design of transmission/distribution lines and substations

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the design, construction or repair of transmission/distribution lines and substations

  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solution

Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

  • Desired: PMP Certification and PE License


Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 89627

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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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.

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