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Entergy Fire Protection Engineer I - Sr, Plant Support Engineering in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Location: St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

Conducts fire protection engineering activities and provides oversight of the site fire protection program as the Fire Protection Program Owner. Identifies and resolves plant issues and acts as a liaison between engineering team and Operations and Maintenance departments as the Fire Protection System Engineer.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support site with expertise in fire protection engineering principles, USNRC regulations (including Appendix R to 10CFR50, Safe Shutdown), Industrial Risk Insurance requirements, NYS Uniform Code and NFPA Code/Standards.

  • Ensure physical plant and administrative changes do not adversely impact the fire protection program including the safe shutdown analysis or the Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment.

  • Perform fire hazard analyses, including fire modeling, to assess impact of proposed plant changes or identified deviations on the fire protection program.

  • Ensure fire protection systems are maintained in accordance with requirements. Review surveillance and inspection results to ensure scope and frequency is optimized.

  • Develop and present periodic reports to peer and station management regarding the overall health of the Fire Protection Program.

  • Maintain fire protection program documents including the Design Basis Document, Safe Shutdown Analysis, Fire Hazard Analysis, and NFPA Code Conformance Review Report.

  • Review proposed plant changes to ensure conformance with NFPA Codes/Standards, USNRC regulations, NYS Uniform Code, and fire risk insurance requirements.

  • Provide oversight of the fire protection program as the Fire Protection Program Owner to ensure compliance with USNRC rules and regulations. Ensures the fire protection program is maintained such that the risk and consequences of fire is minimized.

  • Actively participate in Entergy Fleet Peer groups and industry fire protection groups to ensure lessons learned and best practices are reviewed and implemented.

  • Act as point of contact and lead for Fire Protection Program assessments and inspections.

  • Develop, plan and coordinate special projects, corrective action plans, and improvement programs to address plant problems or regulatory issues.

  • Controls engineering costs through the optimization of resources and tracking expenditures within budget parameters.

  • Identifies and resolves plant issues and acts as a liaison between engineering team and Operations and Maintenance departments.

  • Supports Maintenance and Operations in system troubleshooting and provides technical support regarding troubleshooting significant events or complex plant problems.

  • Interfaces with Maintenance and Operations for cost effective maintenance strategies.

  • Helps support planning and prioritization aspects of project life cycle.

  • Implements action plans of senior team members and establishes/prioritizes actions plans to address deficiencies via the corrective action and work management processes. Supports changes in system configuration/design and design basis.

  • Serves on outage engineering support teams. Attends training and maintains qualifications necessary to perform required group functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education required of the position

B.S. Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering Technology from an accredited engineering curriculum or equivalent work experience.

If not a graduate of the aforementioned nature (B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering Technology), a minimum of 6 years engineering experience indicative of growth in engineering competency and achievement in a Highly Protected Risk facility is required.

Minimum experience required of the position

Minimum experience required of the position

Engineer I: 0-2 years’ experience in nuclear power design, operations or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.

Engineer II: 2-4 years’ experience in nuclear power design, operations or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.

Engineer III: 4-6 years’ experience in nuclear power design, operations or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.

Engineer Sr: 6-8 years’ experience in nuclear power design, operations or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Proficient in fire protection engineering principles for Highly Protected Risk facilities including fire hazard analyses, fire modeling, fire performance tests, system failure analyses, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, NFPA Code conformance reviews, and model building code assessments. Proven ability to interface with Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies. Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation is desired. Outstanding interpersonal, conflict management, problem solving, and change management skills. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft desktop software.

LIMITED NATURE OF JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description provides a general overview of the minimum requirements for and duties of the position and does not provide an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. Additionally, this job description does not list all essential job functions. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the essential job functions of this position, Please contact the supervisor or manager responsible for this position. Please note that the duties and essential functions associated with this position may change over time to include new responsibilities and tasks as management deems necessary to address business needs. Also, please note that, as a provider of vital public services, Entergy System Company employers expect employees to be available to assist in emergency situations, including storms and unexpected outages. Individuals who will require some sort of accommodation in order to meet this expectation should discuss those matters with their management and HR Management Support.

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).

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Primary Location: Louisiana-St. Francisville

Job Function : Nuclear

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 87948

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

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 Pre-employment Testing: 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 , numberLogon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

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.

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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