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Entergy Engineer - Power Generation Risk & Compliance in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Nov 13, 2019

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

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 28 active natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities with the capacity to generate nearly 17,000 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 will be filled as an Engineer III, Sr or Sr Lead based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Develops and implements plans, schedules, procedures, tools and processes required to establish and maintain a comprehensive NERC Operations and Planning (O&P) and CIP Compliance Program for the Power Generation plants.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports the implementation of NERC programs to ensure full compliance with all applicable NERC O&P and CIP standards. Works effectively with corporate NERC compliance, Transmission, SPO, and IT groups with governance and support responsibilities.

  • Develops and implements plans, schedules, procedures, tools and processes required to establish and maintain a comprehensive Power Generation NERC O&P and CIP Compliance Program

  • Plans, develops, and executes Power Generation training programs designed to ensure compliance with NERC O&P and CIP Compliance program requirements

  • Travels to assist in the performance of NERC Compliance Assessments, Gap Analyses, compliance program setups, mock audits, audit participation and training of personnel

  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) for Power Generation CIP responsibilities and assigned Operations and Planning NERC standards

  • Provide NERC O&P and CIP Compliance oversight and execution for Power Generation and deliver effective process and program management to Power Generation management and plants including

  • Track compliance of all NERC assigned O&P and CIP standards that apply to Power Generation. This includes:

  • Monitor compliance at all plants and at the headquarter level

  • Track and maintain database of all records that prove compliance with O&P and CIP standards

  • Write, revise and update Procedures to ensure NERC compliance

  • Develop processes and tools to ensure compliance can be easily tracked and documented

  • Arrange and lead internal audits to ensure compliance

  • Act as Power Generation point of contact for O&P and CIP communications between Power Generation, IT, Transmission and NERC Compliance on NERC O&P and CIP standards data and issues

  • Ensure that Power Generation’s input is given to NERC and that Power Generation is prepared when new O&P and CIP standards are approved

  • Be the Power Generation CIP representative for external audits of Entergy by NERC or SERC

  • Perform preparation work for the audits that ensure Power Generation is compliant on all CIP requirements

  • Prepare information for all NERC/SERC regulatory filings, communicate this information to Power Generation Leadership and submit all filings

  • Fully develop assigned PGEN O&P program/processes and provide secondary NERC support to other Power Generation NERC SME’s

  • Fully develop PGEN CIP program/processes and provide guidelines/standard and training to fleet to ensure knowledge and compliance

*Minimum requirement is a 4-year Engineering degree from an accredited University or College. Preferred: B.S.E.E.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • B.S. in Engineering

  • Preferred: B.S. in Electrical 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

  • Sr Lead Engineer: at least 8 years of applicable and progressive experience

  • Preferred:

  • At least 5 years of power plant experience (Technical knowledge/experience with power generation systems and equipment, including operational theory as it relates to NERC standards and compliance)

  • At least 5 years of experience with NERC standards and NERC compliance programs

  • At least 3 – 5 years related technical writing and training

  • Experience with relays, voltage regulators/excitation systems

  • Experience in the development of technical documents and training materials

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of safe and acceptable engineering practices and principles

  • Ability to analyze large amounts of technical data and structure such information for the purposes of clearly documenting and demonstrating compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Compliance standards

  • Ability to formulate and communicate thoughts and ideas developed into cogent operational guidance for personnel

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills and an ability to communicate information in both formal and informal settings

  • Thorough knowledge of English composition principles and technical and non-technical vocabulary required

  • Knowledge of computers and word processing programs mandatory

  • Verbal and written communication skills are essential

  • CIP standard knowledge

  • Training development and delivery

Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

  • 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: 89112

Travel Percentage :25% to 50%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here 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.

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