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

Date: Jan 10, 2020

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 by an Engineer Iii, Sr Engineer, or Sr Lead Engineer 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 Reliability Compliance Program.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports the implementation of NERC programs to ensure full compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability standards. Works effectively with corporate NERC compliance groups with governance and support responsibilities

  • Develops and implements plans, schedules, procedures, tools and processes required to establish and maintain a comprehensive NERC Reliability Compliance Program

  • Plans, develops, and executes training programs designed to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability 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

  • Provide NERC 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 standards that apply to Power Generation, including:

  • Monitor compliance at all plants and at the headquarter level

  • Track and database all records that prove compliance with these standards

  • Write, revise and update Procedures to ensure 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 communication between Power Generation, SPO and Transmission on NERC standards data and issues. Track this communication

  • Follow the NERC standards development process to ensure that Power Generation’s input is given to NERC and that Power Generation is prepared when new standards are approved

  • Be the Power Generation representative for external audits of Entergy by NERC or SERC. Perform preparation work for the audits that ensure Power Generation is compliant on all requirements

  • Help prepare, coordinate and administer testing of our Power Generation Plants for NERC standards compliance (Reactive capacity testing, Voltage regulator testing, Governor testing, etc.)

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • B.S. in Engineering from an accredited University or College

  • Preferred: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited University or College

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 experience with NERC standards and NERC compliance programs

  • Technical knowledge of power generation systems and equipment, including operational theory as it relates to NERC standards and compliance including relays, voltage regulators/excitation systems and generator/exciter and governor models

  • At least 3 - 5 years of related technical writing and training experience

  • 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

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: 91320

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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