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SUBSTATION ENGINEER

Date Posted: Jul 10, 2018

Location: New Roads, LA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Manage, coordinate, and provide technical direction to the Transmission Substation Engineering & Maintenance section to lead engineering efforts for substation design, substation operations, substation maintenance, and compliance.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Core Elements

  • Design new substations and modifications to existing substations to satisfy applicable structural, electrical and mechanical parameters and direct drafters in the preparation of suitable drawings to implement the designs.
  • Prepare requests for quotes for materials, equipment, and labor; evaluate such quotes and recommend suitable provider of requested services; and prepare final contracts for such services.
  • Manage capital projects, providing technical and administrative support, and supervision.
  • Interface with Engineering Firms, AE’s and construction contractors.
    Review and approve all technical designs, standards, drawings, specifications, and procedures developed by engineering for accuracy, applicability, and compliance with established practices, codes and design criteria.  Review, approve and issue system online and phase diagrams.
  • Prepare engineering cost estimates for substation facilities and time-dependent detailed plans for substation projects.
  • Procure maintenance parts and materials for substations and production equipment, which is maintained by the department.
  • Provide professional and technical expertise to operating and maintenance personnel.
  • Conduct specialized electrical tests, i.e., soil resistivity tests, ground grid resistance tests, etc.
  • Assist in the development of maintenance programs and schedules including weekly and annual maintenance schedules and multi-year maintenance policy.  Change schedules as needed to meet daily or mandated changes by IOU or other entities.  Establish procedures for maintenance record keeping and create record-keeping forms.
  • Coordinate department activities with other departments, interconnected groups, and cooperatives for scheduling of substation maintenance, installation of equipment, and switching.
  • Participate in SERC Engineering Committee meetings and in SERC compliance issues and prepare required engineering planning forms for SERC.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for NERC compliance associated with facility ratings and UFLS program.
  • Assist in preparing a capital budget.
  • Development of RTU points list for SCADA alarm, indication, and control.
  • Conduct visual inspection of substations, substation equipment, and production equipment as required.
  • Evaluate system and equipment operation, maintenance and performance to develop alternatives for reliable and cost effective improvements.
  • Participate in company industrial hygiene and safety program by maintaining and monitoring Key Safety Issues.

 

Secondary Elements

  • Participate in regular safety meetings, Monitor Near Miss Accident program, and ensure safety records are maintained.
  • Coordinate material and equipment deliveries in accordance with project plans.
  • Monitor construction work in progress to assure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Provide policy recommendations concerning interconnection and operating agreements to management.
  • Provide callout supervisor coverage on a rotating schedule.
  • Participate in company industrial hygiene and safety program.
  • Monitor the sampling of insulating oil and SF6 gas for analysis.
  • Assist in providing training by recommending appropriate schools, correspondence courses, and seminars, and by updating testing material.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience not required
  • 6 months to 3 years of experience preferred
  • Candidates who have experience or a field or plant engineering internship will be given preference.  

 

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NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.


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