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Manager, Substation Maintenance

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Company: nrg

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

This position supports Site O&M teams and contractors who construct and maintain substation and transmission line assets. This position is responsible for the direct supervision and scheduling of high voltage personnel and contractors in the preparation and execution of Substation Maintenance.




  • Manages scope and project details of all substation maintenances and outages
  • Create procedures for all substation maintenances
  • Review equipment and technical specifications of the sites ahead of maintenance schedules to improve efficiency and understand potential issues and risks in advance
  • Document and explain variances in the actual job task work hours versus estimated job task work hours
  • Monitor the progress and status of work and raise issues to the site managers to identify areas for improvement and opportunities to improve efficiencies
  • Ensure accurate completion of NERC related documentation and coordinate with the compliance team
  • Achieves higher equipment availability and improves maintenance effectiveness through self-developed initiatives as well as procedures suggested by the O&M team
  • Manages backlogged preventive, predictive and corrective Substation Maintenance tasks based on their overall risk to equipment health, system reliability, public and employee safety, and the environment
  • Actively engage in ongoing reliability, availability and maintainability improvement efforts; including Preventative Maintenance Optimization (PMO), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Develops and continuously improves personal and departmental planning and scheduling work processes by incorporating maintenance and reliability best practices and feedback from field personnel


Education / Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar (e.g. military training in a similar field) is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in substation planning or substation O&M
  • Experience in renewable energy is desired


Working Conditions


  • Normal office environment and/or plant environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment
  • Occasionally requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities
  • Flexibility to work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • Requires travel relating to initial program set-up (up to 50%)

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/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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