Gas Turbine Engineer or Specialist (Remote or Hybrid)

Date:  Feb 25, 2023

HOUSTON, TX, US, 77034

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary: 


  • Corporate level position supporting NRG’s fleet of gas turbines across the country.  Gas Turbine Engineer/Specialist will provide on-site support for field inspections, condition assessments and run, repair, replace recommendations. Coordinate repair activities with various repair shops and suppliers.  Assist in developing and/or reviewing quality plans in addition to monitoring and auditing supplier quality. Emphasis on communication amongst peers, site management, and leadership team.  Review of equipment histories, applicable service bulletins, and operational history and requirements to develop long range plans for gas turbines.  Support our culture for safety, environmental compliance, quality and diversity.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs
  • Evaluates component condition and repair options
  • Perform site inspections and condition assessments to support maintenance planning and risk assessments
  • Participates and/or leads teams that focus on specific problem areas or needs for generating units
  • Communicates with customers regarding condition of equipment and repair work scope
  • Inspects completed work or work in progress to assure job quality
  • Performs field inspections and takes field measurements
  • Coordinates activities with Vendors/Contractors, other divisions and departments
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them
  • Performs root cause analysis of system and equipment problems
  • Develops quality work plans when required
  • Performs engineering calculations in area of responsibility
  • Assists in outage planning and economic evaluation of turbine projects as needed
  • May be required to manage projects in area of expertise
  • Ensures company resources are used in a cost effective manner
  • Prepares written reports in assigned area of responsibility
  • Performs technical duties in area of responsibility
  • Develops and maintains technical specifications for purchase of replacement parts, vendor repairs and maintenance standards
  • Identifies and implements new or existing repair technology in area of responsibility
  • Track service bulletins for gas turbines/generators and assess implementation and compliance strategy
  • Qualifies vendors and suppliers for parts and services in area of responsibility
  • Understand and evaluate non-OEM parts, services, and upgrades
  • Collect and review operating data to identify mechanical and performance issues


Working Conditions:


  • Normal office environment and/or outside work environment (including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating plants)
  • Requires travel to and from NRG plants or vendor facilities across the country (approx. 50% of the time)
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • Requires personal protective safety equipment while in the plants
  • Overtime or non-standard hours may be required
  • Requires operating a personal computer


Minimum Requirements:


  • Minimum of Baccalaureate Degree in a relevant Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university and 5 years of experience in gas turbine equipment maintenance, operations, and troubleshooting.


  • High School or equivalent and a minimum of 10 years of experience in gas turbine equipment maintenance, operations, and troubleshooting.
  • Travel required 25-50% 


Preferred Qualifications:


  • An Engineering degree and minimum 15 years of experience in gas turbine engineering, maintenance, operations, and troubleshooting OR a minimum of 20 years of experience in maintenance, operations, and troubleshooting of gas turbines
  • Training and experience in vibration analysis and balancing of large rotating equipment
  • Knowledge of working materials and metallurgy of gas turbines and components
  • Knowledge of control systems for industrial gas turbines
  • Knowledge of GE, Siemens, and ABB/Alstom gas turbines


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Effective communication skills with craft personnel, site leadership, and management.
  • Ability to take leadership role in meetings and communications around gas turbine issues.
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of power plant systems
  • Knowledge of turbine repair processes
  • Ability to prepare written reports and presentations to management


Physical Requirements:


  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment access, inspect or collect data on plant equipment.


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