DOD Skillbridge - Engineer

Date:  Jan 18, 2023


Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Engineer Trainee


Job Summary: 

  • Responsible for tracking plant performance parameters; coordinating appropriate testing to determine root cause of problems; providing system or equipment technical support and performance testing; project management; and, recommending appropriate and cost-effective solutions to correct problems and/or improve efficiency. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs calculations in appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Performs field inspections and takes field measurements.
  • Ensures company resources are used in a cost-effective manner.
  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Participates and/or leads teams that focus on specific problem areas or needs for generating units; may be required to direct the work activities of others.
  • Prepares equipment and system procurement specifications.
  • Performs technical/economic evaluations on system and equipment proposals and coordinates evaluations with Procurement.
  • Prepares construction, installation, maintenance and repair specifications.
  • Performs project management from conception to completion.
  • Supports operations and maintenance with problem solving, information requests, change analysis, root cause investigations, equipment performance, failure analysis, preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Support projects with engineering expertise for specification, design and construction of projects in accordance with plant requirements, QA/QC, quality plans and regulatory codes.
  • Ensures designs are safe and comply with applicable codes and standards.
  • Prepares operating instructions as required.
  • Uses AutoCAD, Solid Works, and Sketch up as required.
  • Reviews engineering design standards, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Prepares/maintains drawings, manuals and other documentation.
  • Provide technical direction and supervision for NRG crews and contractors performing site maintenance and construction work.


 Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or out of doors work environment including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas..
  • 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 and hot equipment/environments.
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 2 years of military experience in engineering.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Texas Driver’s License required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect or collect data on plant equipment.


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.

Official description on file with Human Resources

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