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Senior Electrical Engineer - Power Generation

Company: Duke Energy Corporation
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Build an exciting, rewarding career with us help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Location is preferred to be St. Petersburg, Hines, Osprey or Intercession City for proximity of key resources, but may be flexible within the FL region at the discretion of the hiring manager. This Senior Electrical Engineering position reports to the Manager, Regional Services Engineering. Regional Services Engineering provides engineering leadership and oversight of technical/engineering resources and contractors for Duke Energy s power projects as well as station level support. In addition this position provides engineering support for the planning, design, implementation and closeout of projects. Travel to various Duke Energy generating stations in Florida is required. Responsibilities The Engineer works as a member of the project team to support all phases of power projects, from initial project scoping and development to final project close-out. These responsibilities include: * Provide station technical support requested by station management not provided by Plant Engineers, Central Services, or other technical resources. * Provide project design solutions to resolve plant operational and maintenance challenges and equipment obsolescence issues. * Ensure coordination of design inputs from the plant systems and component engineering organizations, operational and maintenance considerations to facilitate optimal design solutions. * Provide expertise to recognize and resolve complex engineering/technical problems and also recognize when additional expertise or technical experience is required. * Ensure appropriate engineering rigor is applied to designs such that applicable code and regulatory requirements are met. Act as the Engineer of Record as needed. * Interface with Duke Project Leads including contract engineering firms and personnel to assure Duke technical requirements are met. * Support development of major project scope and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) bid package. Support cost estimate, schedule, risk analysis, bid evaluation and contract development. * Work with a project team to provide engineering oversight and ensure compliance with project requirements. These requirements include contract, design criteria, design review, drawing review, construction support, resolution of technical RFIs, commissioning support and project warranty support. * Conduct engineering and related studies; complete non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces. * Provide engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and problem resolution of increasing complexity and scope both inside and outside the scope of typical responsibility. * Prepare thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems analysis. Working Conditions * Base work hours are 40 hours per week - additionally, overtime will be required based on work scope and during outages * Some weekend work will be required * Travel is required (Approximately 50%) to power plant sites in Florida for on-site station and project technical support during outage and non-outage periods Basic/Required Qualifications * Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program or state registration as a Professional Engineer. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree. * Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer. Desired Qualifications * 7 or more years of power plant experience, with emphasis on project execution * Proficient in electrical engineering theories and principles * Experience in software programs such as ETAP, SKM, and ASPEN. * Thorough knowledge of power plant electrical systems including: * Transformers, switchgear and relaying * High voltage transmission and power distribution * Combustion and steam turbine generators * Grounding and lightning protection * Control system interfaces * Proficient in practice of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations. * Experience in solar photovoltaic energy projects * Skilled in principles of project management * Professional Engineering License * Familiarity with power plant operation, energy efficiency, and renewable resources * Familiarity with HRSGs, cooling towers, condensers, chillers and balance of plant equipment. Travel Requirements 50+% Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes Represented/Union Position No Visa Sponsored Position No Posting Expiration Date Thursday, May 9, 2019 All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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