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Duke Energy Engineer I in Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

Our Performance Engineers are a vital part of our organization, and we take pride in hiring the best in the industry.

We are looking for an individual who is dedicated to improving the performance of our renewables assets. This role will interface with wind and solar entities, RCC QSE, power off takers, (Black Hills Power, Evergy, Pacificorp, First Energy, Tri-State, Southern Cal Edison) and OEM providers (Vestas, Siemens, Gamesa, Suzlon, Nordex, GE etc) to increase megawatt generation.

This position will work on-site at Nascar Plaza in Charlotte, North Carolina to oversee specific sites operations for Duke Energy’s Sustainable Solutions.

We offer:

  • Safe Working Conditions

  • Work Life Balance

  • Competitive Pay

  • Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • Cellphone reimbursement

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K

  • Paid Certification Programs and Training Classes

  • Development Opportunities

  • Career Growth Opportunities

As a leader in developing innovative wind solutions, we’re continually investing in new wind energy projects. Since launching its first wind power project in 2008, we have invested more than $7.3 billion to grow our commercial wind and solar power businesses. Today, at our more than 200 wind and solar sites, the company can generate over 10,000 megawatts of solar and wind-enough to power more than 2.4 million homes and businesses. By 2050, Duke Energy estimates renewables will be its largest generation source supported by upgraded grid, natural gas and nuclear to keep electricity affordable and reliable. Click here to learn more about Duke Energy’s Sustainable Solutions ( .


  • Responds to wind/solar/battery site requests for technical assistance, which may encompass mechanical, structural, or civil engineering concepts related to various aspects of the generation plant

  • Identify, track, and analyze performance data across various platforms simultaneously

  • Clearly communicate progress and identify blocking issues

  • Assists in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities under the guidance of higher-level employees

  • Complete field research to identify underperforming areas and solutions

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches associated with the resolution of routine technical problems

  • Research and implement best design principals to improve reliability and generation

  • Conducts basic engineering studies requiring little evaluation or ingenuity

  • Manage end of warranty processes

  • Support the growing analytics needs of the company.

  • Serve as an expert in translating complex data into key strategy insights and valuable actions

  • Discover business narratives told by the data and present them to other scientists, business stakeholders, and managers at various levels

  • Create business intelligence, dashboards, visualizations, and/or other advanced analytics reports to adequately tell the business narrative and offer recommendations that are practiced, actionable, and have material impact, in addition to being well-supported by analytical models and data

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

Required Qualifications for the Engineer Level I position:

  • High School/GED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Engineering

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with heavy data analysis and working with multiple platforms simultaneously

  • Possesses knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles

  • Bachelor’s degree preferable in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Renewable energy experience

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry

    Working Conditions:

  • Valid Drivers License required

  • Regular travel required to projects throughout the United States

  • Hybrid - Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to their designated location

  • Work will be performed in various field locations, as needed, after the onboarding period

  • Must be able to climb a wind turbine after receiving training

  • must be able to lift 50lbs

  • Must be able to respond to O&M Support outside normal working hours as required

Comprehensive benefits: Duke Energy offers a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage. Duke Energy also offers retirement benefits, wellness programs, time-off benefits, and work-life balance programs. Learn more at Benefits Programs - Careers - Duke Energy (

Compensation Package:​ Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.


Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, July 7, 2022

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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We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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