Duke Energy Engineer II - NERC Operations & Planning in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Engineer II

Position Summary

Engineering responsibilities to support NERC Operations & Planning technical requirements for generation. This position has the responsibility for collaboration with impacted groups such as various FHO Station and Regional Engineers, Regional Transmission Planners and Compliance. Technical program support and ownership for NERC Reliability Standards focuses on several of the NERC “O&P” Standards.


Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities.

  • Deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in technical competencies and has ability to interpret technical information and instructions,

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities,

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills,

  • Maintains accurate records and files, and

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

  • Develops tools and processes to improve performance and execution of activities required by the NERC Standards; support verifications, studies and testing, evidentiary needs, organization and upkeep of records.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; projects and assignments are clearly defined with focus on development, but must be able to complete routine engineering projects with minimal oversight; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with minimum impact on existing systems,

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures

Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Corporate office and station environment

  • Required to observe and direct work in all areas of power generation facilities operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and includes exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and humidity.

  • Required to climb ladders and stairs at various heights, enter vessels or equipment with limited access, walk, stoop, lift, bend, crawl and/or squat.

  • May be exposed to high stress situations and required to be available for emergency response as needed.

  • Wear all personal protective equipment as required.

  • Requires the ability to travel.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering obtained from an ABET accredited program, OR a Master’s degree in Engineering in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • Minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering

  • Knowledge and experience with power plant electrical systems

  • Technical experience with NERC generator verification standards

  • Passing grade on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

  • Increasingly proficient in principles of project management

  • Experience in the utility industry

Specific Requirements

  • Some travel required (25-30%)

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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.

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.

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