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Duke Energy Engineer II or Engineer III - Coal Combustion Products Carolinas West in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy Charlotte Corporate Office.​

“Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy”

Job Summary

This Engineering Role will have technical ownership of ash basins, cooling ponds, landfills to fulfill Duke Energy’s mission for improving the environment through ash basin closure. The Engineer II/III position is a developmental intermediate level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees in these positions begin to solve more complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with general supervision. An Engineer II and III is expected to develop advanced skills, and the ability to work with greater independence.

This position will report to the Coal Combustion Products (CCP) Carolinas West Engineering Manager, with their daily activities overseen and mentored by a CCP Lead Engineer as appropriate. The position will be based out of Charlotte, NC, and will work as a hybrid teammate with field work at the Cliffside Station (Mooresboro, NC) and other Carolinas west stations as may be appropriate.


Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to

  • Leads engineering design and development of projects from identification of problem through development of construction drawings

  • Prepares detailed and complete designs including plans, reports, design drawings, calculations and specifications either in-house or through a vendor.

  • Reviews and ensures permit applications are submitted and obtained in a timely manner for dam safety, E&SC, construction in floodway, Army Corp of Engineers, and others as needed for project scope

  • Provides construction support during implementation of engineering designs including, but not limited to participating in project meetings, answering RFI’s either in house or through a vendor, and resolving site engineering/design problems

  • Acts as a subject matter expert, providing technical authority for CCP dams, landfills, and other assets

  • Performs technical review of engineering designs from third party engineering vendors

  • Reviews and approves major submittals, answers RFI’s and resolves non-conformances, either in-house or through a vendor during implementation.

  • Provides technical authority for CCP dams, landfills, and assets

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

  • Manages changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team,

  • Develops positive working relationships with RRE and EHS personnel to effectively coordinate work activities,

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

Required Qualifications

Engineer II

• Bachelors degree in Engineering• In addition to required degree, 2 years related work experience

Engineer III

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or other related field of study

  • Six (4) or more years of experience

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering• In addition to desired degree, 4 or more years of related work experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Exposure by past work with geotechnical, construction, and design of impoundment dams, cooling ponds, landfills and water pumping operations.

  • Basic awareness of environmental and regulatory requirements related to coal combustion products, dams, landfills, and effluent permits.

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam.

Working Conditions

  • Considerable time spent in the field.

  • Must have the ability to safely walk on uneven or sloped surfaces, for extended periods of time.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

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.

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