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Tennessee Valley Authority Engineer, Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics (Power Operations) B - 509209 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Engineer, Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics (Power Operations) B - 509209

Job ID: 509209 Location: CHATTANOOGA, TN Regular/Temporary: Regular


Engineer, Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics (Power Operations) B - 509209

Postion can be filled in Chattanooga or Knoxville

Organization: Power Operations

Department: Asset Reliability

Location: Chattanooga or Knoxville, Tennesee

Relocation Allowance: yes

Posting Open: 08/12/2019

Posting Close: 8/22/2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Salary: Competitive

Postion can be filled in Chattanooga or Knoxville

The ideal candidate will have a background in fluid mechanics, cavitation and flow induced vibrations, hydro turbine performance testing and data analysis for electrical power generating plants. The candidate should also be familiar with hydro plant condition monitoring and plant optimization. The candidate should have a background in mechanical vibrations of rotating equipment and an understanding of fluid flow measurement techniques. This position will be working on a team responsible for monitoring the fleet of TVA hydro turbines, looking for operating and performance anomalies and supporting troubleshooting.

Job Summary

Serves as a Sr. Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in the field of Performance, Monitoring and Diagnostics and related processes for the Non-Nuclear Generating Fleet. Performs and directs analysis of thermal and hydro performance for the Non-Nuclear Generating Fleet. Assists production units in early identification of equipment and system problems including providing analysis to support trouble shooting problem areas as requested.

As work needs dictate perform or directs cross-discipline engineering work to optimize performance of plant equipment, apparatus, and facilities for all coal, gas & hydro fossil plants. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and investigation of reliability issues in systems, processes, and equipment. Supports monitoring and alarm resolution of other business units including Nuclear and Transmission. Initiates improvements to optimize achievement of plant, fleet, and/or system business plan objectives. Ensures fleet system wide replication of solutions and standardization as appropriate.

May serve as project engineer for assigned projects, including large, cross-discipline, and more complex projects. Serves as technical advisor to the SMEs and site personnel for Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR) models, analytics, and thermal and hydro performance.

Other duties as assigned by supervision

Supervision Received

Supervision and guidance is provided by the Senior Manager, Performance, Monitoring and Diagnostics. Supervision is generally limited to overall objectives, general guidelines and policy, and work priorities with guidance provided for highly specialized tasks. The successful candidate plans and executes the work with minimal supervision

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

Proficient in site/field engineering for Coal, Gas, Hydro Power Plant Systems and Equipment; Plant Operations and Maintenance; Industry Standards and Codes; Plan and direct testing; Spreadsheet, Graphics, SYNTHA, etc Software; Problem Solving & Analysis, i.e. Root Cause, FMEA/EMEA, Fault Tree, Weibull, etc.; Project Management, Construction Processes, Teamwork; Communication and Interpersonal; Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.

  • Full competence as a System Engineer as demonstrated by several years’ experience at senior level as a System Engineer or Discipline Engineer.

  • License as a Professional Engineer is highly desirable

  • Must be able and willing to assume “on-call” rotational assignments which may include 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week availability. Must be able and willing to travel to plant locations as required when performing project assignments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

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