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NRG Energy, Inc. Engineer in HOUSTON, Texas

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Job Summary:

Responsible for tracking plant performance parameters; coordinating appropriate testing to determine root cause of problems; providing system or equipment technical support and performance testing; project management; and, recommending appropriate and cost-effective solutions to correct problems and/or improve efficiency.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs calculations in appropriate engineering discipline.

  • Performs field inspections and takes field measurements.

  • Ensures company resources are used in a cost-effective manner.

  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance.

  • Participates and/or leads teams that focus on specific problem areas or needs for generating units; may be required to direct the work activities of others.

  • Prepares equipment and system procurement specifications.

  • Performs technical/economic evaluations on system and equipment proposals and coordinates evaluations with Procurement.

  • Prepares construction, installation, maintenance and repair specifications.

  • Performs project management from conception to completion.

  • Supports operations and maintenance with problem solving, information requests, change analysis, root cause investigations, equipment performance, failure analysis, preventive and predictive maintenance.

  • Support projects with engineering expertise for specification, design and construction of projects in accordance with plant requirements, QA/QC, quality plans and regulatory codes.

  • Ensures designs are safe and comply with applicable codes and standards.

  • Prepares operating instructions as required.

  • Uses AutoCAD, Solid Works, and Sketch up as required.

  • Reviews engineering design standards, guidelines, and procedures.

  • Prepares/maintains drawings, manuals and other documentation.

  • Provide technical direction and supervision for NRG crews and contractors performing site maintenance and construction work.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or out of doors work environment including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas.

  • Work overtime and non-standard hours as required.

  • Requires occasional travel.

  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).

  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals and hot equipment/environments.

  • Requires operation of a personal computer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in power plant engineering or industrial facilities.

  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Texas Driver’s License required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience.

  • Mechanical Engineering degree preferred. Will consider Electrical Engineers.

  • Turbine experience preferred but not required.

  • Basic knowledge of power plant systems and operation consistent with level of responsibility.

  • Detailed knowledge of power plant systems and equipment in appropriate engineering discipline.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and interpret drawings and specifications.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply applicable industry and company standards and codes

  • Ability to use PC and associated software applications (MS Office) to collect and analyze data and produce spreadsheets, databases, and reports.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts (verbal and written).

  • Ability to support and maintain schedule on several concurrent assignments

  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures.

  • Ability to read, write and understand English.

  • Ability to perform economic analyses.

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to use AutoCAD, Solid Works, Sketch up and other applications.

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.

  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound.

  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect or collect data on plant equipment.

Please Note: Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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