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Entergy Engineer, Sr Staff (Trans) in Jackson, Mississippi

Engineer, Sr Staff (Trans)

Date: Feb 14, 2024

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Job Summary/Purpose

This position acts in a lead capacity among peers within a department in a technical discipline, short of a supervisor, but with responsibilities of some level of coordination and/or review. This position works in conjunction with other engineering disciplines and is responsible for system functions such as developing design/ construction standards, ensuring quality of engineering deliverables, and participating in technical workforce development. Additionally for very large capital projects, this position acts as liaison between project management and technical disciplines involved with capital projects and serves as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for the management and coordination of all technical aspects of the project. Ensures that engineering is complete, accurate and constructible for all elements of a project's scope. Oversees contractor's engineering performance and coordinates all contractor and owner's engineering interfaces in addition to ensuring projects are completed according to project construction drawings and in accordance with project specifications, quality, and performance requirements. Focus of role may be in one of five areas: design/construction of transmission line facilities, design/construction of transmission and distribution substation facilities, design/construction of civil and structural aspects of transmission lines and substations, design/construction of relay protection and control components in substation facilities, or design/construction of relay settings in transmission and distribution substation facilities.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct independent engineering work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to solving problems.

  • Direct and mentor junior staff and oversee the engineering work on multiple projects; to include design package development, planning studies, reliability analysis, engineering standards development, and system operations.

  • Represent Entergy as a technical expert within Industry. Represents Business Unit in Standards discussions and/or utility practices as the industry evolves.

  • Work with consultants and equipment manufacturers and interface with departments on technical issues.

  • Leads the development of System/ BU level processes and procedures.

  • Change agent for achieving Business Unit objectives. Provide guidance and coaching to other departments on engineering matters.

  • For very large capital projects, manages the engineering and technical contract consultants. Participates in contractor/vendor selection process with a specific goal of assessing engineering experience, competencies and capability. Assures that all firms solicited to provide engineering services are duly licensed in the state of the project. Assists Contractors and Vendors during design and construction to resolve technical inquiries, and interface issues. Manages the review of engineering and design to assure compliance with the contract, permits, codes, and utility design standards and supports the operations and maintenance goals of the project. Coordinates with the Project Manager and project team to ensure that the contract requirements are applied during construction to achieve a 'fit for purpose' outcome.

  • For very large capital projects, coordinates with the Project Team to ensure that design is executed in accordance with codes, specifications, schedules, and good engineering practice. Coordinates reporting and disposition of all RFIs. Contributes to the development of project deliverables as necessary during each step of the Stage Gate Process.

  • For very large capital projects, serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Entergy in their respective focus area of responsibility: makes decisions during all stages of the transmission project development and execution associated with focus area including schedule and coordination of project deliverables, support during testing and commissioning, troubleshooting and assisting field personnel with analysis and mitigation techniques and ensuring installations and construction by internal and/or external contract partners are in accordance with Entergy Standards and Specifications.

  • For very large capital projects, maintains drawings and design documents in conjunction with leadership. Performs and manages document reviews of drawings and specifications. Ensures all documents generated on the project are stored in designated repository at closeout. Follows change control process for any potential design changes. Reviews all vendor drawings and documents received during the execution of the project for conformance to the contract.

  • For very large capital projects, participates in the inspection activities as agreed with the Contractor. Provides technical support during construction and start-up on an as needed basis. Assists Project Team with coordination of training of contract personnel.

  • For specific focus areas with very large capital projects, the Sr Staff Engineer would be responsible for the above items plus the following in support of EPC capital projects:

  • Relay Design focus area - responsibilities include approval of operational one-lines, panel layouts, AC and DC calculations, optical budget calculations, procurement of vendor equipment, and support during construction.

  • Relay Settings & Configurations focus area - responsibilities include performing engineering design and project management work using knowledge of relay settings templates, RTU configurations, settings calculations sheets associated with Transmission Line Protection, Bus Protection, Capacitor Bank Protection, Power Transformer Protection, Auto Transformer Protection, and Medium Voltage Feeder Breaker standards, and CIP change management support.

  • Substation Design focus area - responsibilities include approval of one-lines, electrical arrangements, ultimate arrangements, grounding studies, lightning protection studies, procurement of vendor equipment prints, and support during substation construction.

  • Civil/Structural Design focus area - responsibilities include all civil and structural aspects of Substation and Transmission Line design, civil development of substations, foundation and structural design of transmission line and substation facilities.

  • Transmission Line Design focus area - responsible for physical design of transmission line facilities including approval of PLS-CADD Models, Staking Sheets, Plan and Profile drawings, transmission line structures and foundation designs, procurement of vendor equipment, and support during transmission line construction and ensuring transmission line facilities engineered/procured/constructed are in accordance with Entergy standards.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline from a four-year accredited institution.

  • Degrees in Engineering Technology from a four-year accredited institution with PE may be considered.

Minimum Experience

  • Engineer, Sr Staff : 8+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred particularly for the Relay Settings Design focus area.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Knowledge of engineering fundamentals. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology to transmission line and transmission/distribution substation design and construction. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design of transmission/distribution lines and substations. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the design, construction or repair of transmission/distribution lines and substations. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solution

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Desired: PE License



Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans Louisiana : New Orleans || Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : Baton Rouge || Mississippi : Jackson || Texas : Beaumont || Texas : The Woodlands

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 113776

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity ( and Pay Transparency ( .

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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