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Evergy, Inc. Turbine Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


JOB TITLE: Turbine Engineer


LOCATION: Kansas City, MO or Topeka, KS

DEPARTMENT: Development

PAY RANGE: Staff Engineer:$87,400 – $109,300

Sr Engineer: $88,500 - $118,000

Lead Engineer: $104,200 - $138,900

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. However, hours can be irregular. Nights, weekends, and extra hours will be required as conditions dictate. Travel will be required in support of development of convention generation projects. Additional overnight travel will be required.


Evergy is committed to leading the Responsible Portfolio Transition. Evergy’s 2024 Triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) called for 3,600 MWs of new wind and solar and 2,445 MWs of new conventional generating assets over the next ten years. Reporting to the Director – Conventional Generation Projects, the candidate has technical responsibility to support the development of conventional generation projects. This engineer will support conventional generation projects with an emphasis on technical responsibility for the turbines and other mechanical systems. Working with a team of Project Managers and other engineers, the engineer will support the safe, timely, cost effective, and environmentally sound delivery of conventional generation projects. The type of projects will include conventional generation including simple cycle combustion turbines, and combined cycle combustion turbines. The candidate will also have the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest leading-edge technologies such as thermal storage and small-modular reactors. The projects that the engineer will assist with are likely to be complex, multi-million-dollar capital projects with multi-year timeframes that span diverse disciplines.

This candidate will provide engineering support to the development, construction and commissioning of steam and combustion turbines. Additionally, have the ability to troubleshoot turbine/generator problems.


Education and Experience Requirements:

This position requires a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 4 years of engineering experience in the design, construction and/or maintenance of steam and combustion gas turbines including generators and exciters. The applicant must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.

Additional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Knowledge of GE, Mitsubishi and/or Siemens Steam Turbines/Generators and Combustion Turbines required. Troubleshooting of operating issues with Turbines and Combustion Turbines is expected. OEM certification is preferred. The successful candidate must possess high initiative and strong interpersonal skills and exhibit good computer skills.

Licenses or Certificates Required:

Must have valid driver's license.

Must have satisfactory work record including good attendance.

EIT or PE is preferred

Working Conditions:

Must have the ability to perform the physical activities of the job. Requires extensive on site plant work with some office work. Requires the ability to work outdoors and in an industrial plant environment including, but not limited to, exposure to ambient temperature extremes, dusty/moist environments, climbing ladders and stairways, working at heights on elevated structures and platforms, and working in cramped spaces occasionally which may require bending, stooping, and standing. Travel is expected to development sites at least 10% of the time up to 100% during peak construction and commissioning. Some in-state and out of state travel required.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Job Field: Engineering

Req ID: TRE000Z