Omaha Public Power District Sr System Engineer (NE City) in Nebraska City, Nebraska


The Senior System Engineer supports the safe and reliable operation the District’s electrical generating stations by providing engineering support for the operation and maintenance of North Omaha Station (NOS), the Nebraska City Stations (NCS), and all Peaking Station (PS) units. This is accomplished on a system-by-system basis resulting in high equipment reliability, providing timely and high quality technical on-site support for maintenance, operations and limited scope modification support activities, plant performance analysis, technical review of operating reports and evaluation of system performance. This position also provides expert technical analyses to troubleshoot and resolve identified plant problems and concerns in a timely and effective manner, ensuring excellent material condition of plant systems and equipment. Ensures regulatory compliance through coordination with applicable work groups and optimization of emissions equipment.

  1. For the Senior System Engineer (NOS), Senior System Engineer (NCS), and Senior System Engineer (PS):
  2. Implements a system health-monitoring program, including identification of critical systems or components required for reliable plant operation, to assist with scheduling and completing preventive maintenance.
  3. Act as a primary and secondary system engineer in the duties of system health monitoring, and equipment issue resolution. This may include temporary reassignment at a different work location in support of component or system specific problems. Assists other engineers with these same duties.
  4. Assists with completion of effective cross-training programs to ensure adequate engineering support at each generating station for key systems (e.g. Distributed Control Systems, fire protection systems, etc.).
  5. Coordinate with other BU groups as needed to design and implement minor design changes to the generating stations, including close out activities.
  6. Support the development of troubleshooting plans with craft supervision and craft for emergent plant problems whose resolution exceeds the skill of the Maintenance or Operations craft and provide technical direction during the conduct of troubleshooting.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of engineering-related experience at a power generating facility or closely related industry or ten (10) years of engineering related experience.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline related to power generation.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Nebraska or able to attain licensure within 1 year of position acceptance.
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of power plant system design, operation, maintenance and system interaction.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to independently diagnose and provide engineering solutions for complex system and equipment.
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communications, project management and administrative skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to engineers, regulators and senior management.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills for coaching and mentoring personnel.
  • Must be able to plan work, allocate resources, direct activities and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously to effectively optimize resource utilization.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.


  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification


Generation Plant: Work will be performed inside with exposure to industrial building conditions and will be exposed to extreme temperatures, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation and exposure to sounds. Noise levels may require shouting in order to be heard. Will work around energies high voltage electrical equipment, in construction areas that present many physical hazards, and job sites where Ammonia is utilized.

Physical Demands:

Lift 25 lbs. from floor to waist, Occasional Physical Demands: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist. Climbing up and down vertical ladders. Squatting/Bending/Reaching

Closing Statement


Vision Leading the way we power the future.

Mission To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.

Values We have a PASSION to serve – We HONOR our community – We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at, on or before January 18, 2019.

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Job ID: 295591

Location: Nebraska City, NE - NebCityStn

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular