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Omaha Public Power District Engineer I (Generation Asset Management) in Omaha, Nebraska

OPPD is looking for an Engineer I to add to its Generation Asset Management team. The Engineer I is an entry level engineering position that supports the safe and reliable operation the District's electrical generating assets. The individual is assigned accountability for specific engineering and asset management programs and provides timely technical analyses on plant equipment and systems, and operating and maintenance practices, in order to ensure economic and technically sound operations. Position is primarily based centrally at the corporate headquarters but may be called upon to serve on-site at any of the generating stations. Works closely with OPPD generation facility staff, other departments within OPPD, outside vendors, and/or contractors to acquire information, resolve problems and implement solutions.

Generation Asset Management is responsible for 3 general functions to support operation of OPPD┬┐s generation assets. This engineering role will primarily work in 1 of these functional areas but also support the other areas when needed. Those areas are as follows:

  • Engineering Programs (i.e. boiler reliability, welding, high energy piping, etc)

  • Long Term Asset Management (e.g. developing Asset Management Plans)

  • Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Rotating Equipment Subject Matter Experts



  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree)

  • Basic college graduate level oral and written communications skills.

  • Solid quantitative skills with the ability to analyze data and report results.

  • Basic understanding of the utility industry.

  • Maintain cognizance of emerging industry operating experience.

  • Demonstrated capability and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment while completing independent tasks and assignments.

  • A valid driver's license is required.


  • Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline related to power generation.

  • EIT / Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination

  • Engineering internship / Coop in power generation or related field

  • Familiarity and experience in AutoDesk (CAD, Inventor, Vault), Bentley MicroStation, PowerBI, Tableau

  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching, decision making, and presenting to a diverse audience.

  • Advanced MS Office Professional Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint).

  • Awareness of applicable codes: ASME, OSHA, NFPA, IEEE, etc.

  • Knowledge base in specific assigned program: reliability, efficiency, boiler, welding, operating statistics, etc

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S3

Minimum: $77,958

Midpoint: $97,448

Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD-proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being -where the light starts- means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before April 17, 2024.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - #LI-LF