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Omaha Public Power District Power Generation Engineer III (Electrical Engineer) in Omaha, Nebraska

OPPD is seeking an electrical engineer to support the safe and reliable operation of the District¿s electrical generating stations. This position will be primarily responsible for supporting the Cass County Station and Turtle Creek Station, while providing backup support to other generating units.

  • Perform system health monitoring including identification of critical systems or components required for reliable plant operation, identify trends and issues adversely affecting reliability and performance, and develop corrective action plans for resolution as part of the reliability centered maintenance program.

  • Independently perform analysis or diagnostic evaluations and adapting and applying broad engineering principles and practices based on education and experience within own engineering discipline.

  • Accountable for detailed understanding of assigned systems including the principles of operations, typical operating configuration, historical issues, maintenance strategy applied, and modes of failure.

  • Apply basic project management principals to support the execution of large, complex, or time sensitive work.

  • Develop and lead complex troubleshooting of emergent plant problems whose resolution exceeds the skill of the Maintenance and Operations staff using broad techniques and engineering principals.

  • Accountable for a complete understanding of all applicable governmental, Code, Industry standards, and environmental regulations.

  • Accountable for the detailed understanding of internal procedures, policies, and reliability standards.

  • Accountable for safety, reliability, operability and economy of assigned tasks and projects.

  • Leads multi-disciplinary teams of both engineers and craft in execution of projects as assigned.



  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree) OR Professional Engineer (PE) certificate

  • Four (4) years of equivalent engineering work experience. Special projects and committees including technical skills may be considered for experience durations. Master's degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the utility industry and power generation

  • Knowledgeable in the various regulations and codes, which apply to the specific engineering discipline.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to adapt the communication for a varying audiences

  • A valid driver¿s license


  • Familiarity and experience with Ventyx (Asset Suite), Cognos, AutoDesk (CAD, Inventor, Vault), Bentley MicroStation, PeopleSoft

  • Engineer in Training (EIT/FE), PE License or other relevant industry-level education / certification

  • Master¿s degree in Engineering or Business.

  • Degree in engineering discipline related to power generation

  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching engineering and operational issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and presenting recommendations.

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

  • Electric utility power plant operation and maintenance exposure.

  • Understanding of codes and regulations applicable to power generation facilities

  • Thorough knowledge of OPPD¿s T&D, Substation and Generation system.

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade:S5

Minimum: $94,112

Midpoint: $117,640

At Omaha Public Power District , we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are-wherever you are- and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before June 17, 2024.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - #LI-LF