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Omaha Public Power District Senior Power Generation Engineer (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.

  • Independently executes all functions of 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.

  • Evaluate present and future risks to safety, reliability, and equipment performance and issue professional technical recommendations based on their professional analysis and assessment.

  • Independently perform analysis or diagnostic evaluations and adapting and applying extensive and diversified knowledge principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.

  • Develop and maintain expert understanding of assigned systems.

  • Applies project management principals to support the execution of large, complex, or time sensitive assignments or projects.

  • Develop and lead complex troubleshooting of for highly complex plant issues.

  • Accountable for thorough understanding and application of applicable codes, regulations, and internal policies and procedures.

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

  • Supports the development of entry level engineers through mentorship and guidance.



  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree) in an Engineering discipline related to power generation

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certificate, or means for reciprocity within six months.

  • Five (5) years of equivalent engineering work experience. Master's degree may be considered for up to two years of experience

  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex engineering tasks and intricate studies as well as present the results.

  • Demonstrated effective analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities utilizing creativity, foresight and mature judgement

  • Strong communications, presentation, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong understanding of power plant system design, operation, maintenance and system interactions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, exercise flexibility and take responsibility for assigned work.

  • Understanding and application of applicable industry standards and codes of construction: ASME, OSHA, NFPA, etc.


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

  • Master¿s degree in Engineering or Business.

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

  • Working experience in power plant engineering, operation, maintenance, or design.

  • Working experience with robust reliability centered maintenance program.

  • Thorough knowledge of generating stations and energy markets.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S6

Minimum: $104,645

Midpoint: $130,806

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 June 17, 2024.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - #LI-LF