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Cleco Engineer III - Generation Construction Management in Pineville, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.

Role Purpose

The Engineer III – Generation Construction Management is an experienced professional with working knowledge and experience in own engineering discipline with emphasis on construction management and a focus on safety awareness, construction, quality field and logistic work. Majority of time is spent in power plants supervising construction contractors. Responsible for coordinating and organizing the field aspects of the projects completed within a power plant setting. The Construction Manager works with the project manager to ensure that construction of the project achieves stated project scope and reports to the project manager required work that is not contained within the original scope. This individual works with project controls and schedulers to ensure that construction activities are appropriately updated and accounted for in cost accounting and schedules. The Construction Manager is generally responsible for field oversight of large complex projects. Takes a leadership role in mentoring and coaching to help develop coworkers and other Cleco employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Champions a corporate culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, safety, environmental responsibility, employee development, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and operational excellence.

  • Contributes value (insight based) deliverables on construction issues to support the overall success of projects. Works on the front end of projects to ensure required construction aspects are addressed. Works on the construction phases of the project to avoid scope creep and frivolous contract change orders.

  • Capable of completing specialized or highly complex construction activities, requiring interpretation of practices, and an understanding of the operations application.

  • Provides construction status updates and deliverables to the project team in a timely manner to help support overall project success.

  • Serve as a main point of contact for field questions from the project team and coordinates drawing reviews when construction work is completed on a project. Leads construction/work plan discussions with contractors, customers or peers

  • Provides oversight/guidance to coworkers who perform similar construction work.

  • Coordinate schedules and activities between contractors and other stakeholders that need to be on-site; facilitates meetings, monitors issues, resolves conflicts, escalating to Project Manager as necessary

  • Possesses social and communication skills necessary to integrate into a team, as well as effectively communicate with peers and customers.

  • Able to work and solve complex construction or schedule conflict issues with no supervision

  • Able to consider and evaluate decision implications to the company beyond the isolated immediate problem.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET approved curriculum or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with certification by the NCEES to sit for the FE exam

  • 5 years of related experience

  • Ability to negotiate and influence with a consultative approach

  • Strong knowledge of leading practices for their practice area

  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies on the job

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex results to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Proficient at functioning effectively within a team environment and presenting ideas and opinions in a respective and collegial manner

Licenses and Certifications

  • PE preferred

Primary Competencies

  • Balances stakeholders

  • Builds effective teams

  • Business insight

  • Communicates effectively

  • Courage

  • Demonstrates self-awareness

  • Drives Results

  • Drives Vision & Purpose

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Instills trust

  • Nimble learning

  • Plans and Aligns

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Safety


  • Analytical skills

  • Compliance

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.

Cleco Power

Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.

Cleco Cajun

Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.