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Entergy IT Consultant or OT Engineer - Operational Technology in Port Gibson, Mississippi

IT Consultant or OT Engineer - Operational Technology

Date: Jul 18, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC


This position will be filled as an IT Consultant or OT Engineer Sr depending on the successful candidates experience and qualifications

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities — customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility

Job Summary/Purpose:

This role provides administrative and technical support for site IT departmental and corporate IT initiatives. The primary responsibilities of this role are to coordinate the regulatory IT programs such as Software Quality Assurance and Cyber Security; manage and oversee IT projects; and support IT change management for the site. This role is expected to remain knowledgeable of corporate IT initiatives and to assist or lead these initiatives as needed.

J ob Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supports fleet initiatives and business plan items as assigned. Develops business cases for identified IT Department needs. Assumes fleet IT leadership role for systems and programmatic areas of responsibility assigned (e.g. cyber security, SQA, etc.).

  • Organizes and facilitates IT Department and vendor communications and meetings. Acts as a point person for applicable site IT programs and communications. Monitors IT help desk case throughput and serves as liaison and facilitator between customers and the IT Help Desk.

  • Serves as budget coordinator and Contract Manager for IT Department maintenance contracts and material requests. Maintains department Corporate Purchasing Card and orders/receives IT supplies for the department. Assists the IT Department and customers in the procurement of IT Services/Software in accordance with fleet procedures.

  • Serves as Software Quality Assurance (SQA) SME. Assists customers in understanding and completing Software Change Requests. Monitors software ownership and records requirements in accordance with SQA procedures and initiates corrective actions for identified deficiencies. Participates in fleet and site SQA meetings, assessments, and audits.

  • Serves as the Cyber Security lead for the site. The Cyber Security lead supports Cyber Security initiatives and participates in Cyber Security meetings, assessments, and audits. This role also provides change management for the site regarding Cyber Security regulations and requirements.

  • Serves as the IT Department Improvement Coordinator (DPIC). Represents the IT Department in DPIC Condition Report screening meetings. Attends Self-Assessment Review Board (SARB) and Condition Reporting Group (CRG) meetings as needed. Evaluates IT Department condition reports for trends and helps drive department open CR count to within site allotment. Collects and uploads monthly IT Department performance indicator data. Develops apparent cause and root cause analysis reports.

  • Provides General IT Department support such as leading small IT projects, serving as department training coordinator, performing department website maintenance, and administration of assigned programs and systems. Represents the IT Manager as necessary for onsite and offsite meetings.

  • Assumes an emergency response organization position and is available for rotational 24 hr on-call duty.

Minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience required. Desired: Master’s Degree.

Minimum experience required of the position:

For IT Consultant:6+ (or 5 years with advanced degree) years’of experience in writing technical documents, and procedures. 3+ years solution design experience is a plus.

For the IT Specialist Sr - Oper Tech: 4+ years demonstrated track record of relevant technology delivery

For OT Engineer Sr: 6+(or 5 years with advanced degree) years experience with applying security to critical digital assets. Experience with control systems security, security architecture, network security engineering or secure network development experience with electric power utilities is a plus.

For OT Engineer II: 4+ years experience with applying security to critical digital assets.

Additional Desired experience:

3 years of experience in industrial plant maintenance, work management, operations, engineering support, or related experience.

This position is for our departmental Real Time System (RTS) programmer. A candidate possessing knowledge related to Linux OS, UNIX/LINUX shell programming, C programming, TCP/IP network communication, vxWorks (if possible), SQL queries and database modifications. Must be able to understand programming at the operating system level, not just the application level.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

Excellent Communication Skills, Self-directed. Technical Competence should equal Mastery in IT or OT services.


Primary Location: Mississippi-Port Gibson

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 102240

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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