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Energy Northwest Engineer - New Graduate - 6856 in Richland, Washington

Job Title

Engineer - New Graduate

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Energy Northwest

Full/Part Time


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General Summary

Our New Graduate Engineer program is designed to hire engineering students earning their bachelor’s degree into full-time regular positions upon graduation. This year we are seeking students who graduated or are graduating between December 2022 and August 2023. We seek graduating students who have earned engineering degrees in various areas and this year we are looking for electrical, mechanical, and civil disciplines.

Our intent is to allow the New Graduate Engineer to gain exposure to different groups within the Engineering department including Systems, Design, Plant Support, Reactor Fuels and Technical Services. The new Engineer will earn qualifications within their first year, which qualifies them for promotions after their first year of employment. This is an annual posting for our New Graduate Engineer program. Positions are filled throughout the year on an ongoing basis per business needs.

Provide engineering service and support to performing basic tasks requiring basic application of engineering fundamentals in support of the design modification, operation and independent assessment of Energy Northwest facilities.


o Perform basic analysis and designs in support of systems, programs and projects.

o Perform problem resolution via plant process.

o Assist in audits, test and inspections. Use engineering judgment in evaluating results or findings.

Apply judgment in selecting and applying engineering methods with supervisor or peer oversight; must operate within schedule constraints and regulatory requirements. Complete tasks and assignments on schedule; ensure compliance with regulatory and Energy Northwest procedures and policies; coordinate with other disciplines.

Engineering employees are expected to be available and to support the following activities as a condition of employment with Energy Northwest:

•Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).

•12 hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center

•Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment.(This is a shared responsibility across all engineering positions).


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university or a PE license obtained by accredited examination and zero to three years of discipline engineering experience. This year we are seeking electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering degrees.

A high school diploma or GED is required.

Salary Range

Salary: $67,838 minimum to $84,798 midpoint, $101,758 career excellence

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

Other Compensation

Other available compensation includes our annual bonus program (“At-Risk Compensation” program), inducements, relocation, and various monetary recognition programs, when approved.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This posting is open until all positions are filled.