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Duke Energy Engineer III/Senior Engineer - Reliability in United States

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The Reliability Engineer is responsible for:

  • Owning and implementing assigned sections of the Mechanical Integrity (MI) program for the Edwardsport IGCC Generating Station

  • Implementing and managing the station’s MI program in accordance with the requirements of OSHA and EPA Process Safety Management requirements

Duke Energy will offer relocation assistance if you are selected for the role and do not live within a reasonable commute of the work location. The physical work locations will be Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cyle (IGCC) located in Knox County, Indiana. ( Edwardsport’s 618-megawatt IGCC facility is one of the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plants in the world.


  • Manage aspects of Mechanical Integrity program related to pressure relieving devices, fixed equipment, and rotating equipment and in accordance with API standards.

  • Conducts quality assurance reviews for deliverables received from vendors and contracted personnel.

  • Identifies, facilitates, reviews, and approves of inspection reports and corrective actions for plant equipment.

  • Performs fitness for service evaluations per API, ASME or applicable industry guidelines/standards.

  • Provides engineering and project management support of plant equipment.

  • Prepare reports of key reliability metrics and associated analysis

  • Successful candidate should model Environmental, Health, and Safety principles.

  • Manages equipment MI inspection activities and inspection contractors.

  • Works within a PSM Facility and following PSM Guidelines

  • Solves problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision.

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of routine problems in area of expertise.

  • Assists in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities (under the guidance of higher-level employees)

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches associated with the resolution of routine technical problems.

  • Conducts basic engineering studies requiring little evaluation or ingenuity.

  • Participates in Process Safety Management activities, such as management of change, process hazard analyses, and incident investigations.

  • Daily oversight of process equipment with emphasis on equipment performance, technical troubleshooting, and communication of required and recommended maintenance practices

  • Supports the Company's goals and represents Duke Energy in a positive and professional light.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Minimum 4 years of engineering experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer.


  • Possesses knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Passing grade on the Engineering Fundamentals Exam

  • Practicing engineer with either a Bachelors or Master's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • Additional years of PSM Facility experience

  • Familiarity with API 510, 563 and 570.

  • Demonstrated experience with most common NDE and NDT technologies and applications

  • Demonstrated ability to create, review and comment on equipment specifications and drawings related to the above-mentioned equipment

  • Professional Engineer Certification

  • Experience in the utility industry, refining or chemical processing industries.

  • Experience with understanding the basic principles of project management

  • Experience using OSI PI Process book/Datalink and Microsoft Office software utilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of basic engineering theories and principles

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while prioritizing multiple projects

  • Demonstrated understanding of basic practices of researching engineering, design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing, and presenting recommendations

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills

  • Experience collaborating with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to effectively coordinate work activities


  • Valid Drivers License required

  • Onsite Mobility Classification – Work will be performed at a company facility.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check, drug test, Audiometric and Respirator Clearance Examination

  • Operate equipment

  • Perform work in a power plant and office environment

  • Required to observe and work in all areas of the generating facility, which are power plant industrial environments operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with potential exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust, and humidity

  • Exposure to mechanical, electrical, noisy and/or other hazards

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.), as needed

  • Occasional mildly strenuous physical activity (extensive walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs/ladders, etc.)

  • Ability to lift 25 - 75 pounds

  • Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms

  • Required to work in all areas of the power plant

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, May 25, 2024

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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