Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Engineer III or Sr (Planning) - DP

Date: Dec 23, 2020

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX

Description:

****This position will be filled as an Engineer III orSr ****

****This posting is scheduled to close on 1/17/21****

**JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:**

Responsible for performing a wide variety of planning, analysis, and project oriented engineering activities related to ensuring available capacity and risk mitigation within the electrical distribution system in accordance with the Entergy grid modernization strategy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Prepare and maintain the distribution five year plan and the Joint Transmission and Distribution component of the Transmission plan.

+ Support Transmission Planning and Project Development on high-voltage project optimization.

+ Serve as the Distribution Planning liaison to transmission project management, project design (Transmission and Distribution), and Asset Management Program Design.

+ Provide technical support to distribution design engineers, operations, and managed accounts.

+ Perform circuit coordination studies as required in concert with the distribution automation team.

+ Maintain the SynerGi distribution system analysis model and run load flow analysis to proactively identify potential system issues and generate project proposals to address these modeled issues.

+ Meet with large customers (internal and external) to determine electric needs, requirements, and ability to serve.

+ Develop and maintain the Emergency/Contingency Switching Plans for the assigned area of responsibility.

+ Work directly with customers proposing larger Distributed Generation additions to the system as the Distribution technical adviser.

+ Participate in routine, non-routine, and emergency storm and outage event restoration duties.

+ Role may also include cross-functional optimization with grid/system design, operations and maintenance, planning, asset management, reliability, computer applications, safety, and root cause failure analysis.

**JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES**

+ Monitor and maintain records of peak substation and circuit loads and perform annual load flow analysis with load forecasts for substation transformers, feeder circuits, and local loads.

+ Perform annual overload, voltage, power factor and contingency studies.

+ Develop and propose blanket and specific level substation and distribution normal load driven and N-1 contingency projects.

+ Provide technical guidance to the Engineering Design Group, Operations and the Distribution Operations Center through the proactive development and maintenance of emergency/contingency switching plans.

+ Provide project management for all planned improvements through the use of modeling, load tracking, and alternative analysis.

+ Review and recommend for approval electrical system solutions that meet customer needs, comply with company standards and enhance the overall system performance and reliability.

+ Participate in meetings with external customers, architects, developers, contractors and government entities to communicate standards and guidelines

+ Perform engineering calculations to aid in planning and corrective measure projects.

+ Assist with storm restoration efforts, both local and out of town, typically by serving as a Scout or Lead Scout in the initial stages of a storm restoration and provide technical and operational support and/or crew leadership in the later stages of the event.

**MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS**

**Minimum education required of the position**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline from four year accredited institution. Degrees in engineering technology from a four year accredited institution with PE may be considered.

+ **Preferred:** Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

**Minimum experience required of the position**

+ Engineer III: 4+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

+ Engineer Sr: 6+ years experience in an engineering discipline.

**Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:**

+ Technical mastery of engineering principles.

+ In-depth knowledge of procedures, programs, and standards in responsible area.

+ Consistently drives for value in sound engineering decisions.

+ Mentors other engineers and technical professionals.

+ Good leadership skills.

+ Good interpersonal skills along with strong written and oral communication skills.

+ Excellent math skills.

+ Excellent project management skills.

+ Good knowledge of Personal Computer operations and related software.

+ Familiar with National Electrical Safety Codes and National Electrical Code.

+ Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities.

+ Ability to work well under pressure.

+ Required to work safely and follow all Entergy safety policies and procedures.

+ Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards.

+ Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service.

+ Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base.

+ Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change.

+ Ability to respond to significant outage restoration events that may require a significant amount of time away from home via both on system and off system responses.

**Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position**

+ EIT OR Graduate Level Engineering Degree OR MBA Desired. EIT is highly preferred.

+ Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.

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**Primary Location:** Louisiana-Baton Rouge

**Job Function** :Professional

**FLSA Status** :Professional

**Relocation Option:** No Relocation Offered

**Union description/code** :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

**Number of Openings** :1

**Req ID:** 101146

**Travel Percentage** :Up to 25%

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

**WORKING CONDITIONS:**

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

About Us

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 nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

Business at Entergy

At Entergy, we consistently strive to create sustainable value for our owners, customers, employees and communities. That concentrated focus drives the way we think as an organization. It enables us to effectively navigate through numerous transitions, both revolutionary and evolutionary, and still deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders.

Our company is an integrated energy business engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. 

We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making Entergy one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

We deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and we have annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

Our two primary business segments include Utility operations and our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business:

Utility

The purpose of our Utility business is to grow by providing customers with low-emission, reliable energy at reasonable cost; superior service; a strict focus on safety; operational excellence and engaged employees.

Entergy's electric utilities generate, transmit, distribute and sell electric power in a four-state service territory that includes portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. Entergy also operates natural gas distribution businesses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Approximately 22,000 MW generating capacity.

Approximately 15,500 circuit miles of interconnected high-voltage transmission lines.

Entergy Wholesale Commodities

The purpose of our Entergy Wholesale Commodities business is to focus on best-in-class operational efficiency, safety, security and reliability while continually seeking to optimize our portfolio of assets in an ever-dynamic market.

Six nuclear units owned at five sites.

Two gas facilities.

Two wind facilities.

Two coal facilities.

One nuclear plant managed.

More Information about Entergy's Scope of Operations:

Nuclear Operations

Entergy Nuclear's fleet headquarters is located in Jackson, Miss. Through diligent attention to the cornerstones of safety, operations, cost and people, Entergy Nuclear has become one of the nation's leading nuclear generators.

With nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear capacity, Entergy is one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy operates 11 units:

Arkansas Nuclear One Units 1 and 2 near Russellville, Ark.

Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss.

Indian Point Energy Center Units 2 & 3 in Westchester County, N.Y.

Palisades in Covert, Mich.

Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth, Mass.

River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La.

Waterford 3 in Taft, La.

* Owned by Nebraska Public Power District. Entergy provides management services.

Entergy is the nation's largest provider of license renewal and decommissioning services to the nuclear power industry.

Fossil Operations

Entergy's regulated fossil fleet includes all plants that are fully or partially owned by Entergy's utility companies: Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy New Orleans, Inc., and Entergy Texas, Inc.

This includes 32 natural gas, coal, oil and hydroelectric generating facilities spread across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, with the capacity to generate more than 18,000 megawatts of power.

Entergy also operates and maintains, but does not own, two petroleum coke-fired units at the 200-megawatt Nelson Industrial Steam Company plant, near Lake Charles, La.; Toledo Bend Reservoir in Burkeville, Texas, an 80-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility owned by the Sabine River Authorities of Texas and Louisiana; and La. Station 1 Unit 5a, a cogeneration gas-fired unit that produces 190 megawatts of electricity for a neighboring facility owned by Exxon.

Entergy is one of the cleanest electricity generators in the United States because of the variety of fuels that it uses to generate power.

Transmission

Entergy's transmission system delivers approximately 23,000 megawatts of power within a 114,000 square mile area, provides top-quartile cost performance, and is recognized by the marketplace for delivery reliability.

This organization moves power at high voltage from generating plants across a grid of approximately 15,400 miles of interconnected lines and 1,300 substations to distribution points for delivery to the company's 2.8 million customers, as well as providing nondiscriminatory transmission service to wholesale suppliers and customers in the company's service territory.

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