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Engineer, Reliability and Analysis

Reports to
Manager, Power Operations

Our Client is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. Our Client receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.  In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, Our Client provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

Today, Our Client is the nation’s largest public power provider and relies on a flexible mix of energy sources – fossil, hydro, renewables, and nuclear power.   They provide electricity to more than 9 million people at prices below the national average. Our Client sells electricity to 154 local power companies and 54 directly served industries and federal facilities.

The Opportunity:  Our Client is seeking an Engineer, Reliability and Analysis to perform generation fleet-wide (non-nuclear) electrical engineering analysis and support for generating assets to include: design, maintenance and support.  Assignments generally involve conventional electrical engineering practice but may include more complex engineering and interpersonal issues which require mature judgment and innovative approaches.

Reports To:                         Manager, Power Operations

Location:                             Our Client’s Service Area


  • Ensures engineering quality through reviews and checks of the work of other engineers and engineering associates
  • Performs electrical and controls engineering calculations, prepares technical reports, develops design criteria, selects material, and determines physical arrangements for electrical features; considers performance, cost, operability, maintainability, and applicable codes and standards
  • Develops, reviews, and interprets engineering drawings and data
  • Directs the preparation of engineering record drawings for equipment installation and maintenance
  • Prepares engineering cost estimates
  • Provides procurement support by preparation of requisitions, evaluating proposals, negotiating with offers, reviewing vendor submittals, and coordinating meetings with vendors
  • Provides field engineering including walk-downs, construction support, testing and startup
  • May perform Design Changes (DCN’s)
  • Development or revision of processes/standards related to guidance and development of best practice engineering standards
  • May plan, develop, coordinate, lead and direct the performance of projects of moderate scope or parts of major projects
  • Responsible for the business as well as the technical aspects of the entire project. Business responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
    • Budget
    • Schedule
    • Cost analysis and forecasting
    • Work planning
    • Monitoring and controlling expenditures
    • Change control
  • Leads a project team including all engineering disciplines, project controls, engineering consultants, the constructor, production and other others performing work on or supporting the project
  • Ensures that valid requirements are identified and satisfied, assists in the approval process, approves project change requests within approved project limits, allocates contingency, ensures that start-up and turnover are conducted satisfactorily and conducts lessons learned reviews at project completion
  • Provides Engineering Analysis and support for detailed Electrical Transient Analysis and calculations
  • Performs and may lead asset studies, evaluations and assessments of generation assets to determine reliability
  • Supports troubleshooting activities for plant events and assists in development and leadership of root cause and failure modes development
  • Provides these and other required services as business needs dictate

Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Full competence as electrical engineer as demonstrated by several years of progressive and developmental experience as an Electrical Engineer with Calculation methodologies and Transient Analysis capabilities
  • License as a Professional Engineer is desirable
  • Ability to independently perform most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives guidance on unusual or complex issues from higher-level engineers or first-line manager
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrable proficiency in:
    • AC & DC Power Systems Analysis
    • Cable and Raceway Systems
    • Short Circuit and Arc Flash Analysis
    • Transient Fault Analysis
    • Load Flow & Selective Coordination Studies
    • Sequential Event Recorders & Annunciators
    • Engineering Economy Project Management
    • Voltage Drop Calculations
    • Electrical Equipment Specifications
    • Relay & PLC Controls
    • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
    • Instrumentation & Controls
    • Batteries
    • Lighting
  • Sound Knowledge of all Engineering Disciplines
  • Must be willing and able to travel to plant locations as required for fleet support
  • Ability to assume assignments which may include 24 hour-a-day, on-call support for emergent fleet support

Compensation:  The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary, excellent benefits, and relocation assistance.

Contact Information:  KeySource Thomas Thor has been engaged to conduct this search.  Any information exchanged and related to this role is considered proprietary and will be managed through:

Tim Advent

Talent Acquisition Manager