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NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.
_Summary:_
Coordinate and provide technical and project management support for all aspects of operations, maintenance and improvements to fossil-fired generating plants. Develop and implement strategies, processes and best practices to improve overall performance and reduce forced outages and downtime. Provide technical support for projects from conceptual development to completion of plant modifications and additions.
_Duties and Responsibilities:_
Provide engineering and project management services to support generating facilities either independently, as a member of a project team, or through the services and expertise from contracted firms, including:
Working closely with plant personnel and other team members in all phases of a project, assuring all are informed and as part of the effort to accurately conceive, design and construct appropriate and functional plant systems.
Coordinating engineering activities and functions between plant personnel and both in-house engineering personnel and contracted firms.
Providing or directing the development of reliable and cost effective engineering recommendations in response to plant maintenance, operational, safety and environmental needs.
Providing technical and administrative support to various contracted outside firms.
Reviewing work products from in-house engineering and outside consultants to assure conformance with Company policies and objectives, accepted standards and appropriate engineering guidelines and procedures.
Coordinating or preparing project scope documents, budgets and schedules
Obtaining authorization of funding for assigned projects, reporting and managing expenditures within budget.
Assuring complete development of equipment specifications, bills of material, construction specifications, installation drawings, recommended spare parts lists and as-built drawings.
Qualifying bidders, preparing requests for proposal, and developing bid evaluations and contract award recommendations.
Directing contractors and monitoring maintenance and construction activities for compliance with contracts, applicable codes and standards
Tracking and monitoring project progress, costs and schedules
Providing project status updates and reports
_Qualifications:_
Required:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
Will consider new grads that have worked on college/university projects in power generation or industrial processes.
Must have a strong desire to work in project management
Preferred:
2 years working knowledge in power generation or in an industrial, manufacturing or chemical field
2 year project management experience
Knowledge of digital control system functions and applications
_Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:_
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
Must have good verbal and writing skills
Must have personal computer application skills Excel, MS Word, MS Project, SAP experience is a plus
Ability to perform economic analyses
Ability to understand and interpret drawings and specifications in area of responsibility
Knowledge of and ability to apply applicable industry standards and codes
Ability to perform inspections of power plant systems and/or industrial related equipment to make observations and measurements
Ability to perform standard engineering calculations in area of responsibility
Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures
Ability to read, write and understand English
Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
_Working Conditions:_
Job requires some travel to, and project assignments with, primarily, Generating Stations/plants.
Normal office/plant and/or construction site environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high/low humidity at generating unit work locations
Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect or collect data on plant equipment.
Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
Requires compliance with corporate safety program, including wearing personnel protection equipment such as safety glasses, appropriate footwear, fall protection and clothing, hardhat, earplugs, etc. at plants and construction sites.
May be required to work around energized and rotating equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
Official description on file with Human Resources

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