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Civil Engineer I - V


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Civil Engineer I - V located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes December 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to the Civil Engineering Supervisor.  

Position Summary

This position will perform Civil/Structural design engineering related activities in support of the operation and maintenance of Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS).


The respondent is subject to the District's Fitness for Duty Program. The person filling this position must live within a 45-minute response time to Cooper Nuclear Station and will participate as a member of the CNS Emergency Response Organization (ERO).


Note:  Level I to Level V Engineer is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager.  Engineering positions are managed under the NPPD Nuclear Engineering Career Path document. 

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school, preferably in Civil/Structural Engineering. 


Desired Experiences:

1. Power plant experience (nuclear or non-nuclear) is desirable but not required.

2. General knowledge of applicable ASME, AWS, ACI and AISC codes.

3. A Professional Engineering (PE) License or the desire to obtain a PE in the next 3-5 years.

4. The ability to perform independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of technical projects and programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Providing technical expertise to develop, manage and implement plant modifications, calculations, engineering evaluations, and operability determinations utilizing applicable standard design criteria, practices, procedures and codes.


Providing resolution of system/equipment problems and field support of maintenance activities.


Recommending changes/updates to equipment, concepts, and techniques to improve performance, simplify construction, reduce costs, correct design or material flaws, or comply with changes in codes or regulations.


Maintaining station design basis documents.


Supporting refueling outage activities.


Identification and resolution of items as part of the stations Corrective Action Program


Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Engineer   I, Exempt Pay Grade 12:  $6,017 to $7,124 monthly

Engineer  II, Exempt Pay Grade 13:  $6,748 to $7,990 monthly

Engineer III, Exempt Pay Grade 14:  $7,674 to $9,220 monthly

Engineer IV, Exempt Pay Grade 15:  $8,805 to $10,580 monthly

Engineer  V, Exempt Pay Grade 16:  $10,102  to $12,138 monthly


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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