Civil Engineer Specialist IV or V, Engineer I-V


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Civil Engineer Specialist IV or V, Engineer I-V located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes 11/30/2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to the Civil Engineering Supervisor.


NPPD employs approximately 1,900 devoted Nebraskans who leverage their skills, talents, ideas and enthusiasm to provide customers with reliable, low-cost energy and outstanding customer service. We work together to create a dynamic, healthy and safe work environment where diversity is valued, individuals are respected and innovation and teamwork are recognized and rewarded.


The most cited reason to put an engineering degree to use at Nebraska Public Power District is “innovation.” With solar fields, hydro plants, wind farms and a nuclear station – the state’s largest source of emission-free electricity –NPPD is on the cutting-edge of renewable energy technology and is already at 60% carbon-free, on its way to Net Zero by the 2050 target date.

Position Summary

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. 


Assignments are designed to develop general knowledge of professional engineering practice in the electric utility industry and introduce customer/supplier communication skills. 

Education, Training and Experience

Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school, preferably in Civil/Structural Engineering. 

Engineering Specialist: Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering related field) and 4 years’ experience in engineering related activities OR 6 year’s experience in engineering related activities at a commercial nuclear power plant.


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.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs tasks of limited and specific scope under the direction of experienced personnel.


Applies standard engineering practices and techniques, utilizing prescribed methods in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks.


Judgment is required on details of work such as correlating data and recognizing discrepancies in results. 


Communicates with customers and suppliers as directed by supervision.


Engineering Studies - Activities and associated skills which are required to analyze the technical and economic feasibility of new construction projects, modifications to existing systems or equipment, or changes in operation or maintenance of existing systems or equipment.


Modification or New Design/Construction Projects - Activities and associated skills which are required to design and implement new construction projects or modifications to existing equipment or systems.


Operations and Maintenance Support - Activities and associated skills which are required to provide technical support to the operation and maintenance of existing equipment or systems.


Customer Relations - Activities and associated skills which are required to support the customers' business needs.


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:  $6,257 to $7,409 monthly

Engineer II, Exempt Pay Grade 13:  $7,017 to $8,310 monthly

Engineer III, Exempt Pay Grade 14:  $7,980 to $9,589 monthly

Engineer IV, Exempt Pay Grade 15:  $9,157 to $11,003 monthly

Engineer V, Exempt Pay Grade 16:  $10,505  to $12,623 monthly


Travel Required:   Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


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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