EP&C Electrical Engineer I-V


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a EP&C Electrical 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 Component Programs 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

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering (ABET Accredited) or Professional Engineering License.


Other Requirements:

Proficient communication and interpersonal skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word Ability to perform cost estimating and scheduling

Technical math and writing skills

Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP) once hired

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs tasks of limited and specific scope under the direction of experienced personnel while completing the initial ESP training program.

Acquire knowledge of assigned components and their design and function to become a recognized subject matter expert for their assigned component groups.

Monitor, trend and communicate assigned component performance, and recommend preventive maintenance to improve component reliability using state of the art technology.

Work cross-functionally with Maintenance, Operations, and other Engineering personnel to maintain long range plan for refurbishment and replacement of assigned components.

Be the driving force on the site for implementing new technology to improve electrical component reliability utilizing new and emerging technology.

Provide technical basis information when required to assist Operations in determining the operability of assigned components.

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.

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.

Maintain awareness of industry trends and initiatives by participating in periodic industry program owner groups for assigned components.

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.

Hiring Philosophy
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