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Electrical Engineer (I-V)


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Electrical Engineer (I-V) located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska. Position closes 05/31/2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 


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

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


Intermediate level engineer responsible for independently trending equipment, evaluating, selecting, and applying standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria while recommending equipment maintenance, replacements and/or performing modifications. Typical assignments are in the areas of engineering, problem solving, and technical support for the optimum operation and maintenance of company assets. Participates on teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.


This position may be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the station when an emergency is declared. Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency.


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


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

Review and initiate corrective action based upon information from internal investigations and industry sources.

Research new equipment technology; Utilize drawings; Utilize technical software: Review design codes & standards; Review regulatory requirements


May develop design requirements; Prepare design calculations; Develop drawings and material lists; Develop installation requirements; Develop acceptance testing criteria; Prepare Engineering Changes (EC) to modify the plant.


May trend equipment performance.

May develop and/or review Cyber Security digital evaluations and assessments of digital assets to maintain compliance to the Cyber Security Rule.

Should possess the ability to interface at all levels of management and co-workers, and strive to be a team player.

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


Telecommuting: Telecommuting arrangement available following initital training period and satisfactory performance levels


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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