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Electrical Engineer I - V


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for an Electrical Engineer I - V located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.  Position closes March 10, 2021.

This position will report to either Design or System Engineering Supervisor.

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. 


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.

Education, Training and Experience

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

Good communication skills

PC knowledge

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

Be recognized as the system expert by maintaining knowledge of assigned system, system status, and its associated Design and Licensing Bases.


Verify the Design Bases of the system is being preserved/maintained by reviewing and/or observing surveillance tests and their results, field work and post-maintenance testing, and modification activities.


Monitor and trend system performance to maintain and improve system availability, reliability, and operational performance. Investigate deteriorating system performance to identify cause for declining trends.


Perform routine, periodic walkdowns of the system to maintain current awareness of system condition, configuration, and performance.


Identify and set priorities for system maintenance and modifications.


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


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


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



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. 

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: 

Pay Grade 12:  $5,893 to $$6,978

Pay Grade 13:  $6,609 to $7,826

Pay Grade 14:  $7,516 to $9,030

Pay Grade 15:  $8,624 to $10,362

Travel Required: Will vary by location of successful candidate.  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.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

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.