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Electrical Engineer


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

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


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

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:  $6,017 to $7,124

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

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

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

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


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, hybrid work schedule, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities, tuition reimbursement 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
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision