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Engineer I - V CNS


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Engineer I - V CNS located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes June 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.  

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Digital, or Nuclear Engineering (ABET Accredited) or Professional Engineering License.   Nuclear power plant experience preferred, but not necessary.


Other Requirements:
* Must be able to maintain a position on the CNS Emergency Response Organization ERO 
* Proficient communication and interpersonal skills 
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word
* Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills
* Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
* Ability to perform cost estimating and scheduling
* Technical math and writing skills
* Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP) once hired

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. 
Intermediate level engineer responsible for independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria while recommending equipment replacements and 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 cross-discipline teams of employees to solve engineering related problems including acceptability of replacement equipment in the plant.


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.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform Engineering Changes (EC) to modify the plant or to determine that replacement components are suitable for use at Cooper Nuclear Station.

Research new equipment technology.

Utilize drawings and technical software.

Develop drawing changes and material lists, installation requirements, and acceptance testing criteria.


Review design codes & standards and regulatory requirements.


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.


Evaluate parts to determine the nuclear safety function of the part.

Establish testing criteria to ensure that commercially purchased parts perform their nuclear safety function.  


Interface with system and component engineers to determine replacement parts / components for obsolete items.  


Act as a technical expert when interfacing with receipt inspection, purchasing, contracts, warehousing, work control and planning personnel in relationship to spare parts and replacement parts.


Occasionally participate as a technical expert on audits of vendors to ensure that components are being made to meet the rigorous standards of the nuclear industry.


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


Develop design requirements and prepare design calculations


Accountable for other duties as assigned.



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, 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
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision