Engineering Liaison & Maintenance Rule Coordinator


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Engineering Liaison & Maintenance Rule Coordinator located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes November 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. This position will report to Engineering FIN Supervisor.

Position Summary

The Engineering Liaison/Maintenance Rule Coordinator is the primary interface between all CNS engineering groups and the site work management process, including refuel outage preparations.  The Liaison represents all CNS engineering groups at various meetings and ensures that activities assigned to engineering are completed in support of T-week and outage milestones.


This position will develop effective working relationship with maintenance, operations, and other engineering departments as required to implement all aspects of 10CFR50.65 for monitoring the effectiveness of maintenance at nuclear power plants (Maintenance Rule) at CNS. 


Attend on-site and/or industry conferences & training to continue development of engineering fundamentals for application in the nuclear power industry. 


Use and share operating experience from other plants and vendor to improve the reliability of the station. 

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

B.S in Engineering from ABET accredited school.


Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills 


Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills 


Proficient communication and interpersonal skills


Experience with Microsoft Office and SAP.


Five years experience in operations, engineering, work management or maintenance at a commercial operating nuclear plant is required.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Ensure all CNS engineering groups complete assigned tasks in support of the T-work schedule and refuel outage milestones.


Communicate to the site the status of all CNS engineering group's tasks associated with support of the T-work schedule and refuel outage milestones.


Monitor and coordinate important field work activities i.e. limiting conditions of operation (LCO's).


Recognize process barriers and declining performance trends in all CNS engineering groups with respect to the work management process and implement process improvements or other initiatives to improve engineering performance.


Manage developing backlogs/challenges to scheduled work activities that are due to CNS engineering performance.


Coordinate and maintain Cooper Nuclear Station in good standing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) within all aspects of the Maintenance Rule.


Trend and monitor the effectiveness of maintenance at Cooper Nuclear Station using station procedures and operating experience.


Prepare evaluations and develop effective corrective actions to detect and close potential gaps with the implementation of the site’s Maintenance Rule Program.


Develop, maintain, and continuously improve System Engineering capabilities that will support department and station goals through improved equipment and station performance.

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


Provide Maintenance Rule Training to personnel to support them achieving required qualifications.


Maintain the CNS Maintenance Rule Database (Microsoft Access) up to date.


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


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  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.

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