Procurement Engineer I-V (Mechanical or Electrical


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Procurement Engineer I-V (Mechanical or Electrical) located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes 10/06/2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to the Procurment Engineering Supervisor.



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

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.


Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Digital, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering (ABET Accredited) or Professional Engineering License.   

Good communication skills

PC knowledge

Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP)

Licenses and/or Certifications


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.


Develop and review Commercial Grade Dedication packages for both parts and services.


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:  $6,257 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


Travel Required:   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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