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System Engineer I to V - CNS


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a System Engineer I to V located at Cooper Nuclear Station in BrownvillePosition closes October 26, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time.  

Position Summary

Provide technical expertise for BOP (Balance of Plant) system evaluation, performance trending, system health reporting, troubleshooting, and overall safe and reliable operation of assigned systems.


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 and Engineering Specialists are 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

Degree in Engineering (ABET Accredited school).   Mechanical Engineer degree preferred.


Engineering Specialist:
Associates Degree and 4 years’ experience in engineering related activities at a commercial nuclear power plant OR 6 year’s experience in engineering related activities at a commercial nuclear power plant.

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.
Develop and maintain a long-range plan for each system and develop comprehensive plans to facilitate completion of complex system improvements.  This includes generation of appropriate paperwork to request funding and resources for planning purposes.
Work with system designees from Operations and Maintenance to understand the needs of craft personnel and Station Operators in maintaining system reliability.  This should result in regular meetings with Operations and Maintenance personnel.
Review system maintenance effectiveness, system unavailability, and Maintenance Preventable Functional Failures (MPFFs), and provide direction and input for needed improvements through the Maintenance Rule Program to meet CNS goals and industry performance.
Assist operations in determining system and component operability by providing technical basis for Operability Evaluations (OEs).
Review and initiate corrective action based upon information from internal investigations and industry sources (SOERs, INs, SILs, TILs, SENs, O&MRs, etc.).
Provide technical assistance to Licensing for formal responses to the USNRC and formal notifications (bulletins, notices, etc.).


Accountable for other duties as assigned.


Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Monthly Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.  Pay will be determined based on background and experience. 

Engineer I, Exempt Pay Grade 12:  $5,893 to $6,978

Engineer II, Exempt Pay Grade 13:  $6,609 to $7,826

Engineer III, Exempt Pay Grade 14:  $7,516 to $9,030

Engineer IV, Exempt Pay Grade 15:  $8,624 to $10,362

Engineer V, Exempt Pay Grade 16:  $9,894 to $11,888


Travel Required: None  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.

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