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Senior or Senior Lead, Digital Engineer

Entergy Corporation

Entergy Corporation

Jackson, MS, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

At Entergy, we power life today and for future generations. That means we do more than provide electric and natural gas service. It means we're listening so we can continue to better serve, better support, and better build the future, together. Day in and day out, we’re working to improve lives, build businesses and create prosperity across our diverse communities.

We own and operate a fleet of nuclear reactors in four locations in the United States. Our fleet generates approximately 5,200 megawatts of clean, carbon-free nuclear power, which is critical in meeting our climate commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Our nuclear fleet headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

Our nuclear safety culture is strong, and our performance record has proven us to be a clean, reliable, and affordable provider of electricity for our household customers in our utility areas of the southern U.S. and to our commercial customers in other parts of the country.

Entergy Nuclear is a business unit of Entergy Corporation that employs approximately 4,000 highly skilled and dedicated professionals. We exist to grow a world-class energy business that creates sustainable value for our four key stakeholders — our customers, employees, communities, and owners. This has been our mission for many years. We understood early on that to create real, sustainable value, the decisions we make and the strategies we pursue must benefit all stakeholders.

We invite you to learn more about Entergy Nuclear and the nuclear clean air energy that we supply for our nation. Entergy Nuclear Fact Sheet

This position can work out of our Nuclear Headquarters in Jackson, MS, or any one of our four nuclear plants in our fleet (Grand Gulf Nuclear Station - Port Gibson, MS; Arkansas Nuclear One - Russellville, AR; Waterford 3 - Killona, LA; River Bend Station - St Francisville, LA).


Design Projects Engineering provides high-quality, cost-effective, on schedule design services for the Entergy Nuclear Fleet. This position acts in an Engineer capacity for the Design Projects Digital Engineering team, in accordance with the expectations associated with the job title hired.


  • Has developed technical expertise in some or all of the following areas:
    • Ensure digital systems projects are prepared, reviewed, tested and monitored with in-depth and specialized methods applied to include the following:
      • software, hardware and firmware specification, procurement, verification and change control
      • design requirements and failure modes and effects validations
      • operations interface and maintenance activities
      • cybersecurity
      • life cycle management
    • Prepare and review computer software and hardware changes.
    • Evaluate the effect of radiated emission for both electromagnetic and radiofrequency emissions on plant equipment. Evaluate the susceptibility of plant components and devices to electromagnetic and radiofrequency emissions.
    • Evaluate the human factors engineering effects of design changes proposed for digital equipment. Evaluate effects of human factors at interfaces with digital equipment.
    • Prepare and review software quality assurance evaluations.
      • Develop and evaluate digital specifications.
      • Test and validate software.
      • Develop software life cycle strategies and plans.
      • Develop design input.
    • Develop and validate operator interface displays and system digital control strategies.
    • Implement configuration controls for digital systems and components. Implement configuration controls for software objects.
    • Conduct licensing activities such as 10CFR50.59 reviews, ensuring digital-specific considerations are applied.
    • Coordinate digital design activities with plant simulator personnel to ensure effects are reflected accurately on the plant reference simulator.
      • Evaluate the effects of plant design changes on simulator operation, fidelity, configuration and certification.
    • Determine preventive and predictive maintenance requirements for digital systems and equipment.
      • Establish, evaluate and maintain digital system and component life cycle programs.
      • Test and validate digital systems and components.
      • Develop system and component life cycle strategies and plans.
      • Develop design input.
  • Required supervision and functional independence will be in accordance with job title hired at.


Minimum education required for the position

B.S. degree in Engineering

Minimum experience required for the position

  • Senior Engineer: 6 years (5 years with PE)
  • Senior Lead Engineer: 10 years (8 years with PE/Master's Degree)

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position

  • Nuclear Industry Engineering Change Packages qualification (IMG-ENG-001) (Desired)
  • Previous experience in Operations IT, Design or Systems engineering teams implementing the digital equipment life cycle. (Desired)
  • Familiarity with the Digital modification process (Analog to Digital, Digital to Digital in an industrial environment) (Desired)
  • Familiarity in application of EPRI 300201186 Digital Engineering Guide (Desired)
  • Familiarity with Distributed Control Systems, SCADA, HMI, and PLC applications implemented within an industrial environment (Ovation, Common Q, etc.) (Desired)

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT) or Professional Engineer’s license is preferred.



Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson Mississippi : Jackson || Arkansas : Russellville || Louisiana : Killona || Louisiana : St. Francisville || Mississippi : Port Gibson
Job Function: Nuclear
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Relocation Option: Level II
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Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 109841
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click hereto view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.