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Project Engineer Sr Staff

Entergy Corporation

Entergy Corporation

Jackson, MS, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

The preferred location for this position to be filled is Jackson, MS, but alternate Entergy locations (The Woodlands, TX ; New Orleans, LA; Little Rock, AR) may be considered.


As a key member of the Project Management team, the Project Engineer is responsible for the management and coordination of all technical aspects of new power generation capital projects. This role ensures that engineering is aligned with corporate goals and is complete, accurate and constructible for all elements of a project's scope.

The Project Engineer oversees contractor's engineering performance and coordinates all contractor and owner's engineering interfaces in addition to ensuring projects are completed according to project construction drawings and in accordance with project specifications, quality and performance requirements. This position is responsible for coordinating efforts of cross-functional teams and building effective relationships with key internal/external stakeholders, including contractors. The Project Engineer is required to work directly with the Project Manager and Project Controls Specialist to ensure process alignment and compliance.


  • Promotes safe behavior, in accordance with Company expectations, and adherence to the safety rules on the project.
  • Identifies engineered safety controls and hazard removal during engineering design and coaches safe practices in the field.
  • Supports/Leads cross-functional team consisting of internal Subject Matter Experts, Owners Engineers, EPC Contractors and Technical Consultants from development of EPC contract through Permitting, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Closeout.
  • Ensures documentation of engineering and construction quality is adequately captured to support audit and prudency review.
  • Supports/Leads Owner team in writing official Records of Decision to capture prudency of major project decisions.
  • Acts as Contract Manager for various engineering and construction contracts outside of the EPC, including Owner’s Engineer.
  • Performs/Manages the review of engineering design to assure compliance with the contract, permits, codes, and utility standards while ensuring design supports the strategic, operational and maintenance goals of the project.
  • Coordinates with the Project Manager in following the Project Delivery System and ensuring requirements are met and producing associated deliverables.
  • Participates in contractor/vendor selection process with a specific goal of assessing engineering experience, competencies and capability.
  • Supports/Leads technical open book engineering process with contractors during development of major projects and applies value engineering concepts to ensure projects are competitive.
  • Assists Contractor and Vendors during design and construction to resolve technical queries, and interfaces.
  • Assures that all firms solicited to provide engineering services are duly licensed in the state of the project.
  • Assures Project compliance with NERC and Security Standards.
  • Ensures all documents generated on the project are stored in designated repository at closeout.
  • Supports/Leads/Follows change management process for any potential design changes.
  • Participates in the equipment inspection activities as agreed with the Contractor.
  • Supports/Leads Owner review and signoff of System Turnover packages from Construction to Start-up and from EPC to Owner.
  • Supports commissioning and ensures performance, reliability and emissions testing are completed per contract


Minimum education required of the position

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • Project Engineer Sr Staff: 10+ years of applicable and progressive professional experience, preferably engineering design, construction or operation of power systems.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills with strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office 360.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership behaviors.
  • Expert knowledge of engineering fundamentals within at least one discipline (civil/mechanical/electrical/controls/chemical/construction)
  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology to power generation. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design of electrical power generating facilities.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of power generation facilities and associated QA/QC protocol.
  • Knowledge of permits required for construction and operation of power generation facilities.
  • Experience with reviewing, executing and managing large EPC contracts.
  • Advanced critical thinking skills and capability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Adept in complex problem solving; able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • Desired: Professional Engineer license and PMP certification.



Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson Mississippi : Jackson || Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : New Orleans || Texas : The Woodlands
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional

Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114988
Travel Percentage:50% to 75%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to 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, sex, 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, sex, 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 here 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.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

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 HRCompliance@entergy.com 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.