TVA Jobs – Electrical/I&C Engineer

Website Tennessee Valley Authority

Job Description:

Has the technical responsibilities on Electrical/Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) equipment, systems, and processes.  Performs and directs studies to evaluate the current and future electrical/instrumentation needs for Coal, Gas & Hydro fossil plants. Assists plant in resolution of equipment and system problems as requested. As work needs dictate, perform cross-discipline engineering work to optimize performance of plant equipment, apparatus, and facilities for Coal, Gas & Hydro fossil plants. Directs or conducts technical monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and investigation of plant systems, processes, and equipment. Initiates improvements, repairs, maintenance, modification, and retrofit activity to optimize achievement of plant / system business plan objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifies deviations in plant equipment and system performance, determines root causes, and recommends the optimum solution for correcting the problem. Troubleshoots system problems not resolved by routine maintenance or surveillance activities. Determines whether identified problems exist in other systems or units at the plant and replicates solutions, including informing engineers at other plants which can benefit.
  • Prepares and reviews specifications, cost benefit ratios, and estimates covering installation of new equipment or upgrading of present equipment.  Furnishes engineering data and prepares job orders and work orders to cover capitalized expenditures or retirements.  Represents Production Engineering on Joint Project Teams.
  • Serve as project engineer for assigned projects, including large, cross-discipline, and more complex projects.  Duties include leading the project team, establishing and accomplishing valid requirements, monitoring all phases of project performance, approving project changes within approved limits, and conducting lessons learned reviews at project completion.
  • Assists in overseeing the daily plant monitoring and testing activities performed by Technical Services Analysts. Responsible for ensuring that changes to plant configuration are controlled and properly documented.
    Other duties as assigned by supervision

Job Requirements:

  • Proficient in site/field engineering for  Coal, Gas, Hydro Power Plant Systems and Equipment; Plant Operations and Maintenance; Industry Standards and Codes; Plan and direct testing; Spreadsheet, Graphics, SYNTHA, etc Software; Problem Solving & Analysis, i.e. Root Cause, FMEA/EMEA, Fault Tree, Weibull, etc.; Project Management, Construction Processes, Teamwork; Communication and Interpersonal; Initiative.
  • Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements
  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Instrumentation and Controls Engineering from an accredited engineering school.  Full competence as a Power Operations Engineer as demonstrated by several years’ progressive and developmental experience at Engineer level as a plant or field engineer or in a comparable engineering position providing the required experience and knowledge of plant systems and of multiple engineering disciplines.  Must have demonstrated proficiency in engineering as evidenced by completion of Engineering Graduate Progression Plan or equivalent post engineering graduate education and experience.  License as a Professional Engineer is desirable.

Job Details:

Company: Tennessee Valley Authority

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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