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Design Engineer (Civil-Structural)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description




Responsible for evaluation, design, project management and construction management of modifications and capital improvements for OPPD electrical generation facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation.  Works closely with OPPD generation facility staff, other departments within OPPD, outside vendors, and/or contractors to acquire information, resolve problems and implement solutions. 

  1. Provide engineering design services for OPPD electrical generating facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation.
    • Research, define, and solve engineering design related problems.
    • Develop, evaluate and compare potential solutions for design related problems.
    • Provide technical evaluations, engineering calculations, specifications, drawings, bid evaluations, contracts, installation packages, operating procedures, system descriptions and test procedures for assigned projects.
    • Perform technical reviews and evaluations of design documents prepared by others in the department or from outside organizations to insure technical accuracy.
    • Perform design reviews for design documents provided by others in the department or outside organizations to ensure. OPPD and governmental policies and regulations are satisfied.


  2. Provide project management services to assure economic, quality and timely completion of multiple assigned projects.
    • Provide budget information, economic evaluations, business case documentation, and schedule development for assigned projects.
    • Coordinate with Supply Chain Management to initiate and complete purchase of materials necessary for installation of project related systems and/or equipment using OPPD work management systems.
    • Provide regular updates on project progress and input project information into OPPD work management systems.
    • Close out and archive information from completed projects in accordance with OPPD procedures and document retention policies.


  3. Provide construction management services to assure quality installation of new systems and/or equipment for OPPD electrical generating facilities.
    • Coordinate with Supply Chain Management to interpret and implement construction contracts.
    • Manage and provide oversight of contractors and construction activities for compliance with contract documents and OPPD policies and procedures for assigned projects.
    • Manage construction schedules, coordinate work with other internal and/or external groups, and report progress for assigned projects.




  • BS Degree or higher in Civil Structural Engineering degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Ability to work as part of a team, exercise flexibility and take responsibility for assigned work
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously with frequent changing priorities
  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a  professional and respectful manner
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license



  • Successfully completed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  • Engineering-related experience at a power generating facility or in a related field
  • Project management experience



Generation Plant: Work will be performed inside with exposure to industrial building conditions and will be exposed to extreme temperatures, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation and exposure to sounds. Noise levels may require shouting in order to be heard.

Will work around energies high voltage electrical equipment.  Will work in construction areas that present many physical hazards.  Will work at heights.  Will work in closed or confined spaces.  Will work around asbestos and lead.

Closing Statement


OPPD Core Value:

VisionLeading the way we power the future.
MissionTo provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.
ValuesWe have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at www.oppd.com, on or before January 18, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Details

Date Posted December 5, 2018
Date Closes February 3, 2019
Requisition 295586
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00