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Asset Management Engineer III (Electrical)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



This role will be filled at the applicable Engineer Level (Engineer I through Senior Engineer) based on the candidates knowledge and experience.  The position description used in this posting is for representative of an Engineer III level. 

OPPDs Asset Management Department is seeking an experienced engineer that drives the safe and reliable operation the District's electrical generating assets.  The individual is assigned accountability for specific engineering and asset management programs and provides timely technical analyses on plant equipment and systems, and operating and maintenance practices, in order to ensure economic and technically sound operations.  Position is primarily based centrally at the corporate headquarters but may be called upon to serve on-site at any of the generating stations.  Works closely with OPPD generation facility staff, other departments within OPPD, outside vendors, and/or contractors to acquire information, resolve problems and implement solutions. 

Position specific accountabilities include:

  1. With little to no technical direction, provide Asset Management engineering services for OPPD electrical generating facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation, based on education and within engineering discipline.
  • Implement testing, inspection and predictive maintenance programs for power generating equipment and systems.
  • Analyze test, inspection and predictive maintenance results and make sound engineering recommendations to improve plant operation and maintenance.
  • Produce accurate, thorough, and concise reports, both written and oral, presenting results of engineering analysis performed and recommendations for further action.
  • Provide technical direction of outage projects, including coordination of internal craft and external contractor work.
  • Conduct acceptance testing following major modifications or construction of new equipment or systems.
  • Perform testing and analysis to ensure compliance with regulations and project objectives. Review proposed regulations for impact on the operation of power plants.
  • Prepare feasibility studies and cost evaluations to recommend projects and as input to budgeting process.
  1. Develop and implement Asset Management Plans for Utility Operations.
    • Establish long term asset management strategies and plans
    • Develop proactive and predictive tracking, trending, and reporting of reliability metrics and improvement recommendations to achieve operational, financial, and customer satisfaction goals
  2. Accountable for detailed understanding of assigned programs including the principles of implementation, industry best practices, and appropriate processes/procedures. 
  3. Accountable for a complete understanding of all applicable governmental, Code, Industry standards, and environmental regulations.
  4. Accountable for the detailed understanding of internal procedures, policies, and reliability standards.
  5. Accountable for safety, reliability, operability and economy of assigned tasks and projects.
  6. Leads multi-disciplinary teams of both engineers and craft in execution of projects as assigned.




  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree) OR Professional Engineer (PE) certificate
  • Four (4) years of equivalent engineering work experience. Special projects and committees including technical skills may be considered for experience durations. Masters degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the utility industry and power generation  
  • Knowledgeable in the various regulations and codes, which apply to the specific engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to adapt the communication for a varying audiences
  • A valid driver's license


  • Familiarity and experience with Ventyx (Asset Suite), Cognos, AutoDesk (CAD, Inventor, Vault), Bentley MicroStation, PeopleSoft
  • Minor, Masters, or certification in data analysis or analytic techniques.
  • Master's degree in Engineering or Business.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT/FE) or other relevant industry-level education / certification
  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching engineering and operational issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and presenting recommendations.
  • Advanced MS Office Professional Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Electric utility power plant operation and maintenance exposure.
  • Understanding of codes and regulations applicable to power generation facilities
  • Electrical - experience with medium voltage equipment and large generators
  • Mechanical experience with boilers and turbines

Closing Statement


This role will be filled at the applicable Engineer Level (Engineer I through Senior Engineer) based on the candidates knowledge and experience.  The position description used in this posting is for representative of an Engineer III level.

Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD”proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being œwhere the light starts means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before February 8, 2023. 

Recruiter: Athena Roberson -  #LI-AR

**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.

Date Posted January 21, 2023
Date Closes March 22, 2023
Requisition 296853
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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