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Senior Engineer (Design Engineering - Electrical)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



OPPD is looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join their team! The Senior Design Engineer is 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. Serve as an independent technical and work process resource.


  • Provide professional engineering design services for OPPD electrical generating facilities to assure safe, economical and reliable operation.
  • Provide project management services to assure economic, quality and timely completion of multiple assigned projects.
  • Provide construction management services to assure quality installation of new systems and/or equipment for OPPD electrical generating facilities.




  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical/Civil-Structural/Electrical Engineering or other Engineering degree related to power generation (ABET accredited degree)
  • Professional Engineering Registration in the State of Nebraska or means for reciprocity within six (6) months
  • Five (5) years professional experience in design engineering and project management. Masters degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.
  • Ability to perform complex engineering tasks and perform intricate studies
  • Demonstrated awareness of industry changes and advancements
  • Demonstrated industry wide expertise
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Ability to chair a working group or task force
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver¿s license


  • Engineering related experience at a power generating facility or in a related field
  • Working knowledge of OPPD work processes and computer systems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Advanced Degree (MBA or MS)

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S6

Minimum: $104,645

Midpoint: $130,806



At Omaha Public Power District, were passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.


WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.


WERE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. Were dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.


OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on peoples lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. Were always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are-wherever you are- and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before March 6, 2024. 


Recruiter: Laura Fritson -  #LI-LF

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Date Posted February 8, 2024
Date Closes April 8, 2024
Requisition 297342
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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