Feel the Energy. When you work for an organization that appreciates your contributions, respects your abilities, and rewards your achievements, you’ll feel energized as you’ve never felt before. That’s why you owe it to yourself to explore a future with Great River Energy. As Minnesota’s second largest utility, based on generating capacity, we have satisfying opportunities for highly motivated professionals.
Great River Energy is seeking a plant systems engineer to provide engineering and project management for maintaining and improving Great River Energy generation facilities.
Create and develop concepts, plans and specifications for proper design, construction, and operation of new and existing plant equipment or other assigned projects. Manage projects by working directly with scheduling, purchasing, and contractors to ensure accurate, economic, and timely completion.
Investigate and evaluate equipment failures and minor system changes to maintenance and operational procedures and practices to achieve optimum system and equipment performance.
Provide technical support services, including researching specific requirements, preparing cost estimates, contributing to design decision, determining procedures for obtaining qualified contractors and awarding contracts, obtaining field measurements, and performing calculations as needed to support engineering activities.
Assist with equipment inspections during unity outages to provide analysis and technical assessments.
Perform work involving complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures in order to develop new or refined equipment, materials, process, products, or methods.
Develop and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others to maintain engineering quality assurances and controls. Act as staff advisor and consultant in technical specialty to provide engineering expertise while seeking solutions to operational problems.
Complete detailed planning of project needs and outage maintenance for up to one year in the future and general planning of programs implementation for up to five years in the future which supports company mission and vision. Drive GRE vehicles to other sites.
Provide project management on complex modification projects requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques in order to monitor and control project expenditures against the established budget and to prepare and maintain schedules.
Perform work involving a number of projects of major scope and importance. Conceive, plan and conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity and develop new designs or techniques to improve optimum plant efficiencies.
Study new scientific methods and developments affecting the organization. Act as a technical specialist in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for assigned area of responsibility while seeking to improve plant efficiencies.
Ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures, procedures, laws and regulations. Report and investigate accidents, maintain safety awareness, and promote all aspects of Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) safety program. Report all noncompliance and endorse all aspects of GRE’s environmental management programs.
Education & Experience
Bachelors of science degree in engineering required. FE or PE preferred
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge and application of thermodynamics and heat transfer
Knowledge and application of motors, generators and fans
Knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
Ability to read schematics and logic diagrams
Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS office suite, project scheduling software
Ability and responsibility to work safely alone and with others while following GRE safety rules, certifications and procedures
Ability and responsibility to ensure security procedures are followed including immediate notification of potential incidents
Great River Energy Employee Competencies: Promotes GRE culture, collaborates, communicates with courage, learns with agility, understands the business, drives results, inspires potential and thinks strategically.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, walk and stand; talk both in person and by telephone; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities include close and distant focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels. Subject to occasional vibration and hazards and on occasion exposed to fumes, dust or mist. Must wear protective equipment when required. Drive GRE vehicles to other sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team-based, collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply atwww.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers page. Great River Energy values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.