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Sugar Creek Electrical Engineer in West Terre Haute, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description


Responsible for electrical engineering functions to support the safe, efficient operational and maintenance activities for the NIPSCO Sugar Creek Generating Station

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Actively promote a safe working environment and culture, ensuring that all personnel, contractors and visitors follow plant and company safety procedures and policies. 
  • Provide electrical engineering support for NERC compliance and serve as subject matter expert on applicable standards.  
  • Develop and implement plant wide maintenance management programs for electrical components and systems, including motors, breakers, switchgear, substations/switchyards and protective devices.
  • Maintain and continually improve comprehensive plant O&M programs, including
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance programs, preventive and predictive maintenance practices, and operations procedures with specific focus on electrical systems & components. 
  • Project management functions from initial scope development through commissioning/acceptance testing, including bid evaluation, selection and oversight of contractors.
  • Provide long range planning for outages and capital projects.
  • Advise on plant warehousing and inventory to maximize plant availability and performance.
  • Assist with development and administration of training plans and the qualification program for OMTs by providing coaching and training opportunities to ensure appropriate skill sets are maintained.
  • Assist in the development of annual O&M and capital budgets, recommending plant betterment or continuous improvement projects.
  • Occasional supervisory duties in relief of plant management.
  • Respond quickly to plant conditions or requirements which may involve extended and/or abnormal work hours.
  • Stay abreast of technological development within the power industry that could impact plant safety, regulatory compliance, plant production or performance.
  • Effective understanding and administration of the union labor agreement.
  • Perform collateral duties as assigned. 

Required for Selection:

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, block & ladder logic and technical manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, clearly communicate tasks and assignments, and analytical ability to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.
  • Extensive experience in the use of computers and software applications.
  • Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral plant staff team member.
  • Ability to qualify on all operational watch stations.  This includes the ability to distinguish between colors; ability to climb ladders and to be at heights of 80 -120 feet; ability and dexterity to manipulate various size components from valves to small electrical switches to computer keyboards.
  • Ability to work extended hours, if and when required.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.

Preferred for Selection:

  • A thorough understanding of electric generation station operations and maintenance, preferably with combined cycle power plants experience.
  • A working knowledge of NERC reliability compliance, specifically related to generation and transmission operations and ownership.
  • Familiarity with budget development, bid proposals, contract evaluation and basic accounting principles.
Other Information

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports directly to the SCGS Plant Manager.
  • Principal administrative support to be provided by SCGS Budget Analyst.
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before September 26th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

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