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Entergy Engineer - Transmission Construction in Jackson, Mississippi

Engineer - Transmission Construction

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC


Posting End Date: 10/27/2021


This position will be filled as an Engineer II, III, or Sr. (Trans) based on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

* The nature of this position will be hybrid but domiciled in Jackson, MS.*


The Construction Engineer (CE) position within Transmission’s Project Management & Construction (PM&C) organization is responsible for the safe and efficient planning, coordination, execution, final commissioning, and closeout of construction activities for all assigned capital projects while achieving cost and schedule certainty. Typical capital projects may involve the construction of new or reconfigured substations, new or rebuilt transmission lines, upgrades to protective relays or telecommunications equipment, etc. with internal and external business drivers in both routine and non-routine / emergency environments.

This position reports to the Sr. Manager, PM&C and is an integral part of a diverse team consisting of other CEs, Project Managers (PM), Right-of-Way (ROW) agents, a Construction Manager (CM) and Operations Coordinators (OCs).


  • Provide input to the development of a Project Execution Plan (PEP):

  • Support definition of project-specific work scope

  • Develop detailed construction plans including sequencing, target schedule dates and outage requirements

  • Define construction resource plans (contractor and/or internal)

  • Identify construction hazards / risks and associated mitigation plans (safety and/or environmental)

  • Estimate detailed construction costs

  • Support construction resource contracting efforts:

  • Provide input to annual contracting strategy

  • Assembled and lead construction bid events including development of bid packages / RFPs, host pre-bid meetings and communicate performance and safety expectations to potential contractors

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain partners to review proposals, perform evaluations and award contracts

  • Develop, submit and obtain approval of applicable risk reviews including Nuclear Plant Interface Requirements (NPIR) and Industrial Customer Risk Reviews (CRR)

  • Participate in constructability review(s) for all engineering disciplines (site / foundation, electrical, relay and transmission line)

  • Provide and support field oversight to ensure safety expectations are met or exceeded

  • Promote a safe and healthy workplace both in the office environment and field

  • Lead pre-construction kick-off meeting(s) with construction resources

  • Perform quality assurance checks throughout construction to ensure all materials and construction practices are in accordance with Entergy’s Design and Construction specs / standards

  • Serve as a liaison between construction oversight and engineering / design to resolve any material procurement or design package issues; document lessons learned for continuous improvement

  • Provide detailed schedule forecasts, cost projections and/or project updates to all relevant stakeholders

  • Manage and track construction costs including submission of accruals and reviewing / approving invoices

  • Ensure schedule and financial performance targets are met or exceeded

  • Perform project close-out activities including contract completion, submittal of Retirement Units (RU), Energization Notices (ENs), In-Service Notification letters (ISNs), as-builts, O&M manuals, etc.

  • Assist with non-routine / emergency storm restoration efforts as necessary


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Discipline (ex: Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, and Industrial) from a four-year accredited institution

Minimum Experience:

  • Engineer II: at least 2 years of full-time work experience in an engineering role

  • Engineer III: at least 4 years of full-time work experience in an engineering role

  • Engineer Sr: at least 5 - 7 years of full-time work experience in an engineering role

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Leads without formal authority

  • Demonstrates self-motivation; does not require direct supervision

  • Able to apply sound engineering and construction principles

  • Thoroughly understands procedures, programs, and standards in relevant area

  • Exhibits leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Adapts to changing priorities and business needs

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Works safely and follows all Entergy safety policies and procedures

  • Able to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards

  • Demonstrates acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base

  • Able to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change

Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc.:

  • None


Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson

Job Function : Engineering

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 104179

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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