Engineering Progression Program
IPR - New Milford, CT

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IPR-GDF SUEZ North America, Generation


CT Hydro, New Milford, CT

IPR-GDF SUEZ North America (IPGSNA) is based in Houston, Texas and is composed of several business units through North America, including IPR-GDF SUEZ North America, Generation (IPGSGNA). Through these subsidiaries, the Company is involved in the development, acquisition, generation, trading, sale, and distribution of electricity and natural gas; the importation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG); and retail electricity sales and services to commercial and industrial customers.

IPGSNA is a business division of

GDF SUEZ Energy Europe & International

, the energy business division of the


group of companies. GDF SUEZ employs 218,900 people worldwide and The Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges

Reports to

Plant Manager (may vary throughout the program)


New Milford, Connecticut

Geographic mobility for temporary assignments during the three year program is necessary.


Hourly during Phase I of operations training.

Salaried after completion of operations training.

Job Functions

Essential Functions

Qualify as an equipment operator and a control room operator or in Reservoir and River Flow Management Procedures.

Qualify in one craft discipline: Mechanical, Electrical, and Instrument & Controls.

Plan an outage and participate as a team member in the outage.

Become an active member in the plant’s Safety Committee.

Become proficient in Predictive Maintenance techniques: borescope, thermography, vibration, electrical apparatus testing, etc.

Participate in the development of an annual budget.

Complete an assigned engineering project as the project manager.

Perform an ASME-based performance test at one of the power generating facilities.

Work in the environmental or land management area, participate in a facility audit, RATA certification/test, or other regulatory activity (e.g., permit renewal), submittal of quarterly reports, SARA Title III, etc.

Participate in a Root Cause Failure Analysis as an active member of an investigating team.

Other Job Functions – Special Skills

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Demonstrate the ability to work and support teams as both a leader and participating member.

Exemplify a leader in the area of safety, upholding safety as a core value.

Operate a computer terminal utilizing word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.

Work on a rotating shift schedule. Shift work, overtime, and standby status are required.

Acts as a team member with all employees of IPR-GDF SUEZ North America staff.

Complies with all IPR-GDF SUEZ policies and procedures.


Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of equipment, accurately read and interpret instruments and gauges (must have eyesight corrected to 20/40), and communicate clearly on portable radios.

Ability to perform demanding work at high heights. Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned tasks.

Ability to work in confined spaces.

Ability to work under adverse ambient conditions; hot and cold.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. of weight.

Ability to pass a respirator physical and fit test.

Valid driver’s license required.

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering, science or mathematics related discipline from an ABET accredited institution.

2 years or less experience.

Must apply for and pass EIT requirements and ASOPE 3


Class license within the first two years in the program.

Must be willing to take on temporary assignments at different locations during the three year period at the direction of the company.

IPR-GDF SUEZ North America is an equal opportunity employer.