Engineering Specialist - Structural Engineer - ERC
Energy Future Holdings Corp. - Dallas, TX

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ENGINEERING SPECIALIST – STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

The incumbent in this position serves as the engineering expert for the Structural Engineering discipline within Fossil Engineering and Support. The Engineering Specialist reviews and approves specifications, calculations and designs, consults with and advises team engineers on design issues, and establishes discipline design philosophy. The Engineering Specialist serves as mentor for new employees. Incumbents are classified as Engineering Specialists.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties may be assigned. In this position, either directly or through others, the incumbent will:

Provide structural engineering expertise to Luminant’s fossil Generation fleet.
Apply sound engineering judgment, proficiency, and knowledge to assess plant equipment/structures and to identify and resolve plant operational and maintenance issues.
Manage Luminant’s Structural Integrity Program.
Direct OEMs, vendors, suppliers, and inspectors to establish design basis and optimal operational and maintenance approaches.
Direct Risk Based Inspection Specialists inspection scope.
Direct development of corrective action plans associated with equipment issues.
Support asset and project management in all phases of projects from bid specification and evaluation of new equipment/systems, project conceptual scope development, risk analyses, plus troubleshooting and upgrade evaluations on existing systems.
Conduct frequent assessments of component health & risk.
Develop technical specifications for plant equipment.
Lead feasibility and technical recommendations to improve the reliability and/or performance of plant equipment/systems. Continuously improve positive working relationships within FGS.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
Minimal background and knowledge requirements :
Qualifications sought in successful candidates include the following:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (structural)
A Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and
Eight years experience in fossil power plant design, construction, operations or maintenance

Preferred background and knowledge requirements :
A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Structural) and Professional Engineer’s License (Texas).
Ten years experience in engineering related to the power industry
Ten years experience directing architect-engineers
Hands-on experience managing complex, high cost or highly visible projects
Hands-on experience with scheduling software
Hands-on experience with multi-year budgeting process

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: This position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:

Occasional long, irregular hours.
Use of a PC and/or telephone over 6 hours a day.
Occasional bending, twisting, crouching, pulling, pushing, and/or reaching to access job-related materials.
Open workspace office environment.
Frequent travel between company facilities and occasional overnight travel.
Frequently works under pressure
Occasional outdoor activities
Occasional need to wear a respirator
Occasional noise levels warrants hearing protection
Occasionally in the vicinity of high energy equipment, rotating machinery, hot surfaces and heavy equipment

SCOPE LEVEL:
Process Management
Project Management
Procedure Development Technical Expertise
Efficient and effective problem solving
Ability to offer alternative solutions with accurate risk assessments
Industry recognition and influence
Demonstrate the engineer role in process safety
Pursue professional certifications
Personal Effectiveness
Drive for Results
Continuous Improvement
Proactive Learning
Superior communication skills (written and verbal)
Business Acumen
Engineering economics / project justification controls
Understand the organization / business
Accountability
Working with Others
Influencing
Communicating complex issues in terms
Teamwork
Mentoring / Teaching less experienced

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