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Energy Northwest Plant Programs Engineering Supervisor in Richland, Washington

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Supervise staff activities: provide leadership, technical guidance, work management, project management and administration within the Technical Services Engineering department. The Plant Programs Engineering group is responsible for plant programs such as Fire Protection, Maintenance Rule, Flow Accelerated Corrosion, Buried Piping, Equipment Qualification, Thermal Performance, Cable Condition Monitoring, and Aging Management Programs. Program responsibilities include activities such as longterm program management, program monitoring and trending, maintaining program health reports, supporting outage scoping and implementation, and equipment reliability improvements. Additionally, provide input to the manager on budget, schedule, staffing, and long-term planning to support the operation of the Columbia Generating Station.


Managing -- Manages employees using established Energy Northwest policies, procedures, and practices. Communicates a common vision consistent with that of the leadership team. Conducts pre-job briefs with staff to ensure mutual understanding of assigned work. Reviews and approves (per procedure) the work generated by group.

Developing -- Responsible to develop workable personnel strategies to achieve the department’s vision and mission. Assures the engineers maintain their qualification through required training. Conducts frequent observations of his/her staff and provides constructive feedback to reinforce and enhance performance. Performs periodic performance reviews of the engineers in the group.

Planning/Scheduling – Use of work management system to assure workload priorities and completion dates for deliverable products. Work with the Engineering Manager to develop the group budget for each fiscal year.

Evaluating -- Conducts periodic reviews of group activities to compare status versus the plan. When a deviation occurs, assures the corrective actions are identified and implemented, and conducts employee coaching. Frequently evaluates status of the groups’ budget, and discusses deviations with the Engineering Manager. Takes necessary actions to avoid overruns.

Engineering employees are expected to be available and to support the following activities as a condition of employment with Energy Northwest:

  1. Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).

  2. 12 hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center

  3. Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment. (This is a shared responsibility across all engineering supervisors).


Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related/relevant technical field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of related technical experience of which one year shall be nuclear power plant experience. A maximum of two years of the required five years may be fulfilled by a master’s degree in engineering or related field. A Professional Engineer (PE) license or SRO license may be considered as equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

Pay Range:

Salary: $124,510 - $186,764

Midpoint: $155,637

Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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As a regional leader in clean energy generation and public power solutions, Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest is a Washington state joint operating agency comprised of 27 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects and solutions to meet its members’ needs.