NAES Corporation Electrical Engineer - Sandy Creek in Riesel, Texas


NAES Corporation has an immediate opening for an experienced Project Engineer with a focus on Electrical Engineering at the Sandy Creek Energy Station.

Sandy Creek is a 900 megawatt coal-fired power plant located in Riesel, Texas. Consisting of one IHI supercritical pulverized coal boiler, one Toshiba steam turbine generator and Alstom air-quality control systems equipment, it is one of the largest new coal plants in the U.S., able to generate electricity for more than 900,000 Texas homes and businesses. The plant utilizes Powder River Basin coal.

About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in financial advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance and technical support to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

We operate more than 120 power plants throughout the U.S. and in five other countries, spanning all technologies and providing over 33GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power and industrial processing plants.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.



The Project Engineer EE is responsible for project engineering, environmental, safety & health, operations & maintenance support, and project management. The Project Engineer EE serves as a resource for Project Site Personnel to assist in the safe, effective, and efficient operation of the project.


Originates fixes for project problems, applying broad knowledge of project systems capabilities, regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company/ project procedures.

Provides engineering technical expertise and guidance for project system/equipment repairs, modifications, and replacement/upgrades.

Performs inspections and condition assessments of major power plant components to identify potential availability losses and determines appropriate corrective action.

Keeps management apprised of status of assigned projects, including preparation of standard and ad hoc (as requested) technical reports.

Determines project hardware and procedural requirements for compliance with NERC, FERC, and ISO operational/reliability regulations and keeps management abreast of related developments.

Reviews project data (e.g., PI) and perform trend analyses to detect present and potential system/equipment problems. Performs root-cause analyses for project system/equipment failures.

Develops and maintains standards and procedures as directed. Maintains project technical documentation (e.g., design drawings, vendor manuals) to ensure that they reflect as-built configurations and that they are sealed/stamped in accordance with the Texas Engineering Practice Act.

Interface with third party Engineering Firms to ensure compliance with Texas Engineering Practice Act.

Investigates and evaluates new ideas, methods, technologies, and materials related to project operation and recommends improvements.

Perform testing and analysis of design, feasibility, operation, and performance of electrical systems, components, and equipment.

Prepare Root Cause Analysis as required for electrical failures and drive changes, if any, which are identified.

Support the Reliability Centered Maintenance Program.

Develop, evaluate, and manage the electrical portion of capital projects.

Provide electrical guidance and support to IC&E; personnel.

Manage and oversee third party electrical contractors. Provide general engineering support during outages and projects.

Support NERC and other regulatory (e.g. TCEQ, ERCOT and TRE) compliance activities Serve as resource to the all Project Site Personnel to insure the project operates as reliably and efficiently as possible. Develops, communicates, and performs work practices, procedures and programs to keep the site in compliance with applicable health and safety and environmental laws and regulations. Develops, communicates, and performs work practices and procedures to keep site drawings and documentation up to date. Consults with PMC on issues involving project and facility on-going operations and maintenance. Serve as a Project Manager for future and on-going projects.


The Project Engineer EE operates from established and well-known procedures, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within policy constraints. The Project Engineer EE encounters new and varied work situations, involving a high degree of complexity.

The Project Engineer EE must ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The Project Engineer EE must effectively communicate information to the Plant Manager, fellow supervisors, and subordinate operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the condition of the project equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for project improvement. The Project Engineer EE must ensure duties are performed efficiently.


The Project Engineer EE reports to the Engineering Manager. The Project Engineer EE cooperates with the Operations Manager and Maintenance Manager as needed in the daily operation of the project. The Project Engineer EE will coordinate with operations on matters concerning environmental permits.


Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required, must be able to maneuver in tight spots, and be comfortable with working in high places and confined areas. Must be adaptable to various work environments and conditions. Work will be split between the office areas and "hard-hat" areas (dust, noise, heat, and cold).

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and project conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the project.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering discipline with a minimum of three years related experience is preferred. Work background must include demonstrated progressively increasing responsibilities.

Position requires a working knowledge of major health and safety regulations as well as environmental, federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Knowledge of power plant design, operations and maintenance required.

Excellent verbal and communication skills are a must.

Must be skilled in programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PI, or other operational data collection and analysis software.

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

Requisition Number: 17-0201

Post Date: 9/8/2017

Title: Electrical Engineer - Sandy Creek


City: Riesel

State: TX