Electrical Engineer, Design – Level D

Temporary Contract Work at TVA

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration:  1 to 3 years 

Location: Sequoyah Nuclear Plant

TVA Organization: Nuclear Power Group

Pay: $46 to $58 per hour, depending on experience   

To apply, email your resume to:  gro.IVByMnull@0trebligp


Job Duties

This is a capital funded large scale and complex digital controls project implementing a complete control system upgrade for reactor trip and main turbine trip circuitry. Highly experienced and qualified digital controls and systems expertise needed to drive the engineering and testing activities.

  • Provides technical leadership, coordinates, and reviews the work of a small staff of multidiscipline engineers, specialists, technicians and/or contractor personnel in an electrical engineering work group.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the work group regarding new or modified tasks, makes work assignments to lower level staff, responsible for meeting designated completion dates.
  • In a working lead capacity, plans, develops, coordinates and directs the day-to-day technical aspects of large and important engineering projects or a number of small engineering projects with many complex features.
  • A substantial portion of the work directed is comparable to that performed by senior level engineers.
  • Provides input to the engineering manager on work in progress, technical issues which need elevation and workplace matters.
  • As a working technical lead, performs engineering work assignments when needed.
  • May be assigned senior level engineering work as part of regular day-to-day responsibilities in addition to lead responsibilities.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of electrical engineering design principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and assigned project responsibilities.
  • Makes engineering judgments and decisions independently on engineering design problems and methods.  
  • At the request of the engineering manager, represents the work group in meetings to plan, schedule and coordinate work projects; to resolve technical issues; or to report and obtain information.
  • Performs engineering work as assigned. 

Additional job details:

  • Digital electro-hydraulic (DEH) controls and main feedwater pump turbine (MFPT) controls upgrade projects:  electrical and I&C responsible engineer to support the design engineering, planning, testing, and closure of the digital electro-hydraulic controls and main feedwater pump turbine controls digital upgrades.
  • Responsibilities include:
    — TVA responsible engineering duties in accordance with NPG SPP 09.3.
    — TVA project management experience preferred due to the scale and complexity of the project and reactor and turbine trip sensitivity.
    — Candidate to provide support for overall project alignment, implementation scheduling and planning, high impact team support, and testing.
    — TVA test director experience preferred to support testing plans and implementation through critical path timelines.
    — 15 or more years’ digital, electrical, and I&C design engineering experience required.
    — Experience with Foxboro Intelligent Automation (IA) platform.
    — Experience with turbine controls.
    — Experience with dynamic testing through reactor power ascension.
    — Title: Level D or Specialist level electrical and I&C engineer.
    — TVA qualifications required:
    • TVA esp 267.0 – oversight task engineer qualification
    • TVA esp 268.0 – digital design guide qualification
    • TVA 400128 licensing compliance review qualification
    • TVA 009904, 009907, 400085, & 004748 – 50.59 and 72.48 screening and evaluation qualification
    • TVA esp 281.0 – analysis-calculation qualification
    • TVA esp 518.0 & .1 – testing and post maintenance and development of testing procedures

Education, experience and other qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or other related engineering discipline from an ABET accredited curriculum, plus appropriate continuing education. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted nuclear plant access and S-3 and S-4 medical qualifications when applicable.
  • Must be able and willing to assume “on-call” rotational assignments which may include 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week availability.
  • Must be willing and medically able to work rotating shifts and maximum overtime permitted by TVAN procedures during peak periods.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to plant locations as required when performing assigned tasks and, as necessary, to be temporarily assigned to a field location.

Please Note
You must be a TVA retiree or former employee to perform contract work through BVI.
In addition, you must be in compliance with TVA’s Contractor Return Restrictions.