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At Calpine, we give you the tools you need to chart your own career path in an engaging, fast-paced environment where you can learn from power industry leaders.

Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Our learning and development platforms and educational reimbursement programs enable employees with initiative to explore their own potential in a dynamic and rewarding industry.

Requisition Number 17-0134
Title Engineer III
City Pasadena
State TX
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 25
Relocation Provided No
Location Pasadena Fleet Solutions
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Provide the gas-fired, combined-cycle, operating plants with technical support for small and large scale capital and expense projects. This includes troubleshooting the issues, defining the project scope, managing the flow of information between the plant and engineering subcontractors, and ensuring the technical resolution is in compliance with Codes, Standards, and sound engineering practice. To a lesser extent the position will provide Capital Project support including providing engineering support for large scale capital projects in various stages of permitting, development, construction, commissioning, or testing. This includes technical support for permits, writing design criteria and specifications for owner furnished equipment, responding to RFIs, reviewing specification and drawing submittals, and reviewing the project contracts and heat balances to ensure adequacy of design.

Responsible for developing solutions that will increase plant safety availability and reliability while considering factors such as cost and schedule. Will have the ability to weigh different proposed solutions on their merits and choose the solution that best matches the requirements. Ability to analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop a plan to resolve the open issue.

Job Responsibilities:

•Comprehensive knowledge.
•Seasoned professional with advanced applied experience.
•Applies advanced skills contributing to knowledge areas within function, but not yet an expert in all.
•Makes recommendations on moderately complex issues regarding project components and tasks.
•May make recommendations on new processes, tools and services; supports and contributes to development of new products, services or techniques.
•Works on problems of diverse scope ranging from moderate to complex.
•Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth analysis of variable factors. Collaborates with senior professionals in selection of methods, techniques, and analytical approach.
•Works under limited supervision.
•Prioritizes own weekly schedule and may guide others in the completion of tasks within clearly defined schedules as set by management.
•Regularly provides on-the-job skills training to others in complex technical areas.

Requirements •Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
•Senior-level; varies depending on area, but generally 10+ years directly related experience.
•Advanced certifications/licensures.
•Senior-level; recognized technical expertise in own and possibly related functions.
•Performs a variety of complex technical service/support duties requiring specialized knowledge.
•Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of engineering tools, processes and methods
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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