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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.

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Requisition Number 19-0005
Title Engineering Technical Advisor III
City Houston
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 Houston Office
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):
Engineering Technical Advisor III will provide a clear and continuous long term asset health assessment to Calpine plants, Outage Services and Engineering through the use of our advanced pattern recognition program PRiSM.

The candidate will provide support for Calpine's fleet of natural gas fired power plants, covering all aspects of plant operation. Responsibilities include the development of operational models, analysis of current models, and communication of results with Outage Services, Engineering Organization, plant management and site personal. The candidate will provide presentations to upper management, develop trends for assessing and improving equipment conditions.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop and maintain operational monitoring models for assessment of the natural gas fleet equipment.
• Assist plant managers and turbine maintenance staff in successfully monitoring plant operational trends and investigate any potential problems
• Assist Outage Solutions by providing trends and real time data for troubleshooting
• Communicate results and analysis with site, support services, and upper management
• Track ongoing issues
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
• Senior-level; generally 5+ years direct active power plant experience.
• Advanced certifications/licensures.
• Expert knowledge of gas-fired combined cycle operations and major equipment particularly GE and Siemens gas turbines.
• Familiar with excel, word and powerpoint
• Familiarity with InStep's eDNA software
• Able to communicate clearly and concisely with site personnel, support services, and upper management
• Attractive backgrounds include Combined Cycle Operator Tech III, IC&E, DCS Technician, Mechanic, and/or plant engineering
• Ability to read site P&ID’s, control Logic as well as the site log book is a must.
• This position requires good problem solving and analytical ability; strong computer skills, database management; good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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