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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 20-0229
Title Power Ops Rotation Engineer
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

The Power Operations Rotation Engineer Program is a 24 + month program designed to provide a variety of Power Operations Business/Analytics Operations/and Engineering analysis assignments, resulting in broad, hands-on exposure to multiple Power Operations areas. Incumbents provide operational, analytical and technical support by rotating through four to six Calpine departments at three to nine month intervals. After successful completion of program, the program management team will evaluate the employee’s performance in connection with the needs of the business, and determine the appropriate connection for both.

Engineers will work closely with all levels of the Power Operation Team to support plant maintenance, operations, conduct analysis through modeling, work on projects in the area of business risk assessment, and other various projects. Responsible for start, stop and monitoring of equipment including reading gauges and meters and recording activities in operating logs and records. Uses computers and monitoring equipment to measure, record and make adjustments within operating parameters. Performs a variety of plant maintenance tasks including diagnosis, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Performs overhaul maintenance and system improvement tasks. Provide engineering services for the troubleshooting, maintenance, design, and configuration management of existing power plants. Will be conducting analysis on the plant performance efficiency, and strategy changes, supporting model development to assist in evaluation of operational performance. Responsible for complex, technical work in a wide range of EHS disciplines to maintain compliance with the organization’s EHS standards, federal and state regulatory requirements, and consensus industry standards. Reviews and interprets EHS rules and regulations and advises management accordingly. Compiles and prepares reports. Conducts special financial and business related studies which may include the development of ad hoc and custom reporting involving the determination of metrics and identifying and integrating data sources.

• Developing general knowledge.
• Developing use and/or application of basic principles, theories and concepts.
• Basic familiarity with knowledge area, staff, technologies, services, and practices
• Makes decisions regarding own work within defined parameters.
• Regularly contributes useful ideas for own work area.
• Works on problems of limited scope.
• Follows standard practices and procedures.
• General instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.
• May coordinate efforts of others.
• Basic communication – delivers information to individuals within defined parameters.
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required (Mechanical, Electrical are preferred).
• A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required.
• Previous experience working in team environment using analytical skill set to provide recommendations around business challenges.
• Previous experience evaluating performance using model-building techniques.
• Previous work experience in an Internship or other entry level work experience is preferred.
• Strong communication skills; verbal, written and presentation skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office to include MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.
• Entry-level; some knowledge of the energy industry is preferred.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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