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For over 100 years, El Paso Electric Company has been serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico with safe and reliable electric energy. Today, we are a regional electric utility with over 1,000 employees providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 400,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile service area.



DATE POSTED: DECEMBER 28, 2020           CLOSING DATE: January 15, 2021


DEPARTMENT:  Palo Verde Management 

WORK LOCATION: Tonapah, Arizona 

STARTING SALARY: $107,200 – $149,600  Salary is commensurate with experience. 


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Senior Reactor or Reactor License can substitute for Engineering degree


Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate with or without a reasonable accommodation that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


10 years or more experience required. 


Ten (10) years of experience in power generation engineering, preferably nuclear experience, operation or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and oversight of nuclear generating facilities

General knowledge of UFSAR, nuclear assurance, corrective action programs, employee engagement, refueling outage management, off-site review committee, nuclear safety culture, operational risk management, reactivity management, industrial safety/radiation safety, human performance techniques, performance monitoring and ability to identify industry operating experience.

Excellent communication skills in both written and oral form are required.

Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and electronic data management is required to perform communications, reporting and monitoring responsibilities.

Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with EPE Board Members, Officers, Managers, fellow Employees, Representatives of PVGS, other Palo Verde Participants, and EPE and PVGS Regulators.

Performance of Essential Job Functions requires occasional overnight travel.

Must possess a valid drivers' license and be insurable in accordance with the provisions of the EPE Driving Policy.

Operates a personal computer/printer via keyboard and mouse in the performance of tasks requiring use/storage of data in electronic file form.

Must be able to obtain and maintain protected area access to PVGS.


Work independently to assess the continued operations of a nuclear plant through meeting engagement, NRC/INPO tracking, operator discourse.

Performs periodic tours of the EPE assets at PVGS both in and outside the protected area.

Provide feedback to Sr. Management addressing performance gaps and plans for improved performance at Palo Verde.

Monitors industry and regulatory activities for relevancy to remote generating facilities.

Prepares for and attends site meetings, interjects EPE interests if appropriate, creates effective meeting notes and provides analysis of key pertinent data.

Prepares testimony for inclusion in Company rate filings and responds to interrogatory responses.

In conjunction with Director – Palo Verde Management, oversee the O&M and Capital budget items of Palo Verde. Independently assess the reasonableness, value and effectiveness of Capital budget items, provide questions and seek alignment with the operator

Independently reviews PVGS performance metrics on a regular basis and provides feedback to operator on appropriate yearly goals that drive behaviors and excellence at the plant.

Separately ensures PVGS adherence to established policies and procedures of the participants.

Represents EPE on PVGS Committees, Subcommittees, Task Forces and Working Groups.

Maintains a large portion of the Palo Verde Management corporate database relative to PVGS.

Represents EPE anytime PVGS activates the Joint Information Center at the energy education center.

Complies with all applicable Company policies, procedures and code of ethics as well as all applicable governmental laws and regulations to include employment, safety and environmental standards and regulations.


The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; environment is typical of office or administrative work.

May work non-standard hours.

May require travel to Company work sites.

May require out of town travel.


Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape and temperature or texture by touching with skin, i.e., fingertips.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.

Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Visual acuity: Color, depth perception and field of vision to include measurement devices for close inspection and analysis.


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