Plant Engineer - Fremont
NAES Corporation
Fremont, OH

About $68,000 - $86,000 a year

About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

We operate more than 150 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 41 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing engineering excellence in a power plant/regulatory environment. The successful candidate will also serve as the subject matter expert in support of the Fremont Energy NERC Compliance Program.
The Plant Engineer is responsible for plant engineering, operations & maintenance support, as well as project management. The Plant Engineer serves as a resource for plant personnel to assist in the safe, effective, and efficient operation of the facility.

Here’s a look at some of the things you’ll be doing:
Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for primary compliance with NERC Standards. Ensure that plant NERC Reliability procedures and policies are kept up-to-date with requirements. Provide training to plant personnel on updated or new NERC procedures and requirements.
Prepare required reports for the owner and/or utility.
Serve as resource to all plant personnel to insure the facility operates as reliably and efficiently as possible.
Tracking and monitoring of overall plant performance including but not limited to the combustion and steam turbines and the HRSG.
Develop, communicate, and perform work practices and procedures to keep site drawings and documentation up to date.
Consult with project owners on issues involving plant and facility on-going operations and maintenance.
Serve as a Project Manager for all future and on-going projects.
Identify, trend and analyze plant heat rate and efficiency. Recommend changes and enhancements in operations that maximize profit to the Plant Owners.
Analyze equipment failures, determine root causes, recommend recovery plans and impose cost effective solutions to prevent re-occurrence.
Perform reliability studies to ensure that the plant’s availability and capacity factors are maximized.
Review plant design and generate recommendations to reduce the overall cost of operations.
Manage capital improvement projects to ensure budgetary guidelines and contractual guarantees are met.
Fully support and participate in NAES Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs.
Be knowledgeable in function and design of distributed control systems (DCS). The site utilizes Siemens T3000.
Complete other tasks as assigned by the Plant Manager

Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each employee’s performance.


The Plant Engineer reports to the Plant Manager. The Plant Engineer cooperates with the O&M Manager as needed in the daily operation of the plant and maintains a positive relationship with NAES Technical Support Services (NERC and Engineering).


Power plant environment. Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.
Position will require extended working hours and varied shifts at times with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering discipline with a minimum of two years related experience is required.
Work experience demonstrating progressively increasing responsibilities; directly related experience in a power plant environment desired.
Position requires a working knowledge of major health and safety regulations as well as environmental, federal, state and local rules and regulations.
A working familiarity with NERC rules and regulations is highly desirable, as is experience with Electrical Relay Maintenance.
Knowledge of power plant design, operations and maintenance required.
Excellent verbal and communication skills are a must.
Ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks.

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

Work experience demonstrating progressively increasing responsibilities; directly related experience in a power plant environment desired.
Bachelors or better in Engineering
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License
CEMs - Continuous Emission Monitoring
Environmental Compliance
Microsoft Office Suite
O&M - Operations & Maintenance
Power Plant Fundamentals
Power Plant Operations
Root Cause Analysis
Safety Statutes and Regulations
Verbal and Written Communications
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group