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Engineering

Engineering expertise is at the core of Duke Energy’s success. Our engineers take pride in designing, building, operating and maintaining energy infrastructure and systems to serve our customers in the 21st century.

Disciplines include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical engineering

Engineers are needed in many areas of our company:

  • Engineering and Technical Services
  • Fossil-Hydro Generation
  • Nonregulated Commercial Businesses
  • Nuclear Generation
  • Power Delivery

Primary Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical equipment – Perform in testing and plant improvement projects involving pumps, compressors, turbines, HVAC and similar equipment.
  • Piping – Participate in projects involving high-energy water and steam piping.
  • Steam generation – Work with combustion and the steam cycle through boiler and turbine performance testing.
  • Nuclear - Develop design changes to mechanical plant systems and equipment requiring modification, upgrade or replacement. Provide mechanical engineering support to nuclear station work groups through modifications, testing, procedure development and configuration management. Maintain the system(s) equipment design basis and perform and/or check calculations to support that basis.

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Electrical Engineering

  • Electric distribution, transmission and grid operations – Design services for customers and system upgrades; perform engineering studies of system reliability, integrity, voltage and load. Participate in project management activities and service restoration efforts.
  • Electrical equipment – Participate in troubleshooting and plant improvement projects involving cabling, motor control centers, power distribution, transformers and capacitors.
  • Control systems – Perform modifications and plant improvement projects involving DCS and PLC-based control systems, transmitters and interfacing field devices.
  • Steam generation – Work with combustion and the steam cycle through boiler and turbine performance testing, and technical support for solving equipment problems.
  • Nuclear – Develop design changes to provide electrical plant systems and equipment requiring modification, upgrade or replacement. Provide electrical engineering support to nuclear station work groups through modifications, testing, procedure development and configuration management. Maintain the system(s) equipment design basis and perform and/or check calculations to support that basis.

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Nuclear Engineering

  • Support reliability of assigned nuclear systems, programs and equipment.
  • Provide nuclear engineering support to station work groups (Operations, Chemistry, Radiation Protection and Maintenance) through testing, procedure development and configuration management.
  • Maintain the system(s) and equipment design basis and perform and/or check calculations to support that basis.
  • Perform problem resolution, cause analysis, operability determinations and corrective action implementation.
  • Develop and implement test procedures.
  • Perform Engineering Support Program activities such as monitoring, trending, developing periodic health reports, long-range planning, maintaining Engineering Support Documents and conducting plant walk downs.
  • Originate and check calculations to support plant modifications.
  • Champion short or long-term projects to improve system/component reliability.

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Civil Engineering

  • Civil and site work – Participate in transmission, distribution or power plant improvement projects and new construction; site grading and drainage work; pond construction; and impoundments and environmental work.
  • Structural and foundation work – Design and construct structural and foundation aspects of new and improvement projects.
  • Nuclear – Develop design changes to civil plant structures and equipment requiring modification, upgrade or replacement. Provide civil engineering support to nuclear station work groups through modifications, testing, procedure development and configuration management. Maintain the system(s) equipment design basis, and perform and/or check calculations to support that basis.

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Chemical Engineering

  • Water chemistry support – Work with treatment systems used to produce high-purity water and boiler chemistry regimes for corrosion protection.
  • Pollution control equipment – Participate in oversight, monitoring and technical support for equipment requiring chemical expertise.
  • Environmental compliance – Apply the regulations that govern the operation of our facilities, and support projects to ensure environmental compliance and stewardship.