133 – Lead Engineer (Multiple Positions)

Job Number: 133

Location: Nationwide

Industry: Electrical Power – Nuclear


The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial power industry, with an immediate need for Lead Engineers at multiple coal-burning power plant locations.  Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promotes the development and success of their employees.

The Lead Engineer will report to the Operations and Maintenance Regional GM of Coal Combustion Products (CCP) and is responsible for managing and maintaining CCP (ash basins, ponds, landfills, by-products and water treatment facilities) at active and retired sites to ensure effective operations and mitigation of operational and environmental risks and work execution processes and oversight. This position will support single or multiple sites dependent on number of activities, and will manage day-to-day operations and maintenance of station CCP (active and retired sites), cooling ponds/lakes and water treatment facilities.


  • Develop and execute CCP systems operations and maintenance strategy.
  • Oversight of maintenance activities, inspection programs, by- products management and landfill operations.
  • Support closure projects and design, execution and commissioning of landfill expansion projects.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of annual budgets
  • Perform or lead CCP Site Designated Representative in performance of contractor oversight responsibilities.
  • Ensure day to day activity is performed in accordance with CCP operating model principles and in conformance with pond(s) / landfill design.
  • Provide contractor feedback, manage such contracts and support contract bid events.
  • Maintain Emergency Action Plans. Responsible for training and drills of response teams, compensatory measures, the oversight of emergency response contractors. Support actual events as designated within the site EAP.
  • Ensure operational alignment and coordination with operations plant management staff on CCP operations.
  • Support CCP continuous improvement activities including Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Programs.



Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Geo Tech) from an ABET accredited program or  state registration as a  Professional Engineer and 7 Years of prior work related experience in addition to a degree.


Master’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Geo Tech) from an ABET Accredited (Non Technology) in lieu of B.S. in Engineering.  P.E. certification

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