Engineers/Senior Engineers – Houston, TX

CenterPoint Energy
Houston, Texas 77002
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CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

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CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

Learn more in the “About Us” section of our careers web site.

As the Senior Engineer you will be responsible for the design and analysis of the transmission system with regard to reliability, material adequacy, inspection technologies, and replacement of facilities in support of transmission, substation, telecommunication, and distribution projects.

Specifically, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Design transmission facilities, prepare project cost estimates, PLS-CADD modeling, and prepare SAP work orders in support of transmission, substation, telecommunication, and distribution capital projects.
  • Evaluate material performance as affected by environmental considerations, material degradation, and construction methods. Coordinate material testing and failure analysis.
  • Recommend and/or coordinate research and development (R&D) projects including preparing requests for proposals (RFP) and cost budgets, evaluating contractor bids, and reviewing contract terms and conditions.
  • Coordinate and/or perform field inspections related to engineering support requests.  This may include walking, driving a 4WD truck or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), or flying in a helicopter in conjunction with the use of laptop PC’s, binoculars, and photographic or video equipment.
  • Interface with inspectors, engineers, construction personnel, warehousing personnel, purchasing agents, consultants, vendors, and management regarding transmission inspection, reliability, and rehabilitation.
  • Evaluate new technologies that will enhance the electric system.
  • Support the preparation of yearly Capital budge
  • Serve as a department representative on task forces, committees, and cross-functional teams and serve as a subject matter expert and represent CenterPoint Energy on external committees, conferences, and other groups. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Two years (2) of experience in electric utility or power engineering performing calculations and design
  • A Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or active pursuit of a P.E. License

Job Location: Houston, Texas

Interested candidates, please apply on our website:

Job ID: CEH02686

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


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Engineers/Senior Engineers – Houston, TX

CenterPoint Energy
Houston, Texas 77002

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