The average pay for a Power Plant Engineer is $82,895 per year.

$72,404 - $90,000
MEDIAN: $83,523

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$38,237 - $100,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Power Plant Engineer

A power plant engineer may be present during the planning and construction phases of a power plant. Once the power plant is in operation, maintenance and upgrading activities are carried out by the engineer. It is important to know if there are any new developments in the field that will make the power plant operate more efficiently, so prospective changes can be proposed to management. The engineer may be expected to oversee the work of fixed employees and third-party contractors, to make sure that work is done correctly and safety. It is important to have advanced knowledge regarding power plant mechanical systems and processes.


Power Plant Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and implement programs, performance reports and engineering budget and timeline.
  • Serve as liaison for internal and external contractors and teams.
  • Provide engineering expertise and support, evaluate and maintain systems.
  • Supervise and coordinate equipment repairs, tests, and installation.

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 40%