Combined Cycle Performance Engineer

Company Name:  Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.

Orlando, FL, US, 32809

Job Description: 

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. in Orlando, FL is looking for a Combined Cycle Performance Engineer.




The Combined Cycle Performance Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering support for the evaluation and enhancement of combined cycle thermal performance, including field performance testing of combined cycle power plants, preparation of CC performance models, evaluation of GT upgrades on plant equipment, and cycle and power block equipment performance analysis.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Participate in field performance testing of gas turbines and combined cycles, collecting performance data, evaluating data against stability criteria, performing corrections of test data to the reference conditions, and preparation of performance test report.
  • Prepare thermal performance testing procedures to demonstrate compliance with contractual performance guarantees which follow the requirements of ASME PTC 46 including uncertainty analysis. This includes preparation of CC performance correction curves.
  • Prepare thermodynamic models using industry software of combined cycle power plants using any combination of design information and/or operating plant data.
  • Evaluate thermal performance of overall cycles and individual equipment utilizing thermodynamic, and fluid mechanics engineering principles demonstrated through hand and computer calculations.
  • Evaluate impact of upgrades to gas turbine performance on steam cycle components (HRSG, steam turbine, pumps, and heat rejection systems) and to the cycle, including cycle impact on power, heat rate and heat rejection. Determine existing equipment limits. Where necessary, make recommendations for modifications to steam cycle equipment to expand equipment limits.
  • Coordinate with internal groups and external vendors of power plant equipment to evaluate, define and obtain proposals for modifications to steam cycle components.
  • Determine the cause of steam cycle performance losses through diagnostic analysis of operational data for both steady-state and transient operation, along with physical inspection results of plant components as required.
  • Support the developmental of performance monitoring and analysis tools.
  • Support Root Cause Analysis of emergent issues.
  • Support the Gas Turbine performance group as needed.
  • Perform other such duties as may be required.


Other Duties & Responsibilities


  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures reporting all unsafe activities to Management and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Support ISO 9001 audits and compliance efforts.
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Communicate effectively with subordinates and management at all levels, utilizing verbal skills as well as written documents including sketches
  • Overnight travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.
  • Always maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity.



Knowledge, Skills, & Education


  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering (M.S. preferred) from an accredited college or university.
  • Language Skills: Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and engineering procedures. Ability to effectively present information to internal management and external customers.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform necessary calculations to satisfy job requirements.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project), MS Teams, OneDrive, etc. Experience with Ebsilon Professional or similar thermodynamic modeling tools. Experience with OSI PI Tools.


Why Should You Apply?


  • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K Matching)
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement and on-the-job training
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Committed to quality product and services
  • Great working environment and culture
  • Employee Appreciation Programs and Events


Mitsubishi is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer actively seeking to diversify the workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Therefore, all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando