Mechanical engineer sought for 84-MW Cannelton project on Ohio River

Owner’s engineer MWH invites applications from engineers to serve as field engineer (mechanical) during construction of the 84-MW Cannelton hydroelectric project on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

MWH is working with project owner American Municipal Power Inc. to develop six hydroelectric projects at Corps of Engineers navigation dams. AMP awarded a $192 million contract in September to Walsh Construction Group for general construction of the powerhouse and appurtenances at Cannelton. MWH recruited a resident engineer earlier this year.

The project includes a reinforced concrete powerhouse with three horizontal bulb-type turbine-generators, intake and tailrace channels, gravity closure structures, and a short transmission line.

MWH seeks a field engineer (mechanical) who will report to the resident engineer and be responsible for monitoring the contractor’s mechanical construction activities for compliance with contract documents.

Qualifications include a mechanical engineering degree or demonstrated equivalent experience and more than 10 years of heavy mechanical construction experience preferably involving reinforced concrete construction and large pumping plant or powerhouse equipment installation.

Resumes and inquiries may be sent to Bruce Phillips, MWH, by e-mail at

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