Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas. This is not a remote position and requires residency within reasonable commuting distance to LES in Lincoln, Nebraska daily.
This position will perform duties in the Resource & Transmission Planning department of the Power Supply division. The department’s primary responsibilities consist of planning for the utility’s future generating resource needs and the transmission system modifications required to serve both those resources and the LES service area. These efforts involve a wide array of tasks, but typically include the following:
Continuous evaluation of new generation and load management technologies.
Acquiring and administering renewable energy power sources.
Tracking the performance of LES’ individual generating resources and making recommendations for optimizing the overall generation portfolio.
Analysis of the LES and regional transmission system.
Ongoing coordination and participation in regional transmission planning efforts.
Recommendations for future transmission system additions and/or modifications.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Engineer ($73,219 - $91,524) - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Engineer III ($84,204 - $105,255) - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and at least three years of progressive engineering experience in area of assignment. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Senior Engineer ($96,833 - $121,041) - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and at least six years of progressive engineering experience in area of assignment. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
CORE COMPETENCIES & ESSENTIAL DUTIES Responsible for providing professional engineering support in area of assignment. Specific responsibilities include developing planning case studies and conducting engineering analysis. Leads projects and/or studies for area of assignment with minimal guidance. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.
Completes various reports including economic, system analysis, technical, etc.
Performs engineering and technical work related to the planning of future facilities, developments, and/or programs in assigned area of responsibility.
Serves on various committees and attends meetings, public events, and speaking engagements.
Provides background information and documentation for management consideration on assigned projects and technical matters involving engineering theories, concepts and principles.
Accountability - Seeking a candidate who holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.
Adaptability - The successful candidate maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions.
Communication - The ideal candidate expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.