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Engineer, Standards

Pikeville, KY, US, 41501 Ashland, KY, US, 41101

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


The Standards Engineer will plan, research, design, update, maintain, and communicate engineering design and construction standards for transmission and distribution type equipment. The engineer will ensure compliance of approved material, standards, and procedures through interaction with other departments. This person will research, analyze, and support uniform and standard methodologies in providing solutions to related line construction and materials issues.


  • Evaluate and supervise manufacturers’ designs to ensure compliance with established specifications and guidelines. Investigation and resolution of field reported problems related to designs and materials, resolving material failure trends with suppliers and making the appropriate changes in the standards or material specifications.
  • Through maintaining knowledge of current industry technologies and other utilities construction practices, develop and perform field studies of material and construction standards to recommend modification or replacement of material items used.
  • Update and maintain Distribution and Transmission Construction Standards with the input and assistance of the Line Design Engineering department and the Construction Standards Committee.
  • Update and maintain Substation Construction Standards with the input and assistance of the Substation Engineering department.
  • Assist in providing technical and application training for Construction Planners and field service, construction, and maintenance personnel.
  • Actively seek out ways to improve job efficiency and standardization.
  • Participate in collaboration by attending team meetings and supplying ideas.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work overtime when needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineer from an ABET accredited engineering school required
  • Must be capable of performing field inspections of electrical facilities, including negotiating accommodating the hazards and obstacles of typical construction sites with limited rough terrain walking.
  • Must have the ability to express both technical and non-technical information to individuals or group in an organized, accurate and clear manner.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Pikeville

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