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Director, Transmission Planning and Operations

Joplin, MO, US, 64804

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 Director of Transmission Planning and Operations will be responsible for the planning, operation and direction of the Central Region Transmission systems as well as planning support services for the electric Distribution system(s). This specifically includes providing direction and oversight of the managers of: systems planning and transmission, and Transmission Operations (SYSOPS). Is also responsible for the development and administration of the CapEx budgets of the Commercial Operations department.


  • Direct the System Planning activities as necessary to ensure system needs are met, both for the near term (0-5 year) and the long term (10 yr projected term).
  • Ensure adherence to the Southwest Power Pool requirements for annual studies and data submission, including supporting the Company’s Compliance efforts directly related to the NERC Standards encompassing BES Operations and Planning, including but not limited to: COM, EOP, FAC, MOD, PER, TPL, & TOP Standards.
  • Direct the support activities as necessary for the safe and continuous operation of the Central Region Transmission Systems.
  • Directs the construction budget functions for the Commercial Operations (T&D) department. Also overseeing the development and adherence to O&M budget for areas of supervision.
  • Represent the Company as needed/required on various SPP working groups so that the Company’s interests are presented to other Stakeholders within the planning and RTO processes.
  • Lead and manage the team to achieve its objectives, supporting the corporate strategy(ies) which impact the Transmission systems within the Central Region.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 10 years electric utility experience
  • Professional Engineering Registration (PE)


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: Joplin

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