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Engineer (Planning) -Joplin

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. 

Purpose

Entry level engineer: Work in tandem with guidance from the department Manager and more expert engineers acting as mentors. Incumbent will analyze, plan, and propose mitigation measures for Liberty Utility’s transmission and distribution system as well as interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.

Senior level engineer:  With minimal mentorship from the dept. Manager, lead work tasked within the department and coordinates work of entry-level engineers within the department to support and accomplish department goals. Using past experience, provide authoritative knowledge and judgment in the analyses, planning, and proposals of mitigation for Liberty Utility’s transmission and distribution system and interconnections. Perform load flow studies, short circuit studies, coordinate transmission and distribution systems for optimum operation, fulfill power pool requirements by supporting RTO studies, and assist in coordinating and compiling project scopes and cost estimates.

Accountabilities

  • Analyze and plan for efficient transmission and distribution additions, reinforcements and interconnections to provide an adequate, reliable and safe electrical system. Knowledge of electrical power systems, including but not limited to; power flow, stability (transient and dynamic), long/short range planning studies, short circuit, arc flash, under-frequency load shedding, circuit and system dynamics, shunt capacitors, equipment ratings, power factor analysis, and other related studies.
  • Assimilate and submit data as required to the Southwest Power Pool, NERC and the various state public service commissions for inclusion in reports, computer simulation studies and/or other needs.
  • Develop and maintain computer databases as required for load flow, short circuit and other system planning studies.
  • Investigate, analyze and propose mitigation techniques for power quality problems occurring on Empire’s system and at customer’s facilities.
  • Assist in coordinating and compiling cost estimates for transmission and distribution projects which will be included in the Construction Budget.
  • Provide technical and procedural leadership, coordination, and facilitation with internal and external partners by analyzing system impacts of proposed additions, changes, and/or removals of infrastructure needed to serve load.

Education and Experience

Entry level engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate or ability to obtain EIT certificate within 12 months preferred.
  • Have working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and/or experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to travel once trained, up to (15% with some overnights).

Senior level engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of utility planning experience. Professional Engineering (PE) license required.
  • Have working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for compiling technical reports.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to travel (15% with some overnights).

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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