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Senior Manager, System Planning and Transmission

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 position will manage and coordinate the planning for the Central Region's transmission and distribution system and interconnections while ensuring the department processes align with all other business units. This includes load flow and short circuit studies, maintenance of applicable data base(s); construction budget compilation; participation on numerous power pool committees and ensures that all data required by power pools is accurate and supplied in a timely fashion. Ensure compliance for applicable NERC Standards, including but not limited to: FAC, MOD, & TPL


  • Guide and direct the technical analysis and planning of transmission and distribution additions, reinforcements and interconnections so as to ensure an adequate, reliable and safe electrical system.
  • Oversee the technical analysis, assimilation and submittal of data as required by the Southwest Power Pool for including in reports, computer simulation studies or other needs.
  • Plan required transmission and distribution projects as well as coordinate and compile cost estimates for the Central Region T&D CAPEX Construction Budget(s).
  • Implement and prepare technical studies required to support compliance with NERC Standards, including but not limited to: FAC, MOD, & TPL standards & sub-requirements.
  • Plan, prepare and monitor the O&M budget to minimize expenses within area of responsibility.
  • Maintain computer data bases as required for load flow, short circuit and other system planning studies.
  • Collaborate and assess departmental needs, shaping the direction for processes, development of process priorities, providing progress updates and resolving business process issues as they arise.
  • Provide recommendations and influence over business processes in other parts of the organization so that they align.
  • Participate as a member of the Engineering management team to assure compliance with rules and regulations as directed by company and regulatory agencies.
  • Cultivate, develop, and maintain positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders to gain their partnership and support.
  • Coordinate planning meetings with internal customers to ensure system needs are met and minimize possible impacts of changes to project timelines/execution may have to the Central Region T&D systems, by way of various studies and application of system knowledge gained from experience and collaboration with internal customers.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience electric utility or related experience and knowledge of power systems planning and analysis.
  • Registration as Professional Engineer preferred.


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

Free parking, including free electrical charging


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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