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Plant Engineer - Project Manager (Riverton, KS)

Riverton, KS, US, 66770

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. 


An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. Ensure that the 300 MW daily cycling Riverton Plant is a safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally responsible source of power for the Southwest Power Pool, which will maximize shareholder return on their investment and minimize direct impact to Liberty's bottom line. This position supports the operation and maintenance of the plant through the development of knowledge of all aspects of plant operation and maintenance. This position will also develop, implement and manage projects as well as provide support for plant outages. This position will also develop skills in plant support systems. This position will support other managers and Operator/Technicians. This position will receive guidance from other members of management but must be a self-starter, have the ability to self-direct and self-motivate, and perform duties with minimal support.


  • Support plant efforts in driving toward Liberty's Triple Zero target by participating in weekly plant safety meetings and learning and supporting plant safety plans and processes. 
  • Perform Safety Observations to ensure that plant safety plans and processes are followed. 
  • Support short- and long-term strategies for improving safety. 
  • Lead programs within multi-year safety training program as directed. 
  • Develop understanding of plant function and operation, specifically operational systems, equipment and their integration. Develop understanding of plant maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Participate in On the Job Training program, Energy Supply Operator Training program, and train with experienced Operator/Technicians and Managers. Continue training outside of above programs. 
  • Support Operator/Technicians and other Managers in the operation and maintenance of the Riverton Plant and be able to provide weekend support. 
  • Be available for 24/7 support of operations and maintenance. 
  • Provide support for O&M budget. 
  • Support purchasing, by investigating and specifying equipment and parts as directed by other managers. 
  • Develop, implement, and manage projects of less than $50,000. 
  • This includes developing work packages and bid documents, schedules, getting and evaluating bids, awarding contracts, and managing all aspects of contracts, including budget and schedule. 
  • Provide support for larger projects. Support development of Capital Budget. 
  • Support outage planning and implementation. 
  • Manage 3 to 5 outage items which have a 3 to 5-person work crew with a duration of 2 to 4 days. 
  • Support other larger scope outage items, including contractor as well as self-performed. 
  • Develop basic skills in systems which support operation and maintenance of plant. These systems include, but are not limited to, Plant Distributed Control System, Maintenance Management System, Continuous Emissions Monitoring System, Corporate Financial Management System, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Broad Job Knowledge - Broader knowledge of theory and principles within a professional discipline or advanced knowledge of specific technical/operational practices. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Electrical Engineering degree from ABET accredited college preferred. Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering degree from ABET accredited college also accepted depending on experience. 
  • 1-3 years of experience

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: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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