Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility company, is seeking an electrical engineer to work in its Hays, Kansas office. Midwest Energy serves 50,000 electric customers. The company has $164 million in total electric utility plant and 11,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines.
Position involves electric distribution system planning, protective device coordination, distribution and substation design and engineering support for the Operations Department. The position duties include (1) develop, plan, direct, coordinate and control the design, construction and operation of distribution facilities and support the system control functions so as to provide efficient, safe and reliable system operations; (2) support of the Outage Management System (OMS), (3) provide line and substation design engineering and construction support; and (4) investigate emerging developments in reliability and distribution technology.
Minimum qualifications: (1) Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited university, with preference for power system-related studies, (2) Experience in electric distribution system engineering is required and a minimum of two years’ progressively responsible experience preferred. Consideration will be given for related experience.
Applicable experience includes all phases of electrical design, construction and maintenance with special emphasis in one or more of the following areas: distribution system planning and analysis, protection system coordination, line and substation design. Experience should include use of distribution analysis programs such as Milsoft or CYME or related electric utility experience. Professional registration, or the ability to become registered in the State of Kansas within 4 years is required.
This is an excellent opportunity to grow in an electrical engineering position with a solid organization that can provide a broad spectrum of experience.
Primary working conditions are office based. Must be able to sit and work at a computer for extended time periods. Field work is also required to gather information, inspect distribution facilities, monitor construction and maintenance activities, and assist in storm damage assessment and repair. Occasional work outside of normal business hours required.
About Midwest Energy, Inc.
Midwest Energy, Inc is Kansas' largest energy cooperative, serving approximately 50,000 electric meters and 43,000 natural gas meters in 40 central and western Kansas counties. Headquartered in Hays, KS Midwest Energy is proud of its growth-oriented and entrepreneurial history. Midwest has 270 employees.