Human Resources

Engineer III

Open Until Filled.
$6,839 - $10,259 monthly rate

The City of Independence is seeking a highly motivated, solution-oriented individual to join the Power & Light Engineering Team.  As a member of the Power & Light team, the Engineer III will be a part of a culture of innovation, initiative, and collaboration.  Using the City’s Strategic Plan as a guiding principle, this position will give the opportunity to showcase expertise and ingenuity.  This position will serve as staff specialist in the planning and developing of engineering projects concerned with unique problems that may have important effects or major organizational problems.  Other duties include serving as a project leader in the design and engineering of complex projects; providing functional supervision of technical staff; monitoring progress of assigned projects in order to ensure timely completion; performing extensive research and conducting field investigations; analyzing possible alternatives for design of project; developing project drawings; performing research, evaluating projects costs and writing specifications; participating in the evaluation of engineering activities and recommending improvement; reviewing applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and ordinances related to compliance.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited college or university in electrical engineering or related field, along with minimum of six (6) years general utility/power systems engineering experience is required, or four (4) years same experience and either a Master’s degree in the same functional area or a PE.  A valid certificate in Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is required, and a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in Missouri (or a license in another state with the ability to receive a Missouri license within six months) is desirable.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles, practices and advanced theories of electrical engineering, preferably in substation, transmission or system protection. Principles and practices of project management and administration. Accounting and cost estimating. Computer programming and computer applications related to work. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Environmental laws and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments. Good mathematical skills. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Ability to read and understand engineering plans & specifications and ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Physical Demands: Frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Typical Working Conditions: Working conditions are typically quiet office environment. Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions. Some assignments may require frequent evening & weekend work and travel to various meeting locations.

Drug testing

Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.

Apply online at or by visiting Human Resources, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.  Position open until filled.


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