Human Resources

Engineer - Power & Light

$3,384 - $9,275 per month

Under general supervision, performs the utility’s activities in power supply planning, rates, SPP transmission service, fuels procurement, and inter-utility contract administration.  Organizes, analyzes, and develops data to assist in the following areas:  long-term production supply expansion studies, fuels procurement and contract administration, electric system revenue and cost requirements, transmission costs and revenues, inter-utility contract administration and negotiations, load and energy forecasting, and rate making and cost of service studies.  Also assists in monitoring and reporting the financial and operational impacts associated with operating in the Regional Transmission Operator’s Integrated Market and Consolidated Balancing Authority.  Interfaces with power producers, transmission providers, and fuel suppliers.  Prepares written reports and recommendations for the Planning & Rates Supervisor.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in electrical engineering or related field or an appropriate combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.  Passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination preferred.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.  Knowledge of electrical utility industry operations including production, transmission and distribution are preferred.  Knowledge of utility wholesale power purchase and sales contracts, fuel procurement, contract administration, load management techniques, and FERC utility accounting standards are also preferred.  Experience in computer applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and strong spreadsheet skills are required.  Report presentation experience desired.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Professional Engineer Designation is desirable.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Requires initiative, and organizational skills with the ability to meet critical deadlines with a minimum of direction.  Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the ability to systematically conduct informational research, preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.  Skill in Microsoft Office for Windows software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) desired.  City will consider hiring an Engineer I, II or III based on qualifications and experience. 

Mental & Physical Abilities:  While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of machinery, and electrical shock.  Employee is frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.            

Valid Driver’s License

Drug testing

Background check

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

You may apply on-line at or by visiting the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 East Maple, Independence, MO  64050.  Position closes: July 31, 2014.



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